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airo222's picture Amy Rodquist-Kodet, MA, CHWC
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Sleep is a vital part of our well-being and can help to prevent and reverse the effects of burnout. But, we know that counting sheep doesn't always cut it when our minds are racing after a stressful day. A sleep study from the University of Minnesota suggests that using lavender essential oils, combined with good sleep hygiene, can increase overall sleep quality. A lavender sleep spray is an inviting way to help your mind and body prepare for sleep.

Here's a simple DIY recipe you can create at home:

Lavender Sleep Spray
In a 2 oz spray bottle (preferably in a dark blue or amber glass bottle) add:

  • 1.5 oz distilled water 
  • ½ tsp witch hazel
  • 18 drops lavender essential oil (there are a lot of great oils available online, some of my favorites are here, here & here)

If you're wanting a deeper dive into getting more sleep using your environment, sleep science and the body’s circadian rhythm to create sleep habits, you can watch this 44-minute interactive sleep video to support you getting better ZZZZZZZZZs. 

Looking for an energizing holiday-inspired recipe for the daytime? Try the following:

Morning Boost

  • 1.5 oz distilled water 
  • ½ tsp witch hazel
  • 6 drops Peppermint
  • 6 drops Orange
  • 6 drops Rosemary 

Holiday Refreshing Mint

  • 1.5 oz distilled water 
  • ½ tsp witch hazel
  • 8 drops Peppermint
  • 6 drops Spearmint
  • 4 drops Lemon