January 8, 2016

Using Essential Oils To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

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To be the most productive and healthy version of you, a good night’s sleep should be at the top of your list.

When you get enough sleep at night, you’re more mentally active and refreshed to take on the day. However, many people face various sleeping problems, whether it’s difficult falling asleep or staying asleep at night.

Many of these issues stem from stress and anxieties during the day, staying too long on the computer, or just drinking too much coffee at work.

Part of getting a good night’s sleep is breaking the cycle of poor sleeping habits. We recommend cutting back on that coffee and other caffeinated drinks and make sure to stay off the computer at least one hour before bedtime. In addition to these tips, incorporating essential oils can help ease your mind and put you in a more relaxed mindset before bed.

Each oil and oil blend has its own beneficial properties, so first, pinpoint the sleeping problems you are having in your life. Once you have identified the problem or problems, it’s time to find essential oils that can help improve your sleeping habits. Here are the best essentials oils for getting a better night’s sleep:

DeStress

One of the biggest factors that prevent a restful night’s sleep is stress. Whether it’s work or personal, you can keep yourself awake from endless worries and anxiety.

If you find that you’ve been having a stressful day, week, or month, then we recommend adding DeStress blend to your daily wellness routine.

DeStress helps promote a calm mind, which is necessary when it comes to falling asleep and staying asleep. We recommend putting a couple drops of DeStress into chamomile tea and including a couple drops on your pillow. When you rest for the night, your thoughts and stresses should melt away.

Click here to learn more about DeStress Signature Blend

Sleep

Our Sleep blend is designed to help promote a better night’s sleep through various natural substances like lavender and basil. These elements help you unwind after a long day and when taken orally in water, Sleep blend may help to soothe muscle tension and anxiety.

While you can use a diffuser to release the benefits of sleep blend in your bedroom, we also recommend this recipe for shower melts for those who take showers at night that can help relax your mind and body before bed.

Slight adjustments in your nightly routine can help promote a more restful mind that will carry with you when you lay your head on the pillow.

Click here to learn more about Sleep Signature Blend

Lavender

Another way to dispense the calming scent of Lavender single oil is through putting a couple drops in your tub for a soothing and relaxing bubble bath. All the worries and stresses of the day can melt away and a bath will keep you away from the endless distractions of your smartphone. The combination can help your mind rest, which is an important aspect for a better night’s sleep.

Click here to learn more about Lavender Single Oil

No matter which oil you use, simply making the conscious choice to attend to your mental well-being is the best first step towards getting a good night’s sleep. If you find the perfect oil that has helped you catch some ZZZs, let us know on Facebook!

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Kelly Kauffman

Living the Pura Vida lifestyle in Costa Rica, Kelly is a movie lover, podcaster, and a chronic Netflix binge-watcher.