On nights where I’m stressed and/or having pain flares, my mind revolves like a merry-go-round at the fair, and I’m not so merry when I just can’t sleep. I’ve been finding the blend of Tisserand pillow mist calming, relaxing, and another of what I call ‘a hug in a bottle’ product.
Tiserand Sweet Dreams Pillow Mist ~ £12-95 for 1ooml
Sleep is so important for general health, cellular repair and mental capability. We all know what it’s like when we are sleep deprived, it has an effect on mood, how we look, ability to perform, and in turn, our whole day. When I first looked at this product, I imagined it similar to the body lotion and roll-on I have used from the brand in the past, which had quite strong lavender scents. Although, once I misted this over my pillow, I found its fragrance blissful..and so the love affair started.
One of the reasons I might just be in love with this pillow mist, is because its blend includes Jasmine, which I am obsessed with! Along with oils of true Lavender, Cypress, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, and Copaiba Balsam, the blend is beautiful.
Ingredients : Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, LavandulaAngustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Copaifera Officinalis (Copaiba Balsam) Oil, SodiumCocoyl Glutamate, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Cedrus Deodara (Cedar) Wood Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Leaf Oil, Fusanus Spicatus (Sandal)Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata (YlangYlang) Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Oil, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate. Limonene*, Linalool*
*naturally occurring in essential oils
Tisserand are a natural brand, using no nasty chemicals or additives, there is no animal testing, plus they use organic ingredients wherever possible.
I find pillow sprays are one of my must-have products, not only as I have chronic pain but the fact that I’m a bit of ‘stress head’. I worry about things, and if I’m worrying, everything goes round in my head, so I often wish I had an on/off switch. That, in combination with a painful body, feeds insomnia, and continues a vicious circle of stress, pain and lack of sleep. I have a couple of pillow sprays, and one designed for hair to enable more prolonged sleep (to stop waking up so much). However using this, I only tend to wake once (for a toilet break), as the scent is totally calming and comforting.
The Tisserand Sweet Dreams mist has a different scent blend to other products I own, and I find I’m using this mist more lately. Sometimes, a change is as good as a rest, and this seems to be more enjoyable for me at the moment. I mist across my pillow and a little over the top of my duvet and slip into bed. Inhaling pillow sprays if they are pleasant to you, will encourage deep breathing that, in turn will enable relaxation. Once relaxed and calm, sleep will come easier, and usually faster.
Some people don’t like damp pillows, so misting over the top of the duvet will prevent it being directly against your face. Another way, is spraying the product around the room before getting into bed, as the droplets will diffuse through the air and leave a calm environment to sleep in. I sometimes spray it on the sleeves of my nightie, so if my arms are near my face by my pillow, I can inhale it that way too. It definately works to calm my mind and I find the scent journey really comforting .
If you have trouble sleeping and need a little help, I recommend trying Tisserand Sweet Dreams Pillow Mist, especially as it is reasonably priced so won’t break the bank. It is not a heavy Lavender fragrance, cleverly blended with other beautiful oils, it’s really pleasant. I’m just glad I tried this, I love it and know it will be repeat product for me in the future.
Do you have issues getting to sleep and have you tried using a pillow mist to induce calm?