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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DIY Sleepy Time Pillow Mist & Bedside Table Printable

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Sweet sleep. We all need it, we all love it and we all function way better if we get a good night’s rest.  If you are like me, that sweet restful sleep does not come easily for a few reasons.  My sleep blockers include: my ongoing to do list running in my head, my mouth breathing husband and my occasional insomnia spells.  I am one of those people that desperately needs 8 hours of sleep every night, but that doesn't happen often, so to ensure the best sleep possible, I have introduced a few routines and items to our bedroom.  

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Over the years I have found some great DIY mists and sprays to use in our daily life using essential oils, so as I was pondering ways to make our bedroom more sleep friendly, it dawned on me, time to get creative with some essential oils!  

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This easy to make and very helpful Sleepy Time Pillow Mist is now a permanent item on my bedside table.  This calming sleep inducing mist is the perfect way to calm my senses and drift to sleep.  

Make your own Sleepy Time Pillow Mist


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Materials Needed:

Small (2 oz) spray bottle or glass misting bottle
Lavender essential oil
Chamomile essential oil
Cheap Vodka or Witch Hazel  
Water

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Directions:

1.  Add 1 ounce of vodka or witch hazel to the bottle.

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2.  Add 20 drops of Lavender essential oil to the mixture.

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3.  Add 10 drops of Chamomile essential oil to the mixture.  

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4.  Fill the remainder of the bottle with water.  

5.  Secure the lid of the spray bottle tightly and shake well to combine.  

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To use these spray simply spray on the linens in your bedroom and directly on your pillow cases.  

Enjoy, breath deep and slowly relax and drift to sleep.  

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This easy DIY project can be a great gift option for the upcoming holiday season, as well.  What a great way to help your family and friends get the best possible sleep with this calming sleepy time pillow mist.  

As I researched this combination, I thought it was interesting why you should add vodka or witch hazel.  You can also just use water if that is all you have on hand, but you must be careful with the amount your spray on your bed linens, as the water will of course make the pillows and linens wet.  Using witch hazel or vodka means that the pillow will stay dry.  Fantastic option!  Also, I have found that the oils often do not completely mix with water; the oils do sit on top of the water if not mixed - perfect science experiment.  

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This Sleepy Time Pillow Mist has really helped with getting my running to do list to calm down in my head at bedtime and does seem to combat that crazy insomnia that comes on, but that whole mouth breathing soundly sleeping husband thing: SO FRUSTRATING!  How in the world can someone fall asleep so quickly and so soundly - it really isn't fair.  Now, I would love to say that I never think of smothering my amazing husband with my freshly misted pillow, but that simply isn't true; married life, it is simply "dreamy."  

After many sleepless and frustrating nights, I decided to go in search of something to help this ongoing struggle in our bedroom. Recently, while shopping at Walmart I stumbled across Breathe Right® Nasal Strips and read all about these strips. Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are one of the best ways to help relieve nasal congestion fast and are perfect for colds, allergies, and that dreaded mouth breathing.

About Breathe Right® Nasal Strips:

  • Drug free option for colds and allergies
  • Easy to apply
  • Clinically proven way to instantly lift nasal passage and open nose to help you breathe better so you can sleep better
  • Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are for one time-use only

How to apply Breathe Right® Nasal Strips:

  • Clean the area.  Wash and dry your nose to remove dirt and oil from skin.
  • Place strip.  Remove the liner and place the strip on your nose, not too high or too low.
  • Apply strip.  Press down and rub to secure strip to nose.

You can view videos on how to properly apply and remove the strips before using to help with the whole process.

To best remove the strip, wash your face in the morning with warm water.  This will allow the strip to be slowly removed from the skin.  It is important to follow these instructions when removing the strip to make sure you do not cause injury or skin reactions to your nose.  

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In talking with each other to find the proper solution to our sleeping problems, we found some great new routines, but we have also focused on making our bedroom our sleeping space.  We are working on taking out all of the clutter and junk, and I have even added a really cute printable quote on my beside table.  

I LOVE this quote:  Always Remember to Fall Asleep with a Dream and Wake Up with a Purpose.

You can print off this FREE sleep quote printable here.  Add it to your space to inspire you and your partner to achieve rest and sleep.  

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Before heading to Walmart to pick up the Breathe Right® Nasal Strips make sure you check out this $1 off coupon or free sample.  


I would love to hear your tips to finding the best night’s sleep and how you and your partner make sure you both sleep well. Share your tips below!




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9 comments:

  1. That sounds like a really good idea. I need to try this since I sleep so little. Might really help me to truly get a better night's sleep which is so desperately needed for me. Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. I've never tried it with Witch Hazel. I'm going to do that. I need to do something in my bedroom. Our dogs sleep in their with us and it's starting to smell more doggie than human.

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  3. I have the hardest time falling asleep at nights, so I think I am going to have to give your sleepy time pillow mist a try. Also, I love the message of your printable. It is a sentiment to start the day to.

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  4. I love a free printable. Thank you so much! We have tried those breathe right strips because I, too am a mouth breather due to nasal congestion when I lay flat.

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  5. Thank you so much for the essential oils recipe - I definitely will do this one
    and my hubby uses Breath Right!

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  6. I love that idea for a calming sleep spray. I'd love to fall asleep as fast as my mouth breathing husband does! #client

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  7. I need to make the sleepy time pillow mist! I struggle getting to sleep way too often and this seems like the perfect way to help with that! Plus, essential oils are fantastic!

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  8. How have I not thought of buying Breath Right for my husband?? I Love the idea of the printable and spraying pillow case! I can see this as being a soothing nightly ritual that I would look forward to every night before bed!

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  9. I never knew how much I liked the smell of lavender until I purchased a quality essential oil. Man does it smell good and make me relaxed! I bet the combo of lavender and chamomile is heavenly! Thanks for the Breathe Right coupon, I need some for my hubs!

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