Thursday, June 19, 2014
Deep Sleep Essential Oil Protocol
Sleep seems to be hard to acquire nowadays with busy schedules, long hours, and mental exhaustion. When the body is in the fight or flight mode during seasons of stress, it is even more difficult to encourage our bodies to relax and sleep deeply. It is struggle my husband and I have known all too well. Along with making sure we are settling into bed at an early hour and shutting off phones and the computer, we found this deep sleep protocol to be incredibly effective in helping us settle in for the night.
Peace & Calming diffused in a cold-air home diffuser, usually about 12-15 drops. The sweet and citrusy aroma of this blend immediately relaxes me and helps me prepare mentally for bedtime. There have been nights when I have completely zonked out just from diffusing this blend and not even having to apply it topically.
Place a drop of Valor on each big toes and then 2-3 drops down the spine. The Frankincense and Rosewood oils in this blend are incredibly grounding and help bring focus to my scattered thoughts from the day.
Rub one drop of Peace and Calming on the bottom of each foot.
Then, put a drop of Cedarwood on bottoms of feet, particularly on both big toes. Continue by placing two drops of the same oil on back of the head. Place a drop on your hand and breathe it in deeply about 10 times. Cedarwood is my go-to oil for emotional support. It contains the highest amount of compounds known as sesquiterpenes, which promotes circulation and brings oxygen to the cells. There is research about this oil stimulating the limbic region of the brain, the center of emotions, and the pineal gland, which releases melatonin.
Lastly, rub Lavender along the neck, behind ears, and on wrists while breathing it in deeply. The calming properties of Lavender are a great way to finish off the night.
Keep in mind, essential oils interact differently with each of us and some are more effective than others. For any health condition, there are a dozen or more different essential oils, blends, and protocols that could help for any one of us. In regards to struggles with insomnia and sleep, I could also recommend Vetiver, RutaVala, and Valerian which all offer much support. It just takes applying these oils consistently and a willingness to find the right oil or two that works well for you.
I only use Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils because of their high purity. Many essential oils on the market today are adulterated and are not put through a Seed to Seal process that Young Living lives by. I highly recommend these essential oils for their outstanding purity and also because, simply put, they really work. I began my journey over two years ago with Young Living EOs and have never looked back. They are remarkable!
To get started using therapeutic grade essential oils for you and your family, I recommend purchasing the Premium Starter Kit! You can begin enjoying wholesale prices AND a large selection of essential oils at the same time. This is a great way to begin incorporating the most versatile essential oils into your daily life. I also personally gift you with an essential oil when you become a wholesale customer under me. It's my way of saying "thank you!" and supporting you in building your own natural medicine cabinet.
By the way, I am not a doctor. I just a woman who uses essential oils in her daily life with family and friends. The information provided on Ancient Essentials is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.