If there is one thing that I love, it is my sleep. I mean, what mother doesn't love a good night of peaceful sleep after a long day of mothering?! I sure as heck LOVE it.
But I, like so many others, fall victim to the cycles of waking toddlers who have to pee, teething babies, or even worse -- the dreaded sleep regression. I can't stand a sleep regression; they make me crazy.
I have used oils off and on at various points the past year or so for sleep on my girls. Quite honestly the only reason why I haven't continually used it is likely just because of sheer laziness. You know, sometimes when the jar runs out of my secret concoction then I just become lazy and forget to make another. That is motherhood I guess.
But after a few weeks of horrible sleep due to a sleep regression, I knew it was time to break out the magic again. This time I tried a new recipe with some new oils I had on hand and I am loving it so far! Two weeks ago my almost two year old was frequently waking at night asking for her cup and (knock on wood) since starting back with our oily routine, we have noticed a drastic improvement! They even napped better after an application of this oily recipe.
There are numerous oils out there to help aide with sleep issues and even a kid's oil specifically for Sleep (which is on the way to me now actually), but I have found success with this simple recipe!
I love mixing our oils in miniature mason jars as this provides an easy way to apply and looks pretty as well. It's easy to grab a dab to rub on little one's feet and spines, and because of the tight suction of a good mason jar, it is very child proof for curious hands.
- About two tablespoons of coconut oil
- 8 Drops Gentle Baby
- 8 Drops Lavender
- 6-8 Drops Cedarwood
Mix it up and bam -- there you go!
Easy peasy and I have noticed a drastic difference in a better night of sleep. The biggest thing about essential oils is just forming a routing and *remembering* your routine and creating new habits.
Interested in trying essential oils or joining Young Living? You can join my team today by using this link or by using number 2034495 as your enrolled/sponsor ID. Join my Mushy Mommy team today and we'll get started on a healthier, natural journey together!