We all have times in our lives when we get particularly riled up. Whether it is the holiday spirit that makes it hard to sleep or stresses from day to day existence, it can be hard to calm down enough to sleep easily at night. Even just falling asleep can be a trial, as the holidays bring extra sugar and parties and excitement, or stressful family gatherings and other distractions. Regardless of the things that are keeping your from sleep regularly or just during the holidays, you can always use the power of aromatherapy to get you back in the restful state you crave and help you get that true and restful sleep your body and soul so badly needs. Trying one of the many synergies made for personal aromatherapy nebulizers in order to do the trick is one way to make sleep come to your more easily, but you can also find similar results with a sleep spray. Whether you are a parent hoping to calm anxious children or need the remedy yourself, a calming sleep spray will be just what you need to find the tranquility and peace of mind that we all desire when we are trying (and failing) to get rest during stressful times of the year or in our lives in general.
Make a sleep spray is a similar process to creating a room spray. You can use witch hazel or vodka as the base, though vodka is often a better choice because witch hazel can alter the scent of your sleep spray. Fill a spray bottle about halfway full with vodka or witch hazel, then add the essential oils of your choice. If you are hoping for a peaceful rest, try seven drops of mandarin, ten drops of lavender, and three drops of cedarwood virginian. If you prefer your bedtime to have a meditative feel to it, adding frankincense oil and others will help you achieve a deepened, meditative state that can help you move into rest more fully. If you want something really simple, one of the many essential oil synergies already created to make rest easier can do the trick. For adults, try Sleep Aid, Relax, or Tranquil- all from Plant Therapy- or for kids works with Calming the Child, Nighty Night, or Sweet Dreams.
Once you have selected your essential oil combination, put about twenty ounces per ounce of spray your are creating. So, if you are working with a four ounce spray bottle, aim for about eighty drops of essential oils. You will want to let the oils and vodka sit together for at least an hour in order for them to meld. After at least an hour, fill the bottle the remaining distance with water, shake, and spray! It’s perfect to spray your bed about half an hour before you intend to go to sleep. Perhaps as you are putting your child in the bath spray down their bed so that after the bath is finished, bed time will be a cinch. Find your perfect essential oil combo and lay down to sleep with ease each and every night!