Hi there Posse! Bedtime. Who else spritzes themselves or their pillow before bedtime? Maybe you have an oil burner/vaporiser or light some incense, maybe you have a pre-bedtime routine that helps you drop off to the land of nod? Let’s find out what works for you today.
What’s my routine?
Well, Jin goes to be quite early because he works as an electrician but I’m a night owl and my brain really doesn’t start functioning properly till around 1pm. Once it switches on though it’s good to go till around 4am on full burners. So if I need to get some sleep I find routine helps it happen. Yet, also very like me the routine can’t always be the same. Confused? Read on….
I have a cuppa while finish up my blogging. It may be tea, coffee or Milo depending on my mood. Once it’s warmed me through, even in summer, which takes about 20 minutes I go clean my teeth and my face. Then I choose a fragrance that I’ve not smelled in a while and give me chest and one arm a spritz. On the back on my left hand I’ll put a completely different fragrance, a completely different genre. So if I have an oriental on my body it could be a green, oud, aldehyde or rose fragrance for my hand back.
Once this is done I get a glass of water for beside the bed throughout the night and go off to the land of nod floating away on the fumes. It seems to block out my other senses and lets me fall happily, deeply and dreamlessly asleep.
What did I wear last night?
Shea Fabulous Oil by L’Occitane on my body and a spritz of Guerlain’s Ylang & Vanille. Admittedly they are quite close in the seaside floral spectrum but Ylang & Vanille is often my hand spritz because it’s so gooey and rich I feel like a decadent Egyptian Pharaoh when cuddled in its warm and welcoming embrace.
Shea Fabulous Oil is well named. The most death defyingly gorgeous body oil in the history of the universe. I wore it as my SOTD to work last night and garnered 5 compliments on how good I smelled. seriously it is absolutely gorgeous and leaves your skin feeling ultra smooth and soft. Heavenly.
So what’s your Bedtime routine? Is it fragrant or physical? How do you prepare for sleep?