Feeling Stressed?

Pat McCrayEssential Oils, General, RecipesLeave a Comment

How have you been the last few days?  Are you feeling stressed?
mhnckvocxrt23zsg8uqmOne of the best ways to reduce stress is to focus on getting enough rest. So today, I’d like to share the benefits you get from sleep – an important ingredient in your overall wellness. Plus, we’ll look at Lavender essential oil and a DIY recipe – Peppermint foot cream – that makes a great gift for friends and family.
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With stressful times,  it’s crucial to make your health a priority during this time of the year.
One of the best ways to take care of yourself is by concentrating on the quality of your sleep. Sleep can help you in a variety of ways that will safeguard your health.

Boosts Your Immune System
If you don’t get enough sleep, you’re going to feel it. You’ll be tired, cranky and less able to deal with daily stress. But your mood won’t be the only thing hurt by your lack of sleep – your immune system will be too.
Many studies have shown that a lack of sleep makes you more likely to catch a virus, such as a cold. And during this busy time of year, who has time to be sick?

Can Be a Mood Enhancer
We all know how awful it feels to toss and turn all night without being able to fall asleep. You get frustrated and start to worry something is truly wrong. You stare at the clock and calculate how you’ll manage to tackle everything you need to do the next day with how little sleep you’ll get.

Those feelings, especially when you haven’t had a good night’s sleep for more than one night in a row, can trigger feelings of depression. But getting a full night of sleep can have the opposite effect – you’ll feel like you can tackle the world.

Makes You Look Like a Million Bucks
Nobody likes to look tired and feel like everyone is staring at their under-eye bags. When you don’t get enough sleep, it doesn’t take long for your skin to pay the price. Your complexion will appear dull and you’ll look like an extra on The Walking Dead television show. If people repeatedly say you look tired, you might want to try to improve the quality of your sleep.

While your appearance suffering isn’t as severe as your immune system taking a hit, it still can make you feel bad about yourself and your life in general.

Sharpens Your Mind
Trying to recall details or stay on-point in work meetings when you’re tired can feel like a hopeless task. If you don’t get adequate amounts of quality sleep, your mind will be more like a rusty trap than a steel trap.

But with a good night’s sleep, you’ll be at the top of your game.

Add Some Allies in Your Fight for Sleep

As you work to improve the quality of your sleep, try to relax right before bed. Quiet your mind with a little reading. Take a warm bath and soothe your senses with essential oils that are a great companion for a restful night of sleep. Some good ones to try are LavenderRoman ChamomileYlang Ylang, and Cedarwood.

All you’ll have to do is peacefully drift off as the scent relaxes you.






Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits.
In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities.
Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.


 Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to your shampoos, lotions, or skin care products to give your hair and skin extra radiance and for a beautiful smell that lasts all day.
Here’s a great recipe for creating Christmas gifts or for treating yourself to some pampering!
This DIY Peppermint foot cream helps relax the body after a long day.
It has a wonderful cooling sensation – the combination of aloe and peppermint feels tingly and refreshing.
And the blend of Lavender and Peppermint essential oils creates an aromatherapy to calm your mind before going to sleep.


1 cup coconut oil (the kind that’s solid at room temperature). Babassu oil can be used as a substitute.

½ cup aloe vera gel (be sure it’s the real stuff not the kind filled with chemicals)

20 drops Lavender essential oil

20 drops Peppermint essential oil

1. Add to a glass bowl or stand mixer:
2. Whip ingredients together for a couple of minutes.  You’ll know it’s done when it is bright white, light, and fluffy.
3. Scoop it into glass jars.
4. Store in the refrigerator.  It helps prolong the shelf life, and the ‘cold’ feels great!


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