Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sleep Scentsations Review and Giveaway

I am an insomniac.  No matter how much I try to sleep early, I end up laying  on my bed for hours till the wee hours of the morning.  When I moved to Alaska, I did not anticipate that not only would we have long periods of darkness during the winter time but also long periods of daylight in the summer.  So when summer came, my sleeping pattern just went berserk. We have almost 20 hours of daylight and to an insomniac like me, it just made sleeping almost next to impossible.  Thus, when I heard of   aromatherapy pillow liners from Sleep Scentsations, I became very curious and  and  I contacted the company to ask if I could review their products.  Luckily, they agreed (Yay!) and I received 3 pillow liners from Sleep Scentsations: Day at the Beach, Relaxing Lavender, and Snore Rx.

Basically, these are scented pillow liners that are infused with essential oils and fragrance oils known to promote health, wellness and relaxation.  Essential oils have been used for hundreds of years as a natural and alternative medicine to heal the mind body and soul.  

My experience: I tried the Day at the Beach scent for this review. Using it was very easy - all you need to do is to peel off the adhesive at the back of the  pillow liner and place it underneath your pillow case. Initially, I found the scent too overpowering and so my husband ended up trying it instead on his pillow.  I noticed though that I could still smell the scent of the oils from his pillow but this time it was not too overwhelming and I actually liked the scent.  The scent had a soothing and cooling effect on me and it helped me feel sleepy.  When I woke up the next day, I felt refreshed.  

H's experience: My husband did not like it as much as he found the scent too strong.  Since it was under his pillowcase, he woke up with his hair smelling like the pillow liner -(this might be a concern for some if you do not wash your hair daily).  For our  second night, we noticed that the smell was not as overpowering as the previous night - which is what we both preferred. We both had a wonderful sleep. The packet said that the scent lasts for about 4-7 days and we have been using it for 5 days now and so far, we could still smell a lingering, milder scent of the pillow liner which is really nice.

Overall, the Sleep Scentsations pillow liners indeed help create the mood for sleep and relaxation when we used it and for an insomniac like me, it is a big help!  However, we probably wont be placing the next liner directly underneath our pillow cases on the first night as we find the scent too strong for our preference.  Instead, we plan to put it somewhere in our room (maybe on a table), or flip the pillow so it wont be directly under our face on the first 1-2 nights of use. In this way, we both will be able to enjoy the scent and still get the relaxing benefits that it offers.  

Sleep Scentsations offers 8 wonderful scents to choose from and if you are not sure of what scent to get, you can order 1 liner at a time. Just pick a scent you think will help you sleep better, guilt-free for only $3.50 per liner + FREE SHIPPING!

Giveaway: Sleep Scentsations has generously offered  a Pleasant Dreams Collection ($24.99) for (1) one of my lucky readers!
Mandatory Entry: Be my friend by following me via Google Friend Connect AND visit Sleep Scentsations - tell me what you learned or favorite scent.
* Make sure you write your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.

 Extra Entries:
1. 
Follow Sleep Scentsation on Twitter and leave your Twitter name.
2.  Follow me on Twitter (@mandalarctic) and tweet about the giveaway. Leave a link of your tweet in your comment.
3.  Grab my button and leave a link as to where you posted it.
4.  Blog about the giveaway and leave a link of your post in your comment. (2 entries) 

This giveaway  is open to  US residents only and will end on September 10, Friday (11:00 P.M. Alaska time).  I will use random org. to choose the winners and he/she will be contacted via e-mail.  Winner will have 48 hours to confirm the prize or I will choose an alternate winner. The sponsor will ship the prize directly to the winner.

Good luck!

Disclosure:  While I was not provided any monetary compensation, I  received  3  pillow liners from Sleep Scentsations to facilitate my review. The views above are based on our household's experience  while using the product which may be different from your experience.

43 comments:

  1. My favorite scent is "My Boyfriend's Shirt"!

    I am a follower via GFC.

    Email: melissajackson07@gmail.com

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  2. I follow Sleep Scentsation on Twitter. (@melissajackson0)

    Email: melissajackson07@gmail.com

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  3. My favorite scent is Fresh Cut Grass!
    Thanks!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  4. Sleep Scentsations Twitter follower {mom2anutball}

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  5. my favorite scent would have to fresh cut grass! (i'm a new follower)

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Day @ the beach would be my choice.
    Was just down the shore yesterday & loved all the smells that comes with the boardwalk!

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  7. Im following Sleepscents.
    My twitter name is mkw70

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  8. I already follow u on twitter & here is my tweet: http://twitter.com/mkw70/status/22486504997

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  9. I follow with gfc!
    I think I would like the ginger and amber scent or the relaxing lavender

    lmerritt49903@gmail.com

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  10. follower- I'd love to try the aromatherapy in "relaxing lavender"
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  11. I'd love to try the aromatherapy in relaxing lavender, sounds heavenly!

    (new follower)

    livingoutloud3@gmail.com

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  12. I love them all, all have a touch of glam and feel a bit self indulgent.I didn't know that aromatherapy addressed snoring............but as a fellow insomniac the sleep scents speak to me.

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  13. I follow ya! closertolucy@gmail.com

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  14. @closertolucy sent ya a twitter request.

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  15. I would love to try the Relaxing Lavender. I now follow you on Google Friend Connect.

    jamiealexmomma@yahoo.com

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  16. follow sleep scentsations on twitter. My name is meltnw!
    mac07g10@yahoo.com

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  17. Sorry I thought this mandatory post went through...but I guess it didn't: I follow you through gfc and would love to try the Snore RX!
    mac07g10@yahoo.com

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  18. follow you on twitter as meltnw and tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/meltnw/status/22623636580
    mac07g10@yahoo.com

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  19. Have your button on my blog over at www.sweetbeansoflife.blogspot.com
    mac07g10@yahoo.com

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  20. I'm a gfc follower and I'd love to try the Snore Rx.
    duncan.lisa(at)gmail.com

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  21. Following Sleep Scentsation on Twitter @My2CentsFL
    duncan.lisa(at)gmail.com

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  22. following on gfc (jhb)
    would like to try the scent Shanghi Nights; sound so exotic it would have to give a restful sleep.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  23. I would try relaxing lavender

    kmp1919 @ aim . com

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  24. following on google friend

    kmp1919 @ aim . com

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  25. I am following via gfc, and would love to find out what "my boyfriends shirt" scent is like, but need the snore rx for my man, lol.

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  26. I follow Sleep Scents on Twitter @rachelflavin

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  27. My fave scent would be lavender.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  28. I am a google follower, I like white tea and lilly scent, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  29. I follow you on google friend connect
    Thanks!
    Jenn
    craftsacademy@gmail.com
    LearnHowToMakeBows.com

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  30. I follow you on Twitter.

    Thanks!
    Jenn
    craftsacademy@gmail.com
    LearnHowToMakeBows.com

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  31. I follow by GFC and I really like relaxing lavender

    wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  32. I follow sleep scentsation on twitter

    @spunnsugarz

    wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  33. I would for sure want to try their Relaxing Lavender scent. I love the smell of lavender, it's so relaxing and always reminds me of the spa.

    I follow on GFC.
    Carly
    WordyOwl at gmail dot com

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  34. Blog follower- I like the Relaxing Lavender scent!

    bethwillis01@gmail.com

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  35. Follow Sleep Scentsation on Twitter @bethwillis01

    bethwillis01@gmail.com

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  36. following you on twitter and tweet

    http://twitter.com/bethwillis01/status/24119749266

    bethwillis01@gmail.com

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  38. I'm a follower, and my favorite scent is probably Shanghai Nights!

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  39. I follow you on GFC as ElennaLouise and my favorite scent is Shanghai Nights
    Elenna {AT] sbcglobal [DOT] net

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  40. I follow on gfc and I didn't know sandalwood was considered an afrodisac(sp?)

    Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  41. This giveaway has ended and the winner has been notified. Thanks!

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