4 Essential Oils to Help You Get Some Beauty Sleep
Ah, the dream of a full night's sleep. No more tossing and turning, hitting the snooze button 5 times, wishing you could stay in bed. What if you could get a full 8 hours of sleep and feel rested and alert in the morning, without sleep medications. Sounds heavenly, right?
Women often feel they must do it all... Schedule doctor appointments for the family, make grocery lists, plan birthday parties and play dates, make lunches, find the best deal, make sure the house is clean, read bedtime stories and attend PTA meetings. Many of them also work outside the home and feel torn between career aspirations and obligations and parenting and family responsibilities.
Yes, fathers are important and single or stay at home dads have some similar demands, although men seem to have an easier time compartmentalizing work and home obligations. Remember the commercial about Calgon bubble bath? Their slogan, "Calgon, take me away", centered around a mother taking time for a bubble bath to let all of her worries disappear.
Here are 4 essential oils to help you relax, unwind and get a good night's sleep:
1. LAVENDER has been used since ancient times for bathing, relaxation and is often found in perfumes. It also helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. What woman doesn't want beautiful skin? I like to put a couple of drops on my pillow our diffuse before going to bed.
2. SERENITY Restful Blend
My favorite oil for sleep, Serenity helps calm the mind and soothe the senses. For me, Serenity has replaced Lavender as my #1 favorite oil for sleep. Within minutes of placing a few drops on my comforter or pillow, I feel my mind and body relaxing and drifting off to la-la land.
3. BALANCE helps reduce feelings of anxiety and create a sense of calmness and well-being. It contains oils of Spruce, Ho Wood, Blue Chamomile and Frankincense to promote feelings of balance and tranquility. Let Balance help ease your anxiety and help you feel relaxed.
4. FRANKINCENSE induces feelings of peace and relaxation and helps reduce stress and anxiety. It is also believed that Frankincense can help increase intuitive abilities and spiritual connection. Frankincense also helps reduce acne, naturally slow signs of aging and helps with the digestion of food, improving your gut health. Our "feel good" chemicals are created in the gut, making gut health crucial to overall happiness and contentment.
Please remember, all essential oils and not created equal. Doterra ensures all of their oils meet Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade testing to make sure all bottles contain 100% essential oil.
If you would like to learn more or schedule a free educational workshop, please contact Sara at 913-244-8786 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Playful Awareness is offering a free Essential Oil 101 educational workshop on Friday, September 1, from 1:30-2:30 at our office, 11011 King St., Ste. 237, in Overland Park, KS. Please Sara to RSVP as space is limited.
Until next time,
Sara Minges, LPC