Essential Oils for Sleep

December 15, 2017
Getting a good nights sleep is the secret to life. Yep, the secret is out! Well I am not sure anyone knows the secret to life but getting a restful night can make a world of difference in your life. With 50-70 million adults in the United States with sleep disorders, word needs to get out that there's help for that!
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Causes of Sleep Deprivation

There are many causes of Sleep Deprivation You may be aware of what is keeping you up at night, whether is it your emotions, your mind continuing to think about events throughout the day or what needs to be done the next day. Here are a few more reasons:
  • Sicknesses can cause stuffy noses, chest congestion, fevers and can make you uncomfortable for keeping you up at night.
  • Shift work or working throughout the night and sleeping through the day can be more difficult if the city is awake.
  • Babies in the house, or ill children waking you up at night. Helping to aid children in a better nights sleep can allow you to sleep through the night.
  • Medications or side effects of a drug can cause you to sleep lighter or wake throughout the night.
  • Poor Sleep Habits can be detrimental to getting a restful night.
  • Bedroom decor, cluttered beds, temperature and the overall environment you are trying to be sleeping in can be keeping you awake!
  • Unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking alcohol and drinking caffeinated drinks before bed are also detrimental to falling asleep.
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Things you can do to help you sleep:

  1. Create a bedtime routine to follow every evening to trigger our brain into sleep mode! Creating a morning routine is also important to start you day off right!
  2. A warm relaxing bath to relax your body!
  3. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and other drugs because they are stimulants!
  4. Stop using technology or electronics 30 minutes before bed to help your brain unwind before hitting the hay!
  5. Get enough exercise throughout the day to burn excess energy!
  6. Eat healthy whole foods and avoid a heavy meal before bed. If our body has to work hard digesting a big dinner, it isn't get the rest required!
  7. Set the scene for sleep! Ensure your room is dark, quiet, not too hot, not too cold, and free of distractions. Cozy clean blankets, a comfortable bed and pillow are necessities! 
  8. Make a to do list so you are prepared for the next day and won't think about what needs to be done tomorrow.
  9. Journaling is a great way to get all of those thoughts that are hanging on out of your headspace!
Check out this Journal Challenge for Self Awareness! 


The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique with Essential Oils

This technique can immediately tame a fight-or-flight response in your brain, can tame your stress hormones, stop anxiety or panic, and trigger a relaxation response in your body. How to do it:
  1. Place a drop of essential oil in your hand and rub together, see list of oils below.
  2. Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth, behind your front teeth.
  3. Breathe in through your nose and count to 4, or over 4 seconds, inhaling the essential oil.
  4. Hold your breath in for 7 seconds, while counting to 7.
  5. Exhale through your mouth over 8 seconds, while counting to 8.
  6. Without breaks, repeat this technique for 3 or 4 times.
The 4-7-8 breathing technique works to reduce stress and add oxygen back into your lungs, cells and tissues.

Essential Oils for Sleep

Getting pure essential oils in your life is important, if you have found essential oils haven't worked for you in the past, it could be because you aren't using quality oils. Essential oils from big box stores, grocery stores or pharmacies have added fillers, preservatives and chemicals in them used during the distilling process. However, doTERRA's essential oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. If you are looking to get quality oils, there is more information below. Here are a few essential oils that can help your drift away into a restful night, or help remedy other reasons why you aren't sleeping:
  • SERENITY | Promotes relaxation & restful sleep. Lessens tension & calms emotions.
  • LAVENDER | Reduces anxious feelings & promotes restful sleep.
  • PATCHOULI | Grounding & Balancing effect on your emotions.
  • EUCALYPTUS |  Clears the mind when inhaled.
  • CEDARWOOD | Promotes relaxation.
  • BALANCE | Promotes relaxation & tranquility of the whole body.
  • ROMAN CHAMOMILE | Calming effect on mind & body.
  • MELISSA | Calms tension & nerves.
  • FRANKINCENSE | Helps to boost the benefits of all the other oils!

Why you need a Wholesale Account!


If you think you will be purchasing oils regularly or even again anytime throughout the year, a wholesale account is a fantastic and budget friendly choice and here's why:
  • You can get 25% off any of  dōTERRA's products (they also offer supplements, household cleaners, hair care and skin care products all made with essential oils!)
  • You can get 10 to 30 % of what you have spent back in their Loyalty Rewards Points system! You can use these points to get free oils or other dōTERRA products!
  • Depending on how much you spend each month, you may qualify to receive The Product of The Month, for free!
  • You aren't committed to making a monthly order to keep your account active!
  • You aren't committed to selling for dōTERRA!
To sign up for a Wholesale Account:
  1. Click on this link.
  2. Scroll down and click the green 'JOIN dōTERRA' button.
  3. Select 'Wholesale Customer' and 'Continue' at the bottom of the page.
  4. Fill our your personal information and purchase a starter kit.
There are a few options for starter kits and I recommend one of these two:

Home Essentials Enrollment Kit

  • 15ml Bottles:
  • FRANKINCENCE | Supports healthy cell function
  • LAVENDER | All things calming and soothes the skin
  • LEMON | Clean and fresh, supports healthy immune system
  • TEA TREE | Cleansing & purifying on the skin
  • OREGANO | Natural Immune Support and supports healthy respiratory function
  • PEPPERMINT | Cooling and invigorating
  • EASY AIR | Respiratory Blend for clear and easy breathing
  • ZEN GEST | Digestive support for occasional stomach upset
  • ON GUARD | Protective blend for environmental or seasonal threats
  • DEEP BLUE | Soothing & cooling, perfect for achy muscles (5ml)
  • Petal Diffuser
  • Introductory Package with a Product Guide!

AromaTouch Diffused Enrollment Kit

  • 5ml Bottles:
  • BALANCE | Grounding Blend for feelings of balance and traquility
  • LAVENDER | All things calming and soothes the skin
  • TEA TREE | Cleansing & purifying on the skin
  • ON GUARD | Protective blend for environmental or seasonal threats
  • AROMA TOUCH | Massage blend to lessen feelings of tension
  • DEEP BLUE | Soothing & cooling, perfect for achy muscles
  • WILD ORANGE | Powerful cleanser and purifier
  • PEPPERMINT | Cooling and invigorating
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil (4oz)
  • Petal Diffuser
  • Introductory Package with a Product Guide!


    If you are on a budget like I was when I first signed up as a Wholesale Customer, choose the 'Enrollment Packet'. This is your enrollment fee, and it comes with all kinds of information on how to use essential oils AND a product guide. Once signed up, simply shop for the oils you want and what your budget can allow!

    Why you should sign up with me!

    If you sign up with me, and enroll here, you will also get the following perks:
    • A special gift from me that will be mailed to you!
    • Access to our Natural Wellness Collective group on Facebook for on-going knowledge on how to use your oils!
    • saving the best for last, you get me! I am here for you, a direct message or email away to answer any questions you have about how to use your oils, which are best for what and constant oil support!

    SIGN UP HERE


    Sources

    https://www.sleepassociation.org/sleep/sleep-statistics/
    https://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/4-7-8-breathing-stress-relief-techniques
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