This homemade pillow spray is a great way to keep your sheets smelling fresh and will help ease any tensions before a long nights sleep. The recipe is easy to follow and even gives the option to create your own signature scents!

My DIY natural pillow spray only uses non-toxic ingredients and relies on essential oils to provide calming properties. It is safe for all kinds of sheets and is considered kid-friendly.

To use, spray your pillow and sheets 2-3 times with this DIY sleep mist every night before you lay down.


How to Make

Combine the following in a small measuring cup and then funnel into a 2 oz. spray bottle:

  • 1 ounce of Witch Hazel 
  • 1 ounce of distilled water
  • 30 drops of Essential Oils (see below for suggested combinations)

Essential Oils to Use

  • Lavender  one of the most popular ‘calming’ oils because it reduces stress and promotes a deep sleep.
  • Ylang-Ylanghas a very rich, floral scent that helps with relaxation and slows down your heart rate.     
  • Frankincense – used for mediation, inner peace, and has a warm, honey-like scent.
  • Cedarwood  this has a woody, warm smell and is great for relieving anxiety.   
  • Bergamot  – contains a citrusy aroma that soothes the nerves and assists with curing insomnia.
  • Roman Chamomile reminiscent of chamomile tea, this is a relaxing oil that eases feelings of discontent.

Suggested Combinations

  • Earth Scents: 10 drops ylang-ylang, 10 drops cedarwood, 10 drops lavender
  • Sleepytime Tea: 5 drops frankincense, 10 drops bergamot, 15 drops roman chamomile
  • Peace of Mind: 5 drops ylang-ylang, 5 drops frankincense, 10 drops bergamot, 10 drops lavender
  • Stress Relief: 15 drops lavender, 15 drops cedarwood
  • Meditation Mist: 10 drops frankincense, 10 drops ylang-ylang, 10 drops roman chamomile

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