Home should be a safe haven – your sleeping area, especially. My office is in my bedroom as well as my alter, my piano, tons of books and, of course, the bed. I spend a lot of time in this room and I really like to keep it comfortable and inviting. If I’m going to spend so much time in a place, I want to enjoy it. One of the things I enjoy most is a bed dressed with clean, warm sheets, just out of the dryer. I have a bit of a ritual (I like rituals) for sheet day and I thought I’d share it with you.
I strip the sheets and pillow cases off the bed and start them in the wash. I then throw all the pillows in the dryer – since they can’t be washed, but still get dust and animal hair and human stuffs on them – I put them in a hot dryer for 20 minutes. When I pull them out, I spray lavender linen spray on them, as well as the mattress and mattress pad. When the sheets come out of the dryer, I do the same with them after putting them on the bed. Usually, I then slide into bed, even if it’s not bedtime for a few minutes just to enjoy the warm sheets and smell of lavender. It’s a very comforting, self nurturing thing to do and I recommend it, highly!
Linen sprays can be quite expensive, but not if you make them yourself! Here’s my recipe -
- 8-10 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 tsp. witch hazel
- 1 cup distilled water
Mix the ingredients together and pour into a spray bottle (available at craft stores, even some markets)
You could do this with any essential oil that you enjoy the scent of. Makes a great gift, too!