I’m happy to say I survived four days of granola and nuts. I don’t get along with nuts and grains very well.
We have a love hate relationship.
I love them, and they hate me.
I tied and labeled the last of it a couple days ago and after snacking on them two days in a row, by bed time I had grandma ankles and had to pry my rings off my fingers with lotion.
But I have to admit, old lady ankles and swollen fingers were worth a few handfuls of candied almonds and caramelized walnuts and pecans.
I’m thankful they’re tied up now though because I’m not sure I could keep my hands off of them otherwise.
With the granola wrapped and ready to go, I’m moving on to a relaxing bed time oil you can make for your feet and hands. There’s nothing better after a quieting tub than slipping into your favorite nightwear, crawling into a cozy bed, and giving yourself a little foot and hand massage.
It works the parts we use most during the day, and it prepares your body for rest.
You could use anything for the massage of course, but I’ve created something extra special for you.
A combination of soothing, wonderful smelling, stress reducing, pain relieving, sleep enhancing, essential oils.
High quality essential oils are extremely concentrated and if you choose to use any of my oil recipes on your children, they should be diluted even further with a carrier oil. For children under 12, I would simply do a 1/4 teaspoon of carrier oil (jojoba, olive, coconut) to 1 drop of the mixed oils.
Slumber Bedtime Potion
**The essential oils are drops per bottle & I use high quality Young Living Oils**
6 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
4 Drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
3 Drops of German Chamomile Essential Oil
4 Drops of Valor Essential Oil
3 Drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
4 Drops of Copaiba Essential Oil
2 Drops of Eucalyptus Globulous Essential Oil
Organic Jojoba Oil
Add the drops to each bottle and fill remainder with organic jojoba oil. Shake Well.
Instructions: Massage a few drops (only a few are needed!) of oil into hands and feet at bedtime.
Scroll down for the benefits of all the oils used in my Slumber Bedtime Potion.
Essential Oil Benefits:
Lavender ~ Calms nerves, mood balancing, restful sleep, eases dry irritated skin, allergy relief, aids in burn healing, eases sunburn pain.
Frankincense ~ Eases nervous tension, eases anxiety and depression, anti inflammatory, stimulates immune system, eases restless leg, disinfects cuts & wounds, eases arthritis, eases allergies, promotes healthy skin
German Chamomile ~ Eases nervous tension, eases upset stomach, antibacterial, anti inflammatory, promotes sleep, eases muscle tension, promotes skin health.
Valor ~ Calming, eases anxiety, eases joint pain, eases tension headaches, eases snoring, eases sciatic pain and joint pain.
Cedarwood ~ Supports the lymph system, eases anxiety, eases insomnia, antibacterial, eases respiratory issues, aids sleep.
Copaiba ~ Relieves pain, anti inflammatory, aids in digestion, eases joint stiffness, eases aches, antibacterial, aids circulation.
Eucalyptus Globulous ~ Eases muscle aches, cough suppressant, boosts the immune system, anti inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, decongestant.