DIY Pillow Spray

by Yu Ming O'Neil

DIY Pillow Spray

We all know that a good night’s sleep is essential for being productive and feeling great — all the more so if you juggling multiple balls during the day.

Our sleep needs to be rejuvenating, undisturbed, and long enough for us to feel rested and energized in the morning.

Thus, a good bedtime routine is key. When you are stressed or feeling under the weather, sleep may not beckon as you wish. You could turn to a simple natural remedy for help — a DIY aromatic pillow spray to signal to your body that sleep is imminent and to improve the quality of your rest.

 

What you need:

  • A spray bottle – you can up-cycle an old toner spray bottle or get one from the dollar store
  • Rubbing alcohol or vodka
  • Essential oils – lavender, sandalwood, ylang ylang, chamomile are great for inducing relaxation and sleep
  • Distlled water

 

The amount of water, alcohol, and essential oil depends on the size of your spray bottle. But a good guiding principle is to have 90% water and 10% alcohol.

For every 100ml or 3.3 oz, our preferred strength is 25-30 drops of essential oil. Or you could start with fewer drops and work your way up till you reach the level of how fragrant you would like your pillow spray to be.

When it’s ready, just spray 2-3 times directly onto your pillow five minutes before sleeping. Be careful not to spray too much because your pillow would become wet and might take a while for the spray to evaporate.




Yu Ming O'Neil
Yu Ming O'Neil

Author



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Rest

5 Secrets To Better Sleep
5 Secrets To Better Sleep

by Yu Ming O'Neil

In the hustle and bustle of our lives, sleep is a tough thing to get — how to have enough of it, how to fall into it, how to stay asleep restfully and without waking. It’s a tricky business. However, getting enough good sleep daily seems to unlock an abundance of health benefits and worth…

Read More

5 Things You Should Do Before Bed To Feel Centered
5 Things You Should Do Before Bed To Feel Centered

by Yu Ming O'Neil

We often read about how to get our mornings to start on the right foot but what we do before we sleep has an equally important impact on our health and well-being. Wrapping up the day helps you set the tone you want for the next day. Here are a few simple steps on how…

Read More

Remember To Unplug
Remember To Unplug

by Yu Ming O'Neil

Did you know? Screen time before bed makes it harder to fall asleep because your body makes less melatonin, especially for teens, according to this study. Your brain actually needs some quiet time (outside of sleep) to rest and recover from the day. Being connected constantly is exhausting, bad for cultivating real-life relationships, and productivity.…

Read More