Pillow Spray Recipe with Essential Oils

Pillow sprays make great gifts and are so easy to make and use! They can help you to fall asleep faster and keep those dreams sweeter.

Pillow Spray Recipe with Essential Oils DIY

I love keeping this sweet smelling pillow spray on my bedside table to use before I crawl into my cozy bed at night. It makes falling asleep that much easier and so pleasant!

This is so easy to make and use, and is actually effective when you use high quality essential oils like the ones I use from Young Living!

How Does it Work?

The aroma of essential oils affects the limbic system of the brain, which is the part that controls memories and emotions. We can literally calm anxious, worrying thoughts, and help to change negative thoughts into positive ones.

Northern Lights Black Spruce is one of my favorite essential oils! I like to say that it smells like a magical fairy forest (LOL). But for real – it really does! I feel like deep in the woods. It comes from Young Living’s farm in British Columbia, Canada where the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis, literally dance over the spruce trees…wow!

Lavender is good for everything! Young Living has lavender farms in Mona, Utah; St. Marie’s, Idaho, and in France! You can really tell the difference between a Young Living lavender and a cheap one – as it’s one of the most adulterated essential oils on the market. I digress.. lavender is very calming, relaxing and soothing and makes for a great linen spray.

How to Make It

Supplies needed:


  • Put the pinch of salt in the bottom of the spray bottle
  • Add the essential oils
  • Add the water
  • So easy a baby can do it!

Other Calming Essential Oils to Try

  • Lavender
  • Cedarwood
  • Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • Sandalwood
  • Myrrh
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Vetiver (does have some color to it, use with darker fabrics)
  • Dream Catcher (blend of Royal Hawaiian sandalwood, tangerine, yang slang, pepper, bergamot, anise, juniper, geranium, Blue cypress, Davana, Jasmine, Matricaria, blue tansy, rose, grapefruit, spearmint, lemon, and ocotea)
  • Gathering (blend of lavender, Northern Lights Black spruce, geranium, frankincense, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Ylang yang, vetiver, cinnamon, and rose.)
  • Grounding (blend of White fir, Black spruce, Ylang yang, Pine, Cedarwood, Angelica, and Juniper)
  • Stress Away (blend of Copaiba, lime, cedar wood, vanilla, ocotea, and lavender)

How to Use It

Just spray right onto your pillow! I like to also spray my pajamas and the sheets as I just loooove the aroma and it really relaxes me. You can also make a few sprays for your kids and have them spray their own pillows before bedtime.

Another idea would be to just diffuse these oils, which is super dee duper easy!

See also my post on 5 Simple and Natural Ways to Get Amazing Sleep


About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.