Nature knows more than we do when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. Did you know that darkness levels trigger a chemical reaction in our brain that help switch us in to sleep mode? That’s why it’s sometimes hard to get going on dark winter mornings. It’s also the reason why staring at a screen too close to bedtime is bad news (the blue light that screens emit are similar to the light present in daylight – so it tells the brain it is supposed to be wide awake). Have a read of these Bedtime Blog posts from last year for more on the science of light and sleep Blue light – the wake up light & Blame Thomas
We’ve done lots of research in to another area of natural wisdom – the power of essential oils. It’s well documented that lavender is a great aid to help night-time relaxation and aid sleep. So of course, we’ve tapped in to this natural gem in our DREAM signature blend (but with a few more unusual things alongside to give it a fresh twist). What we found really fascinating is how many other essential oils have the power to soothe and are perfect for bedtime – from the nurturing rose to the intoxicating calm of jasmine, right through the more floral, softer edges of the citrus family which we use in our GLOW blend.
There are lots of different reasons that get in the way of sleep – and nature’s store cupboard has a solution of lots of them. Have a bit of an explore of our four signature blends and discover which one could be your perfect partner to help you get the rest you deserve…
BEST FOR THOSE IN NEED OF A HUG:
LOVE After Dark Bath & Face Oils: With Rose, Frankincense & Ylang Ylang
Warm floral notes of rose, palmarosa and ylang ylang to relax the body and nurture the soul. Combined with the “it will be alright tomorrow’ essential oil – frankincense – used for generations to ease the mind of worries and encourage restfulness
BEST FOR CHASING WORRIES AWAY:
GLOW After Dark Bath & Face Oils: With Orange, Geranium, Myrrh & Litsea
Deliciously scented citruses and florals combine to chase away anxiety and encourage a positive spirit so you go to bed full of optimism. With Litsea oil with a scent similar to lemongrass – used in Chinese medicine to calm the mind and spirit
BEST FOR GENTLY SOOTHING ACHES & PAINS:
DREAM After Dark Bath Oil: With Lavender, Bergamot, Cedarwood & Roman Chamomile
With a generous helping of French Lavender oil – known as nature’s sedative. We’ve freshened things with the applescented Roman Chamomile good for easing away aches and pains; soft, citrussy Bergamot to brighten the spirit and balanced the set with the sweet balsamic notes of Cedarwood, loved for it’s calming effect
BEST FOR QUIETENING OVERACTIVE MINDS:
CALM After Dark Face Oil: With Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang & Sandalwood
It takes a huge number of petals to product the Jasmine Absolute we use in our CALM signature blend, but it’s worth it for its ability to quieten the nerves and encourage a feeling of confidence and optimism. With soul soothing Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang to ease away the days stresses before floating off to bed
Can’t chose? Try one of our Kiss the Moon Discovery Sets and get six mini versions of the whole range to try out.
Sweet dreams everyone.