Having a good night's sleep comes with finding the right scent to help you drift off to sleep.  Good and bad smells affect your brain in different ways and can actually mean the difference between a good nights sleep and a not-so-good nights sleep. In fact, smells influence our dreams.  Seventy one percent of Americans said they get a more comfortable night’s sleep on sheets with a fresh scent, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2011 Bedroom Poll.  To accomplish that feel good smell, lavender is going to be your number one choice.

The science behind why lavender works dates back to ancient folklore. Pillows were once filled with lavender flowers to help people fall asleep.  It is said to slow the activity in the nervous system, allowing your brain to relax and also uplift those suffering from sleep disorders.

It comes in many forms that can be used together for optimum sleep:

  • Aromatherapy oil
  • Bath gels
  • Extracts
  • Infusions
  • Lotions
  • Soaps
  • Teas
  • Tinctures
  • Whole, dried flowers

The most common way to use lavender for sleep purposes in in a spray form.  Most sprays are made with 100% essential oils. Some have a distilled water base, leaving its uses open to more than just a pillow spray.

Indigo Wild Zum Mist Aromatherapy Spray

The Zum Mist comes in a 4 fl oz container. It is made from 100% pure essential oils. Zum Mists contain no chemical emulsifiers. So you can give it a shake and spray it on both your pillow or in your room before bedtime. Some even use it in their dresser drawers by giving their pajamas a spray an hour before bedtime. If the spray becomes too potent, remember you can always water it down by adding a few drops of water. That will give the same effect, but over a longer period of time.

RELAX- Lavender + Chamomile Aromatherapy Pillow Spray

This spray gives you a 2-in-1 deal because it combines the beautiful scent of lavender with the scent of chamomile. Combined together, you can tackle those racing thoughts you might have before bed or the lingering thoughts that keep you up at night. Spray this relaxing mist on your pillow before sleep and the chamomile will give the effect of a light sedative. Store on a cool, dark shelf so the product both lasts longer and keeps its scent in tact.

The Lavender Apple Aromatherapy Lavender Water Spray 12 oz ​

The Apple Aromatherapy Lavender Water Spray does more than just add scent to your pillow. It’s designed to be used as a face toner before bed too! Its simple and astringent formula can be used with Witch Hazel and Lavender Bergamot before bed for both your face, linens and pillow. Its base is naturally distilled water, so the smell is not too potent and will naturally neutralize bad odors. It creates a spa-like experience before bed, without having to leave the house.

Your nights sleep just got a little better!  A lavender spray is a good starting point to a calmer and more rejuvenating nights sleep.