I Found The Most Boujee Sleep Spray…& Here’s What Happened When I Tried It
Struggling to sleep at night? Same friend, same. Here’s one product that’s been helping me…
I love a good sleep spray. Or pillow spray – whichever you prefer to affectionately call them. I’m someone who’s always been a light sleeper, I wake up frequently and throw in two kids who sometimes get me up through the night and I can wake up more exhausted than I went to bed. I also notice when I’m stressed/anxious or depressed that my sleep is one of the first things to be affected. And while I don’t find my struggle starts with getting to sleep (that’s always fine) it’s staying asleep that’s the problem for me. Whether that’s waking up at 4am for the day (thanks body clock) or waking up hourly just because my mind is overactive – it’s tough to manage and feels totally out of my control.
Over the years I’ve tried a lot of sleep sprays, methods and tactics to try and help. I find a relaxing bedtime regime is the most helpful but I don’t have time for a hot bath before bed every night and a digital detox doesn’t work for me as watching Netflix is how I unwind after a long day working. So I’ve had to adapt the things that do work and that’s soothing scents during the evening – meaning pillow sprays and room sprays are a big hit with me when I find the right one.
I picked up the Jo Malone Lavender & Musk Pillow Mist on a whim recently. Our local John Lewis had a revamp and opened with a brand new Jo Malone counter (take my money) and on inspection I found the new Lavender collection. I’m not one for lavender as a scent in anything other than sleepy/candle type scents, and certainly not in perfumes but this range was lovely. I’ve still got my eye on the Silver Birch & Lavender Cologne actually, it was lovely and next time I want to treat myself, I’ll be picking it up.
Anyway, back to the Pillow Mist…I tried it in store, loved it and snapped it up. For starters, it’s only £25 (45ml) so it’s not too much more than I pay for the This Work Pillow Spray (£19.50, 75ml) even though the bottle is smaller. And hey, guys, it’s Jo Malone. And it’s absolutely more of a boujee scent, it feels more exquisite and expensive. It’s a little bit of luxury before bedtime and there’s no price I’d put on that as someone who’d do anything for a good night’s sleep.
You can use the Pillow Mist any way you want, but don’t wear it on the skin. It’s not designed to be a perfume so don’t use it as one. I find it works best when I spritz over my curtains leaving the window open lightly to allow the air flow that carries the scent around, and all over my pillow 5-10 minutes before I go to bed. The scent then settles and becomes subtle but relaxing – it’s not heavy, strong or overwhelming, it’s gentle and everything you’d want if you’re putting your head on your pillow right after. The musk in the scent gives it a lingering note that’s so relaxing and calming. I find I’ve been drifting off to sleep even quicker than normal with this. And I must say for the first few weeks I noticed a huge improvement in my sleep – the first 3 nights in a row were the best night’s sleep I’d had in ages. The first night I was still remaining cynical, but by the second and third nights I was fully convinced at how well it worked. I’ve now been using it for about 7/8 weeks. Not every night admittedly, as some nights I forget and some nights I just…don’t. But when I’m invested in creating a calming environment before bed, I notice the difference between when I’m using this and when I’m not. I can sleep deeper, for longer without a doubt. And while I’m never going to say I suddenly sleep 10pm – 7am thanks to this, it’s made enough of a difference that I feel the need to desperately stock up. Seeing as it’s limited edition, I’ll need to before it’s gone.
So it’s without a doubt the most boujee sleep spray I’ve ever owned, it’s also the one that’s worked the best for me, so it’s worth every penny in my book. And plus, it’s Jo Malone. You know I love everything they make.