Zzzzzzz... Essential Oils for SLEEP! #recipes



Good quality sleep is the cornerstone to good health. Our bodies heal while we are sleeping, and when we struggle with insomnia or don't sleep restfully there's a domino effect that trickles down affecting our mood, our productivity, our relationships and more.

Show of hands how many of you just don't function well on poor sleep? This tired mama right here can attest to this! I am a GROUCH when I'm tired!!

Even when I get less than the ideal amount of sleep though (hello children!), I can still get good quality sleep, and this helps mitigate the lack of quantity!


Most people know that lavender is relaxing, or that a cup of chamomile tea will make them sleepy; but there are actually a ton of different oils out there with sedative qualities that can help you obtain a better night of sleep.

And here's the thing guys- there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Every single person's body is different and just because something works for most people doesn't mean it will work for you in the same way.

That doesn't mean that you should throw your hands up and give up on the idea of restful sleep! Listen to your body, experiment with different combinations and figure out what works for YOU!!


Below I'll outline a list of oils with sedative qualities, diffuser blends, roller bottle recipes and more!

A non-exhaustive list of oils that have relaxing/sedative qualities:

Single Oils

Lavender

Chamomile (Roman and German)

Vetiver

Valerian

Ruta

Copaiba

Northern Lights Black Spruce

Lime

Tangerine

Frankincense

Cedarwood

Patchouli


Blends

Valor

Stress Away

Tranquil

Seedlings Calm

KidScents SleepyIze

Harmony

Sacred Mountain

Dream Catcher

Gentle Baby

Peace & Calming

White Angelica

RutaVaLa

Favorite Sleep Recipes

In the Diffuser


Bedtime

3 drops Harmony

3 drops Roman Chamomile

5 drops Lavender


Spiritual Slumber

2 drops Frankincense

2 drops Lavender


Sweet Dreams

3 drops Valor

3 drops Tangerine


Peaceful Nights

2 drops Sacred Mountain

3 drops Lavender

2 drops Cedarwood


Starry-Starry Nights

3 drops Lavender

2 drops Valerian

2 drops Roman Chamomile


Lights Out

3 drops SleepyIze

2 drops Tangerine


Sleep like a Baby

2 drops Gentle Baby

2 drops Lavender


Never-Never Land

4 drops Stress Away

2 drops Tangerine

In a Roller Bottle

**All roller recipes call for a 10ml roller bottle**

*Best Applied to the sides and back of the neck, down the spine and on the wrists*


Chillax Roller

25 drops Lavender

15 drops Stress Away

18 drops Valor

8 drops Vetiver

8 drops Patchouli

Top with Carrier Oil


For the Kiddos

30 drops SleepyIze

Fill with Carrier Oil

Sleep Through the Night

20 drops Gentle Baby

15 drops Tangerine

Fill with Carrier Oil


Counting Sheep

Stress Away Roll On

Tranquil Roll On

or

Peace & Calming Roll On


Silent Night

20 drops Sacred Mountain

20 drops Lavender

10 drops Cedarwood

10 drops Tangerine

Fill with Carrier Oil

Sleepy Time Linen Spray

In an 8oz spray bottle

4oz distilled water

4oz Witch Hazel

16 drops Lavender

8 drops Cedarwood

2 drops Vetiver

Spray on pillows and sheets before bed.

Sweet dreams!


Other Tips

* Apply 1-2 drops of Valor on the back of the neck along the brain stem 20 minutes before bed.

* Apply Stress Away or Tranquil Roll On to the back and sides of neck and on the temples.

* 1 drop of Gentle Baby diluted and gently massaged in along your baby’s spine before bed.

* Try different combinations to see what works best for you, and switch up your combinations every now and then to get optimal results! Our bodies sometimes become accustomed to certain oils and they lose their effectiveness. Simply switching to something else for a few days and then switching back can reset your body.

* Apply your bedtime oils (diluted) to the belly button and gently rub in. Our belly buttons have thousands of veins and act as a highway to the rest of our body.


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