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Which essential oils are good for sleep?

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Nobody wants to stay up late tossing from one side of the bed to the other. Lack of sleep can be a torture and it can affect your level of concentration, mood as well as your energy levels. To be able to perform various tasks you require ample and sufficient sleep. Instead of taking sleeping pills, essential oils are a great alternative if you have a problem sleeping. The scent of most essential oils is used in aromatherapy to help with body and mind practices.

 

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You also need to know which ones to use and how to effectively use them. The equipment used is a diffuser and there is a wide selection of essential oil diffusers. Choose the best essential oil diffusers on https://cozyhousetoday.com/best-essential-oil-diffuser-large-space/. Whether you’ll want to use the essential oils as a daily and nightly routine, it’s up to you. Below is a list of the essentials that are good for sleep to avoid you being overwhelmed with what’s in the market.

Vanilla

Vanilla is known for its sweet scent and though some people use it for culinary purposes, it can also be used for relaxation and stress relief. The sedative effects of vanilla can reduce restlessness, promote hyperactivity and also lower blood pressure. It’s also quite effective for those suffering from depression since it helps relax the body, mind, and soul and has a soothing effect.

Lavender

When it comes to essential oils used to improve sleep and boost relaxation, lavender is one of the most commonly used. Its soothing scent allows you to relax enabling you to sleep better. It’s also used to relieve anxiety, depression, reduce as well as pain.

Valerian

The oil of the valerian plant can be used as an ingredient in herbal teas to aid with sleep. Its roots can also be used as a sleep supplement.

Sandalwood

The woody sandalwood scent comes with a lot of benefits, especially if you have problems sleeping. Sandalwood which has an earthy scent is used for relaxation purposes. Those suffering from anxiety can also use it for anxiety relief after studies conducted showed that it relieves anxiety symptoms. Its sedative effects increase your levels of non-REM sleep allowing you to sleep comfortably. But due to these effects, some people might react differently since people react differently. Some experience wakefulness and attentive relaxation instead. If you experience wakefulness, don’t use sandalwood at night.

Jasmine

Jasmines’ floral scent aids in promoting sleep. If you experience restless sleeping or require daytime alertness its oil can be quite beneficial for you. It also helps to lower anxiety.

Try out different essential oils to determine which scents work best to boost your sleep and relaxation. From enhancing your mood, helping you sleep soundly to relieving migraines, essential oils are great for the body and mind relaxation. Reduce insomnia and drift off to sleep like a baby without having to wake up tired and exhausted.

One more thing to point out is that essential oils are good and safe to use, but it’s always best to consult your doctor, especially if you have severe insomnia. They will help by recommending the best essential oils and any lifestyle changes that you might need to make to get a good night’s sleep.

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Autumn Season Relaxing Essentials

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Autumn is in full swing and I am loving the beauty of the season. Autumn leaves are so relaxing to look at and step on for some weird reason. I always look forward to the lovely weather. It is the start of a lot of celebrations with loads of family birthdays, blog birthday and Christmas. I went shopping outside the house today and was a bit shocked to see the stores have already started selling Christmas presents. I guess the time is almost here and the early birds have started (if not finished) shopping for Christmas already.

Here are some autumn season relaxing essentials that help me enjoy this lovely time of the year from the comfort of my home –

 

Blackspade Ladies 2 Piece PJ Pyjama Set

 

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Sleep is an important part of life. It is the way our body rests and gets ready for the day ahead. I like to make sure I get a decent amount of sleep every night (7 -8 hours). That helps me stay happy and efficient. Which is why the item on the list is a sleepwear. This lovely 2 piece pyjamas set by Blackspade is a new wardrobe addition. It is great for the season now that chill is in the air. I love the simple design and the soft cotton fabric it is made from. The fact that it comes with an elasticated waistband is also a plus. I find them way more comfortable, which helps me sleep even better.

 

Bath Robe 100% Egyptian Cotton Terry Towelling Robe Gown and Super Soft

 

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A good bathrobe means I can keep warm before and after a bath. I like my bathrobes in light colours like white and pink  because I find that they wake me up some more. This lovely bathrobe on Amazon is a great option if you are thinking of getting a new bath robe. I also think they make great Christmas presents too! There are different colours available so there should be a piece for everyone.

 

 

 

UBFEN Womens Mens Slippers Memory Foam Comfort Fuzzy Plush Lining Slip On House Shoes Indoor Outdoor

 

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I love this pair of slippers so much. The breathable knit design with the fluffy plush lining is so pretty. I can imagine how comfy it would be to have my feet inside these. It looks so pretty and relaxing, and there are loads of colours available too!

 

 

Havaianas Spring, Women’s Flip Flops

 

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I still like to wear my flip-flops around the house even in autumn, and I currently have my eye on this stunning pair by Havaianas. It is such a beauty! The sand grey/golden blush colour looks lovely. There are many shades available too!

 

 

 

Yankee Candle Large Jar Scented Candle Vanilla Cupcake

 

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No season is complete without my favourite candles. I am currently loving this Yankee Candle Vanilla Cupcake. It smells like a vanilla cake and the lovely fragrance is so long-lasting. It also burns for up to 150 hours. You should try it!

 

 

What do you think of these autumn season relaxing essentials?

 

 

 

How to start a blog in 5 steps

Blogging is very popular now and I am sure it will continue to be popular. I can see blogging becoming even. bigger in the next few years. It is a fun way to grow a portfolio and make money too! I know many bloggers who blog full time and make a full time living wage from it. It is amazing to see these bloggers doing what was not possible many years ago. Working from anywhere you want as a blogger and earning an income is no longer a myth, but the reality for many. If you are thinking of starting a blog but not sure how to get started, this blog on how to start a blog in 5 steps will be useful for you. You should also get in touch with me if you are looking to grow your blog. I have a blog coaching service offer at the moment, so get in touch to hear more.

 

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First step – Pick a blog name and buy the domain

The first step is to pick a blog name and buy the domain. The name you pick should give readers an idea of what the blog would be about if possible. Picking a blog name relevant to your niche(s) also helps your blog’s search engine rank too so very important. Another important bit is to get your own domain immediately. Don’t settle for a piggyback domain that ends in .wordpress or blogspot. Get your own domain straightaway so you start off the right way from the get go.

 

Second Step – Get hosting sorted

The next step once you decide on a name and domain format is to get it hosted. I am self hosted on WordPress and I love it. I have had no issues with my hosting. In the early days, I started off with a vanity domain, but decided to go self hosted on WordPress. I recommend this if you can afford to. Being self hosted allows me more freedom on my blog. I can have private banner ads and install plugins. Being self hosted gives me more freedom to run my blog the way I want.

 

Third Step – Pick a theme

Once your blog is up and running, the next thing to do is to pick a theme. There are so many free themes available so there are loads of options. I like  clean themes. The very busy blog themes put me off but it depends on the look you are after for your blog. I currently use a premium theme – Elemin. I bought it some years ago and it works great for my blog. My advice is to shop around to see the options you have. My general advice is to go for a white background and a theme that allows you show off your social media platforms at the side.

 

Fourth Step – Publish your blog post

I see new bloggers saying they didn’t setup their blog until they had many blog posts waiting to be published. My approach was different but then again I didn’t start the blog thinking of how much money I would make from day 1. I had only one blog post of the first day and it increased on a daily basis. Having many blog posts ready before you step up your blog is good. Just make sure you don’t procrastinate and never start blogging.

 

Fifth Step – Promote your blog post

Now that your blog is stet up and you have blog posts published, you need to shout from the rooftops about it. Share your blog posts on social media platforms. Pinterest is really good for bringing traffic to your blog, so make sure you make the most of the amazing social media platform. Facebook is another great social media platform for bringing traffic to your blog, so set up a Facebook page too!

 

Are you thinking of starting a blog? What is holding you back?

 

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