DIY pillow mist for a good night’s sleep

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Beauty sleep is not just a phrase, its on point. Sufficient and good sleep is essential for beautiful skin. Even when we »sleep« our body is not inactive, but regenerates, repairs, and detoxifies. Depending on what we put the body through during the day, it needs its time at night to regenerate. Not only duration of sleep plays a role, but also quality, and it can be adjusted in different ways:

  • No artificial light – otherwise the production of the sleep hormone melatonin is disturbed.
  • Switch off your smartphone and laptop half an hour before going to bed. If not possible, adjust the screen color with special apps (e.g. Flux).
  • Your bedroom should be cool – 18 degrees is ideal for a good night’s sleep.
  • Do not eat anything for two hours before going to bed, the body should not be busy with digestion.

Another tool is aromatherapy. Essential oils can help to achieve good and restful sleep. This homemade pillow mist with calming and relaxing essential oils supports a good night’s sleep.

Used raw materials

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15 ml distilled water
35 ml alcohol
Distilled water

Normal tap water usually has too much lime content and the ions in the water can negatively influence the properties of the preparations. You could also use boiled mineral water, but for cosmetic purposes, you also want to avoid minerals and bacteria.

Alcohol, 95 % (ethanol)

The alcohol base should be high-proof alcohol. Only this can preserve and release the fragrances from the oils. We also don’t want the smell of alcohol to be perceived too strongly, therefore you should use neutral alcohol such as vodka or grain alcohol when buying commercial alcohol. However, undenatured alcohol is best. If you add some water to the alcohol, the »alcohol smell« is not so strong.

Essential oil - option 1
25 drops essential lavender oil
20 drops essential chamomile oil
5 drops essential cedarwood oil
Essential lavender oil

The soothing aroma of the essential lavender oil has a very mild and relaxing effect and thus promotes peaceful sleep. 

Essential camomile oil

The essential oil soothes the mind, calms, and ensures that we fall asleep relaxed.

Essential cedarwood oil

The sweet yet woody aroma of the essential oil has a soothing and calming effect.

Essential oil - option 2
25 drops essential rosemary oil
20 drops essential valerian oil
5 drops essential ylang ylang oil
Rosemary essential oil

Rosemary can be effective against anxiety and can have positive effects on sleep patterns.

Essential oil of valerian

Valerian oil is mainly used to calm the nervous system and body, as well as for insomnia and nervousness. A mixture with valerian relaxes and ensures a peaceful sleep.

Essential ylang ylang oil

Ylang ylang oil has balancing effects and gives inner peace and security. The essential oil also has an aphrodisiac effect and that’s not bad in the bedroom, is it?

Application and shelf life

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  • Shake the pillow spray well before each use so that water and alcohol are mixed.
  • Spray onto the pillow from a distance of 30 cm.
  • Please spray only once, even if the scent is not strong at first. It unfolds and becomes more intense.

Provided that the homemade pillow mist is stored in a cool and dark place, it can be kept for up to one year.

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DIY pillow mist recipe

INGREDIENTS for approx. 55 ml
  • 15 ml distilled water
  • 35 ml alcohol
  • 25 drops essential lavender oil
  • 20 drops essential camomile oil
  • 5 drops essential cedarwood oil
  • empty spray bottle
  1. Mix essential oils well together.
  2. Now fill up with alcohol and water.


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Liability: All stated effects are for information purposes only and do not replace a visit to the doctor. There is no guarantee for stated effects and skin compatibility of the raw materials and the end product. The production and application is at your own risk and responsibility.

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