Ebooks doTERRA eBook Essential Oils and Sleep - Page 13

Materials Needed Directions: Kitchen towel 6 cups flaxseed or rice Sewing machine dōTERRA ® essential oil(s) 1. Fold towel in half long-ways (hot dog style). 2. Sew around the edges leaving a three-inch opening at the top. Turn right side out. 3. Loosely fill with flax seeds or rice. 4. Sew opening closed, and you’re done! 5. To use, microwave for two to three minutes and add two drops of essential oil on the outer fabric. Note: The heating pad will be very warm and can burn you if you heat it for too long. Start by putting your heating bag in the microwave for one minute, and then increase by 30 second increments until you have achieved your desired temperature. Bottoms of the feet For an easy way to promote a good night of rest, simply apply your favorite relaxing oil to the bottoms of your feet. This topical application will allow you to enjoy the aroma of the oil throughout the night— keeping you in a peaceful state of rest. This is also a useful application method for helping children to sleep. Simply rub the oil on the bottom of your children’s feet during their nighttime routine to help them wind application. When applying oils on children, remember to use less oil than you would for an adult, and always dilute oils that have a strong chemistry. A warm shower before bed If you prefer to take a warm shower before bed instead of a bath, you can still use essential oils to help relax the mind and body before sleep. Simply place a few drops of a calming essential oil on the floor of the shower, allowing the aroma of the oil to disperse throughout the room with the steam from the shower. Make sure to place the oil droplets away from the path of the water so that the oil doesn’t get washed down the drain right away. You can also add a few drops of a relaxing or soothing essential oil to your conditioner, and apply to your hair in the shower before going to bed. When you get out of the shower, you’ll still be able to smell the oil on your hair as you lay down to go to sleep. Essential oils like Clary Sage, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang are calming oils that promote healthy sleep while simultaneously providing the hair with soothing and beautifying benefits. Remember, some essential oils will need to be diluted before topical Bergamot down before going to bed.