This. blend. works. For six weeks after flying back home from Berlin I could not get a solid night’s sleep. It was like I never recovered from jet lag — until I used this blend. I was also having a Hashimoto’s flare. Insomnia is a problematic symptom of Hashimoto’s disease, which is ironic because in order to get through a flare you need quality sleep — it’s a vicious cycle. I was using melatonin at first, but it makes me super groggy in the morning, and shouldn’t be used long-term. It didn’t even really help that much, I was just able to sleep for 4 hours straight instead of 2-3.
The first night of rolling Sleep Potion #1 on the bottom of my feet I slept 6 straight hours. I also diffuse Sleep Potion #2 for a little extra help. After about two weeks of using these blends every single night I stopped using the roller ball blend on my feet and now just diffuse Sleep Potion #2. The blend on my feet really helped me to regulate my sleep cycle and get back to normal. If I’m having a lot of nervous or anxious energy at night, I’ll bring back in the roller ball but I don’t need it every night anymore.
Sleep Potion #1
in a 10 ml roller bottle combine:
5 drops vetiver
1 drop ylang ylang
3 drops clary sage
3 drops cedarwood
2 drops sandalwood
3 drops frankincense
fill bottle with fractionated coconut oil
Roll on bottoms of feet and back of neck at bedtime. Sometimes I will layer a drop of copaiba on the back of my neck with this blend.
Sleep Potion #2
diffuse (amounts will vary based on size of your diffuser - I keep the amounts pretty even, but play around with it based on your needs!):
So, you may be asking why I chose these oils. To research this problem, I used The Essential Life book, and chose the above oils based on the properties explained in there (quoted below).
frankincense - antidepressant, calming, restorative, sedative
clary sage - antidepressant, calming, grounding, relaxing, sedative
roman chamomile - calming, relaxing, sedative
sandalwood - antidepressant, calming, restorative, sedative
ylang ylang - antidepressant, grounding, relaxing, sedative
vetiver - calming, grounding, sedative
cedarwood - grounding, relaxing, sedative
excessive dreaming - clary sage, geranium, frankincense, lavender, roman chamomile, grounding blend, tension blend
low melatonin, irregular sleep cycles - cedar wood, frankincense, ginger, lime, myrrh, sandalwood, ylang ylang, vetiver
nervous tension - bergamot, geranium, jasmine, lavender, roman chamomile, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang, grounding blend, calming blend, tension blend