Promote Restful Sleep with Essential Oils


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Essential Oils are a natural and effective way to support the body to get the rest that it needs. There are 3 ways you can use the oils to promote peaceful sleep:

Aromatically~diffuse in your sleeping area or rub a few drops on your hands and take 5-10 long deep breaths before bed allowing your body to rest and relax.

Topically~Rub a few drops on the bottoms of your feet, back of your neck and across your forehead or take a warm bath and add the oil blend with 1 cup of epsom salts to your tub for a long relaxing soak!

Internally~Put a few drops under your tongue, in water ( please drink your oils and water out of glass ) or in a gel cap.

Below are some recommended oils and blends to try!

Suggested Single Oils

You can mix and match as you like however, they are all very effective on their own!

Lavender~Balancing and calming a good general use oil for everyone (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)

Vetiver~Grounding (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)

Roman Chamomile~Calming (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)

Marjoram~Relaxing for tension release  (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)Geranium

Clary Sage~Hormone Balance (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)

Sandalwood~Grounding and Restorative (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)

 Blends

Calming Blend~Calming ( Aromatically or Topically )

Metabolic Blend ~Metabolic Balance, 3-5 drops in water or under your tongue 3-5x per day do not take past 6pm

Make your own blend~ 

Restful Sleep Blend ( This is my favorite sleep blend I suggest diffusing it by your bed while you sleep )

15 drops Lavender

10 drops Vetiver

10 drops Clary Sage

5 drops Frankincense

5 drops Ylang Ylang

8 drops Roman Chamomile

5 drops Wild Orange

Mix oils in a 15 ml bottle and fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil.

Application/location: Place a few drops in a diffuser to help sleep, rub a few drops on the bottoms of your feet, back of your neck and forehead before bed.

Sleep Blend 1

20 drops Geranium

5 drops Lavender

5 drops Clary Sage

Sleep Blend 2

6 drops Sandalwood

2 drops lemon

2 drops ylang ylang

1 drop coriander

1 drop vetiver

mix in 1 teaspoon fractionated coconut oil

Application/locations: pour a few drops into hands , rub together, and inhale then rub on bottoms of feet, behind neck and on the forehead.

Clear Breathing 

4 drops Marjoram

3 drops lavender

3 drops Roman Chamomile

3 drops White Fir

2 drops Eucalyptus

2 drops Thyme

4 teaspoons fractionated coconut oil

Applications/locations: massage blend into the upper chest, back of neck, shoulders, and along the back before going to bed

 

References: The Fragrant Mind by Valerie Ann Wormwood and Living Healthy & Happily Ever After  by Rebecca Linder Hintze and Dr. Susan Lawton

Stress Reduction with Aromatherapy

 

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Too much stress can wreak havoc on our bodies.  Reducing stress is an important – yet sometimes difficult – step in moving towards wellness.  Using tools like meditation, yoga, exercise, balanced diet, and aromatherapy have all proven effective at reducing stress.

Here is a list of a few oils to reach for when you are feeling stress, or better yet, to bring into your daily routine which in turn will balance your mood and your Autonomic Nervous system before it gets out of balance.

For the best results when using essential oils, reach for the purest oil you can find. A Pure Therapeutic Grade oils are the safest and most effective.

When dealing with the emotions it is best to inhale the aroma of the oils. You can wear them and emanate the fragrance, just inhale the aroma straight from the bottle, diffuse the aroma using diffuser, place a few drops on a cotton ball and stage the cotton ball at your desk , or add the essential oil to water and put it in a glass spray bottle for an atomizing effect.

 

Take a few deep inhales and allow yourself to swept away to serenity…

Emotional Stress:  clary sage, bergamont, gernaium, roman chamomile, and sandalwood

Environmental Stress: bergamot, cypress, and geranium

Mental Stress: lavender, grapefruit, bergamot, sandalwood, and geranium

Performance Stress: grapefruit, bergamot, ginger, and rosemary

Physical Stress:  lavender, bergamot, geranium, marjoram, roman chamomile, rosemary, and thyme

Stress due to lack of sleep: 15 drops clary sage, 10 drops lemon, 5 drops lavender and place in glass container. Let it sit for 24 hours. Now you have a blend. You can add a few drops to your diffuser and diffuse,  add 5-10 drops to a carrier oil and massage into skin, apply 1-2 drops to the bottom of the feet throughout the day, and/or add 5-10 drops to epsom salts for a relaxing bath.