I'm only a couple of days into my weight loss endeavor, and I feel just totally out of sorts.
I think a big contributor is a lack of quality sleep.
With a husband and two large dogs that love to stretch out, they don't make a bed big enough for all of us.
Lately, I've been up throughout the night thinking about all I need to do, pacing, making lists, and trying not to snack.
I keep a bottle of lavender essential oil (affiliate link) on my nightstand and find that applying 1-2 drops to the bottoms of my feet really helps.
Getting a Good Night's Sleep
doTERRA's Lavender Essential Oil (affiliate link) is renowned for its calming and relaxing properties.
It also soothes occasional skin irritations, helps to ease feelings of tension,* and may help to support healthy immune function and response during times of seasonal threats.*
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Tonight I'll start a new bedtime routine.
I'll claim my spot in the bed first, will add 3-4 drops of lavender oil and maybe 1-2 drops of grapefruit oil (to curb cravings) to my bedside diffuser, and will apply lavender oil to the bottoms of both feet before turning out the light.
Lavender Oil Uses & Benefits
Due to Lavender's versatile properties, it is considered the must-have essential oil to have on hand at all times.
More ways to use Lavender Essential Oil (affiliate link):
- Add a few drops of lavender to your pillows and bedding at bedtime.
- Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods and desserts.
- Keep a bottle of lavender oil in the kitchen to help soothe any occasional skin irritations as a result of kitchen mishaps.
- Mix lavender with water in a spray bottle and use to freshen your linen closet, mattress, car and bathroom.
- Take doTERRA lavender internally to reduce anxious feelings.*
Lavender is a main component of doTERRA's Serenity Restful Blend. This proprietary essential oil blend promotes relaxation and a restful sleep environment, calms the mind and soothes the senses.
Other essential oils found in Serenity are Cedarwood, Ho Wood Leaf, Ylang Ylang Flower, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Vetiver Root, Vanilla Bean Absolute and Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood.
If you were one of the lucky winners of a bottle of doTERRA Lavender essential oil in our recent giveaway, I'd love it if you would leave me a comment below, sharing how you are using it.
Brenda is a licensed esthetician and former small business owner after completing over 15 years of service with the United States military.
She is an essential oil enthusiast and avid home cooking for her husband and their two dogs.
Brenda and her family spend most of their time in the American Southwest, but they also love hitting the road for adventure.
One of her new passions is creating easy, healthy family-friendly freezer meals which can be prepared at home and frozen, and then cooked while traveling the country in their travel trailer.
She looks forward to sharing everything she learns with you here on Simple Nourished Living.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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