Reviewing Resolutions: Let’s Talk About Better Sleep Posted on 22 Jan 11:56
Maintaining your New Year’s Resolutions can be challenging. We wanted to check in with your progress now that we’re well into January and make sure that you’ve still got your sights set on achieving your health and wellness goals. It takes dedication and a commitment to seeing results to get where you want to be. We know all about that and we want to help!
This blog is dedicated to helping you get better sleep in 2016 - because, as you probably already know if you aren’t getting enough sleep, it can affect just about every area of your life.
THE SLEEP BUNDLE
When we started out in 2016, we had every intention of helping you to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions. And we know that the way to get there is to take one small step at a time and to appreciate small victories. Today, we want to address the goal of getting better, more restful sleep.
If better rest was one of your resolutions, here are 3 essential oils that may help:
Patchouli. This oil, with its earthy fragrance, provides antidepressant, sedative, and tonic properties that make it a wonderful natural sleep aid. Use patchouli to relax tensions of the body and mind and uplift your mood before sleep. Its plant-based chemical constituents have a powerful effect on the brain, helping to simulate the production of neurotransmitters including serotonin and dopamine to ease anxiety along with other mental stressors. Known to sedate the body and reduce nervous hypersensitivity, this oil is ideal for those who wake during the night. Finally, the essential oil of patchouli is known to help improve endocrinal secretions (hormones) needed to regulate sleep patterns.
Roman Chamomile. This daisy-like flower yields a powerful essential oil that is known to be especially helpful for those with chronic sleeplessness. Able to induce sleep and overcome symptoms of sleep disorders including trouble falling asleep and waking during the night, chamomile’s calming and relaxing effects are well-known in aromatherapy. Its gentle and sweet fragrance works wonders in your diffuser, but chamomile essential oils can also be applied directly to the skin (diluted) to relieve other physical ailments that disrupt regular sleep patterns such as stomach upset, muscle tension, and irregular blood sugar levels. Relaxing and calming for both mind and body, this essential oil makes a safe and effective natural sleep aid.
French Lavender. Lavender essential oil can help you sleep. Its herbaceous and floral scent is well-known to end insomnia while also helping to improve sleep cycles. A natural muscle relaxant, lavender is able to help slow your heart rate, gently and naturally lulling you to sleep. Especially helpful for those who have trouble falling asleep, the aromatherapy abilities of lavender include slowing the nervous system, stabilizing mood, and reducing anxiety. Also eases other disturbances that can keep you from sleep like headaches, nervous exhaustion, skin irritations, and muscle tension.
Ultrasonic Diffuser. Our easy-to-use and stylish diffuser is the best way to experience all the aromatic and healing power of your favorite single oils or blends. Use the diffuser to release the potent healing benefits of your essential oils and blends.
All of these essential oils can be purchased together as our Sleep Bundle. When you purchase them this way, you’ll enjoy a great discount and even a diffuser so you can get started using your favorite sleep oils right away!
HOW ESSENTIAL OILS CAN HELP CHILDREN AT BEDTIME
There are many different reasons people struggle to sleep at night. They can include either external and internal factors (or both!) like weather, environmental noise, or a disturbance of the body’s natural body clock, also known as the circadian rhythm. No matter the cause, sleeplessness can affect adults and children alike. Children, however, can be especially susceptible to restless sleep because they are more prone to over-stimulation, inability to relax, and nighttime fears.
Getting kids to sleep can be a demanding task for parents. It’s tough to know exactly what is causing them to have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep through the night. After a few consecutive sleepless nights, you may really start to worry. Stop the cycle of sleeplessness with the Sleep Bundle! Each oil addresses a different cause of sleep loss, and can help children over the age of 6.
Another GREAT option for finding your most restful sleep is our proprietary Good Night Blend. Many of our regular customers have found this particular blend to be exceptionally helpful in their search for great sleep. It’s inexpensive yet LOADED with a potent blend of pure essential oils, each carefully chosen to support your health and sleep needs.
3 WAYS TO USE THE SLEEP BUNDLE FOR CHILDREN
Add the oils to your diffuser. Any of the single oils found in the Sleep Bundle can be used on their own to help ease your little one into dreamland. Or combine your favorite essential oils into a customized blend your child will love!
Use them to freshen linens. Just a few drops of essential oils added to distilled water makes a great linen spray. Add your favorite single or blend multiple oils together in a spray bottle and spritz away on pillows, sheets, duvets, and more!
Foot massage or bath. Essential oils for sleep can be used as a massage rub. Dilute your favorite oil in a carrier like olive or jojoba oil and rub into trouble spots like the temples, feet, or any other area.
A NOTE ON QUALITY
When using an essential oil to address a specific health concern like sleeplessness, you need to use a high-quality product that contains a large amount of the active chemical compounds responsible for the oil’s therapeutic effects. In other words, you need to be able to rest assured in the quality of the essential oil you’ve decided to purchase.
At Healing Solutions, we understand this, and work hard to earn the trust of every one of our valued customers. All Healing Solutions essential oils are tested and certified 100% pure and unadulterated, so you can get the results you’re after without fear of diluted or ineffective products.