Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep at night? Do you wish you had a magic potion that could calm stress? There is hope. I’m going to teach you how to make a DIY “Sweet Dreams” lotion to help you fall – and stay – asleep.
As someone who has made dozens of DIY health and beauty products I have my favorites. This recipe is one of them. It works even better than expected. I don’t normally have trouble sleeping (ask my husband who nudges me at 8:30pm to see if I’m still watching the TV, or if I’ve fallen asleep…again) but I do know what it’s like to feel stressed, anxious, and have trouble falling asleep when I am worried about something.
A Lotion that Relieves Stress Too
I made this recipe one day only because I had leftover Shea butter from DIY lotion bars that I wasn’t sure what to do with it. So I looked up how to make a lotion with it, and then added my own essential oils that I figured would relieve stress and help me fall asleep when I am up worrying.
The first night I tried it I felt like I had been drugged. I fell asleep instantly and was out the whole night. Fun Fact – I also grind my teeth when I sleep so occasionally I take a muscle relaxer to help unclench my jaw. I know this is a bold statement, but my DIY lotion was comparable to the drug. I thought it was a fluke so I tried the next night. Same result! Even though I don’t need it I like to rub a little on my feet every night to ensure a great night’s sleep.
For my batch I used Lavender essential oil, frankincense essential oil, and an oil called To Be a Peace from a company called Youngevity. However, you can interchange any of these oils with chamomile, clary sage, ylang ylang, or cedarwood – all of which promote relaxation.
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DIY “Sweet Dreams” Lotion
What You Will Need for DIY Lotion:
- ¼ cup shea butter
- ¼ coconut oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 8 drops Frankincense
- 8 drops To Be at Peace
- glass jars
The essential oils I buy from Youngevity (actually, my mom bought them for me as gifts) and everything else from Amazon. Feel free to find them where you can though.
How To Make DIY Lotion To Fall Asleep Quick:
1.) Melt the coconut oil and shea butter on the stove. I’d recommend using an old tin can to melt the mixture. Sit it in a pan of water and turn the heat to medium.
2. ) When fully melted take off the heat for 10 minutes.
3.) Mix in essential oils.
4.) Put it in the fridge for 45 minutes.
5.) Whip ingredients together with an electric mixer.
6.) Whip it for a good 8-10 minutes if you want it a nice soft lotion consistency.
7. )Store in a small mason jar or other container with a lid.
How to Use DIY Face Lotion to Fall Asleep Quick:
Rub a small amount on the bottom of your feet at night. Feel free to use anywhere else though because although it gets absorbed better through your feet, it is an amazing lotion and can be used anywhere on the body.
You might also want to try DIY Lavender baths bombs first for an even more restful sleep.