I’ve mentioned my homemade essential oils sleep spray a few times now and today, I’m finally getting around to sharing it with you so you can make your own if you want to have a go.
It’s a calming blend of lavender and cedarwood essential oils an it’s so cheap to make as I bought my essential oils from the chemist near us for a couple of pounds each and it feels like I’ve hardly used any out of them yet despite me making this sleep spray a good few times now.
I first started making it when I went back to work in January as I was having trouble switching off on a night which meant that I’d be laid in bed with all sorts of thoughts running through my head. I do genuinely think it helps me relax on a night but I’ll be honest, it’s not a miracle worker and it only works for me in conjunction with a little routine I’ve got going on.
I always come up to bed a couple of minutes before Mr Frugal who lets the dog out and locks up the house while I sit on the bed for a few minutes and write down anything that’s on my mind and needs dealing with. I don’t need to do this every night but some days when I’ve had a lot going on, it really helps clear my head. I also keep the pad and pen on the unit in my bedroom so I can add to it if I wake up in the night with something on my mind. 😉
Once I’ve emptied my head, I’ll spray a little of my magic calming essential oils sleep spray around the bed and on our pillows and then I’ll have half an hour reading a book on my Kindle. I don’t usually pick books that require much thinking for my bedtime reading – a nice slushy romance is perfect bedtime reading for me. After about half an hour of reading my eyes are usually closing so it doesn’t usually take too long to get off to sleep.
How to make calming essential oils sleep spray
10 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops of cedarwood essential oil
I use quite a small size bottle and the quantities of essential oils above are perfect for mine but you can increase them if you’re using a larger bottle – just keep the ratios the same.
When you’ve added your essential oils to your bottle just top up with WitchHazel. I’d recommend using a funnel for this bit so you don’t get it everywhere but as I don’t have a small enough funnel for my bottle so I use an icing nozzle instead. 😉
Give it a good shake before you use it each time and you’re good to go!
My little routine of emptying my head, spraying my sleep spray and having a quick read has transformed my nights and I find it much easier to sleep now which is good because I definitely do not do well when I don’t get a good night’s sleep!
(PS) As always, be careful spraying when using Essential Oils. This post shares a bit of information about what you should know before using essential oils.
This is also a great combination if you want to have a go at making your own homemade room spray.
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