7 Essential Oils to use in your sleep routine

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Use these 7 Essential Oils in your sleep routine for a blissful night’s rest!

 

That feeling when you are so tired you could sleep for 17 years, but you are kept awake by a little one or family member who is unsettled…..Makes me cringe just thinking about it!

 

Sleepless nights are hard work! Not just that night but the next day and even the day after that.

 

 

Essential oils are one natural way that you can support a good nights sleep for you and your family.

 

1. Lavender 

This essential oil likely doesn’t surprise you. Lavender is well-known for it’s relaxing and calming effects on the body. The reason I love this oil most is it’s safe to use on all ages, babies through to adults.

 

In addition to supporting healthy sleep, this oil is also a great way to freshen up laundry and fragrance your home without harsh chemicals or synthetics.

 

 

2. Frankincense 

This is my absolute favourite essential oil for our family. It’s perfect for balancing emotions, supporting healthy sleep, calming your mind and supporting your body’s natural response to healing.

 

When my son is scared of spiders, this is the first oil I reach for. When my mind won’t shut off at bedtime, this is the first oil I reach for. And to be honest, if I don’t know what oil to use, I will usually try Frankincense essential oil first.

 

3. Cedarwood 

This oil is so cost-effective and it works a treat! It costs only around 5c per drop! Cedarwood oil supports the healthy function of the pineal gland, which releases melatonin, the body’s natural sleep hormone.

 

This oil has a unique woodsy scent. If you aren’t keen on the smell, mix it with lavender and apply to the bottoms of feet. Then cover with socks and melt into the bed.

 

4. Ylang Ylang 

Ylang Ylang means “flower of flowers.” Historically, the Ylang Ylang flower has been used to cover the beds of newlywed couples on their wedding night. That’s because this powerful oil helps to balance male and female energies, supports focus and restores peace.

 

This oil is a delight to diffuse 30 minutes before bedtime and throughout the night.

 

5. Marjoram 

Marjoram essential oil is steam distilled from leaves and it’s known as the “herb of happiness” to the Romans and “joy of the mountains” to the Greeks. This oil is extremely soothing and relaxes the nerves.

 

I love to apply 1-2 drops of this oil straight to the back of my neck below the hairline. I usually blend with a bit of coconut oil to smooth and apply it evenly.

 

6. Vetiver 

Because Vetiver essential oil is distilled from the roots of the plant, it smells very rich and earthy. This is another great oil to try for sleep because it is psychologically grounding, calming and stabilizing. It can take you a while to get used to the smell, so if you are a vetiver newbie, you can try mixing it with a floral or citrus oil, such as lavender or bergamot.

 

7. Roman chamomile

For centuries, mothers have used this oil to calm children. This oil is perfect for restlessness and anxious feelings. I love using this oil because it’s another one that is great for all ages.

 

It has a light, floral scent and is wonderful for creating a peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom.

 

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How to use the oils for sleep support

When using essential oils to help the whole family sleep through the night, there are two main methods I like to use:

 

Topical

For the kids, use 1-3 drops of essential oil and blend it with doTERRA’s fractionated coconut oil. This is the dilution I use for kids ages 1 and above. For myself and my husband, I will take 1-3 drops of essential oil and blend it with 1-3 drops of doTERRA’s fractionated coconut oil.

 

Then I apply the essential oils to the back of my neck, bottoms of feet or inside of the wrists. Allow a few minutes for the essential oils to absorb a bit. I will usually take any leftover oil, rub it between my hands, cup over my nose and inhale. This is immediately relaxing.

 

Aromatic

You can put essential oils into the palms of your hands, rub them together, cup over your nose and take several deep breaths. That is one way to use essential oils aromatically. Another way–and also my preferred method–is to use a diffuser

 

 A diffuser is great because you can set it to the desired time for the night. You can even use them as a night light with their built lights which is perfect for the little ones.

 

Please note : if you are not within Australia you can STILL purchase these oils! Click here and enter your country! If you need any help, please contact Melissa Mitchell

 



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Please note : if you are not within Australia you can STILL purchase these oils! Click here and enter your country! If you need any help, please contact Melissa Mitchell

 

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