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Sleepy Dust and Oils – The Secret to Great Sleep!

Sleepy Dust and Oils - The Secret to Great Sleep!

It’s time to let you in on a little secret called ‘Sleepy Dust’ – I had heard of this several years back and just filed it in my back pocket.  Recently I just started using it along with my essential oils to help me sleep better, and IT IS AWESOME!  I did a Facebook Live on my page a couple weeks ago, you can watch my video below:

The quick version is that, especially if you are waking up between 2:00 – 4:00am, it’s likely because your body is releasing a flood of stress hormones (adrenaline) and waking you up.  Putting a pinch of ‘sleepy dust’ under your tongue, which contains just what your body needs to calm down in the form of salt and sugar, can put those stress hormones to rest and help you fall back asleep quickly.  Read more about how and why Sleepy Dust works here.

You can use 5:1 or 6:1 ratio of sugar to salt… so for instance, you could use 5 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt for your mixture.  Keep it in a resealable bowl by your bedside so it’s nearby if you wake up in the middle of the night.

I recently realized if I put a pinch of this under my tongue BEFORE I go to bed (I usually do it right before I brush my teeth), I either don’t wake up at all, or I can’t remember waking up because I was so out of it when I did, haha!

When I combine using Sleepy Dust with using my favorite essential oils for sleep, those are my BEST NIGHTS OF SLEEP!!  Here are some of my most favorite oils to calm my body down before bed:

  • Tranquil Roll On
  • Stress Away
  • Cedarwood
  • SleepyIze
  • Lavender

There are many others you can try, but those are my faves.  To use the oils, I choose one of them and put it on my wrists, the back of my neck, and behind my ears.  Then I put a pinch of Sleepy Dust under my tongue, and it is sayonara until tomorrow!!

(If you have Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit, you already have Stress Away and Lavender!!)

Some other tips I find helpful to get a good night’s rest (I sound like an old person, but these are really helpful for me!!)

  • Make sure your room is cool.  We turn down the temp at night in the house, and it really helps.
  • Block artificial lights in your room, whether they are coming from outside or even something in your room like an alarm clock.
  • Don’t look at a screen too late!!  I realized a while back if I use my computer or phone before bed, I ALWAYS have a much harder time falling asleep.  Shut down those devices well before you want to go to bed.
  • Don’t drink too much too late – this means waking up to use the potty!
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal too late – it’s hard to sleep when it feels like you have a lead balloon in your belly!

Not sleeping well is an issue that affects so many of us, these small changes can REALLY help calm your body down so you get a better night of sleep.  I’d love to know if any of these changes help you or if you have more tips to share!!

And if you still need oils in your life, grab a Young Living Premium Starter Kit, and you’ll already have 2 of my favorite oils for sleep, Stress Away and Lavender!!

Please share if you got value from this post – good sleep is definitely a difference-maker! ❤️

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Young Living March 2017 Promotion!

March 2017 Young Living Promotion

There is a SWEET new Young Living promotion for March 2017 I’m here to tell you all about!!!

As a reminder about how the monthly promotions work, if the PV of a single order reaches one of the tiers (100, 190, 250, or 300PV), you will receive the items at that level FREE with your order.  Any items designated as ‘Essential Rewards Exclusive’ are only available on monthly Essential Rewards orders.

March 2017 Young Living Monthly Promotion

100PV

If you order at least 100PV through the Essential Rewards program in March, you will get a FREE 5ml Lime Vitality essential oil!  We LOVE adding a drop of Lime Vitality to our guacamole!!!  Yum!

190PV

  • Thieves Fruit and Veggie Spray
  • 5ml Blue Cypress – Essential Rewards Exclusive
  • 5ml Lime Vitality – Essential Rewards Exclusive

250PV

  • 15ml Lavender
  • Thieves Fruit and Veggie Spray
  • 5ml Blue Cypress – Essential Rewards Exclusive
  • 5ml Lime Vitality – Essential Rewards Exclusive

300PV

  • 15ml Frankincense
  • 15ml Lavender
  • Thieves Fruit and Veggie Spray
  • 5ml Blue Cypress – Essential Rewards Exclusive
  • 5ml Lime Vitality – Essential Rewards Exclusive

If you still have not taken the plunge into the essential oil world and ARE READY TO (WOOHOO!), hands down the Premium Starter Kit is the best way to get started and to save 24% on all your essential oils and oil-infused products.

Happy March!!  It will be SPRING in just a few short weeks!!!!!!!

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Essential Oil Recipes Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!

I have some new recipes for you just in time for Valentine’s Day!!  <3  Get these in your diffuser or make them up in rollerballs and ENJOY!!!  :)

Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Valentine's Day

Essential Oil Rollerball Recipes for Valentine's Day

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Mulled Cider Diffuser Recipe

Mulled Cider Diffuser Recipe

This is one of my favorite diffuser recipes! Mulled Cider! It smells amazing! 🍂🍎 I keep these 4 essential oils on hand especially during the fall JUST for all the great diffuser combos I can make with them. You will love this one!

If you’re ready to get started with Young Living, the Premium Starter Kit is the best value and gives you a wholesale membership.  Questions?!  Let’s chat!

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.