Hey lavender lovers. It's Mary with a bit of advice for you on how to make the most of your nighttime routine by using lavender.
Let’s admit it. Bedtime can be the hardest part of our day. Dinner, dishes, homework, baths, tucking in
the kiddos and a thousand other things can cause stress and frustration. It’s hard to carve out any “me”
In my opinion, the natural stress-reducing and calming effects of lavender are some of the most beneficial properties of the herb. Studies by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and The National Sleep Foundation concur that properties in lavender can indeed get you ready for a better night of sleep. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation writes, "lavender has been shown to decrease heart rate and blood pressure, potentially putting you in a more relaxed state. In one study, researchers monitored the brain waves of subjects at night and found that those who sniffed lavender before bed had more deep sleep and felt more vigorous in the morning."
While I may not have to deal with as many stressors as some of you, I still need to unwind at
the end of a busy day.
Here’s how I do it: I love, love, love making myself a “Cup of Comfort”- my favorite tea blend- and
sipping it slowly about an hour before bedtime. This tea has chamomile, anise, cinnamon, and lavender
and is SO good!
Right before I crawl into bed, I spray Lavender Chamomile Linen Spritz on my pillow. Sometimes, I even
spray it on my pj’s!!
Then, it’s lights out and time for my lavender/f1ax seed eye pillow.
If you're struggling with bedtime for yourself, your kiddos, or even your snoring husband (ha), try introducing lavender. It's one of the safest oils you can use (but you still need to do your research to know how, when, and why to use it, especially on kids).
While it may not cure true insomnia, introducing lavender into your bedtime routine can make a difference!
Night Night, everyone!!
Spraying your sheets and pajamas with our lavender-chamomile linen spritz can help calm your nervous system and get you ready for a peaceful night of sleep. Top it off with our hand-sewn lavender and flax eye pillow. The weight feels amazing on your eyes and the lavender smell is perfect for promoting sleep. It's pretty too! :)
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