Before You Go to Sleep Tonight, Try This Calming Pillow Mist Tutorial

DIY pillow mist in glass bottle with gold top and sprig of lavender inside
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Freshen up your linens before bedtime with a calming pillow mist that's easy to make for yourself, and also makes a great takeaway gift for out-of-town guests. The botanical scents of lavender and chamomile are known for their relaxing properties, which soothe the mind and help ease the stressors of the day. Not only will this aromatherapeutic elixir help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, you'll wake up feeling more refreshed and ready to take on the day. Just a few spritzes on your pillow before sleep, and a good night's rest is guaranteed.

DIY pillow mist in glass bottle on top of pillow with three sprigs of lavender
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 1

Gently place one to two sprigs of dried lavender into the bottle. This is optional, but makes for a prettier presentation, if you ask us.

Two sprigs of lavender inside a small glass bottle with gold top on the side
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Step 2

Add 2 tablespoons of vodka or witch hazel to the bottle. This helps the essential oils mix with the water and also preserves the solution.

Pouring a tablespoon of vodka into glass bottle with lavender inside
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Step 3

Add 10 drops of Roman chamomile essential oil and 25 to 30 drops of lavender essential oil to the bottle.

Adding essential oil drops to glass bottle with lavender inside
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Step 4

Fill the rest of the bottle up with distilled water (tap water is more prone to mold and bacteria growth). And you're done — so easy, right?

Pouring distilled water into glass bottle with lavender inside
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Simply spray some of the mist onto your pillows and linens before bedtime, and enjoy the soothing scent as you drift off to sleep.

DIY pillow mist in glass bottle on top of pillow with three sprigs of lavender
credit: Trisha Sprouse
DIY pillow mist in glass bottle with gold top and sprig of lavender inside
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

Trisha is a writer, video producer + maker with a knack for creating modern DIY content. When her hands aren't covered in paint, she's most likely holding a camera or power drill or both.