Holistic London’s Lavender Relax and Sleep Linen Pillow Mist Review
For many people, getting to sleep in the first place is the difficult part. When your head is swimming with thoughts, ideas, stresses and mental to-do lists, it can be tricky to switch off and relax – and worrying about not getting enough sleep only adds to the problem. To help your body and mind to relax, I can highly recommend an all-natural remedy, the sleep-enhancing range of mists from a great new brand, Holistic London. A spritz of its Lavender + Neroli + Chamomile Relax & Sleep Room Spray will ready you for some serious REM. With its hand-blended mix of essential oils, it promises to induce a state of relaxation that will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
The use of natural essential oils for aromatherapy is an ancient tradition that has been enhancing moods and lifting spirits for centuries. Research has shown that aromas can create a physiological response that causes our body to produce hormones — including melatonin, the hormone that promotes restful sleep. Associating a soothing scent with the act of slumber can therefore result in better sleep. I personally love essential oils to aid in relaxation before dozing off.
This room spray doesn’t just smell gorgeous, it combines three of the most powerful natural essential oils to promote a soothing and calming experience, helping you to relax and sleep; Lavender + Neroli + Chamomile. Various scientific trials have confirmed Lavender essential oil’s use as an all-natural sedative, calming nerve cells and neurotransmitter activity in the brain as well helping the muscles in the body to relax. It is a flower, which unites most sleep-enhancers on the market. Chamomile has been shown to curb anxiety and depression whilst the lesser known Neroli is said to reduce stress, enhance mood and importantly, alleviate insomnia. One spray and you’ll be on course for a quieter mind and a more relaxed body.
The fact that it takes no effort to use the spray before bedtime is a big plus for me. Simply mist throughout the air and over bed linen 10 to 15 minutes before going to bed. The minimalist packaging of the glass bottle is instantly calming on its own, but the fragrance inside is equally soothing and the bed linen smelt gorgeous. As soon as I spritzed a little on my pillow, I could feel my mind and muscles starting to relax. I have tried several other pillow sprays and, although they smelt lovely, with a few exceptions, they failed to do much in terms of improving my sleep; this was definitely not the case with this spray. I found myself falling asleep faster, staying asleep longer and my sleep quality was noticeably better. A little misting can go a long way and Lavender + Neroli + Chamomile has now become one of my favourite melatonin-promoting scents.
Holistic London also produces a complimentary range of hand poured, naturally healthy candles. Created in small batches they are hand-crafted entirely in its studio in London. They are made with only two ingredients, both completely natural: organic essential oils and renewable, eco-friendly soy wax. As a result, they are plant-based, vegan, and cruelty-free. Or in Holistic London’s own words “completely clean”. All of the brand’s packaging is recyclable, and any secondary packaging is avoided to minimise waste – music to my ears. It’s Neroli & Chamomile candle is designed to promote the best possible environment before bedtime, and as with the room spray, will help with relaxing and de-stressing.
So, take it from one unsound sleeper, this stress-relieving, sleep-enhancing spray could be the secret to you getting the best night’s sleep. And for those of you who already spray sweet, calming mixtures onto your pillows and sheets, this fragrant blend infused with Lavender, Neroli and Camomile is one you must also try. It will ease your mind and help you fall asleep faster — just a few spritzes over your bed linen before bedtime is all it takes.