With two toddlers who just don’t ever seem to sleep, when I do get a chance to sleep, it usually isn’t for very long, so I need to make the most of my sleep. My husband also sometimes has a hard time going to sleep. After the kids are put to bed, it takes quite a while sometimes to unwind and fall asleep. To help, I use this essential oil diffuser blend for a restful night’s sleep.
Add 2 drops each of lavender and marjoram to a diffuser and diffuse before going to bed and as you are falling asleep. I kept my diffuser on all night.
At first, I was hesitant. I wasn’t too keen on the smell of marjoram. But after diffusing it for a while, it grew on me. It smells calming and dreamy actually. I liked it.
Did it work?
Yes it did. Before I knew it, I had fallen asleep and so did my husband. We had a sound sleep the whole night! I will definitely be using it again.
How does lavender and marjoram contribute to a good night’s sleep?
Both have calming properties that makes these essential oils great for calming the mind and alleviating insomnia.
Here’s another sleep recipe to try.
I would try this recipe for a good night’s sleep if I had these essential oils in my collection.
This recipe comes from Using Essential Oils Safely. According to this site, this recipe is safe to use even if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It’s also safe to use around children. (I want to try this with my two toddlers once I get these essential oils in my collection.)
Add these drops to a 5 mL bottle. Add 4-5 drops of this mixture into your diffuser at night.
This mixture works because all of these oils are known for their sedative and calming properties.
These oils can be purchased from Plant Therapy.
Please refer to this dilution chart when diluting your essential oils. It is recommended that you dilute any essential oil that you use regardless of brand. Essential oils are strong and very potent and many can and do cause skin sensitivity, especially with children.
Plant Therapy has this awesome dilution chart you can reference.
For babies, dilute at 0.5% or even 0.25% (half of the 0.5% amount. So, use 3 drops of your essential oil and dilute it in 4 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.5% or 8 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.25%.
Use the 1% dilution ratio for daily use. Mix 3 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
If you need a stronger dose for a short period of time, use the 5% dilution ratio by adding 15 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
For really, really severe situations, you can up it to 10 percent dilution ratio for small acute areas of concern. For this, you would mix 15 essential oil drops for every teaspoon of carrier oil.
Recommended Essential Oil Brands
Because essential oils have therapeutic properties that make them so useful in our lives, you want to make sure that the essential oils you purchase are pure and contain all of the healing components that you are looking for. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous companies out there that sell diluted oils or even fake oils that will do you harm if you use them for therapeutic purposes.
The companies that I recommend and who consistently receive positive reviews on their essential oils are these: