Why on earth would you want a ‘bedroom mist’?

ImageHad I not started a sleep blog I would have been blissfully unaware of the existence of “bedroom mists”, scented sprays that are supposed to lull you off to sleep. I’d have had little excuse. The latest, made by Procter & Gamble’s Febreze, was splashed all over the women’s mags I was reading in the hairdresser yesterday.

I poured over them in my local branch of Sainsbury’s and decided to give the “Wam milk and honey’ aroma a whirl. “You won’t spray that on my side of the bed?” said my husband suspiciously. I gave it a nervous puff and a sickly scent of cupcakes and banana milk shake pervaded the room. Clearly not one for me then.

I’m still slightly baffled as to why you would want to spray your bedroom with chemicals unless you had a bedroom so dank and mouldy it needed drastic action and even then surely a conventional air freshener would do?

Even then ‘milk and honey’ seems an odd choice, better taken internaally as the old wives’ tale suggests than sprayed round the room. I could, of course, have picked a lavender spray from the range but I think I’ll stick to a few drops of my essential lavender oil if I feel the need to inhale something soothing. According to this article in the Wall Street Journal you can even buy lavendar-aromatised mattresses. Who knew?

Have you tried any of the new bedroom mists and if so what do you think of them?

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