Aromatherapy with essential oils of lavender, vetiver, cedar, petitgrain and serenity can create an environment that encourages restful sleep. These oils can be used alone or with Serenity Restful Complex softgels to help you get a good night's sleep. When I first started using doTERRA, I didn't always know what the best nighttime oils were, but I actually use the back of the Serenity mix bottle to see the ingredients and help me determine the full range of oils that are so useful for sleeping. Lavender, Roman chamomile, vetiver, incense, cedarwood, there are many oils that offer the ability to help us rest.
So we'll choose our favorite oil for that child at night and sometimes associate it with an additional oil depending on the season or need. If it's during the time of year of seasonal threats, On Guard or Breathe could be associated with that oil. Known for its versatility of benefits, lavender oil is also top notch when it comes to helping you sleep. Numerous studies have cited the effectiveness of inhaling lavender oil in keeping insomnia at bay.
In large part, this is related to the other benefits that lavender oil confers, including lowering heart rate, temperature and blood pressure, all processes that, not incidentally, reflect the stages the body goes through when sleep relaxes. Lavender oil is also known to reduce anxiety, which is essential for relaxing at the end of a long, struggling day. Perhaps not as powerful a sleep remedy as lavender oil, ylang ylang is not far behind. Ylang ylang, an extract from tropical trees from Asia, such as lavender oil, lowers blood pressure and heart rate and naturally prepares the body for sleep.
When inhaled, the oil gives off a very fruity and pleasant scent, something that is soothing in its own right. First I want to share with you how they brought me to doterra through the gift of someone who cared so much about my situation; she was willing to share a very special oil with me. For example, doTERRA recommends applying Balance to the soles of your feet, wrists, or palms at the beginning and end of the day to help you feel calm and relaxed. doTERRA has several essential oils that can be used before bed to help you fall asleep faster, sleep peacefully during the night and wake up more rested.
Now, when it comes to adults, I love that doTERRA has evolved and is constantly adding new products to its line.