Natural Ways to Help with Insomnia

Natural Ways to Help with Insomnia

Essential Oils for Insomnia

Lavender
Valerian
Mandarin
Petitgrain
Vetiver
Orange
Chamomile (Roman)
Sage
Neroli

What are some ways I can help with my Insomnia?

An open bottle of the Essential Oil can be waved under the nostrils, or a few drops are put on a cotton ball, placed near bedding, under a car seat, or under your pillow. The sweet aromas help us to relax during otherwise stressful experiences.

Put a little warm water on top of the ‘hot plate’ and then add a few drops of essential oil to the burners that use a candle or to an electric burner.  Sitting near a burner or vaporizer can be a useful way to benefit from the properties of the oil.

Two to three drops added to a carrier oil and massaged into the temples or neck.

Put very hot water into a bowl and add three to four drops of essential oil.  Then lean over the bowl, place a large towel over your head and bowl to create  a tent to contain the steam, and inhale the vapors.  Steam inhalations can be overpowering, so use with caution.

All natural herbal fragrance mists can be made with 100% pure essential oils and distilled water.  Instructions:
Mix 8 to 10 drops of your favorite Essential Oil or blend
(or try one of our scent ideas) to 1 cup distilled water in a spray bottle
Use ribbon, string, yarn, raffia, or pipe cleaner to tie your tag to the neck of the bottle.
To use, shake well, and mist into the air

Use essential oils in the washer, the dryer or in drawers and closets.  Chamomile or Marjoram essential oils dropped onto a piece of material and popped in with the clothes in the dryer or three to five drops of the essential oils put into the softener compartment of your washer will help aid in sleep while you clean your pjs and/or bed sheets.

Essential oils in the Dryer recipe:
Instead of using toxic and irritating softening sheets in the dryer, toss in a dampened washcloth with 10 drops of lavender, lemon, bergamot, or other oils.

Make a Beddy Bye Sugar Scrub:
2 cups of white granulated sugar
1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too)
LavenderValerianChamomile (Roman) Essential Oils
Jar
Mixing bowl

Add 1/4 cup sugar to bowl
Add 1/3 cup Almond Oil slowly to get a soft consistency that’s not too oily.
Then add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil!
Scoop the mixture into a pretty jar.  And keep it all to yourself.  Or…share with others!

Candles made with essential oils are not over-powering like chemical fragrance candles.  Dual benefits of scent and healing effects!

Turn your fireplace into an aromatic event! One drop per log.

A few drops of essential oil in a bowl of boiling water (put out of the reach of children) will leave a lingering scent all over any room!

Air and Fabric Fresheners – Essential oils provide a better option all around versus commercial aerosol fresheners.  No more worrying about what those chemicals are doing to your family’s health or the earth’s ozone layer.

It’s been proven that with the effects of aromatherapy, just the way things smell can altar your mood.

Sleepy-Hour Relaxation 
4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
3 drops Chamomile Essential Oil

Add Essential Oils to your bath!  The warmth of the water encourages relaxation and also enables the essential oils to penetrate the skin.  Only the essential oils that are absolutely non-irritant should be added directly to the bath! Pre-dilute with a carrier oil or milk – four to six drops essential oils to one cup of milk or two teaspoons of carrier oil.

Essential oils enter the body in several different ways. They can be absorbed through the skin. They can also be inhaled, passing into the blood stream through the lungs or by causing signals to be transmitted through the nervous system directly into the limbic system of the brain. Smelling or diffusing the oils into the air is a basic way to transmit the oils. Massage is also a very popular method of working the oils into the body.

Amber Resin Incense is an emotion balancer and is used in healing and meditation.  Traditionally applied in treatment of amnesia, dreaminess, and insomnia.  Wonderful, aromatic fragrance.

Good Luck & sweet dreams!
Vanessa
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Calendula, Calendula, Calendula

They should make a song about Calendula.  Or maybe they already have.  It should be catchy and light and fancy free.  Simply put, Calendula ROCKS.

Calendula is is a beautiful flower, when looked upon brings a smile to your face.  An even bigger smile should appear when you find out that it is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial – among other things.

Look at this gorgeous creature

Calendula

Calendula Powder, Flowers, Oil can be fund to purchase at Mind Body Soul Essentials!

Calendula has been used medicinally for centuries to heal wounds, burns and rashes, internally and externally. Calendula flowers have also been used traditionally to support the immune system and lift the spirits.

Calendula flowers, are also known as Calendula officinalis, Gold-bloom, Marigold, Marybud and Pot Marigold.

The resin, which forms at the green base of the Calendula flower head, are an important part of calendula’s healing. If you are buying calendula, make sure it has a bright yellow or orange color, which is a good measure of its freshness and medicinal quality.

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Therapeutic Properties: Anti-inflammatory to skin and mucosa, Lymphagogue (moves lymph), promotes healing of damaged tissue, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, stimulates menstrual flow, warming, drying, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial

Topical Uses: poultice, compress, infused oil and salve. Dilute tincture with water (1 part tincture to 3 parts water) for topical use.

Common Uses: Rashes, stings, wounds, burns, sunburns, abrasions, swellings, eczema, acne, surgical wounds, scrapes, chicken pox, cold sores, genital herpes sores, and as a douche for bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection and cervical dysplasia.

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Calendula Inspiring Information

Calendula tea is commonly used to help heal peptic ulcers, esophageal irritation from GERD, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Calendula may be called upon for grief and sadness along with other cheering flowers: rose, mimosa and lavender.

Gargle for sore throat, canker sores, periodontal disease, thrush, sore and bleeding gums.

Calendula helps heal inflammation from infection or irritation through its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial actions.

Used for poor immunity, respiratory infection, to help prevent infection through stimulating the lymphatic system.

Helpful herbal companions, Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena.

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How to Make Calendula Infused Oil Recipe

Put calendula flowers into a mason jar. Cover calendula to the top of the jar with olive oil, stir slowly to relase air bubbles and cover tightly. Let sit for two weeks to infuse. Remember, the long it sits, the stronger the infusion. Drain with a cheescloth and ta-da! You’ve made an herbal infusion! Now store the covered jar in a cool, dark place.
You can also put fresh petals in a jar of oil in the sun for two weeks to create a solar-infused oil.

Organic Calendula Flowers

How to Make Calendula Salve Recipe

To create a calendula salve, blend four parts infused oil and one part melted bees wax. Or combine four parts cocoa butter, shea butter, or a combination with one part beeswax and one part oil. Definately adjust the amount of oil and beeswax to create the consistency you want. According to renown herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, salves are made by adding ¼ cup of beeswax to one cup of infused oil. Heat until the beeswax has melted.
Pour into a wide jar and cover. This mixture will thicken into a salve that you can use for burns and abrasions. It is also useful for diaper rash and other skin ailments.

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How to Make Calendula Tea Recipe
Calendula tea is so easy to make. Put a couple of teaspoons of calendula petals in an infuser ball and pour a cup of boiling water over it; steep for 7-10 minutes. Drink up for tummy aches or use the tea to make a hot or cold compress.

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Making your own herbal products gives you control over the ingredients you chose to put in or on your body. Experiment, experiment, experiment!!  Add other herbs to your salves and infusions.

 

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How you can use Flower Waters (Hydrosols)

Create a relaxed state of mind...

How you can use Flower Waters (Hydrosols)

 

Spritz yourself with Flower Waters to cool off, soothe a hot flash, relieve sunburn pain or itching, bolster concentration and wakefulness, or brighten a dull mood,

Add a few cups of Flower Waters to bathwater,

Spritz Flower Waters on face over makeup, on hair for set and scent, and fingernails to maintain health and growth,

Add a few drops of Flower Waters to your creams and lotions to benefit from the plant’s healing and soothing properties,

Many hydrosols are natural airborne disinfectants. Use Flower Waters to disinfect your hands, clean the air, or make homemade wet wipes,

Air Fresheners: Use Flower Waters to add both natural fragrance and healthy, botanical substances to your indoor air,

Flower Waters are free of the cancerous or toxic synthetic chemicals found in most air fresheners,

Spray Flower Waters in dryer before putting in clothes,

Spray Flower Waters on clothes during ironing,

Use Flower Waters as a linen sprays on sheets

Aromatherapy Flower Waters

Jasmine Flower Water

Lavender Flower Water

Orange Blossom Flower Water

Roman Chamomile Flower Water

Rose Flower Water

Ylang Ylang Flower Water

 

“Look in the perfume of flowers and of nature for peace of mind and joy of life.”
-Wang Wei

Create a relaxed state of mind…

Aromatherapy waters have been used as a natural healing alternative for centuries to harness the combined power hidden in essential oils extracted from flowers, herbs, fruits, plants and trees.

Aromatherapy Products and Aromatherapy Supplies

Flower Waters are lovely fragrances ~pleasantly aromatic and not overbearing~
Naturally made with 100% Pure Essential Oils and distilled water
Enjoyed for their wonderful aroma, flower waters also provide hydrating and refreshing benefits to the skin. Mist your body, pour into a bath, or use as a natural room freshener. The most popular flower waters, Sweet Rose and fragrant Orange Blossom, are also suitable for food use as delightful additions to desserts, beverages and candies. The other flower waters include relaxing Lavender, calming Chamomile, sensual Jasmine, and alluring Ylang Ylang, each one packaged in a blue cobalt bottle with accompanying mist sprayer.

Ingredients: Distilled water and 100% pure essential oils.

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