They say that it’s the little things that matter, and when it comes to making your home more relaxing, that is so often true. A very easy and relatively inexpensive way to create a more peaceful atmosphere in your home is with a DIY pillow spray. Just a little bit of this lavender magic spritzed over your bed and linens, and you’ll feel peaceful in no time.
To make your own pillow spray, you will need:
- A small spray bottle
- 4 oz. distilled water
- 1 oz. vodka, rubbing alcohol, or witch hazel
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
Simply mix all the ingredients together in your spray bottle, making sure to shake it vigorously every time you use the spray. Voilà! There’s nothing in your home that can’t help you relax with your new lavender pillow spray.
Vodka and rubbing alcohol both hold on to scent longer, so your spray will last longer if you use one of those ingredients. Witch hazel comes from a North American shrub and has many anti-inflammatory and skin care properties. You can make this spray with only water, but adding one of these extra ingredients will give your spray a little boost in its usefulness.
Be careful when handling your essential oils. They are volatile, so you don’t want to get them on your skin, and you don’t want to go crazy when adding them to your spray recipe.