Sometimes I have a hard time shutting off my brain when it’s time for bed. I know I am not the only one! My kids can use a little help to relax at bedtime and drift off to dreamland too. Lavender is known for it’s calming properties which is why it’s often used in bedtime bath products for kids. Cedarwood is a lesser known oil that also has a calming effect.
Cedarwood was used traditionally by North American Indians to enhance their spiritual communication. They took their cue form the wild animals that would lie down under cedarwood trees at night for the protection, recharging, and rejuvenation the trees brought them. Lavender and Cedarwood smell amazing together so I combined them to make a relaxing Dream Mist.
I received some really nice glass bottles from Firefly Craft on Amazon that worked great for this recipe. They come with a really cute chalkboard label and the spray has three settings: Off, Steam, & Mist. The mist is pretty fine so it’s great for misting your room and bedding prior to bedtime. Pump nozzle reaches all the way to the bottom and sort of coils around so you can get out the last drops.
Glass is best for using with essential oils since some oils can leach chemicals out of plastic. If you don’t have glass, this recipe should be fine with plastic because it doesn’t contain those types of oils. To make your own Dream Mist:
1 1/4 Cup Water
6 tsp Witch Hazel
5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
5 Drops Cedarwood Oil
Mix the ingredients in the bottle. Shake to combine before misting. The witch hazel helps disperse the oil in the water since oil and water themselves don’t easily combine.
Essential oils have a lot of health benefits! You can learn more over on my other website, Live Essentially. Lavender and Cedarwood are both reasonably priced and a little goes a LONG way. Lavender has so many uses it’s often called the Swiss Army Knife of oils! I’m always happy to chat an answer any questions you might have about essential oils and their many uses. You can find me on Facebook or email me at mommieswithcents at gmail.com.