The Scent of Lavender (Neal’s Yard Remedies Pillow Mist)

The scent of lavender has long been associated with promoting a great night’s sleep. My fondest memory of the scent of lavender is on the warm, cuddly fur of our family cat Pusula. My father had a large lavender bush in our garden, and Pusula would plant himself in the scented bushes for long, lazy summer siestas. Then somewhere through my night slumber, I’d feel his grubby paws climbing over my sheets and he wold curl up into a ball of fluff, heavily intoxicated with the calming scent of lavender.

I miss Pusula, I miss having access to my parent’s garden back home in New Zealand. And then I got sent this wee bottle from Neal’s Yard Remedies that unfurled satiated memories of blissful sleep.

No, the Neal’s Yard Remedies Pillow Mist does not smell like a cat in a lavender bush. The key note in this spritz is lavender, yet the overall scent is mildly sweeter with the addition of citric and other floral oils. All the ingredients used to make this mist are organic certified, which gives me the peace of mind to use it around my daughter’s bed as well.

Key Ingredients:

  • French Lavender
  • Vetiver
  • Geranium Chamomile
  • Mandarin essential oils


Does it promote sleep? If you are suffering from major spasms of insomnia, don’t expect miracles. However, the mist definitely promotes a sense of zen. Post a long, tiring day, the sweetened scent of lavender in the Neal’s Yard Remedies Goodnight Mist puts the mind at ease. It’s like walking into a spa where the whiff of aromatherapy makes you forget your woes and your aching muscles relax even before your treatment.

I like to add to the drama of spritzing my bed by putting on soothing music and lighting a scented candle. It’s a mini ritual I’ve been indulging in for the past month, and my FitBit has confirmed my snooze time charts are looking far more calmer for it.

The Neal’s Yard Remedies Goodnight Mist is not a drug. It is all natural, and smells ethereal. It is an indulgence busy people deserve.