So a new Mom friend of mine introduced me to oils. I have 3 kids. Life is crazy, my kids are crazy. It’s 10 days to Christmas…you know it’s kind of crazy right now.
First let me back track and explain how my 4 year old goes to bed. We put on pjs, we brush teeth and the 4 year old runs around the house like a mad man. Also…you know he is the one (love him) who gets out of bed 100x’s just to tell me 1 more thing…which is usually “I love you” or something else sweet an innocent that makes the bedtime…still frustrating.
The other night, freekin magic happened!
Lavender essential oils, bam bam. Rub and dibble dab dab onto the 4 year old from the roller I made.
Okay, now…Pjs. Teeth. Bed. Kid still runs up and down that hallway. Then he gets into bed. We let the kids listen to YouTube at bedtime. So YouTube meditation comes on. Children are in bed. Laying down. And he’s still there, not jumping around or off something he shouldn’t be. Kisses. Good night love bugs!
I go in my room with the baby expecting Matthew, the 4 year old, to come in…like he always does. But…nope! Not in 1 minute, not in 5 not in 20. The kid fell asleep!! Easy peasy! Parenting WIN!
So remember how I mentioned I went to my room with the baby? Well that kind friend of mine also made Lukas (baby) a chamomile & lavender roller. Put that behind his ears and a little on my chest (because he’s a nursling and goodness it smells SO good!) and off to the rocking chair we go…Well, I’ll let you in on my personal problems, Lukas nurses to sleep. And transfers to his own bed have been awful since a recent bout of thrush…so the baby comes into bed and I am a human pacifier. Anyways! So Lukas did not transfer to his bed…3x’s. I gave up.
I brought him into bed and snuggled that sweet baby. Breathing is his sweet smell….that sweet lavender and chamomile smell. My eyes got so heavy. I was texting my best friend about some fleece headbands and BAM I was just out! I passed out at 9pm!
So I think I forgot to mention…but, umm…I locked the bedroom door because I wanted Matthew to go to sleep and just didn’t want to do the in and out…just 1 more thing. So, you know I have a husband right? I locked him out. Yup. His wife and baby were passed out fast asleep and he was locked out of his own bedroom. Well I woke up at 11pm in a panic thinking it was like 3am and I locked Derek out!
I stumbled to the door, unlocked it, said hello to my husband with a kiss and back to bed I went. (Mentally my checklist was checked off, door unlocked. Check)
I woke up at 5am FULL of energy. I slept so well. Matthew slept so well. Lukas slept so well. This is our new nightly routine!
What kinds of experiences have you had with essential oils?