Using essential oils in your daily regime is an effective tool in a holistic approach to improving quality sleep together with eliminating poor daytime habits, establishing a consistent sleep routine and taking steps to improve your physical and mental landscape.
Of all the natural remedies for improved sleep, essential oils have received the most positive attention in clinical trials and studies. The active molecular compounds in essential oils interact directly with the nervous and endocrine systems promoting calm, pain relief, balance and strength to the mind, body and spirit.
The wonderful thing about essential oils is that they are so easy and such a pleasure to incorporate into a sleep time routine. They are aromatically pleasing and versatile. They can be used in room scenting, diffused in the bedroom, used in an aromatic bath, inhaled from a nasal inhaler or simply put on your pillow, incorporated into a restful massage, added to a body lotion or carrier oil for a chest/body rub.
Creating a soothing ritual incorporating aromatically beautiful blends works on many levels to help you release stress and tension before bedtime.
Take an Aromatic bath
Embrace some luxury and enjoy an afternoon foot bath to relieve tired, swollen aching feet and legs and give you a lift.
You’ve had a busy day, you are feeling tired and strung out but don’t have time for a full bath. Just add an essential oil blend to a tepid foot bath to relieve tired feet, reduce swelling in ankles and legs and/ or relieve aching muscles. This will bring a sense of joy and serenity.
To relieve tired aching feet blend 1 drop of lavender, 1 drop of peppermint and 1 drop of cypress, in 6mls of raw organic coconut oil and ½ cup of magnesium bath flakes; add to tepid foot bath. Soak for ten minutes then massage feet and legs in an upward motion to bring calm, balance and restoration.