December 06, 2015


I mean, honestly...Aren't you more tired during this time of year?

Don't get me wrong.

I am absolutely, positively in the proverbial holiday spirit, and I'm Fa la la la la, la la la la-ing all over town.

But after the school drop-offs and pick-ups, running my garden variety errands, and doing, you know, all the extra stuff that is part and parcel of this time of year, I find myself eyeballs-burning, I-could-fall-asleep-on-a-bed-of-hot-coals tired by day's end.

That said, the idea of pampering myself prior to my sleep-induced coma still sounds more than mildly enticing.

I've been whipping up this lavender pillow mist recipe from for a while now, and I just made a new batch a few nights ago.

It's easy, quick (No lie, I did it while the kids brushed their teeth before bed!), and best of all, it's cheap: You can find everything you need for under five bucks.

This recipe makes for the perfect stocking stuffer -- and a wonderful gift to yourself.

Here's what you do:

*Grab one of those small, travel-sized spray bottles, which is perfect for leaving on your nightstand, and small enough to carry in your diaper bag or purse, too):

*Add 1/2 cup of water

*Add 1/2 teaspoon of witch hazel:

*Then add 4 to 5 drops of lavender oil. Here's where I modify. I use an essential oil from Fabulous Frannie called Sleep that is equal parts pure chamomile, marjoram, lavender, and vetiver...and I like a heavy scent, so I use -- gasp! -- about 20 drops:

*Then close the bottle tightly, shake well, and spray onto your pillow sheets.

That's it.





I lied.

Here are three more things:

*Crawl into bed.

*Inhale the rich, soothing scent.

*And pretend you're spending the night in an upscale hotel, because that's the kind of feeling this spray evokes.


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  1. Thanks for the tip! I have been using "breathe" in the diffuser to help with my hubby's snoring, but have wanted lavender for myself. He thinks the lavender scent it too strong (he is very sensitive to scents) so I would love to spray this on just my pillow.

    1. Hi! And thanks for posting your comment! This would be the perfect remedy -- and you have the option of making your spray as fragrant (or mild) as you'd like. Try it.

      And let me know how it goes!

      Happy Holidays!