Pregnant and can’t sleep? Essential oils for sleep may be your answer.
This month I am excited to have Narelle Weir from Serenity Essential Oils as my guest blogger! Follow Narelle’s Instagram page and you will be sure to find some great tips for ways to improve your wellbeing with essential oils. Narelle is a busy mum to three beautiful children and she is my ‘go to’ lady for all things Essential Oils. Narelle has kindly taken time to share some of her knowledge about improving your sleep with the use of essential oils. I hope you find this info helpful 🙂
Sleeping well during pregnancy, especially in the later stages of pregnancy can be difficult. Sleep is imperative not only for your physical health, but your mental and emotional health as well. This is never more important than when you are growing an amazing little human being inside you 🙂
Adequate sleep is required for our bodies to function at their optimal level and allows for our bodies to not only recoup from the stress of everyday life, but also to recharge and refocus. When we lack sleep over long periods of time it can have a negative impact on our organs, compromise our immune system and can negatively affect our overall wellbeing. No wonder we get grumpy when are tired LOL
As you begin your wonderful journey of motherhood, sleep is something that may elude you in the first few months, or for some of us a little longer. Essential oils have the ability to support restful, quality sleep through both topical application (directly on your skin) as well as diffusing. Whether used to calm and quieten a busy mind, relax and release tension in the body, or create a grounding and calming environment, essential oils are perfect for getting a good nights sleep.
Sometimes finding the oil/s that are best for you will take a little experimenting but once you find those that ‘resonate’ with you, you wont look back. Have some fun and try these following essential oils and combinations to find out which work best for you. Diffuse them in your room and your bub’s room to create a peaceful, calm environment.
Baby 1 – 6 months
Diffuse 1 – 2 drops Lavender, Lavender Peace or Roman Chamomile
6 Months +
Liquid baby Sleep
1 Drop Lavender Peace
1 Drop Cedarwood
1 Drop Vetiver
Dilute 1 drop Lavender or 1 Drop Lavender Peace with Fractionated Coconut oil and massage into the bottom of bub’s feet.
Select a single oil, blend or combination of oils that resonates with you and add 4 – 6 drops into your diffuser. My favourite is 3 drops Lavender Peace and 2 Drops Vetiver.
For topical use dilute 3-4 drops of selected oil/s with 10ml of a carrier oil such as coconut oil and apply a small amount to the bottom of your feet or across your forehead before you go to bed. Some beautiful oils to choose from are:
- Lavender (no surprises here with this well known sleep ‘helper’)
- Vetiver – a very earthy intense oil that is perfect to quieten a busy mind. To soften, blend with Lavender, Lavender Peace or Roman Chamomile. (# Not recommended during Pregnancy)
- Roman Chamomile
- Lavender Peace
- Ylang Ylang
Wishing you all a calm and restful sleep!
Thank you so much Narelle!
Please don’t hesitate to email us on email@example.com if you have any more questions and I am sure Narelle will be more than happy to help either answer them or point you in the right direction for help.
DoTERRA essential oils are 100% Pure Essential oils with no fillers or synthetics and provide a natural way to calm the nervous system and promote relaxation. To help you get started on your Essential Oils journey Narelle and I are giving away a doTERRA Introductory Kit to one lucky mamma!
NOTE – The give-away is only open to Australian residents and will run from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th June 2017. One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Yummy Mummy Instagram page on Monday 19th June. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If the winner doesn’t claim the prize within the 48 hour timeframe a new winner will be randomly chosen. Private pages must be made public during the 24hours after the comp closes so that your entry can be checked 🙂 Good luck!
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