Let me tell you a little story... When our second son came home from China, he only slept between 6-8 hours a day. FOR THE FIRST 8 MONTHS HE WAS HOME. You guys....it was so horrible for all of us. So so horrible. I was at an adoption conference where I was introduced to oils for the first time and after doing some research and hounding my lovely friend Amber with a gazillion questions, I decided to give oils a try. I'll be honest, I tried your typical "bedtime" oils and they just didn't work for him. I felt so defeated.
BUT THEN, someone mentioned the magical angel kisses combination of WHITE ANGELICA AND CEDARWOOD in the diffuser and applied topically and I decided to give oils one more shot. Well, that first night Bishop SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT!!! When we woke up in the morning, we ran into his room to make sure he was okay. When your child has NEVER slept through the night, you panic for a brief moment when he finally does!
That next day he napped for 2 1/2 hours and he has continued to sleep every night since! LITERALLY OUR MIRACLE!!! We are never without this combo. So much so that when it went out of stock and we were running low, we had what I call "White Angelica Fairies" dropping it off in our mailbox or slipping a bottle in my purse when we were at dinner. Makes me cry! That's how much we need this stuff and those that love us know it!
This is what made me truly understand how oils can effect the brain. I started reading about the naturally-occuring compound in some oils called Sesquiterpenes. They allow certain oils to surpass the blood-brain barrier reaching the limbic system of the brain, which is necessary for calming and sleep. You can watch my video explaining that HERE.
If you or your kiddos have trouble at bedtime, give this combo a try. Maybe it will be your miracle too!