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Essential Oils for Sleep and Relaxation

Essential Oils for Sleep and Relaxation, Part 2

Essential Oils for Sleep and Relaxation

We are exploring essential oils for sleep and relaxation. In Part 1, we spoke on essential oils qualities to aid sleep. These oils are an alternative to prescribed medicine or over the counter sleep aids. The previous post described these oils: Lavender, Vetiver, Roman Chamomile, Ylang-Ylang, and Bergamot. Now, we will discover more essential oils to consider: Sandalwood, Sweet Marjoram, Cedarwood, Valerian Root, and Clery Sage.

As a reminder, essential oils have been used as remedies for sleep for centuries. You can use the oils in several ways. Use them through diffusion or indirect inhalation. Try a couple of drops in the palm of your hands, rub your hands together, cup around your nose and inhale. Rub a couple of drops on the bottom of your feet, shoulders, or stomach. Mix 3-5 drops in your bath water. Also, research recipes of blends to relieve sleeplessness or to help you to relax.  Continue reading

Essential Oils for Sleep and Relaxation

Essential Oils for Sleep and Relaxation, Part 1


Are You Sleeping?

Don’t you love the feeling of having a good night sleep? However, you’re awake a night thinking about grading papers, writing reports, or lesson plans. A good night sleep is very elusive for some people. More than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia.  Are you one of those people who is suffering? You toss and turn and count the hours on the clock while wishing that you could fall soundly asleep. Well, did you know that there are essential oils for sleep?

Not being able to shut off your busy mind causes stress. Then stress causes insomnia. Consequently, your eyes are wide open most of the night. You may not want to take prescribed drugs or sleep aids. So, essential oils for sleep are a good, natural alternative to a prescribed medicine. Essential oils are used for a variety of illness or ailments. Using essential oils to help sleep or sleep aromatherapy become a peaceful night as opposed to a restless one is a good option for you. Continue reading

Classroom Comfort: Finding the Right Pair of Shoes

Classroom Comfort: Find A Pair of Comfortable Shoes

Comfortable Shoes Are Important

Comfortable shoes are important assets for educators. Teachers and administrators are constantly on your feet. You walk around classrooms. Then you stand for long periods of time. Schools have long hallways and stairs that keep your fitness tracker buzzing. The last thing you want is for your feet to hurt because of uncomfortable shoes. Painful feet add on stress. Classroom comfort begins with finding the right pair of comfortable shoes.

How many of you have a couple or several pairs of shoes underneath your desk? Perhaps, you store yours in the classroom closet or in the trunk of the car. Just in case, you want to prepare for every occasion at the school. You want casual comfort, but sometimes you may need professional comfort, too. Also, you want comfort and cute at the same time. Continue reading