"Time for bed!"
Three more dreaded words have never been spoken if you're a tiny human under the age of 10.
Bedtime can be a source of loneliness and anxiety for our littles. At Sha Faun Enterprises, we've endured our share of bedtime battles, getting our babies off to a sweet slumber. But along the way, we've discovered some helpful ways to ease bedtime blues for our young ones, and we want to share those with you.
Using Essential Oils for Bedtime:
For some kids, bedtime will always be hard. Some of those kids grow up into adults that thrive during the night hours. Raising those night owls can be demanding and stressful. While essential oils aren't a cure-all for struggling sleepers, they are a great addition to peaceful and calming nighttime routines. These tips work for both young and old, so feel free to enjoy some of the sleepy essential oil tips yourself!
Diffusing the situation:
The moments leading up to bedtime can be frightening for young ones who don't want to be alone in their bedrooms at night. Kids crave agency in their lives. Establishing choice as part of their routine can help your child gear up for a night of blissful sleep. While they choose their jammies, set out a few options of sleepy time Young Living essential oils or blends for your little one to choose. Let them count the drops with you as you place them in their diffuser and turn it on for bedtime.
Here are a few of Sha Faun's favorite bedtime oils:
Sleepy Time Roller for Little One's
Between monster sprays and magic potions, bedtime wouldn't be bedtime without a bit of theatrics. A sleepy time roller gives your child the benefit of both with genuine help with sleep. Creating a sleepy time roller with dreamy essential oils to rub on your child's feet before bedtime begins a soothing and relaxing routine to set them up for a beautiful night's sleep.
How to Make a Sleepy Time Oil Roller:
Use the oil roller on the feet, wrists, and chest of your little one as you are dressing them for bed. The soothing scents of your bedtime oils will help them drift off to sleep.
The Three B's: Bath, Bottle, and Bed.
If a bath is part of your bedtime routine, essential oil drops are a great addition to a soothing bedtime bath. Try these oils blended with a carrier oil in a sleepy bath.
Need more life tips? To learn more about how essential oils can help you stay calm and relaxed as you parent on, start your Young Living Journey today!