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Trouble sleeping? We all know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, it is vital for our physical, mental and emotional health. Many of us regularly struggle to get quality sleep. A lack of good quality sleep usually leaves me tired, irritable and unproductive the next day.
I love a good night-time ritual to help me unwind, relax my body and calm my mind. Here are some products I’ve been using to help me sleep beautifully 😴
About an hour before bedtime, I prepare for a blissful night’s sleep by following this routine…
- Take a Warm Bath
House of Balm Me Time Bath Soaking Salts 250g
This bath soaking Himalayan salt has been created for the purpose of ultimate relaxation and detoxing the body.
When Epsom, Himalayan and sea salt is absorbed through the skin, it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system and relaxes the muscles. It also works as a natural exfoliator leaving the skin radiant, toned and smooth. The ground Hibiscus is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids which exfoliate the skin and speeds up cell turnover. Dried lavender helps eliminate nervous tension, relieves pain and disinfect the skin.
Epsom salt, Sea Salt, Himalayan Salt, Dried Lavender, Dried Hibiscus, Lavender Essential Oil
There’s simply nothing better than a relaxing bath at the end of a long day. This bath salt is deeply soothing, helps me unwind and does wonders helping me relax in time for bed.
- Apply sleep balm
Kiss The Moon CALM After Dark Sleep Balm 12ml
Rebalancing aromatherapy pulse point balm with JASMINE & CHAMOMILE to help quieten overactive minds at bedtime and help you drift peacefully off to sleep
With exotic Jasmine Absolute to quieten the nerves and encourage a feeling of confidence and optimism, soul soothing Roman Chamomile and luxurious Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang to ease away the day’s stresses before floating off to bed. Perfect for… quietening the mind before bed and to ease away worries if woken in the night.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorne) Berry Oil, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera (White Tea) Seed Oil, Linalol*, Benzyl Benzoate*
*naturally occurring in essential oils
I’m a huge fan of Kiss The Moon and this is one my favourite sleep balms.
I apply a small amount to my temples and wrists, massage gently and breathe in the sweet, soothing aroma. The blend of shea butter and sea buckthorn oil nourishes the skin while the essential oil blend of Jasmine, Chamomile, Ylang ylang and Sandalwood helps to calm the mind and body.
- Turn on essential oil diffuser
Bloomtown Sleep – Blend of 100% Pure Essential Oils (10ml)
Valerian, Cedarwood, Lavender and Chamomile each have powerful sleep-inducing effects, and this blend is more than the sum of its parts: deeply relaxing, almost hypnotic in its ability to calm your breath and make your eyes feel heavy, we highly recommend a few drops in your bath before bed or in a diffuser as you unwind…you’ll find yourself drifting off in no time!
Valeriana fauriei (Valerian) Oil, Cedrus Deodara (Cedarwood) Oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Oil
I add a few drops of this sleep blend to my essential oil diffuser. As the vapour drifts out, it fills my bedroom with the sublime soothing, calming and relaxing aroma of Valerian, Cedarwood, Lavender and Chamomile. The aroma creates a peaceful and calming atmosphere and turns my bedroom into a sleep haven.
This sleep blend is also perfect for:
– Adding to your bath or shower
– Blending with carrier oils for massage
- Apply sleep mist to pillows and bedding
Ila Spa The Big Sleep Mist 30ml
At ila we know that sleep doesn’t always come easily whether you are a business traveller, a new mother or someone who suffers from anxiety and life’s fast pace. The Big Sleep Mist is a quietly potent combination of plants and gemstone, including amethyst, lavender and jasmine. These bring calming and soothing energies that help to battle insomnia, release stress and inspire dreams.
Organic Grain Ethanol, Homeopathic Amethyst, Andropogon Zizanioides (Vetiver) Oil, Nardostachys Jatamansi Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil
I love ila Spa and found their Big sleep drops really effective. This sleep mist is potent and long lasting, delivering the most fragrant calming and sedative scent that literally lulls me to sleep. Use up to 5 pumps of the spray, on bed sheets, pillow cases or over the bed. Lying in the bed, take 10 slow, deep inhalations to completely relax the mind and body.
This is the most effective sleep mist I’ve used to help me naturally drift off to sleep.
I’ve experienced much better quality sleep following this ritual. I hope some of these steps will help you drift off to sleep 💤 😴