With the constant pressure, busyness, and sometimes chaos of our day-to-day lives, it can be difficult to make the transition from the intensity of life during the day to a peaceful state of sleep.
Many people treat sleep as if it’s a light switch that you can just turn on when you are ready to go to bed.
But unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that.
Sleep is not just a passive process as many people believe it to be.
It requires a beautifully coordinated set of processes that help transition you from the state of wakefulness to the equally active and essential state of sleep.
In my previous posts, I’ve discussed the importance of establishing a good bedtime routine.
Your bedtime routine is important because it sets the stage for sleep, so to speak.
It gives you (and your brain) dedicated time to wind down and drift naturally into the world of sleep.
I also like to think of my bedtime routine as my “me” time.
It is the time that I set aside for myself to get away from my busy schedule and participate in activities that make me feel good.
My routine includes dimming all of the overhead lights to set “the mood”, playing some calming music, completing my skincare routine, and doing some light reading before finally falling asleep.
And then I came across a product that took my bedtime routine to another level.
What product is that you ask?
Keep reading to find out!
I came across the Scentered aromatherapy brand and decided to give it a try.
Let me start by telling you a little bit about the Scentered company and its mission.
Scentered is a mindfulness lifestyle brand that has harnessed the power of aromatherapy to help teach people how to relax and direct their thoughts and emotions to help them live happier lives.
They have a range of essential-oil based aromatherapy candles, balms, hair, and body care products.
There are 6 different unique blends to help people de-stress, focus, escape, love, improve happiness, and of course SLEEP!
So we all know which one I tried…..
Scentered SLEEP WELL aromatherapy gift set
The Scentered SLEEP WELL gift set includes an aromatherapy candle and balm formulated to help you drift off into restful sleep.
The essential oil blend used to create these products includes some of my favorite sleep-inducing oils such as lavender and chamomile but also includes some other powerful pro sleep oils such as palmarosa, Ho wood, Bois de rose, geranium, patchouli, clove, and ylang-ylang.
In my post Natural Sleep Remedies: Your Solution to Helping You Fall Asleep Naturally, I discuss the many benefits of essential oils for sleep.
Essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, and ho wood help to promote a peaceful relaxing environment, reduce stress, calm nerves, relieve anxiety, and improve mood; all of which are important to get deep, peaceful, and restful sleep!
I really enjoyed that the aromatherapy came in 2 forms, both the candle and the balm.
I started by lighting my candle that currently sits on my nightstand and rubbing the balm on my pressure points including my wrist and neck.
This instantly created a very calming and soothing environment that felt almost like a spa!
I practiced my mindful breathing as I inhaled the scent of the balm and candle and exhaled deeply.
After reading my book, I drifted off into sleep.
So what’s the verdict?
I think the Scentered SLEEP WELL aromatherapy set is a PERFECT addition to any bedtime routine.
It helps to create a soothing environment that feels almost like an escape and upgrades the bedtime experience.
I recommend giving this a try and let me know what you think!