Some nights I have a hard time getting to sleep and then other nights my head hits the pillow and my eyes close from sheer exhaustion (my kids usually have that effect on me). We also have a little one who will sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and come crawl into our bed...in the wee hours. For the sake of everyone getting a good night sleep we try to make the whole sleeping in your own bed a thing...unless we are too exhausted to carry the said little one back to his bed.
When I learned about the calming affects of lavender and vetiver I began using a "sweet dreams" recipe to have on hand for when I was having a hard time sleeping. We also put it on the bottom of our four year old's feet and have noticed that he sleeps soundly through the night. Now if only we could remember to apply it to the bottom of his feet every night.
Since the bottoms of your feet have some of the largest pores in your body it is a great place to roll the mixture on to absorb in quickly and it doesn't take a lot for it to help. It is also a great area to apply for little kids too...just beware of how much it tickles. My kids will start giggling now before the roller ball even touches their feet. :-)
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