Most people know about diffusing Lavender to help them sleep, but there are also other oils which are great as part of your bedtime routine. Cedarwood and rosemary are two of my favourites to diffuse when I want to nod off…
Cedarwood oil is well known for it’s sleep inducing benefits being a natural sedative. It works by stimulating release of serotonin in the brain which converts into melatonin for a restful sleep. Melatonin is the most powerful natural remedy for restoring both quality and quantity of sleep. It improves the length of time the body sustains deep, stage 4 sleep – the time when the immune system and growth hormone production reaches it’s maximum.
I love Rosemary for it’s purifying properties. Living in London takes it’s toll, what with the high levels of pollution and all the ‘bugs’ that go around, especially in winter. That’s why, when I get home, Rosemary is one of my favourite go to oils!
Having clean air, free from bacteria and germs means you can wake up fresh and avoid nasty colds.
Did you know?
Back in the day, hospitals used to use Rosemary to disinfect the air.
Remember to use essential oils that are 100% pure, high quality therapeutic grade oils, an most importantly authentic to the base plant. This means that the oil is distilled and bottled in such a way that it maintains it’s integrity and active properties which provide the benefits. (For this reason we only use Young Living essential oils – so we can get the therapeutic benefits, and not just a nice smell)
The BEST ‘Sleep Serum’ Everrrrrrr…
Nodding off easily and then getting good, deep quality sleep really makes a difference. And we are all struggling to get the quality sleep we need.
So I use my Sleep Serum overnight – I roll it on the soles of my feet and big toe (this allows quickest absorption into the bloodstream and allows the compounds to make their way to my brain quickly to release the melatonin that I need for sleep).
Sleep Serum Recipe:
- 10ml roller bottle
- 15 drops Lavender
- 12 drops Cedarwood
- 5 drops Vetiver
- Fill with jojoba oil, and shake
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Jess and Marisa