Lavender essential oil can be used for a host of things! I would say, one of it’s most common usages is to spray on your pillow or bed in an effort to relieve stress and allow you to sleep more soundly. I think it’s important to note that before messing around with essential oils, you should do some research. I’m no essential oil guru by any means. I actually tend to be a little frightened by them. But, in an effort to live a more “crunchy” lifestyle, I have started to experiment with them. So far, the results have been great and I would honestly recommend them. This is not to say that I would foregoe western medicine. However, non-life threatening illnesses and issues will first be treated with oils in my household.
Anyway, back to lavender. It’s considered a “safe” oil and can be used in a diffuser, topically and ingested. Spraying lavender on your pillow is one way to breath the oil in while you sleep, and you can also absorb it while your head rests on your pillow.
Please note that I am using high grade, 100% essential oil. I am not using the oil that would be used for fragrances or for cooking. Please do some research to figure out which oil is right for you.
Essential oils should only be used in glass containers, as high grade oils will leech into plastic. So, in this recipe, you will need to use a glass spray bottle. You can find those online for pretty cheap.
Here is the recipe:
- One 2-4oz glass spray bottle
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- 1 Tablespoon of alcohol (either rubbing alcohol or unflavored vodka)
- Distilled water
Directions: Pour alcohol into your spray bottle. Drop 10 drops of Lavender essential oil into the spray bottle. Screw on top and shake to mix. The alcohol serves as the “carrier oil” in this case and will evaporate when you spray it onto the pillow. Then re-open the bottle and add the distilled water until the bottle is full.
That’s it! Now spray away for a better night’s sleep!