Tuesday, September 1, 2015

'Twas the Night Before School - Winding Down with Essential Oils

Perhaps one of the hardest parts of transitioning back to school is re-establishing an early bedtime routine.

 "A good night's sleep is linked to better performance by schoolchildren in math and languages -- subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success, according to a study. The researchers reported that "sleep efficiency" is associated with higher academic performance in those key subjects" ("All in a Good Night's Sleep: How Quality of Sleep Impacts Academic Performance in Children"  - Published in Science Daily).

We have found Essential Oils to be the perfect addition to our bedtime routine.  Here are our top 3 Bedtime Essential Oils:

1.  Lavender
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing; perfect for relaxing and winding down before bedtime.  Add to bath or diffuse to create a calming and comforting atmosphere.

2.  Cedarwood
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil's woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma can be added to your favorite skin care prodcuts and applied topically (perfect for a bedtime massage).  The essentail oil contains sesquiterpines and its powerful scent creates a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused.

3.  Peace and Calming
Peace & Calming is a gentle, fragrant blend of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchoui, and Blue Tansy essential oils with an aroma that's comforting and freshens the air.  Diffuse to create a calming and peaceful atmosphere throughout the home.  Peace & Calming is a must have for every household, especially those with young children.  Alternatively, you can use Peace & Calming II for the gentle aroma of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, German Chamomile, Vetiver, Cistus, Bergamot, Cassia, Davana, and Young Living's exclusive Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oils.

For more on creating a successful bedtime routine, check out Young Living's Snooze Routine:

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1 comment:

Hannah@Seeing the lovely said...

These are great tips, thanks for sharing!