Let’s be honest - turning your mind off at the end of a busy day can be hard! Incorporating a healthy and mindful nighttime routine is a great way to help you prepare for a deep, restful sleep.If you’re currently looking for some natural hacks to help you sleep better (and feel better!), keep reading for 5 ideas to try for your nighttime routine, from skincare to salt lamps.
Diffuse lavender oil
Lavender oil is renowned as being one of the most calming essential oils, making it ideal to help you switch off before bed. This beautifully fragrant oil has actually been proven to restore the nervous system by lowering our heart rate and blood pressure. To create a restful and relaxing environment, simply use an essential oil diffuser to diffuse lavender oil in your bedroom before sleep.
Create a pillow spray
A calming pillow spray is another great way to set your intention for a restful nights sleep. Simply fill an amber spray bottle with 15-20 drops of lavender oil, 1 tablespoon witch hazel, and the remainder with distilled water. Spray a few spritzes on your pillow before bed - perfect for the whole family and to take with you when travelling.
Take a magnesium bath
Soaking in magnesium or Epsom salts isn’t just relaxing; it can also help to reduce stress, soothe tired muscles and prepare your body for bed. Try to carve out at least 1 night a week to experience the health and wellness benefits of a magnesium bath. You can even add a few drops of your favourite essential oils for a more luxurious experience!
Use natural skincare
Applying serums and moisturisers each night is actually a form of self care! Take some time before bed to gently massage your night cream and body lotion into the skin as you wind down. We love using natural skincare products packed with nourishing natural ingredients to promote healthy, glowing skin.
Try a Himalayan salt lamp
Himalayan salt lamps aren’t just pretty to look at - they can also help to improve your sleeping patterns, too. These beautiful amber lamps naturally purify the air while generating negative ions. Negative ions are thought to improve your mood and reduce stress and anxiety - so if these emotions are preventing you from falling asleep, you might find this beneficial. Simply place a Himalayan salt lamp on your bedside table and enjoy this soothing amber glow as you drift off to sleep (great for the little ones, too!).You can shop our range of Himalayan salt lamps, essential oils, diffusers and bath salts online right here at Inspire Me Naturally, with free shipping Australia-wide.Want more health and wellness tips, product news and special offers? Don’t forget to sign up for our Inspire Me Naturally newsletter!