Diffuser, DIY

Monsters Be Gone

The season is finally here, FALL! The days get shorter and those sweet children afraid of the dark are back to square one trying to fight off the monsters of the night.  I have to admit, I am still terrified to take the garbage out at night ever since my brother pretended to be a zombie, jumping out of the bushes to chase me, without breaking character.

I cannot prevent my children from playing tricks on each other, but I can use all the tools around my house to help bedtime be smooth and easy! So, new nighttime routine. Check the closets, drawers, behind the curtains. Spray the monster repellent around the room and finish off with a prayer. You can decorate the bottle as a fun craft and as a way to get your child involved and take ownership of their fears!

The recipe for today is a Monster Repellent Spray!

2oz bottle (glass preferred)

5 drops Lavender

5 drops Cedarwood

5 drops Bergamot

1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol

Top off with water.

Spray as needed around room or house to ward off monsters*

You can Also just diffuse this blend to help children calm down and sleep at night. According to this study “lavender serves as a mild sedative and has practical applications as a novel, nonphotic method for promoting deep sleep in young men and women and for producing gender-dependent sleep effects”.

As Well as this study supporting the use of Bergamot and lavender ” 94% of patients reported that they did use their aromastick to help them sleep and 92% reported that they would continue to do so. An improvement of at least one point on a Likert scale measuring sleep quality was shown by 64% of patients following the use of an aromastick.”

And this Study supports the use of Cedarwood as a sedative “he above findings indicate that cedrol inhalation had marked sedative effects regardless of the animal species”

Make sure you stop by the Gig Harbor Trunk or Treat if you want to get your hands on a bottle of Monster repellent with a special edition Custom Label made by Sarah at Simple Scripts Co. 

 

*does not actually repel real life monsters 😜

Diffuser, Yoga Sunday

Yoga?

I want to try a new thing with my blog. YOGA Sunday! I will post one pose and one complimenting diffuser blend! We are working on the art of strength and flexibility in our home both literally and figuratively. I am going to start with my all time favorite yoga pose! To go with it a grounding blend to keep us grounded in the here and now! Happy Sunday everyone!

Tree Pose:

Photo by Marion Michele on Unsplash

Diffuser Blend

Aromatic Profile: Coniferous 37.5%, Woody 37.5%, Citrus 25.0%
Emotion: Slightly Calming—with score of 44

DIY, Uncategorized

Calm doggy

Yesterday was independence day, the day of fireworks, outdoors, picnics and alcohol to celebrate Americas birthday! Unfortunately the animals do not enjoy the day as much as the humans.

There are more dogs lost on the 4th of July than any OTHER DAY of the year!

In years past we have used Rescue Remedy a natural calming solution that we put in our dogs water. Follow the link to see it on amazon. It is pretty effective but also expensive. This year we used the calm pets blend.

Diffuse or spray for calm anxiety free fur babies

I diffused it in the house but it was a little too effective and everyone at home was REAL calm and tired including myself. I turned of the diffusers while we were home and resumed them when we left.

While we were home I ended up mixing water and 2-3 drops of Cedarwood, Vetiver and Lavender mixed with water in a small spray bottle and sprayed their dog beds and their fur. They were calm and relaxed for the rest of the day.

Hopefully the fireworks are over, but go ahead and mix up this blend for your fur babies that have separation anxiety or are just a little neurotic all year long!

 

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Slumbering

Cedarwood is part of our new nighttime ritual. Husband doesn’t love a lot of floral scents like lavender but we love that outdoorsy scent.

Surprisingly, cedarwood essential oil has antifungal, antiseptic, diuretic, astringent and sedative properties.

Giving cedarwood oil a good sniff helps the release of serotonin, which converts into melatonin in the brain. Melatonin induces restorative sleep and leaves you feeling calm.

A study on rats show that after inhaling cedarwood their body movements dramatically decreased even after caffeine consumption.

check it out: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12898420

It smells amazing with the added sedative oils of lemongrass, orange, and my favorite hormone balancer clary sage.  We will delve deeper into these oils soon! I promise!

So try out this blend, enjoy a peaceful night sleep.

It Also does a great job on the bottom of little feet after nightmares to help calm them down and promote happy feelings.

Sweet dreams!