Essential Oils

Essential oils for Sleep

Sleep is so elusive, either you can’t get to sleep or you can’t stay asleep.  There’s one thing I’ve learned in this chronic pain journey – sleep is important.

I have tried pills (prescription and over the counter) and nothing has worked as well as these oils.

My new favorite oil is Rutavala.  You will either love the smell or hate it but this stuff works.  I roll it onto the bottoms of my feet and I can literally feel the relaxation creep up my body.  Within minutes I’m asleep and I wake up rested and ready to start the day.

Another bonus is that my honey is also sleeping better just breathing the oil off of my body.  Win win! Well except for the stinky smell that is.

Here are a few other oils that smell better and can also help support a restful nights sleep.

  • Lavender
  • Peace and calming
  • Cedarwood

Sometimes I rub the cedarwood on my chest to mask the smell of the rutavala.  Lavender is great for kids and even pets (diluted).

What oils do you use to help you sleep?  Let me know in the comments.

-Julie the Nurse

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