Chelsea Crockett

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3 Night Remedies to Reduce Anxiety

Picture this: you lay down in bed after a long day, close your eyes, and toss and turn for the next three hours.  Sound familiar?  Anxiety can affect your mind…

Picture this: you lay down in bed after a long day, close your eyes, and toss and turn for the next three hours.  Sound familiar?  Anxiety can affect your mind and body, especially when you lay down at night and try to sleep!  We’ve all been there, but we don’t have to be!  Here are three night remedies to reduce anxiety.

  • If you know you get anxious late at night or before you go to sleep, purchase a lavender candle or lavender-scented room spray.  Light your candle 30 min before bed so your room is filled with a lavender aroma when you lay down to sleep!  Chelsea Crockett - Hot BathIf you forget to light your candle or don’t want to fall asleep with it burning, spray around your bed with lavender room spray.  The scent of lavender is proven to lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety!  Maybe even put a drop of lavender essential oil on your bed, pillow, or skin.
  • Take a hot bath!  Hot baths are already known for their relaxing aromas, but adding just a simple ingredient can make them 10x more calming.  What is it you ask?  Epsom salts!  These release an inorganic chemical called magnesium sulfate which has shown to lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety.  It truly calms you down!
  • Ever heard of chamomile tea?  Most people use it to make them sleep, but it works for anxiety just as well!  It supposedly releases chemicals that help you to relax.  There are many studies that have shown a dramatic decrease in anxiety for those who drink chamomile tea daily!

Which remedy works best for you?  Try them out and let me know!

XO – Chels

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Creative Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

Getting snuggled up in bed at the end of the day is one of my favorite things. Sometimes I can fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow….

Getting snuggled up in bed at the end of the day is one of my favorite things. Sometimes I can fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. Other times, it takes me an hour or so to even get tired! There are certain things I do that help me fall asleep on those nights. If you have trouble sleeping, try out some of these tips. They really work! 

  • Cut down on caffeine intake. Chelsea Crockett - Falling Asleep Meme If caffeine affects you in even the slightest way, then watch how much you drink of it!  If you love coffee, tea, etc., then monitor what time of the day you have it.
  • Hide your clock.  When I can’t sleep, I often get frustrated when I watch the time get later and later.  Turn your clock around or shut off your phone!  That way you won’t be tempted to sneak a peek at the clock.
  • Light a lavender candle.  Lavender is proven to be one of the most relaxing scents for your body.  Lighting a candle or spraying a lavender scent around your room before you go to bed is extremely calming!
  • Focus on your breathing.  Focusing on one thing can take your mind off the fact that you can’t fall asleep.  Focus on keeping slow and steady breaths!
  • Picture yourself in your favorite setting.  Whether that be at the beach or surrounded by your friends and family, focusing on your happy place will help calm any nerves or anxious thoughts you may be having.

 Hopefully these help you get a little more sleep to keep you energized during the busy weeks ahead. I know I need it! 

 XO – Chelsea

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Essential Oils 101

Essential oils can be used for almost anything and everything.  From relaxation to beauty regimes to medicine remedies, essential oils are great to have on hand!  So how exactly do…

Essential oils can be used for almost anything and everything.  From relaxation to beauty regimes to medicine remedies, essential oils are great to have on hand!  So how exactly do you use these oils and what’s the safest way to do so?  Don’t worry Insiders, I’ve got you covered!

Relaxation:

The aroma of essential oils can put your body straight into relaxation mode.  Lavender is perfect for just that.  By burning lavender or sprinkling a few drops of oil on your pillow, you’ll find it easier to fall asleep at night.  It’s also a great stress reliever.  Another great way to use lavender is for a detox bath.  Add a cup of Epsom salt and a few drops of lavender oil to hot water for the perfect de-stressing bath!

Beauty:

Jasmine oil is the perfect all-natural perfume.  Rub a few drops on your wrist and neck for a long-lasting scent.  To thicken hair, add a few drops of rosemary oil to your shampoo bottle.  If you’ve got acne, mix together tea tree oil and honey for a homemade acne wash.  Use as you normally would any type of facial cleanser.  By mixing together coconut oil, lemon essential oil, and fresh strawberries you can create your own tooth whitener.  Just rub on your teeth for 2 minutes and rinse!

Medicine Remedies:

Feeling nauseous?  Rub some peppermint oil in your hands and inhale for a few seconds.  You can also add a few drops of peppermint oilChelsea Crockett- peppermint tea to your favorite tea to soothe your stomach.  If you’ve got a headache, apply lavender and peppermint oil to your temples for relief. Eucalyptus oil is known for helping sinuses and coughs!  Add a few drops to steaming hot water and inhale the steam for instant relief!  It’ll open up your passages right away!

Essential oils are wonderful for all of your needs.  Whether you’ve got an upset stomach or a beauty emergency, I’m sure there’s an essential oil out there to get the job done!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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