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The best pillow sprays for helping you drift off to sleep

October 27th 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru Google+ Ayesha Muttucumaru / 0 comment


Can a pillow mist really help boost your slumber? We were cynical to begin with, but there may be something to it...

A good night’s sleep is fast becoming more of a dream than a reality for most people and while the reasons behind this are complex and far-reaching, a few small tweaks to night time routines can cumulatively make a huge difference. One change to our regimes that’s proven to be a popular hit in the office is reaching for pillow mists rather than our phones before bed and, while they won’t perform miracles, they do to our surprise, perform thanks to carefully selected aromatherapy oils and soothing blends of calming ingredients.

There are loads on the market though and it can be hard to decide which ones are worth investing in. So we’ve done the hard work for you. Here’s our edit of the best pillow sprays around for helping you relax and unwind.

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, £18 for 75ml


A firm favourite in the office, we can always count on this bestseller to send us to Snoozeville. Containing a blend of lavender, vetivert and camomile, its enveloping scent instantly de-stresses and relaxes plus, it even comes in a handy portable pint-sized version for Christmas too, £10.

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REN & Now To Sleep Pillow Spray, £18 for 75ml


First of all, can we take a minute to appreciate how cute its packaging is? Just as lovely to use as it is to look at, this more subtly scented number from REN containing soothing frankincense, calming hops and anxiety-reducing lavender not only helps put you into a deeper slumber, but it doesn’t leave you feeling groggy the next morning. Combine with one of the brand’s bath oils for the ultimate in pre-bed bliss.

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Votary Rest Your Head Pillow Spray, £25 for 100ml


The most expensive in our edit, but also the largest, this pillow spritz from one of our favourite high end skincare brands captures founder Arabella Preston’s ultimate sleep-inducing combination: memories of French lavender fields, roses in her country garden and a cup of calming chamomile tea. Its mixture of aromatherapy oils and more spritely scent makes it one of the best-loved picks in this countdown.

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Bamford Botanic Pillow Mist, £20 for 50ml


With a scent that brings to mind spas, massages and other similarly wonderful experiences, we love spraying this pick on pillows, duvets and anything else that’ll have it. Containing lavender, frankincense and aromatic marjoram, it proves extremely useful for calming both body and mind after a frantic day.

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