Lavender Linen Spray
I know I'm wayyy late to the game, but I finally tried out essential oils after lots of skepticism and doubt. I'm not one to jump on the bandwagon (I'm a stubborn one!) and I don't like following "trends" that will just go out of style in a few months. I held off for so long because I figured they were some hip, trendy thing that didn't actually work and all the hype would eventually taper off... However, it turns out that using fragrance as a healing agent has been around for thousands of years. Who am I to argue with that??
I had been fighting off an awful, ever-changing virus for 7+ weeks (what in the world??) and the final stretch of it brought on terrible headaches for weeks on end. I was desperate and needed relief, especially when the pain wouldn't even respond to over the counter medicine. I finally gave in and ordered a diffuser and essential oils (I'll have to post more about this later!) and truth be told, I'm hooked!
In the mean time, I wanted to share a super simple DIY with you all. Most everyone knows that lavender is one of those go-to scents when you're in need of some rest and relaxation. After all, it helps reduce anxiety, stress, and even improves sleep. I'm such a light sleeper that I'll take alllll the help I can get! Taking advantage of lavender's soothing qualities, you can make a quick linen spray to help yourself drift off to sleep at night. Spritz your pillow (or bedroom!) right before bedtime or spray your towel before a relaxing shower or bath. It wouldn't hurt to feel like you're having a little spa day right at home :) This would also be a cute little gift for someone under the weather or in need of some R&R. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
mason jar with lid
glass spray bottle (the amber color protects the oils from being damaged by the sun)
2 tablespoons witch hazel (or vodka so the oil doesn't separate from the water)
20 drops lavender essential oil
6 tablespoons water
Pour the witch hazel and essential oil in the jar and tighten the lid. Shake well for 15-20 seconds. Add the water to the mixture, tighten lid and shake well. Using a small funnel, pour this mixture in the glass spray bottle. Now go get some zzz's!