Sleep mists have become incredibly popular in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. These delightful concoctions offer a soothing blend of essential oils and calming botanicals designed to create the perfect ambience for a restful night’s sleep. With just a few spritzes of these magic sprays, your bedroom is transformed into a serene sanctuary, allowing you to unwind and relax after a long day.

Welcome to the world of pillow mists, where aromatic wonders blend with the science of sleep to bring you an unparalleled sleep experience. But do they work? and what scents are most popular for sleep sprays and pillow mists?

In this blog, we delve into the best pillow mists available and uncover the intricate workings behind these sleep-enhancing elixirs.

Why are Sleep Sprays and Pillow Mists so popular?

As grown adults, we need around 7 or more hours of sleep a night but many of us are getting far less than we need/ would like.

Did you know: around 7.5 million Brits usually manage to get under five hours’ a night and nearly three quarters (71 per cent) of UK adults do not have the recommended seven to nine hours’ sleep a night

As a result, we are doing everything we can to further boost our REM sleep, using anything from specific pillows, sleep-inducing regimens and sleep apps. But there has been once again a big move towards methods of dropping off naturally such as the use of scent to gradually drift off.

sleep sprayThe carefully selected aromas gently fill the air, promoting a sense of tranquillity and helping to alleviate the stresses that often accompany bedtime routines. This blend of science and nature has captured the attention of sleep-deprived individuals who are eager to embrace a solution that not only enhances the quality of their sleep but also provides a much-needed moment of self-care in their daily lives. It’s no wonder why sleep mists have become such a sought-after item – they offer a simple and effective way to improve sleep, all while enveloping you in a warm and friendly embrace.

The Science Behind Pillow Mists

We all know that a good night’s sleep is essential for our overall well-being. It is during sleep that our bodies repair and restore. Aromatherapy is a practice that utilises the power of scents to improve various aspects of our lives and has been used for centuries to try and alleviate any number of ailments. Pillow mists take inspiration from the world of aromatherapy and using scent to promote relaxation and tranquillity.

Traditional Pillow Mist Fragrances

Pillow mists have long been associated with lavender as a core scent. And whilst lavender has a calming effect, it isn’t for everyone. We are seeing a wide variety of different scents now coming to the fore, many offering different benefits.

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Our Top Sleep Scents: Pillow Mist Fragrance Oils

Dreamy Lavender

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Lavender has long been renowned for its calming and relaxation properties. Research suggests that the scent of lavender can help reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality. We have created many Lavender scents for use as pillow mists but one of our favourites is called Dreamy Lavender which has a delicate floral aroma. It is the perfect companion for those who seek serenity and deep, uninterrupted sleep.

Fresh Citrus Burst

One of the most enduring issues is a lack of energy not necessarily brought on by lack of sleep.  This energy void can often be attributed to a deficiency of vitamin D (sunshine). We have started to see more fragrances purporting the benefit of vitamin-enhanced creams and lotions. and sprays bursting with energy are fast becoming the new must-have item. If you’re looking to start your day with a zing, a pillow mist infused with refreshing citrus notes can work wonders. The invigorating scent of citrus has been known to uplift mood and combat fatigue. Our Fresh Citrus Burst pillow mist on your pillows will infuse your mornings with a burst of energy and prepare you to tackle the day ahead. With a blend of mandarin, bergamot and lemongrass this scent will definitely put a spring in your step.

Soothing Chamomile & Bergamot

For those seeking ultimate relaxation and stress relief, a pillow mist that combines chamomile and bergamot is a fantastic option. Chamomile is well-known for its calming effects, while bergamot has been found to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. The Soothing Chamomile and Bergamot pillow mist will create a serene environment that helps you unwind from the stresses of the day.

sleep scentsCooling Eucalyptus

Getting warm and toasty in bed is lovely … until it’s not! Overheating in bed is a regular problem faced by some people. A cooling scent has been suggested to try and help you regulate body temperature better. We’re not so sure, but our Cooling Eucalyptus pillow mist is definitely a lighter and fresher option. Eucalyptus has a cooling effect on the body and can help alleviate restlessness caused by overheating. Drifting off into dreamland will be a breeze with the cooling sensation provided by this delightful pillow mist.

Sea Breeze

If you yearn for the calmness of the ocean, the Tranquil Sea Breeze pillow mist is your gateway to a peaceful sleep environment. With its subtle marine undertones, this mist creates a serene atmosphere that mimics the soothing whispers of ocean waves. Embrace the tranquillity and embark on a journey of deep, blissful rest. It is often a scent adopted by washing and cleaning product manufacturers. As a result, the scent of getting into fresh clean sheets sends the message to your brain that comfort awaits.

Do Pillow Mists work?

There aren’t any scientific studies proving pillow sprays work. However, there are studies focused on aromatherapy showing certain scents can help improve sleep—so it stands to reason that if you purchase a spray including one of these scents, it might help you get a better night’s rest.

It’s important to remember that pillow mists are not meant to substitute a healthy sleep routine. They work best when combined with other sleep-enhancing practices, such as creating a comfortable sleep environment, yoga, practising relaxation techniques and maintaining a consistent sleep schedule.

Our Favourite Sleep Sprays and Pillow Mists

Neom Pillow Mist

Neom has long created fragrances aligned with aromatherapy and scented wellness, so it is no surprise that their Pillow mist is a big hit with us.  Blending together fourteen pure essential oils including lavender, basil and jasmine, it has a dreamy scent that lingers for a while.

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

This is one of the bestselling Pillow sprays we know of and we absolutely adore this scent.  With a blend of lavender, vetiver and chamomile it should renamed as a sleep potion. It’s bedtime in a bottle.

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About Carvansons

Carvansons is a world-leading creator and compounder of bulk fragrance oil used globally in the cosmetic, personal care, household and industrial manufacturing sectors. As a global fragrance manufacturer, we create high-quality fragrance oil compounds, aromas and perfumes with a worldwide presence.

We work with many different companies throughout the world, which include both big brand names and smaller, niche industries. Whether your product is highly functional or beautifully indulgent, we can find a fragrance that suits. We create fragrances that benefit and complement your product, brand and target audience. Contact us now.

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