Before it looks like I'm claiming full bragging rights for this idea, I have Kristen of the Hunted Interior to thank. I was catching up on her blog a couple of weeks ago when I read a particular post of hers about Bedding Basics - How to Build a Better Bed. In her blog post, Kristen wrote about misting her bed sheets after she makes the bed. Specifically, using lavender water on her daughter's sheets as a kind of cheat to get her to sleep more easily. MIND = BLOWN.
We were in our local health food shop over the weekend when I saw a bottle of Atlantic Aromatics' lavender water and thought to try it out. I took the label off [sorry, Atlantic Aromatics] and added some old, faithful dymo label. As pretentious as it sounds, I spritzed our bed pillows and perhaps it's a combination of having a busy weekend + lavender water gently snuffing me to sleep, but I slept like a baby.
I will be the first to admit. Yes, misting your pillows with lavender water sounds a bit pretentious. We're in the process of making our room a phone-free environment and more so somewhere to relax [duh], so I'm hoping this will instil my idea. It's only been a few days so far, but I've loved being greeted by the smell of lavender in our bedroom. Lavender is one of my favourite smells [case in point - I have a jar of dried lavender that I occasionally open and place my face in. It's soooooo good], and I feel so fancy and grown up adding it to our room in this way.
Also featured - thrifted gold lamp