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Goodnight Essential Oil Blend

If you’re like me, there are nights when I toss and turn waiting for sleep to arrive.  I have gotten into the habit of drinking an herbal sleepy time tea a few hours before I’m ready to hit the hay, but I also use my diffuser as another sleep aid.

Shortly before going to bed, I add a few drops of this Good Night essential oil blend to my diffuser.  The blend is pretty simple and can be used as needed.  If I’m using my aromalamp, I always light it about an hour before going to bed to give the blend ample time to permeate the bedroom, and I want to make sure I blow out the tea candle before going to sleep.  You never want to leave a candle of any kind unattended or burning while sleep.

If the diffuser is my choice for the night, I fill the glass bulb with the essential oil blend, plug it in and let it diffuse throughout the room (it usually goes beyond the bedroom door, but that’s a bonus).

What You’ll Need:

  • an aromalamp with tea candle or plug in diffuser

For Adults

  • 2 drops valerian essential oil
  • 1 drop Roman chamomile essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 3 plastic pipettes

Bonus Blend For Children:

  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop Roman chamomile essential oil

Bringing It Home:

Aromalamp
To use this tool, simply add the tablespoon of water to the well of the aromalamp. One by one, add the essential oils to the water.  Be sure to use a clean pipette for each essential oil so the oils don’t become cross contaminated.  Give a little stir using the last pipette and light your tea candle. Remember to blow out that tea candle before you get into the bed.

Diffusers
There are various diffusers to choose from once you know the amount of space you want to cover.  For a small area, an aroma ball is a good alternative.  Simply put the essential oil on the pad and insert it into the “cage” of the ball.  Plug it into the wall and you’re on your way.  This is a good solution for your child’s room as well.

For larger areas, you want to go with something a bit bigger that will have a larger reach.  One of the diffusers below should handle the job pretty well.  You add the oil per the factory instructions and plug the diffuser into the wall.  As long as there is a supply of essential oil in the device, these can be used for longer periods of time.

Sweet dreams!

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