How to make your own Anti-Nightmare Mist this Halloween
The Cuckooland Anti-Nightmare Mist is all you need to help your little ones sleep through nightmares. It’s been developed specifically to rid dreams of shadow monsters, goblins and all things nasty and scary. Infused with lavender which is intended to help soothe and relax kids before bed, simply spray the potion before bedtime and all the nasties will be gone!
This limited edition product proved so popular with parents that we must unfortunately announce that it is out of stock. But, fear not, here are some tips to help you make your very own anti-nightmare mist at home:
- Grab yourself a spray bottle – something recyclable and sustainable, a glass bottle perhaps and fill with water.
- Mix two drops of essential oil per every 100ml of water. Lavender or rose oils are good to use, given their relaxing qualities, but other essential oils can be used as well, why not experiment and find the best fit for your little ones?
- Finally you need to decorate the bottle and add some ‘secret anti monster’ ingredients. Decorate with friendly ghosts, smiley faces and lots of bright colours.
Spray in the areas of the room that ghosts are hiding – in the wardrobe, behind the curtains – don’t forget under the bed!
Nightmares are a normal part of child development, as we found when we asked Lucy Russell, a child clinical psychologist to explain nightmares to us, why kids can get them and how a spray might help, she said:
“Ninety per cent of the complaints I deal with are concerned with ‘robbers’ and this is often accompanied by the fear of being hurt. Nightmares are a normal part of child development. As children start to learn about the dangers in the world, as well as what death means when they are about 8-years-old, nightmares can be the brain’s way of processing this new information.
“Lavender is really relaxing for the senses, so this will help. I would advise to start using this spray an hour before bed, to help stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, and also to initiate the release of melatonin, the hormone that induces sleep.”
So, there you have it! Get spraying and scaring away those night time nasties!
For more hints and tips on nightmare free nap time please check out our guide to helping your child sleep through the night.