Lee and I have been blessed with two children who sleep well, but we know that’s not the case for everyone. If bedtime is a struggle at your house, this recipe is for you. Even if your kid goes to bed like a champ, they will love adding this bath to their bedtime routine.
Our two-year-old (Gloria) makes sure we follow our bedtime routine to a T. We put her stuffed animals to bed, she climbs into her crib, we get her a cup of water, turn her little heater on, and she goes to bed happy.
But on evenings when she’s not so happy to go to bed, we throw in a bath. A bath is fun and helps calm her so that we can put her to bed on a happy note. This Sweet Dreams Bath recipe will be the perfect addition to your bedtime routine and Gloria agrees.
Sweet Dreams Bath
In a small bowl, mix 3 drops of Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend and a tablespoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Add the oil mixture to Epsom salt and stir well to combine.
To use, add a ¼ cup to a bath to help your child calm down and be ready for bed.
Epsom salts are great for circulation the skin, but if you don’t have Epsom salts on hand, you can add 3 drops of Sweet Dreams Essential Oil diluted in 1 Tbsp carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, honey, or full-fat milk).
What I love about this recipe
I love that when Gloria is having an emotional night, this bath helps us end the day on a positive note. This recipe is also a great way for adults to wind down after a hard day.
Safety and Disclaimer
Never ingest an essential oil even if it is generally regarded as safe unless under the supervision of a doctor certified in aromatherapy.
Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor.
What are your bedtime routine tips? Tell us in the comments below!
For more tips and recipes on how to use essential oils with your kids check out this blogpost.