We all know how important it is to have the right nighttime routine. It’s a crucial step in your sleep and wellness regimen. One of the best ways to support this process is by using perfume at bedtime.
In this blog post, we will discuss why you should wear perfume to bed. Plus, I’ll share 11 of the most helpful scents that you can for better sleep, relaxation, and a general sense of wellbeing!
So, let’s get started!
Is it OK to Wear Perfume to Bed?
So before you choose to apply perfume as part of your bedtime routine, you might be wondering if you should wear perfume at night?
In general, wearing the right perfume before bedtime can help you sleep better and feel relaxed. Certain scents like jasmine are known for their calming properties, and can help you fall asleep faster! Research has shown that using fragrances can be an effective way to combat insomnia.
As you may have figured that the answer to the question of using perfume to bed is a resounding ‘Yes’!
Strong scents should be avoided at night as your senses can get overstimulated. This can get in the way of your sleep when trying to get some shut-eye.
Furthermore, there are lots of benefits associated with using perfumes during nighttime hours such as reduced stress levels; increased serotonin production which leads us to feel happier overall; improved moods due to an increase in dopamine release from smelling certain scents like lavender or jasmine.
Our Top Picks –
- Best Overall – Frankincense Essential Oil
- Best Fragrance for a Relaxing Sleep – Indian Night Jasmine by The Body Shop
- Best Fragrance to Combat Insomnia – L’Occitane Lavender Eau de Cologne
- Best Fragrance for Intimacy – Love Sleep Spray
- Best Fragrance for your Bed Linen – Eunoia Naturals Relax
Best Overall –
Frankincense is an ancient scent used since biblical times. It was one of the gifts given by the three wise men to baby Jesus on his birthday. It has been known to provide stress and anxiety relief. It also has pain and anti-inflammatory properties.
Frankincense not only has properties that can rejuvenate and heal you, but it also helps you during sleep. What better way to fix your body than doing it in sleep?
If you’re looking at buying an overall helpful fragrance for your bedtime, then go with Frankincense as they have wonderful, therapeutic benefits. Here is an option by Gya Labs to buy Frankincense Essential Oil.
Remember – the best perfume for your bedtime is usually the one that is light and subtle such as Frankincense. Frankincense helps to promote a sense of wellbeing and peace in the mind, body as well has soul!
Best Fragrances for a Relaxing Sleep
Jasmine is known for its calming properties and can be used as a natural sleep aid. In fact, inhaling jasmine helps you fall asleep faster by helping by calming your mind. Jasmine also helps to release dopamine and improve our moods overall.
A study conducted in elders in Indonesia showed how inhaling jasmine improved their quality of sleep.
It also has a tough, slightly mysterious signature scent that’s unlike anything else. It is like taking a walk through the woods just after dusk and encountering some freshly blooming jasmine vines.
This perfume is a great option to go with for a nice and relaxing sleep.
Best Fragrance for Insomnia
You can use the fragrance mentioned in these section for both insomnia and relaxing sleep!
Lavender increases the percentage of deep or slow‐wave sleep (SWS) you experience. It also reduces the rapid-eye-movement as you enter a more peaceful slumber. Studies also showed that inhaling lavender has a mild sedative effect on men and women alike. It is something people who have trouble both falling and staying asleep will find very useful.
Option 1 – L’Occitane Lavender Eau de Cologne
One lavender-based perfume that I would recommend for a better sleep would be L’Occitane Lavender Eau de Cologne Enriched with Lavender Essential Oil.
It’s a light, floral scent that is perfect for the night time and it smells amazing! If you’re looking to buy this perfume I would recommend going into your local store or shopping online at Amazon.
To apply the perfume, you can simply dab it on your pulse points such as wrists, shoulder, and neck.
Option 2 – Vera Wang Embrace
This Vera Wang Embrace Eau de Toilette perfume comes with French Lavender and Tuberose scent.
It comes with a fruity fragrance. The tuberose and lavender scents are the keynotes of the perfume. Whereas, vanilla, as well as cocoa bean, consitute its base notes.
This perfume comes in a 30 ml bottle, so it is not a big bottle. But, the size is perfect for you to try it out and see if this is a good choice for you.
Option 3 – ThisWorks Deep Sleep Spray
Another option for a lavender-based deep relaxation and sleep perfume would be ThisWorks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. It comes with an essential oil blend of lavender, vetivert and chamomile.
This perfume comes free of phthalates and sulphates that are present in most perfumes. So, in a sense, it is as close to a natural perfume as you can get!
To use the perfume, simply spray it on your pillow or your bed linen and enjoy a great sleep!
Best Fragrance for Intimacy
When you are looking for deep and intimate sleep then I would look for fragrances that have a hint of Ylang Ylang. The floral scent is known to have a diffused, sedative effect. When inhaled it helps to release the stress and tension in our muscles.
Option 1 – Love Sleep Spray
If you are looking for a perfume that will perk things up in the bedroom while promoting natural deep sleep, would be from the brand: This Works.
It has what is called a Love Sleep Pillow Spray which has a natural blend of the Ylang Ylang florals and the earthy Patchouli.
The perfume brand is dedicated to creating perfumes specifically for helping the users for intimate sleep. So, I’m sure you will find this really helpful.
You should be using this perfume to spray on your bed linen and pillow to make it last longer.
Option 2 – Gya Labs Sleep Essential Oil
Another one would be the Gya Labs Sleep Essential Oil Blend – Lavender and Ylang Ylang.
It can be used in a room diffuser or you can take a whiff of it directly. It is known to produce an overall calming and relaxing atmosphere that assists in helping you to sleep comfortably and bond with your partner.
This perfume helps relieve the stress and tension from your body and provides a calming effect to your mind. You will feel rejuvenated when you awake the next morning.
Best Fragrances for your Linen for Bedtime
Both Lavender and Chamomile scents have been shown to reduce anxiety levels, which may help you get some restful shut-eye! Plus they smell amazing so that alone should make your bedtime routine more enjoyable before drifting off into dreamland.
Option 1 – Eunoia Naturals Relax
My pick for a Lavender and Chamomile fragrance combination is the Eunoia Naturals: RELAX – Lavender + Chamomile Sleep Mist.
It is the perfect companion for your bedtime. The best part is that despite being made of natural essential oils, the mist feature ensures it does not stain your bed linen.
The manufacturer recommends that the bottle be shaken before use to mix the natural ingredient components.
Other Options –
- Gya Labs Lavender – I also love this mist that comes in a spray bottle for better sleep and can be spritzed on my face and pillow. If you prefer the essential oil version instead of the spray then go here (on Amazon).
- Pillow Mists by La Maison du Savon de Marseille – Nowadays, I am also absolutely loving the artisanal French maker, La Maison du Savon de Marseille’s pillow mists!
They are presently offering the Verbena Pillow Mist and the Ylang Ylang Pillow Mist. The best thing about these mists is that they are all-natural and organic. The manufacturer promises that all products under their belt are paraben-free, sulphate free and animal fat-free. If this is important to you, then I would suggest going for these.
BONUS – Best Fragrances for Shower & Sleep
Since I like to first take a warm bath and sleep, I found this miniature set by Aromatherapy Associates especially useful as I can apply it for my shower and then get a restful sleep.
Since this collection includes ten 3ml bottles I am able to find a blend to suit me and, of course, change up the fragrance as per my mood!
One more set that I think would actually make a great gift set would be this one by Lagunamoon. These are 6 essential oils and cover off skincare, haircare, massage, aromatherapy benefits, and more!
Also, I find it exciting to layer up different scents individually! If you would like to do, then I would recommend you explore the range offered by Gya Labs as they have essential oils in single bottles. So you could possibly combine a rose hip scent with lavender even for a more personal experience. I liked the Cliganic rose hip option. You can of course try the whole organic Cliganic range and layer up as per your personal choice!
Credit to Ashley Byrd for the featured image of this article