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Nightmare Spray for Kids

A beautiful friend reached mentioned in our group chat recently that her little one has been struggling with nightmares and night terrors. I've been through this with one of my kids and it's so awful seeing them so distressed.

When my daughter was experiencing this, we made her a special aromatherapy spray she could use as night. We called it her "monster spray", and included oils that were both calming and energy clearing. So of course I made one up right away for my friend.

I got a message from her a few days ago that warmed my heart. It read:

"Hey Courtney.. that spray you made Sia is amazing. She has had occasional night terrors and I spray the area when she is having one and I swear it calms it all down. She loves it. She was spraying it under the couches this morning to get rid of monsters."

Making your own Nightmare Spray is easy as can be. All you need is:

  • A glass spray bottle (50ml)

  • Pure essential oils (shop here)

  • Witch hazel

  • Distilled water (or boiled & cooled water)


  1. Add 5-10 drops of essential oil

  2. Add 1 TBSP of witch hazel

  3. Top with water and swirl to combine


  1. Give it a gentle shake before using to disperse the oils

  2. Spritz around space with child

  3. Combine the use of the spray with positive affirmations (see below for examples)


  • Lavender: The most famous oil for supporting sleep & creating feelings of calm, this oil is. favourite for any bedtime routine and for use with kids. It helps to create a peaceful environment, enhance sleep quality, and ease feelings of stress & anxiousness.

  • Juniper Berry: Known as the 'Oil of Night', this is my top pick oil to include if your child is experiencing night terrors. Juniper Berry is a calming & soothing oil, and is well renowned for helping to deal with sleep disturbances like nightmares and night terrors.

  • Roman Chamomile: A beautiful, gentle oil with a sweet aroma that is a favourite to use with kids and babies. This oil has soothing and calming properties which can ease stress and anxiety associated with bad dreams.

  • Cedarwood: With it's woody aroma and incredibly high sesquiterpene content, Cedarwood is a wonderfully calming & grounding oil. Known to improve sleep quality and ease anxiousness it is a top pick for me for bad dreams.

  • Lemon: A fresh & uplifting oil that supports focus and mental clarity. Lemon is well known for its ability to clear and cleanse the energy of a space.

  • Eucalyptus: Traditionally used for energy cleansing, this beautiful oil is perfect for clearing stagnant energy.

  • Rosemary: Known to be a spiritually strengthening & protective oil, rosemary has a fresh aroma that helps with a clear mind, mental clarity, and clearing energy.


Calming & Clearing (all oils in the Home Essentials Starter Pack)

  • 3 drops Lavender

  • 5 drops Lemon

  • 2 drops Eucalyptus

Night Terror Blend

  • 5 drops Juniper Berry

  • 3 drops Lavender

  • 2 drops Cedarwood

Clear Bad Juju

  • 5 drops Lemon

  • 5 drops Eucalyptus

  • 5 drops Rosemary

Sweet Dreams for littles

  • 3 drops Lavender

  • 3 drops Roman Chamomile

  • 1 drop Cedarwood

Affirmations to use alongside Nightmare Spray

Create a positive ritual with your kids but combining the use of positive affirmations while spritzing your blend around their space. Pick the ones that resonate and say them together or have your child repeat them after you.

  • I am safe

  • I am calm

  • I am happy

  • I am brave

  • My body is relaxed

  • I will have peaceful dreams

  • My dreams are full of happy thoughts

  • My bed is a safe space

  • My mind is calm and happy

I hope you love these recipes & ideas to support your little ones with sleep. If you make this blend, make sure you share a photo and tag me on Instagram @itscourtneydow

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