When trying to fall asleep we want to be as relaxed as possible. A dark room and comfortable bed are essential. Some scents can also help us feel more relaxed.
Lavender is my personal favorite relaxing scent. I grow fresh lavender and tend to gravitate to it for candles and other scented items. However, candles aren’t the safest thing to use while trying to go to sleep and fresh lavender isn’t available all year.
An easy way to use lavender to help you feel relaxed while trying to sleep is a linen spray. Many stores sell linen sprays, including lavender scented ones. The problem with these is the ingredients are often very questionable. Thankfully, it’s really easy to make your own!
DIY Sleep Linen Spray
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- Fill your spray bottle almost all the way with vodka.
- Add 10-20 drops of lavender essential oils.
- Put lid on and shake well before each use.
Note: You should test the spray on a small area of your bedding before use to make sure it doesn’t harm it.
It’s that easy. Just spray on your pillows or your blankets before bed. You can also use it as a room spray if you don’t want to spray it on your bedding.
I like to use vodka for the spray because it keeps bacteria from growing in the spray and it dries very quickly on fabric. Some recipes like this use water but water can harbor bacteria and it takes awhile to dry.
Feel free to experiment with other scents that you find relaxing and pleasant. Part of the fun of making things yourself is being able to make them how you want.
What scents do you find relaxing? Have you ever tried using a sleep linen spray?