Just about everyone I know could use more sleep and so could their kids. Sleep is essential for a person’s overall well-being and their health. With daily life taking control of just about all of our time, we can easily miss out on hours of sleep that are essential to our overall health.
So why use essential oils to help with sleep in the first place?
As mentioned above, it’s hard to settle our minds from all of the daily tasks that we are constantly going over and over in our heads. This alone, doesn’t create a settle mind for a good night’s rest. So using essential oils specifically with calming properties, can help calm your mind and your heart rate, and is ultimately, a great start to getting a good night sleep.
Well, how do I use these oils?
All of these oils can be used directly onto the body, usually your temples on either side of your forehead, the bottom of your feet, or a few drops on your wrist. It’s easier to make a roller, using these and adding a few pumps of your favorite carrier oil, like coconut or jojoba oil and then adding a few drops of your favorite, calming oils to rub on your body before bed.
The second, most popular use, is to diffuse the oils, using a diffuser to create a peace and calming atmosphere throughout your home, kid’s rooms, or office. Diffusing is aromatherapy at it’s finest and can definitely set whatever mood you’re trying to create.
The best thing about the oils recommended below is that they have a ‘Seed to Seal’ promise, ensuring that you get only the best grade of oils. Young Living distills their own oils, from their own farm, and wouldn’t distribute a bottle of oil that they wouldn’t use for themselves.
Lavender has been used since the beginning of time and is also loved for it’s relaxing and soothing fragrance. You can even put a drop on your pillow, or your child’s pillow to improve the quality of sleep.
Lavender contains calming and soothing properties that can help reduce stress and may even help fight insomnia. Perfect for when those late night thoughts about tomorrow’s to-do list creeps up!
Created to combat stress, it’s the first oil that contains a stress-relieving combination of lime, pure vanilla, copaiba and lavender. All of these oils combined can help induce relaxation and reduce nervous tension. Stress away also comes in a roll on and even in the form of bath bombs, get them here!
Hence it’s name, there’s no wonder this one made the list. This oil does just as it says on the label. Apply to the bottom of your feet (or your child’s) as apart of your bedtime ritual to ease the stresses and anxieties of your everyday lives.
Lemongrass is distilled from the leaves and woody stalks of the lemongrass plant, which gives off a relaxing aroma when it’s diffused into your home- giving your family a sense of clarity and relaxation. Which is essential for preparing for good night’s sleep.
Although Theives isn’t a typical oil used for sleep, it’s a great oil to have in your home for just about everything from immune support, air fresheners to cleaning. I included Theives on the list for the sake of getting in the habit of supporting your immune system regularly so that you can enjoy a good night’s rest.
Cedarwood creates a comforting, uplifting experience which is great in preparation for bedtime.
Where To Purchase
The finest grade of essential oils can be purchased here, through Young Living’s website. The fact that they have a ‘Seed To Seal’ promise is why I chose to go directly through them. Young Living distills their own oils, directly from their own plants on their own farm and it simply doesn’t get any better than that!
I would highly recommend Young Living’sbrand among others because, although other brands may contain SOME oil- most companies are filling their bottles with fillers that contain numerous amounts of chemicals.
The best part about buying from Young Living is that you can purchase a Premium Starter Kit that contains 11 essential oils that will help you and your family on your wellness journey. It even comes with a diffuser of your choice and sample bottles- so that you can always have your favorite oils on the go; or even share with your family members and friends.
Feel free to contact me (use the email button) if you have any further questions regarding oils, their benefits, or grabbing your kit! Become a member with Young Living and enjoy wholesale pricing on the finest oils around, today.