In February we focused on harnessing our strength to manifest positive changes. Now in March, we're talking action. As in, taking back what's yours. If you’ve lost sleep attempting to turn your dreams into reality, we’ve got the essentials for your eight-hour power-up, so you can have the strength to dream big and actually make it happen.
Your portable, affordable, new best friend. Essential oil diffusers cleanse, relax, uplift, and re-energize the air and allow creative freedom to concoct personal aromatherapy oil blends to suit your mood. Opt for soothing scents like lavender, chamomile, bergamot, and frankincense at bedtime to reduce anxiety and stress as you drift off on a wispy cloud of calmness.
Lavender essential oil is, well, essential. The perfect diffuser companion and a versatile must-have in your sleep arsenal, lavender has powerful natural properties associated with relaxation and sleep. Dilute a few drops with water in a spray bottle and use as an air freshener; dab a few drops on the skin, or dribble some into your diffuser to reap the benefits. Brand is less important than 100% organic, and USDA approved.
Every mom knows that once your kids outgrows the sound machine, you take it into your room. A white noise machine can help tune out noises in your physical space and quiet your headspace. We love the portability and simplicity of this particular model, and it features the ultimate Mother Nature playlist with tracks like thunder, summer night, and ocean.
For the jet-lagged or the insomniac, occasional melatonin supplements can promote peaceful sleep if you’re having trouble catching zzz’s. Melatonin, nature’s Ambien, can help regulate the body’s sleep cycle and lull you into a deep slumber without the next-day grogginess.