Let this handy lavender pillow spray hack lull you into a deep sleep.

It's one of life's biggest necessities but sleep can often seem like an alien concept in the world of a parent. However, help is at hand with this lovely lavender pillow spray.

Have you ever tried lavender on your pillow? It has been connected to deeper levels of relaxation and could improve family sleep.

Here's everything you need to know to make this great little hack to help you sleep.

What you will need:

  • Empty spray bottle
  • 1 cup/250ml water
  • 2 tablespoons of vodka
  • Lavender essential oil (10 drops)

  1. Get an empty spray bottle.

    One from those handy travel packs you get in the pharmacy would be perfect, but any empty spray bottle will do.

  2. Add water.

    Pour 1 cup/250ml of water into the bottle.

  3. Add two tablespoons of vodka.

    High-proof alcohol acts as a solvent to dissolve the essential oil.

  4. Add lavender oil.

    Add 10 drops of lavender oil to the mixture in the spray bottle.

  5. Give it a shake.

    Mix all the ingredients together by giving it a shake, and there you have it! Simply give your pillow a couple of sprays a night just before bedtime.

We hope this lavender spray gives you a good night's sleep, no doubt it is well-needed. Make sure not to spray too much of it though as you will definitely not get a good night's sleep on a wet pillow!

Check out another of our handy life hacks here, where we show you how to make your own child-friendly ice pack, while you can see how to make your own homemade heat pad here.

If you give this hack a go, let us know! Tag us in your creations on Instagram - find us @familyfriendlyhq.