I’m a terrible sleeper. For a lot of reasons — but the main one is because I’m a worrier, and a deep thinker. It’s almost like the minute I hop into bed and shut off the lights, my brain claps its hands together and says “Let’s get this party started!” And then I start ruminating on everything that’s bothering me lately, what went wrong during the day, what went right during the day… you get the idea. Chances are, you have that problem too. It’s not very fun, is it? Restful, quality sleep is a VERY important part of selfcare. So I wanted to spend this post talking about one of the tricks that I employ to trick my mind into peaceful slumber.
One thing I’ve found to be very helpful — aromatherapy. I discovered this LOVELY bodycare brand on Instagram, Crystal Hills Organics. They have created a beautiful line of products that I use in my aromatherapy rituals when I’m having a hard time and need to calm myself, or when I just know I’m going to have trouble falling asleep.
Their products are infused with precious high-energy crystals and active organic botanicals that help me reach a peaceful slumber when used before bed. Aromatherapy just gives me that “inner calm” I need, so that I can tell my mind to focus on the matter at hand — falling and staying asleep — versus laying there tossing and turning, worrying about things that are out of my control.
The collection I’m currently loving is their Crystal Dreams line, it all contains crushed amethyst crystals. Amethyst is not only my birthstone for the month of February, it’s also a very calming and peaceful crystal — which makes all of these products ideal for use prior to bedtime. Their site says it perfectly, “Crystal Dreams is the perfect prelude to a good night’s sleep.” And it’s so true!
Prior to bed, I love a nice warm bath with the Crystal Dreams Bath Salts. With lavender, rose petals, sea salt, ylang ylang, rosemary, and epsom salts — this is such a quiet and peaceful aromatherapeutic blend that brings me absolute peace of mind. They’re so beautifully decorative and functional at the same time — I’ve never seen such a gorgeous bath salt blend before!
For additional bodycare, there’s also a coordinating Sugar Scrub and Body Serum. The Body Serum is great to use on damp skin when I’m fresh out of the bath, and can be used anytime. Its coconut oil base is very skin soothing and moisturizing, which will be perfect for parched skin on cold fall and winter days when you want to completely unwind. And the Sugar Scrub can be used anytime to exfoliate the skin, while relaxing the mind at the same time.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, try a little aromatherapy to help ease your mind. Hopefully it will clear you enough to be able to concentrate on the matter at hand — peaceful, restful sleep.