Pillow mist sprays are a scent-ual way to set your mind and body up for a blissful sleep.
While there are many options of pillow mist sprays on the market (and luxe brands costing upward of $40), it is super easy to make your own – plus it can be better for your pocket, your body and the environment (and it’s also fun!).
Benefits of making your own pillow mist:
- More cost effective than store bought options
- Low tox, less chemicals (or none at all!)
- Better for the environment
- Tailor your combination to suit your preferences
To make your own pillow mist you will need your chosen essential oils, water (distilled is best) and a 100ml spray bottle.
- Add essential oils to spray bottle
- Fill the bottle with water
- Replace lid and shake well
How much essential oil to use:
You can use as many essential oils as you like, however the total amount of drops used should not exceed 20 drops for 100ml of water.
How to use:
Shake bottle well and lightly spritz over your pillow (not too much – you don’t want to lie down on a damp pillow) about 5 minutes before retiring.
All of the essential oils featured in the recipes below are available as a set, representing atleast 20% off RRP, plus the set includes a FREE 125ml amber spray bottle (see end of this post).
My Pillow Mist Spray Recipes
I had a week of great fun coming up with these recipes and testing them on family and friends!
These pillow mist spray recipes are for a 100ml bottle, so adjust more or less if you are using a different size spray bottle.
Part of my testing kit
To calm your mind and body
The star of this soothing pillow mist is Lavender, an essential oil renowned for its soothing and calming properties.
It also uses German Chamomile which calms nerves and eases tension, plus the citrusy Bergamot which helps soothe and ease anxiety.
This relaxing trio of essential oils promotes physical and mental relaxation so you can put the day’s stresses away and ease into a peaceful slumber.
I use this pillow mist spray with my nine-year old son who’s always struggled to wind down and get to sleep. The spray works well, perhaps even too well, as he complains that it’s so relaxing it makes him sleep in too late in the mornings (missing out on the ever important pre-breakfast screen time 😀)
- 10 drops Lavender
- 6 drops Bergamot
- 4 drops German Chamomile
To restore self confidence
I really love the scent of this pillow mist spray. I find it comforting and makes me feel like I’m giving myself a great, big hug.
The star of this pillow mist blend is Geranium, an uplifting floral that helps deal with stress, insecurity and anxiety. The blend also features Ylang Ylang which helps with sleeplessness and promotes confidence, plus Rose – another confidence booster which aids inner harmony and alleviates anxiety.
Together these three essential oils will help get you into a dream state where you’re self assured and accepting, so you can hopefully bring that energy into your waking life with you.
- 10 drops Geranium
- 6 drops Rose
- 4 drops Ylang Ylang
To boost positivity
What I love about this pillow mist spray is that while it’s very uplifting, it is still soothing and comforting, so you won’t be feeling hyped up even with all those positive vibes being generated.
This blend stars Neroli which is a delicate floral that calms and relaxes, plus Sweet Orange which is refreshing and helps with sleeplessness. The final essential oil in this blend is the uplifting and calming Bergamot.
Spraying this onto your pillow will have you feeling more positive and uplifted, yet calm and relaxed enough to drift off to sleep.
- 8 drops Neroli
- 8 drops Sweet Orange
- 4 drops Bergamot
To promote romantic energy
This is an alluring, warm and romantic blend. It reminds me of a cold night sitting in front of a fire.
Ylang Ylang is the star of this blend which sets the sweet and exotic tones. Ylang Ylang is known to improve intimacy and confidence, whilst still being calming and operating as a sleep aid.
The addition of Rose harmonises and boosts confidence, whilst Sandalwood brings a smokey scent (and the added benefit of improving intimacy as well).
Finally Sweet Orange balances out the blend with a refreshing top note that helps with apathy, stress and sleeplessness too.
- 6 drops Ylang Ylang
- 4 drops Rose
- 6 drops Sandalwood
- 4 drops Sweet Orange
For mystical / spiritual level sleep
I found this spray not only useful for promoting a deeper sleep, but also for deepening my meditation practice (I spritz all over myself before meditation).
The star of this blend is Frankincense, a mystical oil (resin) used in religious ceremonies and commonly used in meditation. It has a woody, spicy scent and is known to soothe fear and anxiety.
This blend also features Sandalwood which is another oil often used in meditation. It has a smoky scent and is calming and harmonising.
Finally, the blend is completed by the citrusy and fruity Bergamot, a refreshing essential oil which is calming and uplifting.
This is a mystical blend of essential oils which will help heighten your sleep towards a more spiritual realm.
- 12 drops Frankincense
- 4 drops Sandalwood
- 4 drops Bergamot
I hope you enjoyed my recipe list of Pillow Mist Sprays!
If you would like to try them out for yourself they are available in sets saving you 20% off RRP, plus they come with a free spray bottle.
If you do try one, make sure you leave a comment below to tell me what you thought of the blends and if they really were helpful in promoting the level of sleep I wrote about.
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