Make your own lavender pillow spray with just 4 ingredients! This pillow mist might help you get a better sleep and naturally scent your bedroom. Made with lavender and chamomile oil, water, and witch hazel, it's a great waste-free option that you can make yourself. It also costs pennies to make!

If you're having a hard time sleeping, you might also like this guide on how to get a better night's sleep. For more lavender-based crafting, try making your own lavender wand with fresh blooms or a DIY lavender sachet.

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Lavender pillow spray ingredients with labels.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Lavender oil: lavender can help with better sleep and calming before sleep, so you'll sleep more soundly. Make sure you're using pure essential oil and not a mix.
  • Chamomile oil: another scent that can help to calm and assist with sleep, but if you don't like it, you can leave it out.
  • Distilled water: tap water can cause your pillow spray to spoil more quickly (interacting with the oils) so distilled water is the best bet for longest-lasting spray.
  • Witch hazel: or vodka, whatever you have on hand. This acts as a preservative.

How to Make Lavender Spray

Lavender spray steps 1 and 2, mixed in a jar and in the spray bottle.

Step 1: mix all of the ingredients in a glass, bowl, or jar.

Step 2: transfer to a clean spray bottle and set it on your night table to use before bed.

How to Use Pillow Spray

Every night before bed, simply mist your pillow with a couple spritzes of the lavender spray. Don't soak it – the pillow shouldn't be damp – use just enough that the scent is present. If you tend to flip your pillow in the night, you can spray both sides before sleep.

Top Tips

  • Use the right water: tap water can be used, but it does contain additives that might result in early spoilage (which ruins the scent).
  • Choose the right lavender: you can usually get lavender essential oil and lavandin oil. The latter has a stronger, more pungent scent that some people find less appealing, but it comes down to personal preference.
  • Give it a shake: since this is essentially oil and water mixed, it's a good idea to give the spray bottle a quick shake each time before use.
A small brown glass spray bottle on a bedside table.

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Lavender Pillow Spray

Make your own lavender pillow spray with just 5 ingredients! This pillow mist might help you get a better sleep and naturally scent your bedroom.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 1 spray
Author: Sophie


  • 100 ml spray bottle


  • 3 tablespoons distilled water
  • 3 tablespoons vodka or witch hazel
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops chamomile essential oil


  • Add all of the ingredients to a jar or cup and mix until well combined. You can also mix directly in the spray bottle.
    3 tablespoons distilled water, 3 tablespoons vodka or witch hazel, 20 drops lavender essential oil, 20 drops chamomile essential oil
  • Transfer the mixture into a clean, dry spray bottle. To use, spritz your pillow a couple of times right before bed. It will keep for a long time at room temperature.

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