It can happen to all of us to have difficulty falling asleep, due to stress and tension that do not allow us to fully relax and sink into a restful sleep. A good night’s sleep, however, is necessary to face the days and, above all, for our mental and physical well-being. Therefore, today we will see together how to make a relaxing pillow scent by resorting to natural ingredients and harnessing the power of aromatherapy! How to.
Making this relaxing scent for pillows is really a piece of cake, as you will only need to equip yourself with:
- half a teaspoon of ethyl alcohol or vodka
- distilled water
- 13 drops of lavender essential oil
- 9 drops of bergamot essential oil
5 drops of ylang essential oil.
Begin, then, by pouring the alcohol and essential oils into a spray bottle and shaking it to make the ingredients mix well together. After that, add the distilled water as well and shake the bottle again to mix everything further. Finally, let the mixture sit for about a week so that the oils can release their fragrance, and voila: your pillow perfume is ready for use!
How to use it
If making this pillow perfume is simple, even simpler is how to use it! Before using it, however, we recommend that you make sure your pillow is clean and that there are no stains. In case you want to refresh it, you can also sprinkle it with baking soda, leave it for about 10 minutes and remove it with a brush. After that, shake this relaxing spray well before use and then spray it on the pillowcase a few minutes before going to sleep. Don’t forget to shake the bottle well each time you use it because this step is for the oils to mix with the alcohol and distilled water. At this point, rest your head on your pillow and a nice scent will embrace you throughout the night giving you a peaceful sleep! Moreover, not only will it help you sleep, but you will also have perfumed your bedroom!
Properties of the oils
But why is this natural pillow scent able to relieve tension and bring back a mental state of well-being and calm? Because of the power of the chosen essential oils, which boast calming and relaxing properties! In fact, the scent released by these essential oils is able to bring physical, emotional and mental well-being back into our bodies and make us sleep peacefully.
Lavender is known thanks precisely to its relaxing and calming action, as the aroma of this essential oil seems to relieve tension and improve the quality of sleep.
The fresh scent of bergamot, on the other hand, is known for its anxiolytic and sedative properties, which can relax the mind and body and restore calm and serenity.
Finally, ylang ylang essential oil, also called Cananga odorata, is very effective, as it has antidepressant effects and is able to relieve tension at the emotional level. In addition, it is able to promote sleep, as it relieves the production of negative thoughts and restlessness at night. In short, just a spritz of this scent on your pillow and sweet dreams!
We recommend avoiding the use of essential oils if you have an allergy or hypersensitivity to the ingredients. Before spraying, we encourage you to test the scent in a hidden spot on your pillows so you can make sure it does not stain the fabric. Finally, we recommend that you consult a doctor if you have persistent insomnia problems.