MBG Assistant Beauty Editor
MBG Assistant Beauty Editor
Hannah Fry is the Assistant Beauty Editor at MindbodyGreen. She holds a BS in Journalism from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a minor in Women, Gender, and Diversity Studies. Hannah writes in the lifestyle section, including health, wellness, sustainability, personal development, and more.
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May 28, 2022
Morning rituals are common to many, but vary from person to person. Some people prefer to go for a walk in the morning while others find peace by sipping on their morning cup joe. The same is true of evening routines, although they are usually more focused on relaxation and pre-sleep habits. For some, it means writing a few pages in a journal, meditating, or clearing their space.
No matter what evening routine you are going through now, here are some quick steps you can take to begin the process of preparation for mediation. Enter, sleep spray. These fog comes in a plethora of different fragrances and we have chosen the best of the best below. But first let us know what is slip spray and what is not.
What is a “sleeping spray”?
Slip sprays are just pillow mist under another name. These fogs are not sleep aids, but people call them sleep sprays because they tend to associate them with going to bed (ahem, you spray it on your pillow), but they are nothing more than a linen or household product. But just because they’re not helpful doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a place in your routine. They can be part of a larger night routine that sets your night for success. Not to mention, they also used it outside the pillow.
How we picked:
We looked for clean, naturally occurring ingredients in the following slip sprays. We have included products made with naturally occurring botanical essential oils.
We searched for affordable options to include in our roundup list. This means sprays that are initially low cost and long lasting.
We have looked for sleeping sprays that can satisfy a variety of odor preferences. Some are flowers, others are wood, and some are a mixture of both.
Formulas with specific essential oils or notes known to relax the mind and create an environment for restorative rest were preferred.
Pick of mbg for best sleep spray
- Naturally occurring, clear formula
- Neutral gender
- Not recommended for skin use
Lifestyle considerations: Vegan, Cruelty is free, Of flowers, Odyssey
Our fog is designed to create an atmosphere that will calm your senses and take you to a place of rest. Lavender restorer works to create a prime environment for relaxation while sandalwood and Roman chamomile encourage relaxation of body and mind. This blend touches all the important scent profiles for relaxation (more on that later). Place this fog next to your bed and spritz on your pillow before resting your head. Bonus: You can use it as a mediating fog as well as encourage a relaxed mood.
Lifestyle considerations: Vegan, Cruelty is free, Body-safe, Of flowers, Odyssey
If you enjoy the scent of flowers but stay away from lavender then this rose mist is a great option. The sandalwood scent keeps the profile comfortable and perfect for a night out. The scent is delicate which makes it great for use in general spaces. Fog is water-based, so avoid spraying it on leather. If you want to make the fog last longer, spray it directly on the linen with a thick knit, not in the air alone. The formula is safe for the body, so it works great for misting bath towels.
- Can be very invigorating for some
Lifestyle considerations: Vegan, Cruelty is free, Of flowers
When you go to a spa and take a breath, the sound that follows usually sounds like something Ahhhh This feeling is usually partly associated with the scent, often eucalyptus. This essential oil is a popular pick for stimulating the senses, which makes this fog so great. If you want something that combines the soothing energy of lavender with the refreshing, restorative scent of eucalyptus, look no further. Because eucalyptus has an enhanced scent this fog can be used as a tool to bring the spa to you in the morning.
- Palo cleans the Santo place
- Strong scent (if you are looking for something light)
Lifestyle considerations: Vegan, Cruelty is free, Body-safe, Odyssey
This room spray recreates and honors the wood scent of Holy Palo Santo (known as “Holy Wood”). The tree is native to Peru, Ecuador and many Central and South American countries. The wood of the Palo Santo tree has been used in rituals for centuries to cleanse the place of evil energy. This blend specifically adds scents of mint, cypress, eucalyptus, sandalwood and amber. If you like the smell of hard wood, this spray will be your next favorite.
- No wood odor (for those who want it)
Lifestyle considerations: Vegan, Cruelty is free, Of flowers
If you’re looking to get a bang for your buck, this lavender fog will do just that. The scent profile is strong and features floral lavender, chamomile and geranium. Witch Hazel offers cleansing properties that will make your space and linen feel fresh and fragrant. It has 2,000 sprays, so you must keep it on your bedside table for the next few months. This is a great option if you like a strong scent or want to use something around the house.
- Easy scent (for those who like the mixture)
Lifestyle considerations: Of flowers, Odyssey, Fine scent
If the smell of strong flowers is not your thing, then sage may be a good option. This fog can be used throughout the home to combat any chronic odors and replace them with a calming scent of clary sage. Sage spray works wonderfully as a sleep mist because it enhances relaxation, for those who prefer something different than the smell of flowers. Not sure what kind of scent you like? Go for a sample set to try this scent with a mixture of lavender and eucalyptus. You never know, maybe you’ll find your next favorite scent.
- No lavender (for those looking for it)
Lifestyle considerations: Vegan, Cruelty is free, Odyssey, Fine scent
This fog is a great option if you want to clear your space of odors. This smokeless sage spray helps to revive any dull spot and adds positive energy and a soothing, fresh scent. It has a special base of Vor-Mag ️ ️ water that has been purified, rotated and magnetized to increase energy at higher vibrations. This is ideal for those who use their fog in spiritual practice like meditation.
What to see in a linen fog.
Choosing a perfume is about personal preference – and so is choosing a sleeping mat. If you use this spray on your pillow, you want to make sure it is something you like. However, if you are sleeping with another person or want to use this fog as a room spray, you may want to choose something more universal. Fortunately, many of these fog have a mild odor, so you can make it based on how much fog you want to smell.
There are some ingredients to contribute to a comfortable environment (many of which you find in spaghetti for this reason). Here are some different things to look for when using fog, especially when sleeping:
- Lavender: This essential oil has been used for centuries in families around the world to create a peaceful environment. Now grown worldwide, it is native to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula and Russia.
- Chamomile: If you enjoy a cup of chamomile tea before bed, you should also look for this ingredient in your sleep fog. The scent of this flower is soft and gentle, which is perfect for relaxing the mind. If you are sensitive to irresistible odors, look for a mist with this soft odor to encourage relaxation.
- Clay wood: When looking for a blend of scents, earthy wood can match any floral blend. Sandalwood has a special historical significance in various meditative rituals. The rich scent also helps the airy flowers of the soil.
- Light flowers: Although lavender is popular for sleeping sprays, not everyone is in favor of this scent. If you are looking for something different but still prefer a floral profile, look for rose, jasmine or neroli oil instead.
MBG review process.
In MBG, high values are achieved — and there are no shortcuts. Our beauty editors stay up to date on the latest ingredients research and innovation. It’s a dynamic, constantly evolving space, and it’s important that we keep an eye on science so that we can make informed choices about which formulas get our stamp of approval (figuratively speaking).
Our high standards also come from test products — many, many products Our editors and authors rigorously examine and research the products featured in our roundups to offer you the best, most informed recommendations. When we write reviews, you can believe that we spend quality time with formulas: we are not just overwhelmed with the products left behind. We approve of products we have tried and liked
Learn more about our testing process and the quality of clean beauty here.
While sleep sprays may not directly help you sleep better, they do have the potential to create an environment that promotes rest and relaxation. If you want to use it before going to bed, look for ingredients like light flowers, earthy wood, lavender and chamomile to help relax the mind. Although many of these products are intended for pre-bed use, there are many more creative ways to use sleeping spray outside of the bedroom.