Monday, January 25, 2016

The best PURE Essential Oils for Sleep

Right at a year ago the Nation Sleep Foundation released a new recommendation for how many hours individuals should sleep. We must have sleep in order to function well, think clearly, have a healthy weight and be our best selves.

  • Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day (previously it was 12-18)
  • Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours (previously it was 14-15)
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours (previously it was 12-14)
  • Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours (previously it was 11-13)
  • School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11)
  • Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5)
  • Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category)
  • Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours
  • Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category)
It was also stated that having oils, candles, or sachets in your room could be a calming part of your bedtime
routine and increase the quality of sleep you have each night. 

As your searching for Essential Oils remember that not all oils are created equally. Before you purchase any oils I recommend reading these two articles:
The Essential Oil Industry - What You Need to Know
Essential Oils and the "Therapeutic Grade" Myth

The top 7 Essential Oils for Sleep

Lavender


Usage

  • Wonderfully calming and versatile
  • Add a few drops to warm bath or to your pillow at night
  • Can help condition skin and be used as a skin fragrance
  • Massage on temples, scalp and forehead
  • Diffuse for a light, but luxurious aromatic experience


Eucalyptus


Usage

  • Dilute with PURE Coconut or Sweet Almond Oil before use
  • Diffuse or add 5-7 drops to your preferred humidifier
  • Add to the laundry for purifying and freshness
  • Rub 2 drops in your palms and smell for a stimulating and clarifying experience



Cedarwood

Usage

  • Grounding and relaxing aroma is perfect for meditation, balance and clarity
  • Warm and woodsy scent is perfect for calming massage therapy
  • Dilute and apply to the scalp
  • Known for its natural moth repellent effects



Ylang Ylang

Usage

  • Helps provide emotional balance and releases tension
  • Helps promotes healthy-looking skin and hair
  • Massage into neck, shoulders and tired feet
  • Rub 1-2 drops in palms and inhale deeply




Bergamot


Usage

  • Dilute with PURE Coconut or Sweet Almond Oil before use as needed
  • Diffuse to help unwind, uplift and promote relaxation
  • Can help soothe troubled skin
  • Known as a natural deodorizer




 Marjoram

Usage

  • Massage on the temples, neck and shoulders
  • Diffuse or place in a humidifier for a warm, comforting environment
  • Can be used in a warm bath



 Sandalwood

Usage

  • Balancing and grounding to help promote calmness and relaxation
  • Can be used in a skin and beauty regimen
  • Diffuse or add a few drops to a warm bath



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