RESTORE YOUR NATURAL SLEEP CYCLES with a synergistic blend of essential oils.
A synergistic blend of essential oils can be more effective for getting the results you desire than any single essential oil. The pure essential oils I recommend you use in a blend to restore and support your natural sleep cycles, include:
Lavender, Clary Sage, German Chamomile and Spikenard
Try this blend for insomnia, sleep disruptions, loss of sleep due to jet lag, or to support your getting a good night’s rest.
CLARY SAGE ( Salvia sclarea ) - An especially inviting, softly floral and sweet oil! Clary Sage can have a deeply soothing effect on the nervous tension in both men and women. Its sedative action promotes a calming and relaxing effect making it useful as a sleep aid. For some people Clary Sage has an especially hypnotic effect on the mind and emotions producing very tranquil and peaceful states. Clary Sage is especially helpful for relieving stressful or tense physical and emotional states.
LAVENDER ( Lavendula augustifolia ) - Highly scented Lavender has a distinctly sweet floral-spice aroma that's a little wild and woody. A restorative, relaxant and sedative Lavender’s action has a soothing, tranquilizing, calming effect on the body.
Lavender is good for promoting relaxation and relieving nervous tension, stress and strain, insomnia, anxiety and palpitations.
Lavender's gentle nourishing and healing effect on the body, mind, spirit and emotions comes from its notable ability to harmonize and stabilize the entire human energy system, or Chakras.
GERMAN CHAMOMILE ( Matricaria recutita ) - A highly respected oil for over 3,000 years German Chamomile’s high Azulene content makes it a powerful sedative.
German Chamomile’s action promotes relaxation and eases and exerts a soothing, tranquilizing and calming effect on the body, making it an excellent sleep aid when suffering from sleep disturbances especially those associated with an agitated state of mind.
Helpful for nightmares and night fears! Inhale German Chamomile just before bed time to sleep like a baby and have sweet and pleasant dreams.
SPIKENARD ( Nardostachys jatamansi ) - A deep rich, mellow-spice aroma that's woody, earthy and sweet Spikenard (Narde) is lasting and gives depth to any blend. A valued oil since ancient times Narde is a tranquilizer and relative of valerian.
Narde has the most powerful sedative action in aromatherapy and is helpful for easing anxiety and stress.
Traditionally Narde has been used for treating mental disorders, as well as for calming the mind and promoting mental awareness.
Calms the nerves and helps you to feel more grounded and in control. Try Narde in a blend or alone to treat restless sleep, chronic insomnia and tension.
METHODS OF APPLICATION TO RESTORE NATURAL SLEEP CYCLES:
Both of these methods of application are effective for helping to restore your body's natural sleep cycle and encourage deep and restful sleep. Research shows that essential oils will remain in your bloodstream for up to 4-6 hours.
METHOD 1: Dispense 15 drops of your essential oil synergy blend into a 1 ounce bottle of carrier oil, shake well and allow the oils to synergize for 24 hours, or longer as time permits.
Dispense 1-3 drops, inhale and apply to temples, frontal lobes and back of neck.
Through skin application the oils will enter through the neurovascular points located in these areas to effectively trigger your relaxation and healing response, promoting balance in your nervous system.
A Note About Carrier Oils: I highly recommend pure light coconut oil as the ideal carrier oil. Coconut oil is fully metabolized by the body and, unlike most oils, not absorbed into the fatty cells and tissues of the body, making it an ideal carrier for essential oils to move through the fat cells beneath the dermis and into the blood vessels serving muscles, etc. As well Light Coconut oil remains liquid at room temperature and, because of its light consistency, will not clog skin pores, making it suitable to use on sensitive or problem skin.
METHOD 2: Direct inhalation is the method used most in Germany and the one I use most often in my aromatherapy practice. Through inhalation aromatic oils stimulate your olfactory nerves which send a signal to your brain's neuro-receptors, triggering numerous electro-chemical responses.
DIRECTIONS - Dispense 1-3 drops of your pure essential oils blend onto a tissue or cotton ball. Breathe in the essential oil vapors for 30-60 seconds. Breathe in slowly and pause briefly on your inhaled breath. Then slowly exhale, letting go of any tension. Repeat this slow, rhythmic breathing five more times.
Please note: You may also use an air or fan diffuser to dispense your oils for direct inhalation.
PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.
Holistic MindBody Therapy, including pure essential oils, are gentle, noninvasive complementary forms of health care for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind and spirit and a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being. Alternative health care may produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.
KG has developed massage training and holistic health programs for the spa industry, health clubs & clinics, schools, resorts and individual clients. She is a MindBody Therapist & Health Educator with advanced certification & training in Bowen Therapy, BodyTalk & Aromatherapy. She is the owner of Springhill Wellness Center & the Founder & Director of PurePlant Essentials aromatherapy products.
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