I have 3 kids who all have trouble getting to sleep. For years I’ve been using lavender essential oils and other oils to help them get to sleep. I don’t use them every night but several times a month it becomes necessary.
Over use of essential oils can cause sensitization of that oil- meaning overtime the body reacts negatively to that oil by way of skin reaction. This is something I don’t want to risk with my kids. I found the idea of sachets from AromaCulture magazine in the July issue. Instead of using essential oils, I use dried herbs. The aroma is gentler than essential oils and safer for small children or people sensitive to essential oils.
This Sachet was incredibly easy to make.
I use the following herbs:
1 Tbs of Dried Calendula
1 Tbs of Dried Lavender
1-2 Tbs of Dried Chamomile
I added the herb blend to reusable canvas bag and tied it shut. I give them to my kids at bedtime to use on or near their pillows. It creates a calming environment at bedtime making it easier for them to sleep.
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