Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sweet Dreams Spray

Ever had a child who just couldn't go to sleep?  I've had lots of experience with this.  I used to be a preschool teacher, and my own 4 kiddos could spot a monster a mile away.  Here's a little trick I figured out:  Sweet Dreams Spray and Monster-Away Spray!  It's cheap to make, and the kids love it!  (Sweet smelling house is a bonus!)

All you do is find a small spray bottle - the cuter, the better!  The travel size bottles work great because a little goes a long way!  I also love the old-fashioned atomizers.  Just make sure it's never had perfume in don't want your Sweet Dream Spray to turn into a nightmare...bad pun, but I couldn't help it.  Moving on....

Get the spray bottle of your choice, and fill it with water.  Then add a few drops of vanilla, lavender, camomille, or another snooze-inducing scent.  I went to Hobby Lobby and purused through the essential oils section.  We now have Sweet Dreams Spray in vanilla and lavender, and we also have a Monster-Away Spray that has a more woodsy scent. 

Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a label of course I like to doll mine up with cute oval labels with pretty script lettering.  But that's just

Lindsay's beyond daytime naps now, but when she was smaller, I would make a pallet for her in the floor of her room (not the bed...she would sleep all day if I let her in the bed), put a quiet box fan nearby, and spray a few times around the room, and then one in the air (about 5 feet) above her head....just enough so that she could feel it "kiss" her forehead.  She slept like a baby, and I never heard her complain of nightmares.  It helps a lot with the transition between playtime and naptime, and the subtle scents make falling asleep much easier. 


  1. Love this idea, one I used for many years. We started with a commercial brand of "monster spray" and moved on to a lavendar room spray with a cute label. Worked everytime. lol

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  2. Very cute idea!! Thanks for stopping by my blog for Friday follower! I'm so glad you did- LOVE your blog name- we are in Texas too- DFW area! :)
    Can't wait to see your upcoming blogs-- take care!

  3. Ha! Had no idea there was a commercial brand of Monster-Away! I taught preschool about 15 years ago - I think they sniped my idea! LOL...j/k! :) It never ceases to amaze me the level of creativity that people can summon when trying to get a sleepy child to rest! :)

  4. Love this idea! My husband is always joking when he looks under the bed saying..."there's monsters under there." It makes me crazy...
    Thanks for following my preschool blog!

  5. What a great idea! I'll have to remember it if my grandson ever needs help. I'm following from Friday follow. I couldn't help but follow a fellow Razorback fan. I live in Fayetteville.

  6. Great idea! I love EO's and my son has recently been afraid of the monsters under the FLAT bed! Silly boy!


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