Last weekend we moved into a new place! You know the joys of moving two adults, but what about moving a 4 year old? At first he was super excited to move because he now gets his very own bathroom connected to his bedroom! To him, this was a step towards growing up. The very first night in our new home, I put him down to sleep as I always do. We did the stories, we did the teeth brushing, and we even did our nightly routine of “looking at the stars” (Syfy has his own puppy that projects stars onto his ceiling like a night light, we always see what we can imagine up in the sky right before bedtime), but something was still bothering him that first night.
At first he didn't tell me that he was afraid. He uncharacteristically told me in a meek voice “good night mommy” and I cringed at the thought of what that meant for my sleep that night. When I went to leave the room, Silas asked me softly, “mommy, can you leave the light on? The monsters in the new closet don't like it!”
I immediately responded to him with “there are no monsters in the closet sweetie, what makes you say that?” as he began to wimper from his bed. I knew that I wasn't going to get anywhere arguing with a four year old over the monsters in the closet, so…I did what any sane mother would do for the sake of bedtime to commence….I came up with a plan to rid Syfy's room of these nasty mean old monsters once and for all!
I created Monster Be Gone spray and I made it extra special so that it would fight those monsters and keep them away while soothing my child to sleep.
To make it seem extra real, like I do when I make bug sprays for us to kill fire ants with, I made sure he watched me as I added my requisite essential oils to the bottle as well as a few other things he knew just HAD to get rid of monsters. When I was done, I took our new essential oil concoction into his room and together we sprayed his room and around his bed and closet. We even sprayed in his closet (which probably could have used a nice fresh scented boost anyway).
After we were done making sure to cover every inch of the room with our Monster Be Gone spray, my little Syfy laid down to sleep and didn't make a sound until morning. This spray's essential oil blend is based off of one I carry in my Etsy shoppe (Take a Chill Pill), it's meant to calm the child and help him to fall asleep faster and deeper.
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Monster Be Gone Spray
- 4 oz. spray bottle
- 2 Tbsp. witch hazel (optional – this can be replaced with water but I use witch hazel in mine to help carry the scent.)
- 1 tsp. vegetable glycerin (optional – helps to carry the scent and moisturizes the skin at the same time!) water to fill the bottle
- 25 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops roman chamomile essential oil
- 20 drops sweet orange essential oil
- 4 drops vanilla absolute (optional – adds a delicious sweet note that makes you feel warm and safe)
- Combine witch hazel, vegetable glycerin, water and essential oils in your spray bottle. Put the lid on and give a good shake.
- Spray all over bedroom especially in places that monsters like to hide the most; under the bed, in closets, behind doors etc. Don't forget to get their pillows while you're at it for the natural aromatherapeutic qualities!