I love a good sleep, but lately, sleep doesn't love me.
Since returning from Melbourne almost four weeks ago my sleep cycle just hasn't been what it used to be, so the other day I asked my friend Dawn to send up some serious prayers for my rest because my 'lack of slumber' was now affecting my day to day life.
God answered, because yesterday morning when I woke I remembered that I had all the information I needed to help restore a sensible sleeping pattern right at my fingertips.
You see, early last year I had written one of my magazines based wholly on getting restful sleep!
It's funny how we forget knowledge we've gained previously when life becomes more busy that it ought to be and too many waking hours leave us heavy and unrefreshed. I'm pretty sure that's what has happened to me over the last month.
Re-reading that issue of my e-zine, I had more than a few 'aha' moments and now feel well equipped to tackle the restoration of my sweet dreams using some of the natural methods my research at the time had shown me.
What about you? Are you fully rested when you wake each morning, or could you use some simple ideas to restore your own sweet dreams?
Over the next week I'm going to do a few blog posts to help us all sleep well, and enjoy a brighter morning each day. I think we all go through seasons like this, so perhaps you'll find an idea amongst the many I'm going to share that will bless your pretty little sleep-head?
Let's begin by making sachets for a simply lovely lavender bath.
Lavender is a natural relaxant, as is a warm bath, so put the two together and you may discover your pillow summoning you sooner than you imagined.
I discovered this gem of a 'recipe' in Willow Crossley's book, "The Art of Handmade Living"...
To make 12 little bath sachets (they're perfect for gifts too) you'll need...
* one cup of Epsom salts
* half a cup of coarse sea salt
* quarter cup of bicarbonate of soda
* 25 drops of lavender essential oil
* a packet of dried lavender flowers
Mix it all together in a large bowl...
...and then fill twelve small bags.
I used some organza bags that we already had, but you could also sew bags from muslin or cheesecloth.
Just looking at them relaxes me...
I have some lavender bath sachets to make. Do you?