Try This Soothing Potion For A Good Night’s Sleep

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What better way to honor National Sleep Comfort Month than to create for yourself a body oil designed to help you relax and slip into tranquil sleep?

When rubbed into strategic areas of the body, this essential oil blend creates a peaceful state of mind that will gently lull you into dreamland.

Dream Weaver’s Relaxing Rub

The oils used in this potion were chosen for their soothing and sedating scents – the perfect antidote to a stressful day.

Items You Will Need

  • A dropper
  • Dark glass bottle with dropper top or screw cap
  • Essential oils: lavender, bergamot, grapefruit and sweet orange
  • Almond or soybean oil base

Preparation

  1. Add essential oils directly into the storage bottle: 25 drops lavender, 15 drops bergamot, 15 drops grapefruit and 15 drops sweet orange.
  2. Add one cup of the base oil (almond or soybean).
  3. Screw the top on the storage bottle; shake vigorously for two minutes.
  4. Label the bottle and put it in a dark place that is between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Leave it there for 24 hours – this allows the oils to synergize.

Makes about one cup.

Store Dream Weaver's Relaxing Rub at room temperature, away from light and heat; use within two years.

Applying the Oil

Gently rub a dab of the oil into your temples, back, chest, under your nose, around the ears and on the throat. It can be used during the day to enjoy a sense of relaxation and tranquility, or apply just before crawling between the sheets at night. It may also be enjoyed as a bath oil or body massage rub.

Tip: Make a few extra bottles and use them as stocking stuffers this holiday.

Source: Tourles, Stephanie. Hands on Healing Remedies. Storey Publishing, 2012.

 
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