A few months ago my son began complaining about nightmares and he became anxious whenever it was time for bed. In the past, I have spent many a sleepless night unable to switch my brain off, which resulted in me feeling tired during the day. Aromatherapy worked the best to help naturally improve my sleep quality and the process of relaxation for a good nights rest. I knew one of the things I had to make for my son was a linen sleep spray or “anti-monster spray” as we call it. It has helped ease the way into the land of nod and has grown into a fun night-time ritual that we do together as a family.
This DIY sleep spray is so easy to make! The hero ingredient I’ll be using today is Oil Garden’s Sleep Assist 100% pure essential oil blend. It contains the powerful calming properties of Sweet Orange, Lavender, Marjoram and German Chamomile. These oils have been traditionally used in aromatherapy to assist with the relief of mild insomnia, sleeplessness and the symptoms associated with nervous tension, restlessness, stress, and mild anxiety to help prepare for a restful night’s sleep.
There are many essential oils that are known for their soothing and calming effects. A few of my personal favourites are lavender, Sweet Orange, Frankincense and Roman Chamomile. You can use any one of these oils in this recipe.
Listed below are the materials that you will need:
- Small spray bottle
- 30 drops of essential oils
- 2 tablespoons of either witch hazel, vodka or rubbing alcohol
- 2 tablespoons of distilled water
- In the spray bottle combine either witch hazel, vodka or rubbing alcohol with your chosen essential oils then place the lid back on tightly and shake.
- Next, add in your distilled water then replace the lid and shake well for another 30 seconds.
- Spritz your pillows, sheets and blankets etc. Be sure to shake the bottle before each use and enjoy your tranquil peaceful sleep.
In addition to this spray, I like applying Oil Garden’s Stress relief roll on to the back of my neck and chest to help me relax throughout the day. The calming effects of Sweet Orange, Mandarin, Lavender, Bergamot and Cedarwood essential oils are great during times of stress to further relieve nervous tension, headaches, fatigue, and mild anxiety, providing a sense of calm and comfort.
Prices in AUD: Oil Garden Sleep Assist Essential Oil Blend | 25ml | $29.99 – Oil Garden Stress Relief Roll On| 10ml | $19.99
Which calming oils will you be adding in your spray? Do you like to use all natural essential oils in your home? Let me know in the comments below.
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This is a great post to share, I’m sure many will benefit from it as difficulty sleeping is such a big issue 😢
Thank you so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it!
I think I need to try making this! I have been struggling with anxiety when I am home alone recently. Just can’t relax, and therefore can’t sleep. Maybe this will help!
I hope it does too. There is something about the scent the puts me at ease, I find it very relaxing!
My son is starting to get into the “Monster” phase too. This would be perfect for him!
It is a difficult phase for them. Hope this spray helps!
Like Laura, I think this is something I need to try making to to help me sleep better.
Please let me know how you go when you do 🙂
If the oils are pure (like it is shown on the picture), that 30 drops is way too much. Essential oils can be irritant to the skin and can damage the skin (immediately and in a long term). If the oils are pure, I would recommend dissolving them in more water.
It’s good that you liked the spray 🙂
Have a nice one 😉
Hello, Thanks for the tip. I use this recipe to spray our linens, it is never in direct contact with our skin as it absorbs fairly quickly. You are correct if you were to spray this on the body it would need to be diluted, and for those with sensitive skin, they should consult a doctor first.
Sounds like such a good product, I wish I wasn’t allergic to lavender!
Geranium would be a great alternative for Lavender in terms of its properties.
That oil blend sounds amazing I could certainly get a good use out of it too!
I love its smell, it is so refreshing and relaxing!