Simple essential oil recipes to help you sleep
-Jun 1, Hannah Hargrave, Health -
You’ve tried white noise, meditation and even medication but you can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep. It could be time to open some all natural essential oils instead.
A great night’s sleep does wonders for your health and how you look and feel, but knowing that doesn’t help if you’re one of the millions of people who are plagued with sleep problems.
The inability to drop off, get deep sleep or to simply stay asleep can be distressing. And searching for a cure and knowing that sleep is an issue for you can be psychologically distressing, which in turn makes it even harder to sleep.
But we have come up with a list of some simple essential oil recipes that will help to send you off to the land of nod.
What to do if you toss and turn at night
If your issue is that you toss and turn as you desperately try to fall asleep, then this calming and relaxing combination could be the key to helping you drop off without an hour of flailing in the sheets.
4 drops of lavender essential oil
2 drops of orange essential oil
2 drops ylang-ylang essential oil
2 drops cedarwood essential oil
What to do if you’re stressed
Stress can not only keep you from falling asleep, it can cause you to wake up in the middle of the night too.
This earthy group of essential oils have fabulous calming and sedative properties.
4 drops of clary sage essential oil
3 drops of cedarwood essential oil
1 drop of sandalwood essential oil
How to switch off before you go to sleep
Bedtime is supposed to be a time of relaxation, an opportunity to dream a little dream and switch off. But what if you shut your eyes and your brain goes into overdrive? Try this recipe, which includes vetiver – a natural mind relaxant – to help shut down your overactive brain and induce sleep.
4 drops of jasmine essential oil
2 drops of cedarwood essential oil
2 drops roman chamomile essential oil
2 drops vetivert essential oil
What to do if you’re a light sleeper
Ever had a whole eight hours of sleep only to wake up feeling like you’ve barely had two? This could be because you’re not getting enough rejuvenating R.E.M sleep. If you’re a light sleeper try this recipe which contains natural sedative bergamot and sandalwood which helps improve R.E.M.
4 drops of begarmot essential oil
2 drops of sandalwood essential oil
2 drops of lavender essential oil
In addition to these fabulous oils – some of which are in Lumity Facial Oil’s gorgeous all natural formula- try Nichola Joss’ incredible evening facial massage, before taking your 3 Lumity night capsules and heading to bed.