Looking For a Better Nights Sleep – Naturally?
Tired (no pun intended) of waking up groggy and not well rested?
Most of us have sleep issues from time to time and some of us have them frequently. Commonly people reach for prescription sleep aids that leave us groggy or not feeling quite right in the morning even though we’ve slept well.
Is there an alternative?
Essential oils may be the answer for you and if you could only buy one essential oil it should be Lavender. Lavender is in many products and there is a reason. It is soothing, calming, relaxing and de-stressing, and it just smells good.
Now there is another reason to use it. Science has shown that it aids natural sleep without the grogginess of prescription drugs. “Lavender serves as a mid sedative and has practical applications as a novel, nonphotic method for promoting deep sleep”, say psychologists at Wesleyan University in a summary of their findings.
So, you might ask, how do I use it?
We recommend you try these methods to find the right one or combination of them that works for you and your family.
- Diffuse – Simply place a few drops in your diffuser along with the recommended amount of water and allow to diffuse into your bedroom for as long as the mixture lasts.
- Pillow Spray – Make it yourself is the best approach that way you can make as much as you want without the cost of buying a commercial brand. Simply mix water and 10-15 drops of Lavender essential oil in a spray bottle and add some witch hazel to ensure that the water and oil mix well then spray on your pillows. You’ll breathe the soothing mixture thru the night.
- Massage Oil – If you are lucky enough to have a partner that will give you a massage have them use Lavender essential oil mixed with a carrier oil (coconut is best) and rub your body with it. This provides a double whammy of the relaxing massage and the benefits of Lavender essential oil.
Always look for pure, therapeutic grade Lavender essential oil and if you can find organic, all, the better. One place to look is www.ohorganics.net who offer pure, therapeutic grade organic Lavender oil.
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