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Massage Essential oils have long been used to help enhance the art of massage. Using essential oils with calming, relaxing, and soothing properties during massage is a simple way to promote a good night of sleep. You can place a few drops of an essential oil in your hand, rub between the palms, and massage into the temples or neck. Massaging these areas with essential oils is an effective way to relax the mind and body, and can help calm you down before bedtime. You can also use calming essential oils to massage the shoulders, arms, back, legs, or feet to help relax certain areas of the body, or even the body as a whole. Diluting essential oils with a carrier oil will help the oils to absorb into the skin, so that you can still enjoy the aroma of the oils as you sleep. Before applying any essential oils topically during a massage, please read all instructions to ensure that the oil is approved for topical use. Cup of Tea A common method for soothing the body before sleep is to drink a warm cup of tea. You can always add a drop or two of an essential oil to your nighttime tea to help soothe and relax the body for bed.* Make sure the tea you choose is not caffeinated, as stimulants tend to keep the body and mind awake. The addition of Bergamot oil can turn regular tea into Earl Grey, while oils with unique flavors, like Dill oil, make a wonderful addition to herbal tea. Many people drink chamomile tea before bed, so it is no surprise that adding a few drops of Roman Chamomile oil to tea can help soothe the body and mind.* Before adding an essential oil to your tea, make sure that the oil has been approved for internal use and is safe to add to food and drink. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It will take a little experimentation, but once you’ve discovered your favorite calming essential oils, you can develop a personalized bedtime routine that leads to quality, consiste