Updated: Nov 9, 2021
Sleep is so important for our general health, well being, immunity and basic sanity levels. How much do you need? One thing is certain, not only do we have to sleep, but it is good for your mind and body as well. Although everyone needs a different amount of sleep, the average is about seven hours – and people who sleep a lot less than this are at a higher risk of various illnesses, such as heart disease, and a shortened lifespan. So let's aim to get some good rest tonight by making this gorgeous pillow mist to help you drift off into the world of nod.
We'll be including Lavender and Chamomile essential oils in our pillow mist. You really can't beat Lavender as an all rounder, so gentle and relaxing. Lavender is the most used essential oil in the whole world and has been used for centuries. It is gentle but at the same time it's a powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, a sedative, is calming and has anti depressive properties.
can improve sleep
can relieve pain
reduces stress and anxiety
helps the wonderful brain to function
has powerful antioxidants
can help with headaches
Wow, what an amazing ingredient to be able to harness.
I came across the benefits of Chamomile later in my life. Do you use it? A chamomile tea with honey is a winner and so is the essential oil. Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. It has an amazing ability to calm the mind, relieve digestive issues, treat skin conditions, reduce inflammation and more. Inhaling Roman chamomile is one of the best ways to utilise essential oils for anxiety. The fragrance is carried directly to the brain and serves as an emotional trigger. It is so gentle, it is often used in baby products.
If you would like to have a go at making your own pillow mist, here's the recipe for you...this is based on using a small atomiser bottle of 50ml, please adapt the recipe to your container size.
50ml Witch Hazel or distilled water
6 drops Lavender essential oil
6 drops Chamomile essential oil
Add the drops of essential oils into a small spray container
Top up with distilled water or witch hazel and secure the liquid by putting on the lid.
Blend together all the ingredients in the container by shaking it really well.
Label your container with a home made label or mini luggage label.
Spritz your bedroom. Room mists work well when spritzed onto fabrics. Test a small amount of your spray on a discreet part of the fabric before you go wild. Do not spray it on your face or skin but spritz around your pillow and bed sheets, curtains or onto a piece of fabric.
Have very sweet dreams and an excellent night sleep (hopefully)
I hope you enjoy making this, let me know how you get on.
Be cosy and sleep well,
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