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Our friend Jillee has posted a recipe for a fantastic sleep salve. Did you know that essential oils are absorbed through the soles of the feet? They should not be put on undiluted, so this salve is the perfect way to go. Simply massage into the soles of your feet before bedtime and look forward to drifting off more easily into the land of nod. Plus, it will soften the skin of your feet at the same time! Sounds good to me.
Jillee’s formula contains essential oils of ginger, grapefruit, lemon, peppermint and cinnamon bark. The “base” is comprised of Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Beeswax and vitamin E oil (this last ingredient is optional).
Another essential oil that has been noted since old times for its sleepy-time qualities is lavender. If you’re interested to check out a whole list of herbs that have been considered by herbalists (ancient and modern) to have sleep-assisting qualities, check out this page: Top 10 Herbs For Insomnia.
Another great way to use lavender to help sleep is to leave a bottle of lavender essential oil (somewhere safe it won’t spill!) open somewhere nearby so that you just get a gentle waft of the aroma as you are closing your eyes. Works surprisingly well and there have been scientific studies that support this.
Ok here is the link to the full tutorial: