Dream Drops and Blends - 10 Bedtime Routine Essential Oil Tips

08/26/2019

I love sleep... I have always loved sleep! 

If in Doubt Go Back To Sleep

As a kid, I would drink out of a mug that said those exact words, "If in doubt go back to sleep." I literally would do just that, no matter where I was. If only as adults, we could go back to sleep at anytime but instead, after little sleep due to being at work until midnight the night before, I am struggling to keep my eyes open, to even do simple daily tasks, and especially to be nice to everyone around me.

What I need to do tonight is to be able to wind down in the  evening with a good book and have some essential oils diffusing next to my bed.

Here are some tips, that Young Living recommends, combined with the soothing and calming aromas of essential oils that will allow you to wind down in the evening, relax and sleep soundly in no time.

My personal recommendations would be a blend of 4 drops of Lavender, 4 drops of Frankincense and one drop of Copaiba, or a blend of 4 drops of Lavender and 4 drops of Stress Away with one drop of Copaiba. 

These are available in the Premium Starter Kits which are available via www.youngliving.com

1. Best essential oil scents for nighttime

The relaxing and calming aroma of some oils can create an environment that helps make hitting the hay a walk in the park. Diffuse any of these on their own or in a comforting blend or apply them topically as part of your nighttime routine to help ease yourself into sweet dreams.

  • Lavender
  • Cedarwood
  • Peace & Calming®
  • Vetiver
  • German Chamomile

2. Essential oils for relaxation

Are you wanting to relax and wind down in the evenings? Then use these oils in a calming massage or diffuse them to bring out their soothing scents.

  • Stress Away™
  • Frankincense
  • Bergamot
  • Geranium
  • Ylang Ylang

3. A nighttime routine

If you have little ones, you know how important a bedtime routine is for setting the stage for getting to sleep-and the same holds true for adults! Performing the same rituals every evening can help prepare your body for rest and relaxation. Take a warm bath, brush your teeth, and moisturize your skin with a night cream that you've infused with your favorite calming Young Living essential oils. These or other quiet nighttime habits over time will help your brain recognize that it's time to settle down for slumber.

4. Atmosphere is everything

Our bedrooms should be our sleep sanctuaries. Eliminate the desire to scroll through your phone or tablet all night, and leave it in another room, or at the other side of the room, if it serves as your alarm. Dim your lights, wear soft pajamas, and diffuse this calming blend to create the perfect atmosphere for drifting off to dreamland.*

5. A little Lavender love

After a day at work, add a drop or two of Lavender Vitality to warm herbal tea as you settle down for the evening or add 2-3 drops to a vegetable capsule and take with water 30 minutes before bed.

6. Organization goes a long way

Don't lie in bed thinking about all the things you need to do! Take 30 minutes before you start your bedtime routine (surely you haven't forgotten about it already!) to tackle the tasks that keep your mind busy. Do a quick tidying of the house, make sure lunches are prepared for the next day, and organize your calendar and to-do list for tomorrow. Play some of your favorite chill-out music and use your Tranquil Roll-On to make your must-dos more enjoyable.

7. Calm the mind

Preparing for bed can be a spiritual experience. Whether you use prayer, yoga, or meditation, use the time before you retire to clear your mind of mundane things and devote this important part of your day to gentle connection with your spiritual center. Try diffusing Myrrh, Sacred Mountain, or Sacred Sandalwood during this time to create an environment that is both relaxing and grounding.

8. Gentle stretching

When you've done a long workout, spend some time stretching your whole body and add some Deep Relief™ Roll-On to your temples, forehead and the back of the neck. Have you been working on your feet all day? Try this DIY foot soak.

DIY Foot Soak

Ingredients:

¼ cup Epsom salt

2 drops Copaiba essential oil

2 drops PanAway® essential oil blend

Warm water

Directions:

  1. Mix the Epsom salt and essential oils in a small bowl.
  2. Add salt mixture to warm water.
  3. Sit back, relax, and let your feet soak for 15-30 minute

9. Supplement your sleep

When sleep is particularly hard to come by, try adding Young Living's SleepEssence™ to your bedtime regimen. The vegetarian capsules contain Lavender, Vetiver, Valerian, and Ruta Graveolens essential oils, along with melatonin-a well-known sleep aid.*

10. Write it out

If there's simply too much on your mind, often the physical act of writing down everything you're thinking about can help you feel like you've cleared your head. As you fill a couple of journal pages, diffuse essential oils with aromas that help bring clarity and calm, like Envision™.

Getting Started With Young Living Essential Oils

If you would like to get your hands hold of a selection of Young Living™ Essential oils, then head over to the Young Living website, choose your country (if different from the UK) and follow the instructions. The Premium Starter Kits include a great selection of the essential oils, including Lavender, Frankincense, Peppermint and Stress Away. Please use my Sponsor ID 19905280 and Enroller ID 19905280 when placing the order. 

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