Sleep for me is always hard to come by. I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. But that was before I found essential oils. I love using my essential oils for everything I can especially this wonderful sleepy time salve. Not only will this sleepy time salve help you sleep it will also help support your immune system.
Lavender essential oil is known for helping to put people into a relaxation state and is used frequently by Aromatherapists. In addition to the properties that help you relax Lavender is also very good for the bodies nervous system, circulatory system and the respiratory system. While Lavender helps put you into a fabulously dreamy state (for most people) it can also effectively help your body in many other areas as well.
If you are having trouble getting to sleep check out my tips on How to Get a Great Night’s Sleep.
Another great essential oil that is used in this salve is Cedarwood. Cedarwood effectively helps, like Lavender, your nervous system, circulatory system and the respiratory system. I absolutely love Cedarwood in the evening. It has a great calming effect on my whole family. While I absolutely love this salve and use it regularly I also diffuse a mixture of Cedarwood and Lavender as it gets closer to bed time. It helps the kids calm down and get into their bedtime routines.
The final essential oil in this salve is Thieves. I could go on for days about Thieves. It is one of my all time favorite essential oils and I literally use it everyday for something. Thieves is a blend of 5 different essential oils which include: cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, and rosemary. With this blend of oils you can achieve an amazing combination that will literally support every system in your body including your immune system.
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup olive oil
- 4 tablespoons beeswax
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Thieves Essential Oil
- Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Place the coconut oil, olive oil and grated beeswax in a metal or glass bowl, and heat over a double boiler. Once everything has melted, give it a stir, and then remove from heat.
- Once your ingredients are well mixed take off the heat and let it slightly cool.
- Once it's slightly cool add 30 drops of Thieves essential oil, 30 drops of cedar wood essential oil, and 40 drops of Lavender essential oil.
- Stir everything until well mixed.
- Carefully ladle the warm sleep salve into clean containers, let cool to room temperature. Your sleep salve is now ready to use
How to use this Sleepy Time Salve
To use this Sleepy Time Salve just rub onto your feet, cover with socks and snuggle up on nights you’re having a tough time falling asleep. The reason you should apply this to your feet are the pores are larger allowing the essential oils to quickly absorb and flow through the body, helping you to relax. You can also massage into your hands, sore muscles, or even your temples for instant calm.
This relaxing salve will have you dreaming in no time.
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