Do you have bedtime battles with your child? Many children put up a fight when it comes to laying their little heads down to rest for the night. They resist sleep with everything they have; excuses are fired from all cylinders; I need a drink, my tummy hurts, I think there’s a monster under my bed. Trust me; I’ve heard them all! Kids come up with countless reasons to keep their eyes open for just that little while longer.
However, parents need bedtime to go as smoothly and peacefully as possible; they need time to relax and unwind after a long day; especially if you’ve had one of ‘them,’ days and bedtime can’t come around quick enough.
As you are probably aware by now, we are huge advocates of soothing bedtime routines, as following a predictable pattern every night will work wonders in helping any parent establish a stable sleep regime. Nonetheless, we, as parents, all have them nights that don’t go according to plan, and this is where our magic bedtime sleep spray can help.
This wonder spray has a combination of soothing aromatherapy oils that are proven to have a safe, sedative effect on children. The aromatherapy works wonders as it reduces levels of cortisol (the stress hormone), often found in children when they become restless or anxious at bedtime. The essential oils used in this spray stimulate the olfactory senses that dictate your child’s sense of smell. The signals produced trigger your child’s brain’s emotional response, resulting in the creation of mood-changing hormones. Not only does this help relax your child, it eases their fears and comforts them. Which, in turn, makes it easier for them to settle at bedtime.
You can use your imagination with this spray to make bedtime blissful. I use this magic spray with my toddler at night – he’s scared of the dark. I often spray this spray before bedtime time and pretend it’s magic – telling my son it banishes monsters (he has a fear of monsters under the bed). I also reveal to my girls its fairy dust that brings happiness into their room. All in all, it’s a wonder spray that creates sleepy hormones in the body and promotes a good night sleep in little people.
It’s easy and simple to make all you need is:
A small spray bottle
240ml/1 Cup Distilled Water
1 tbsp Vodka
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Ylang Ylang
Method: Combine the vodka and water in the spray bottle and shake well. The vodka helps the essential oils to disperse evenly, it has no scent and evaporates quickly, making it an ideal fast drying ingredient, perfect for pillow spray. Next, add the aromatherapy oils and shake gently. Screw on the lid and keep it stored in the refrigerator.
Directions: Shake thoroughly before use. Spray 1-2 on a child’s pillow, blanket or comforter before sleep.