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What’s One Easy Way to Fall Asleep Fast?

Need help falling asleep? Make a DIY pillow spray using any one of my five essential oil sleep recipes.

Have you tried several tactics to fall asleep fast, such as not looking at the clock, turning down the room temperature to sub-zero, or counting sheep without success?

Yeah, me too!

To be completely honest, I never experienced an issue with sleep until after we had our daughter. It seems my mother’s ears really kicked in, and I became a very light sleeper.

So many times, I would wake up thinking I heard her crying, only to realize it must have been a dream. It didn’t take long before waking up half a dozen times or more a night became the norm.

Until I discovered essential oils for sleep with the help of a friend. Essential oils are one of the best things to help you fall asleep fast! And the easiest way to use essential oils for sleep is in a pillow spray.

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What is pillow spray?

A pillow spray, also known as a pillow mist, is an aromatherapy spray for sleep. It is made with a combination of essential oils shown to support sleep.

This includes lavender, used around the globe to ease tension and stress for restful sleep. As well as frankincense oil that’s used to create a relaxing environment for bedtime.

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these essential oils for sleep.

After making a pillow spray to use and keep on my nightstand, I found I could sleep through the night! And this was after more than two years of constant trouble sleeping.

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How Do You Use A Pillow Spray?

After you make a DIY pillow spray with the recipe and sleepy blends below follow these tips for use. Before you know it, you’ll be sleeping better, too!

How To Use A Pillow Spray For Quick Results

Apply – Lightly mist these items before entering your bed to rest:

  • pillowcase
  • sleep mask
  • bed sheets
  • pajamas
  • other bed linens

Inhale – Slip into bed and take a handful of deep breaths to clear the mind and allow the essential oils to reach your olfactory receptors and deliver the message to your brain. This is aromatherapy.

Reapply As Needed: If you wake up during the night, mist your pillow or pajamas again to fall asleep fast.

How Do You Make Pillow Spray for Sleep?

Say goodbye to restless nights! Learn how to make DIY pillow sprays with soothing essential oils to fall asleep fast!

Step 1:

Start with a four-ounce spray bottle with a fine mist nozzle, like this one. Remove the spray nozzle and ensure the bottle is clean before you begin.

Step 2:

Using a funnel, add three and a half ounces of original witch hazel. (I also like to use lavender witch hazel in pillow sprays).

Tip – If you don’t have witch hazel, you can use 1 part vodka and 1 part distilled water.

Step 3:

Remove the funnel and add one of the essential oil sleep blend recipes below. Replace the funnel and top off with more witch hazel or alcohol as needed.

Place the nozzle back on your DIY pillow spray and use it as directed above.

Related: 7 Ways To Practice Self-Care With Essential Oils

5 Pillow Spray Essential Oil Sleep Recipes

If you’ve tried a number of things to fall asleep without success, or if you just had a baby, then you won’t want to miss these easy essential oil sleep recipes for DIY pillow sprays.

They changed my life, and I know they can help you, too!

Soft Slumber Pillow Spray Blend

This gentle blend creates a tranquil bedtime atmosphere. The combination of ylang-ylang, chamomile, and vetiver promotes deep relaxation and calm, making it easier to drift into a restful sleep.

10 drops ylang ylang

10 drops chamomile

5 drops vetiver

This soothing pillow spray is perfect for helping kids wind down before bedtime.

Counting Sheep Pillow Spray Blend For Kids

This soothing pillow spray is perfect for helping kids wind down before bedtime. The calming scents of lavender and frankincense create a comforting environment, ideal for a peaceful slumber.

10 drops lavender

10 drops frankincense

Drift Asleep Pillow Spray Blend

This sleepy blend combines the grounding properties of cedarwood with the calming effects of lavender and vetiver. It helps me unwind and drift into a deep, restorative sleep.

10 drops cedarwood

5 drops lavender

5 drops vetiver

Sweet Dreams Pillow Spray Blend

Let the calming and uplifting aroma of this Sweet Dreams blend wash over you. Lavender, bergamot, and valerian work together to ease the mind and body, paving the way for a night of serene and undisturbed rest.

10 drops lavender

5 drops bergamot

5 drops valerian

Deep Sleep Pillow Spray Blend

This luxurious blend of ylang-ylang, orange, cedarwood, and fennel creates a peaceful and relaxing bedtime sanctuary. It’s ideal for encouraging deep, uninterrupted sleep. Need I say more?

5 drops orange

5 drops cedarwood

10 drops ylang ylang

5 drops fennel

Pillow Spray Printable Chart

Create your own essential oil pillow spray in minutes with this printable chart of pillow spray blends from Oily Chic Library!

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  1. Love your recipes ☺

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