Lavender bed linen

Before it looks like I’m claiming full bragging rights for this idea, I have Kristen of the Hunted Interior to thank. I was catching up on her blog a couple of weeks ago when I read a particular post of hers about Bedding Basics – How to Build a Better Bed. In her blog post, Kristen wrote about misting her bed sheets after she makes the bed. Specifically, using lavender water on her daughter’s sheets as a kind of cheat to get her to sleep more easily. MIND = BLOWN.

We were in our local health food shop over the weekend when I saw a bottle of Atlantic Aromatics‘ lavender water and thought to try it out. I took the label off [sorry, Atlantic Aromatics] and added some old, faithful dymo label. As pretentious as it sounds, I spritzed our bed pillows and perhaps it’s a combination of having a busy weekend + lavender water gently snuffing me to sleep, but I slept like a baby. 

I will be the first to admit. Yes, misting your pillows with lavender water sounds a bit pretentious. We’re in the process of making our room a phone-free environment and more so somewhere to relax [duh], so I’m hoping this will instil my idea. It’s only been a few days so far, but I’ve loved being greeted by the smell of lavender in our bedroom. Lavender is one of my favourite smells [case in point – I have a jar of dried lavender that I occasionally open and place my face in. It’s soooooo good], and I feel so fancy and grown up adding it to our room in this way.  

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  1. August 31, 2015 / 19:46

    Oh I love this idea!! I'm obsessed with nicely smelling EVERYTHING (why we have 3 pets is beyond me although I do admit to sometimes sticking my face into the kitty's fur and smelling them because to me they smell like freshly turned soil – is that weird?! Also, I just got a new puppy shampoo that apparently makes your dog smell like talc – erm yes please). Gonna have to have a look out for lavender water now – SO FANCY. xxx

    • September 2, 2015 / 10:34

      OUR KITTIES ARE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SMELLS! Even if I get fur all up in my eyes and nose and am in distress for 10 minutes afterwards, it is well worth it. I love how my cats smell. No judgement here. And talc! Oh I so get that. Another reason for me to come over and talk like a grandmother to Quito 😉 xx

  2. September 1, 2015 / 20:47

    Oh, this does sound like a good idea!! I need to try this, as I struggle to sleep a lot – too many thoughts buzzing around in my head!
    And those deep berry flowers around the bottom of the black lampshade look amazing! How have I missed them?? Have they been blogged? Have I just forgotten??? Why do I not know every detail of your apartment?!

    • September 2, 2015 / 10:36

      It may just be a placebo effect, but I've found I've been sleeping so much deeper thanks to the lovely lavender smell! I've slept really well each night since I got it.

      And no, you didn't miss anything with the flowers on the lamp shade! Hahahaha, I actually knew that wouldn't escape you!!! It's just a floral headband of mine that I keep there as it's pretteh 😛 You so observant xx

  3. September 3, 2015 / 19:50

    You and my husband share the same aesthetic when it comes to the Dymo. Love it. Great idea; you are more likely to use it if it is somewhere handy!

  4. September 7, 2015 / 20:39

    Love this idea, I'm going to dose the kids beds in it, see if it gets me a few extra minutes of sleep! 😉