This week on my essential oils journey I am focusing on dōTERRA’s Serenity Restful Blend. This is my go- to-blend for both my daughter and me before bed.
What’s in the blend?
Lavender Flower, Cedarwood, Ho Wood Leaf, Ylang Ylang Flower, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Vetiver Root, Vanilla Bean Absolute, and Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood.
How do I use it?
Diffuse: I put nine to ten drops in my large diffuser and two to three drops in my daughter’s small diffuser. For my daughter I set the timer on her diffuser for two hours while she sleeps.
Use externally: Using three drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil and two drops of Serenity blend I rub in on my temples and the bottom of my feet.
Using it externally for children: Since my daughter is three I use a 1% dilution. In a 10 ml amber roller bottle I add 2 tsp of carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil) and 2 drops of the Serenity Blend. For children this young I suggest only rubbing it on the bottoms of their feet. For more information on diluting oils for children click the link to Mommypotamus Essential Oil Dilution Chart and Guidelines by Heather Dessinger.
Internally: dōTERRA has created Serenity Restful Complex Softgels which is just the blend in a nice pill form that makes it easier to swallow. You can take one to two softgels before bed.
This is recommended for adults not children. Remember that children are small and pure essential oil is powerful. A little bit goes a long way for them. Stick with diffusing and diluting the oil for them.
Does it work?
For me it helps to calm my mind allowing me to fall gently to sleep. This is not a knock you out flat over the counter sleeping pill. What this does is calm the nervous system, promote a sense of peace, and help you fall asleep naturally. I still find myself waking up at night. Rhe difference is I wake up less often and I fall asleep right away. With dōTERRA’s Serenity Restful Blend I can use it as often as I need to without worrying about side effects.
This is a great blend to use with children. Sometimes my daughter is still pretty wound up before bed. I diffuse this, and it helps calm her down enough to fall asleep. I’ve used this blend when my daughter has been a little hyper before bed. It seems to calm her down enough to fall asleep.
Warnings on using this oil blend that I am aware of.
This is on the bottle of DoTERRA Serenity Restful Blend:
“Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.”
If you still have questions on this dōTERRA oil, dōTERRA itself, purchasing from dōTERRA, or any other questions please feel free to contact me. You can purchase dōTERRA oils by clicking the link to my store below.