By now you guys know I am a bit of a fan of aromatherapy. I’ve talked you through some essential oils and how they can benefit your health and your mind. I know I mentioned that I like to diffuse my essential oils to reap the benefits, but there is also a really simple way to make mists! I tend to use my spray about an hour before bed time, so I try to use calming oils. Just be careful not to use any oils that will cause skin irritation, if you plan on spraying the mist on any furniture or bedding.
What You Need
- Purified water
- Essential oils
- Rubbing alcohol/vodka (optional)
- Spray bottle
How To Make It
Of course, you’ll want to thoroughly clean your spray bottle with some sort of soap and water. Then, just fill the bottle almost to the top with water and be sure to leave enough room for mixing! Once you get whatever essential oils added, just top off the bottle with rubbing alcohol. I don’t use very much at all—less than an ounce—but it helps the smell of the essential oils linger a little bit longer.
My personal calming mix is about 7 oz of water, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 drops of chamomile essential oil, and 5 drops of either sage or jasmine essential oil. I max out at about 20 drops of essential oils, to keep it all well diluted.
What To Do
I spray my bedding pretty well, and I give each room a couple sprays too. It really smells great and helps me not only to fall asleep but stay asleep. Also, at the risk of sounding like a crazy cat lady, this mist even helps my cat calm down when he goes full-on wild, and I know lots of people who use essential oils to calm animals down when they take trips to the vet.
While I usually use this mist recipe to create a calming spray, there is a lot of freedom with it since you can pretty much blend any essential oils. Just make sure you don’t mix and match too much—you wouldn’t want peppermint in a mist you were wanting to calm you down, since that is going to boost your mood! If you do your research, though, there are endless possibilities for mists and their uses.
Do you have any special blends already? Share with me in the comments below!