By Lily Kardon
Sleep is precious. Deep rest fuels you to face each day with ease and vitality. Taking time to unplug and unwind makes the transition from wakefulness to slumber a smooth and luxurious experience. Simple acts of self-care become sacred with focused intention and pure botanicals. Try this delightfully aromatic, spiritual self-care ritual to prepare for the sleep you need to be your best self.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
– Essential Oils (Little Angels blend; Orange, Lavender, and Vetiver; or your favorite dreamtime blend)
– Palo Santo Wood Chips
– Dream Blend Roll-On
– Golden Beauty Body Creme
– Mouth Rescue: Daily Dental Serum & Oil Pulling Serum
– Radiant Glow Antioxidant Serum
– Floral R&R Misting Potion
BUILD YOUR TEMPLE
Place your electronics in airplane mode and store them away from your ritual space. Begin by preparing the diffuser in your bedroom with 4 drops each orange, vetiver, and lavender or 12 drops of Little Angels Blend. Turn the lights down low. Light a candle to add a soft glow in your bathroom. Burn a stick of palo santo, and walk to each corner of your bedroom visualizing cleansing the space with the sacred smoke. Repeat in the bathroom.
Now that your space is purified, it’s time to cleanse your body-mind. Draw yourself a bath or run a shower and, before you step in, apply Dream Blend Roll-On to your wrists and behind your ears. Let your eyes close as you luxuriate in the warm water, surrounded by a sweet aroma. Take a few deep breaths, emphasizing the exhale. With each out-breath observe your day washing away.
When you’re finished, pat dry. Massage Golden Beauty Body Creme with a circular motion into your skin. Start with your hands and feet, work your way up your limbs drawing warmth in towards your heart. Pay special attention to your joints and the bottoms of your feet.
Brush your teeth. When you’re finished, swish a bit of Mouth Rescue dental serum around in your mouth for 30 seconds to a minute for a purifying oil pulling treatment.
Power on your diffuser. Sit on your knees. With an exhale, fold over your legs for child’s pose. Lie in this posture as long as you like, visualizing any wakeful or agitated energies flowing down into the center of the earth. When you’re ready, find your way to bed and mist your aura with Floral R&R Misting Potion once more before drifting off to sleep.