SLEEPING BETTER USING ESSENTIAL OILS
So . . . how is your sleep?
The reason I ask is I’ve had quite a few of my oil people reach out asking what oils are good for sleep.
Whenever someone tells me they want to try oils for a better night’s sleep, I always ask, ‘What’s the issue with your sleep? Are you having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, having a restful night’s sleep . . .? Tell me what’s going on for you?’
If you haven’t seen it, check out this resource for using essential oils for sleep – Sleep Blends. It’s a pdf of sleep blend combinations with a little explanation as to why the particular oils are helpful.
But if you’re wanting to improve your sleep, try these oil combinations and protocols:
- Busy Brain Stopping You From Falling Asleep ~ Lavender, Frankincense and Wild Orange. If you need an extra boost, add Roman Chamomile.
- Waking In The Night & Can’t Get Back To Sleep ~ Vetiver and Lavender Peace.
- Waking Up Tired ~ Lavender Peace and Cedarwood.
The easiest way to use these combinations is to make up a 10ml roller bottle. For adults add 10 drops of each oil then top with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Apply to the soles of your feet and wrists at bedtime.
If you have a diffuser, add 1-2 drops of each oil and set for longest setting. If you have a 8-10 hour diffuser, add 1-2 drops of essential oil per hour of diffusing. These oils are pure and potent so less is more. Test it out and see what works best for you!
Another method I heard the other day is to have the oils pre-mixed in a little mixing bowl on your bedside table. When you wake, dip your fingertips into the mixing bowl and rub the oils onto your big toe and soles of your feet. Ideally you’d do this without turning the light on or opening your eyes! Any excess you can apply to your wrists, under the nose or on your chest.
If you have Vetiver, try adding a drop to the bottom of your big toes. I’ve heard a few success stories of this lately and Phil has been doing it for a few weeks now and is loving the results.
Remember that everyone is different . . . what works for one person may not work for another!
So try these combinations and see how you go, and try it for at least a week so we can get a true gauge of things. And of course I’d love to hear if any of these ideas work or not so please let me know.
If you want more information, get in touch and I’ll give you the deets!
Right, I’ll leave you to it!