An effective pain or stress relieving remedy is to take a full warm bath with essential oils and magnesium flakes for 20 minutes. A lovely essential oil blend for peaceful sleep is sweet orange, lavender, petitgrain, roman chamomile and sandalwood.
Essential oil safety tip
Always dilute essential oils in a carrier oil and magnesium flakes because they can be sensitising to the skin. Use up to 6 drops of essential oil in 12 mls of carrier oil. Fill the bath up first then add your essential blend and swish well. Be careful when getting out of the bath your feet could be slippery. Massage the blend into your tired, strung out body and you will feel relief.
If you don’t have time for a bath, diffuse a sleep easy blend or use as a room and linen spray. To diffuse place up to six drops in a diffuser and for 20 minutes prior to sleep.
For a room spray, add 20 drops of sweet orange, 5 drops of lavender, 5 drops of petitgrain, 5 drops of sandalwood and 5 drops of roman chamomile to 100 ml of distilled water and disperser in a PET spray bottle. Shake bottle well before lightly misting bed linen, curtains and room prior to going to sleep.
Take slow deep breaths and combine the aroma of the essential oils with mindfulness and relaxation practices such as journaling, meditation, gentle yoga or stretching, and/or play soothing music.