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 😜