How Lavender Changed My Mornings.

Every night it is usually the same with me. I wake up in the morning feeling tired and groggy; overall, I feel like I haven’t slept for years.

I have a pretty high-strung personality so perfecting a good night’s sleep was something that I didn’t think was possible.  This has been my lifestyle for many years, and I have just been able to deal with it.

When I was introduced to essential oils, people kept raving about the aroma and power of lavender when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.

First of all, lavender is one of the gentlest essential oils.  Don’t let its flowery fragrance fool you – it has some real power under the hood. While many enjoy the calming aroma, there are others that use lavender for its antiseptic, antitoxic, antifungal, and anti-infectious properties.

The uses of lavender are extensive. I have heard of people using lavender for acne, allergies, and burns. I have heard of people boasting of its effectiveness when it comes to dandruff, diaper rashes, and nausea. It’s a widely used product that has had great success.

I am one that is always skeptical when it comes to others’ success, but I decided to give it a try to see if I could find some relief with my sleeping dilemma.

I purchased a diffuser and properly followed the steps on the box. I filled the diffuser with water, added the necessary drops, and turned it on and waited.  Now, a watched pot never boils – I am told.  As I laid in bed waiting for lavender’s super power to kick in, I found that I never did feel one bit sleepy, tired, or even that it  calmed me down enough to go to sleep.

Herein lies my problem.  I diffused lavender with the expectation for it to work right away, and was disappointed with the time it took to be effective.  I was so eager for it to work that I think I fought against its usefulness.

A couple of days later I set up the diffuser again very nonchalantly and crawled into bed.  I had no expectations this time – in fact, I already had decided that lavender just doesn’t work.  This time I fell asleep faster and when I woke up, I felt extremely refreshed and feeling good.

Now, every night I use lavender while I sleep – it works!  I have done some simple tests myself using lavender one night,  and than not using it another– I notice a difference.

Now,  I am lovin’ Lavender! It’s a part of my nightly routine that is here to stay.

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