Getting your body shifted into the parasympathetic mode, the rest and digest mode, can be tricky sometimes. It's nice to have some natural tools in your nutrition cabinet. This one is sure to calm the nervous system. Be sure to use this exact pairing of oils, this is the secret to the success. This is safe for children and adults.
Healthy Ingredients to Promote Better Sleep
The ingredients for this recipe evolved over time and I’ve finally found the combination that seems to work best. It is:
Magnesium Oil – I have written on the amazing calming effects of Magnesium many times on my blog. Magnesium is well known for its ability to relieve insomnia. One study found that it helps decrease cortisol, the “stress hormone” that can keep you up at night. It also helps muscles relax, to give you that calm “sleepy” feeling and help you unwind after a long day. You can buy pre-made magnesium oil (easier) or make your own magnesium oil at home (cheaper). Also, since I always get asked- yes, I realize it is not actually an “oil” but it is called magnesium oil because it feels like an oil when you apply it.
Cedarwood Essential Oil – It has a soothing and calming effect on the mind, reduces inflammation and muscle pain, and minimizes skin irritation or itchiness. The scent of cedarwood essential oil encourages the release of serotonin, which is converted into melatonin in the brain. Melatonin induces restorative sleep and leaves you feeling calm.
Lavender Essential Oil – Lavender is considered a calming herb and it helps promote restful sleep. Researchers found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, the very deep slumber in which the heartbeat slows and muscles relax. During this phase, the brain is thought to organize memory, as well. (Source)
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil – Another calming herb. Chamomile tea is often suggested before bed or during times of stress to help calm and promote sleep. In essential oil form, it is extremely potent and helpful for promoting sleep.
Geranium Essential Oil – Geranium oil is the essential oil with the sweet and flowery name, but I can assure you it’s no lightweight! Sleep Soundly. Apply some geranium oil to the neck in order to feel relaxed, at peace and prepared for a good night’s sleep.
Want the LOTION version?
- Pour all ingredients into a 4 ounce or larger glass spray bottle and shake gently to mix.
- A bigger spray bottle can be used if desired and the recipe can be doubled or tripled.
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