Cedarwood Essential Oil: A Natural and Inexpensive Way to Promote Restful Sleep

I finally got my hands on some Young Living Cedarwood essential oil about a month ago (it was sold out for a while) and let me just say that I LOVE THIS OIL! After hearing other’s testimonials, I bought Cedarwood oil because it is used to promote relaxation. Therefore, I figured that it would be a great oil to help promote a restful night’s sleep.  Let me just say that I am loving this oil! I have been a light sleeper my whole life. I can be sound asleep and if my hubby turns on the light in another room, I am awake almost immediately. I can’t sleep soundly if the TV is on and I definitely can’t sleep if my husband is snoring (and he usually is). I sleep so lightly that I have to sleep with ear plugs in every single night!

Cedarwood to Promote Restful Sleep

Here’s how I promote a more restful night’s sleep with Cedarwood essential oil:

For the last few weeks, I have been massaging a drop or two of Cedarwood essential oil to the bottom of each foot before I go to bed. Ever since I started doing this, I am sleeping more soundly. I even slept well the night before I started my new job! Yup…AMAZING!

BARGAIN! For 9 cents a night or $2.81 a month, I am sleeping more soundly with Cedarwood essential oil.

Cedarwood oil is even one heck of a bargain. Anyone that knows me, knows that I just love a bargain (I was even one of those crazy couponers for a while…yeah, the kind with a stockpile). As a Wholesale Member of Young Living, I can purchase a 15 ml bottle of Cedarwood for $11.25. A 15 ml bottle of essential oil contains about 250 drops. At 1 drop of Cedarwood oil per foot per night, a bottle of Cedarwood will last just over 4 months (and cost as little as $2.81 a month or 9 cents a night). GET YOUR OWN OILS

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Super Simple DIY Essential Oil Sugar Scrub

I go for a run most days of the week and as a result, my feet needed a little TLC today. To pamper my feet, I whipped up a batch of my homemade sugar scrub – which I obviously infused with essential oils. I just love using this stuff on my worn out and callused feet! I posted the recipe below so you can make your own sugar scrub.

Sugar Scrub Recipe

You will need:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8+ cup coconut oil (you can also use Young Living V-6 oil or any other seed based vegetable based oil)
  • 25 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil
  • 8 ounce mason jar

To make:

  1. add 1 cup granulated sugar to a small mixing bowl
  2. add 1/8+ cup coconut oil to the sugar, mix well
  3. add about 25 drops of essential oil, mix well
  4. transfer the mixture to an 8 ounce mason jar

*add little more coconut oil if you want your sugar scrub to have a slightly smoother consistency

To use:

  • wet your feet with warm water
  • massage your feet with a small amount of the sugar scrub
  • rinse your feet with warm water
  • follow-up by moisturizing your feet with your homemade essential oil lotion bars

Ta-da!

You’ll be amazed at how smooth, soft, and refreshed your feet will feel. You can save your sugar scrub for yourself or give it to someone as a gift!

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Which Essential Oils Are Typically Safe for Babies and Young Children?

YLEO THAT ARE TYPICALLY SAFE FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN

Can essential oils be used on babies and children?

Aromatherapists, reference guides, and essential oil users sometimes have differing opinions on if and which essential oils are safe to use on babies and young children (as well as the dilution ratios to use). Some experts recommend using hydrosols, carrier oils, and butters instead of essential oils on children under the age of five. However, there are many other conservative experts who believe that some essential oils can safely be used on babies and young children if diluted appropriately. Please use a reference guide that you trust and consider consulting a professional and/or doctor if you plan to use essential oils on babies and young children.

Which essential oils are safe for babies?

The below information is summarized from “The Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils” (which includes a section on children and infants).

Essential oils that are typically thought to be safe for use on babies and children are: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Orange, Rose Otto, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang, Gentle Baby (a Young Living essential oil blend). Young Living KidScents Oil Collection is typically safe for children ages 2-12. There are many oil users who use other essential oils on their kiddos, but those listed here may offer a good starting point.

Note: Per the FDA, Young Living now only labels their oils with that oil’s primary method of use. Therefore, some of the oils listed above will only give dietary supplement usage instructions on their label. NOT MATTER WHAT THE LABEL SAYS, DO NOT GIVE A CHILD AN ESSENTIAL OIL AS A DIETARY SUPPLEMENT. For these “dietary oils,” you will need to check a reference guide for secondary usage instructions!

Safety tips for essential oil use on babies and children:

It is typically not recommended that babies and young children ingest essential oils (because babies and young children are so small and oils are so potent). If an essential oil is ingested, give the child an oil soluble liquid such as milk, cream, or half and half. For your protection, you may want to consider calling poison control and/or seeking medical attention.

Always heavily dilute an essential oil with a carrier oil when applying to babies and children. When applying essential oils to babies, dilute 1-2 drops of essential oil in at least 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil. For children 2-5 years of age, dilute 1-3 drops of essential oil in at least 1 teaspoon carrier oil. Then, apply a small amount of that mixture to your kiddo.

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Source:

Quick Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley

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Oil Moxie – join the club and be in the know!

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What is Oil Moxie?

Oil Moxie is a free online resource site and Facebook community that you will be invited to when use my blog to become a Wholesale Member of Young Living. Oil Moxie was created by seven savvy Young Living essential oil users and bloggers (yes, I am actually one of the founders). It is a free membership for those that are exclusively in the Oil Moxie downline.

What makes Oil Moxie so special?

One of the definitions of ‘moxie’ is ‘skill; know-how.’ Oil Moxie was created so that we can provide you with the resources that we think will be helpful to you on your oil journey. You can be near or far – we want to make sure that you know where to go if you have any questions about your Young Living essential oils. We have ‘Oil University’ for our everyday oil users and ‘Biz U’ for our Young Living business builders. Oil Moxie contains some great resources and is continually being added to. You will never be pressured to buy or sell anything – we simply want you to feel connected should you have questions when it comes to using, ordering, and sharing your Young Living essential oil experience with others (if you want to share). Simply stated, we want you to be in the know!

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