Easy Ass Sleep Spray

Easy Ass Sleep Spray

Ingredients & Supplies:

  • 1 oz Witch Hazel (could also use Vodka or Rubbing Alcohol if you are down with that sort of thing)

  • 1 oz Distilled Water (OR even substitute this with an extra ounce of Witch Hazel to lengthen the shelf life, but why, since you’ll be sleeping longer and better?)

  • 24 drops of calming Essential Oils (pick from the suggested oils below)

  • 2 or 4 ounce Amber Glass Spray Bottle (like this)

  • Funnel (or a straw and a steady ass hand)

 

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What to do:

Use a funnel to add the witch hazel, water, and essential oils into your spray bottle.  Tighten the cap, and swirl the bottle around to combine.

To use: Spray on each pillow about 7 minutes before laying down for the night.  This mixture, with the measurements given is safe for spritzing lightly onto the body or pajamas of most adults, but I prefer it on the pillow. If you would like to use it directly on pregnant women or children, DON’T.

I write these blog posts and recipes for fun, and because I like to share what I learn, and because I simply like to make shit. So, don’t use it with children or pregnant folk and then try to sue me, not cool. Do your research and look for safe oils for pregnancy, etc.

Calming Essential Oils:

There are many oils that are known for their calming and soothing effects.  A few of my faves are…

  • Bergamot – This rest-promoting oil is said to impart cheery effects as well as calming the mind/body and lowering anxiety, also known to me as the Earl Grey oil

  • Cedarwood – This oil is often used for its soothing and calming effects on the mind, and is said to relieve tension and anxiety.

  • Chamomile – Chamomile is another popular oil for its mild sedative properties. Tea is darn good too. It may help to calm the nerves and promote relaxation and a feeling of calm.

  • Frankincense – Stress-relieving af and leaves you peaceful and relaxed, even though you can never spell it properly at first try

  • Geranium – This one is all over Morocco and has been known to help with anxiety, depression, and balancing emotions.

  • Lavender – Popular “calming oil,” and is widely used to relax the mind and body, reduce anxiety and stress, and improve sleep quality. Who doesn’t love all things purple???

  • Lemongrass – A great calming oil to try… uplifting, refreshing and revitalizing scent was used to keep your dresser drawers smelling ladylike in ancient Port-of-Spain

  • Sweet Orange – Orange is not just invigorating, it can help give good rest too! Orange oil is said to reduce stress hormones, uplift the mood, and calm the body, it’s my happy fragrance