Designing a house, remodeling another, moving, preparing for baby.. we have a lot going on! After a day of meetings with architects, contractors, designers, etc. my mind can be spinning. That’s when I have to make the decision to put the day to rest, and settle into my nighttime relaxation routine. I recommend it if you have trouble winding down..
Every night, I follow this simple 3 step routine before getting ready for bed:
- Diffuse and use essential oils: A major component to creating a relaxing home setting is the use of aromatherapy. Diffusing essential oils makes your house smell like a spa and triggers the brain to relax. I use a Eco diffuser and essential oils from Young Living.. my favorite combination is a a few drops of Stress Away, Peace and Calming, and Lavender. For skin application I use a line of essential oils from Flower Road which I featured in a blog post a few months ago. It’s important to deeply inhale and exhale the aromas and take a few moments to find stillness. I like to take a few minutes to meditate and clear my mind which makes all the difference in how easily I fall asleep.
- Take a hot bath with Kneipp Sweet Dreams: These blue bath salts infused with Valerian and Hops are my favorite bath product! I give them as gifts all the time. They make my bath turn a pretty blue color that reminds me of the water in Capri. When my body aches, I like to mix in Kneipp Joint and Muscle orange salts that are infused with arnica.
- Drink herbal tea: I drink a variety of herbal teas and love trying different brands. I’m currently drinking a pregnancy tea from Traditional Medicines but also love herbal teas by Pukka, Numi, Allegro, and Tea Forte.
If you’d like to learn about essential oils and their health benefits, my friend Pam and I are hosting a class this Friday from 1-3 with an expert on the subject. I’ve never taken a class on aromatherapy before so I look forward to learning how certain oils can cure certain ailments the all natural way. Just send me an email if you’re interested in joining!
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