Friday, November 29, 2013

Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla Pillow Mist - Review

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Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla Pillow Mist, $10.00
Lately I've found myself not getting very much proper sleep. I'm up for hours every night, and then during the day I'm dragging all over the place. While I've got a few sleeping aids from my doctor, I find that they are almost too strong and leave me feeling like I've got a sleep hangover, so I try to keep them for emergencies only. Instead, I've been trying to turn to alternatives to get to sleep. Today's post is all about one such delectable smelling alternative!

Aromatherapy pillow sprays are nothing new in the world of insomnia solutions. From high end to high street, many brands claim to have the ultimate scented sleep solution. Bath and Body Works is known for their fabulous body sprays, shower gels, lotions and candles, but did you know they also have an aromatherapy line?

The Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla Pillow Spray is a soothing essential oil experience that claims to help relax you to sleep. Just a couple of spritzes on your pillow before you head to bed, and the lavender and chamomile is meant to work its sleepytime magic.

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In my experience with this particular pillow mist, while it does smell divine, it doesn't actually do too awfully much to help relax me enough to get to sleep any quicker. The scent of lavender is extremely strong, which as a lover of lavender is fine by me. I honestly can't smell the vanilla much at all. However, once applied to the pillow, the scent only lasts for a good ten to fifteen minutes tops. I don't know about other people, but I can't fall asleep that fast, especially if I'm wound up a bit.

An alternative use for the pillow mist is to use it as a room spray. This isn't a bad idea, but you'd need many spritzes just to properly scent the room as you'd want. Again, the scent doesn't linger, but it is really lush if you don't mind the short scent longevity. Personally, I think the best use for it would be for a lovely linen refresher right before bed, or on the linens of a guest who is staying over. It's more for a touch of ambiance than any real sleep aid.

In the end, if you're in need of a natural sleep helper, the Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla Pillow Mist is probably not the product you need. If you are just looking for a deliciously lavender scented product to freshen your rooms or linens, this isn't a bad option, but be aware of the short scent longevity. For the price, you might be able to find something better elsewhere.

Have you tried any of Bath and Body Works' pillow mists? Do you have a favorite go-to aromatherapy product to help you sleep?

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4 comments

  1. Ooh I love products like this they smell so lovely and have worked for me in the past x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  3. I really like this post. I've been curious about these pillow sprays and I wasn't sure if they'd work for me. After reading this I don't think this one will help me out, so thank you for your honest opinion about this product! I love reading your posts, keep it going!

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  4. I use the Avon one - it helps me get to sleep so much faster than without it!

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