It’s the morning we’ve all been waiting for: Daylight Savings Time. Once a year, we’re blessed with a glorious extra hour of sleep. On November 2nd, set your clocks back and get ready to sleep in. What better way to make the most of this extra hour than to use one of Plant Therapy’s oils that aid in sleep and relaxation.
Check out a few of our favorites that are sure to make this Daylights Savings an excellent one. If you’re looking for a specific DIY, try Counting Sheep Cream for a fantastic, soothing lotion.
Counting Sheep Cream
What you’ll need:
- 1 oz Evening Primrose Body Cream
- 9 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Chamomile German
- 2 drops Frankincense Carteri
- 2 drops Bergamot
What you’ll do:
Add the essential oils to the body cream and stir well. Apply to the tops of the feet or chest 30 minutes before bedtime.
But which oils should you choose?
Wondering which oils are best for you and your family’s personal sleep issues? We’ve got you covered:
Designed just for the little ones, this KidSafe blend combines a fruity and earthy aroma that encourages calm. Use this blend to encourage all-over relaxation that will help promote a good night’s rest.
Another amazing KidSafe blend, Sweet Dreams was formulated especially to help soothe a troubled mind and emotions. It differs from Nighty-Night in that it’s designed to calm the mind instead of the whole body.
Formulated especially for the little ones who can’t use Lavender, this blend combines Cedarwood and Ho Wood for calming, soothing, and sedating benefits. Even though this blend is KidSafe, it’s a perfect choice for adults as well.
Any list of relaxing essential oils wouldn’t be complete with Lavender. It’s sweet, dry, and herbaceous-floral scent is known for producing a tranquil environment that is calming and peaceful.
This oil is another great choice for calm and relaxation. It has a strong, sweet scent that blends well with Lavender.
This special synergy was created with sleep in mind. The blend of Lavender, Mandarin, Ylang Ylang Complete, Valerian Root, and Neroli all help to create an atmosphere of calm and relaxation. Add to your diffuser for a well-rested mind and body.
Another Kid-Safe favorite, Relax will help to promote a calm and tranquil mind. It uses Lavender, among others, to create a soothing aroma that’s great for the whole family.
This oil is distilled from the bark of the Ho Wood tree and has a woody, floral scent. It has a high quantity of calming linalool, making it a great choice when you’re looking for a soothing oil. It also blends well with the other relaxing oils like Lavender and Chamomile.
Bonus sleep-enhancing oils:
These two last oils aren’t usually thought of as “sleepy,” but they’re great little-known options!
A powerful essential oil has an intense earthy, woody, and smoky scent that encourages balance and relaxation. It’s an excellent choice to diffuse before bedtime. Consider blending with Bergamot, Lavender, or Lemon.
Have something else in mind for that extra hour? Set the mood with this romantic synergy that combines floral overtones with a warm, earthy aroma.