Natural Sleep Remedies

natural sleep remedies

Oh sleep, what a precious thing it is. I will be honest, the #1 thing I was terrified for when we found out we were pregnant with baby #2, sweet Winston, was sleep. I kind of went into motherhood with Bray being naive {aren’t we all though!}. I knew not having sleep would kinda suck, but I sorely underestimated just how much that suck, sucked! I apparently talked about it too much as well, since I had some readers tell me to stop complaining, haha!

So when I knew I was going in to the newborn world again, I vowed to do everything I could to not have it be as bad. Honestly, I think a big part in how a baby sleeps is just who the baby is. Some babies are naturally awesome at sleeping from day one, and some babies hate sleeping from day one. Luckily Winston hasn’t ever been terrible, but we have had our ups and downs.

From the get-go I started diffusing Peace and Calming around him. Not only at bedtime even, I diffused it any time he got fussy {you know- the dreaded witching hour}! But here is how we use the oils for the kids and us for sleep:

1- We diffuse 3-4 drops of each Lavender and Peace and Calming in the diffuser. I start it running about 5 minutes before bedtime, and then have it run until its empty.

2- We apply 1 drop each to the bottoms of our feet, especially to the big toe! {diluted with coconut oil for the kids}

3- We put 1 drop of each in the palm of our hands, and swipe on our pillow, or on their blankies.

These oils are so awesome to help keep your body calm before bed and give you a great night of sleep. Another awesome one for sleep is Cedarwood.

Do you use oils yet? What are your favorite ways to use them- or do you have anything that you want to know about regarding oils and uses? Leave me a comment with your email or topic and I’ll get on it!

If you are wanting to get access to these amazing oils at a great wholesale price, and join my team of incredible friends- click here to order. Or if you have any questions, I would love to help- so shoot me an email or leave yours in the comments:)

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Monday Tips- Summer Reads

So, I don’t know about you all, but I don’t have a ton of time for reading these days. Between the kids, family stuff, etc. I just don’t make time for reading. I love reading so much, but at the end of a long day I often find myself winding down by watching TV and working on the blog, rather than grabbing a good book! Luckily with some travel happening lately this summer, I made it a priority to get in a few good books while gone. Please know- the books I am going to recommend aren’t exactly super mind-stimulating. I read for pleasure. I read to escape;)

One of my favorite authors ever is Emily Giffin. Her books are all light, fairly girly {ok really girly} and easy to read! I just read Heart of the Matter, and I can’t wait to get my hands on her newest book The One & Only.

For sure my favorite author of all time is Francine Rivers. I just read Her Mothers Hope, and I cannot wait to get my hands on her newest book Bridge to Haven. I love when a book brings my thoughts to God, but isn’t as much of a ‘study’ style of book.

My last book I read was by Jennifer Weiner, All Fall Down. I have read almost all of her books, and they are amazing at pulling you in and making you never want to put it down.

 

Those three authors are so, so good! While I still have a few books on my list to read {and I don’t know when!lol} I am always on the hunt for a new author. So- let me hear it- who do you recommend?

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