Inside Information: Sleep Blend

On February 13, 2018 by Team Everyone in INSIDE INFORMATION

Inside Information: Sleep Blend

 

Today we’re going to take a look at our latest and greatest aromatherapy blend: Sleep! This blend was created to help you count sheep with its light, lovely, and calming scent. Perfect for a few drops on the pillow or added to a warm, rejuvenating bath before bedtime. Stock up for a smoother snooze here.

 

Before we get into what makes this blend so special, let’s refresh our memories on how aromatherapy works. It’s pretty simple – we call it the sensory superhighway. Our sense of smell is directly connected to our nervous system. That means the things we smell (good and bad) travel through our olfactory system, all the way to our limbic system in our brain. From there, these smells can impact the way we feel, recall memories, or help lull us to sleep.

So, when you open a bottle Sleep and smell the goodness inside, you’re breathing in the pure essential oils of:

Orange (Citrus sinensis): Cold pressed + sourced from Italy
Lavender (Lavandula officinalis): Steam distilled + sourced from France
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii): Steam distilled + sourced from Somalia
Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum): Steam distilled + sourced from India
Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara): Steam distilled+ sourced from USA
Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa): Steam distilled + sourced from Japan

After fielding many requests to create an essential oil blend specifically to help make going to bed a little sweeter, our R&D Department, in-house cosmetic chemists, and essential oil expert and co-founder Susan Griffin-Black got to work.
The goal was to make a blend that featured classic essential oils known for their relaxing properties (Lavender, Orange, and Cedarwood are all well known for this) as well as introducing some oils that are less popular but traditionally believed to be just as effective (Hinoki and Holy Basil). The result is a sweet, slightly-floral blend with grounding woody, grassy notes.

 

Some essential oil hacks for this blend:

 

Perhaps the best use for this oil is in an Aromatherapy Diffuser in your bedroom. Add a few drops an hour before hitting the hay and set the mood for a more peaceful snooze.

 

Add a drop or two to a quarter-sized dollop of Unscented Lotion or body oil and gently massage your neck and shoulders before bed.

 

A simple mixture of water, a splash of vodka (optional, but will help the scent linger), and some Sleep will make for a soothing essential oil room spray.

 

Sleep would make excellent bath bombs! This recipe is easier than you might think. Who wouldn’t love a relaxing, fizzy bath before setting off to dream land?