Good Night

The Importance of a Bedtime Ritual
The Wind Down
Studies show you should allow your body to wind down for at least 1 hour before going to bed, that includes avoiding heavy meals and exercise. Slowing a busy mind before it hits a pillow will help guarantee a good nights rest.
So plan your bedtime ritual and learn to love it.

Scent The Mood
If you are worried about extinguishing a flame before falling asleep.
Try using an electronic diffuser with a calming essential oil blend such as
Shinrin-Yoku to fill a space with a calming energy. Or, try our Sleep Mist, Nerumae, literally meaning "to lie down and go to sleep". Try spraying it on your pillow or fill your room in the evening. The blend of Mandarin, Lavender, Geranium and Frankincense will bring you a wonderful state of calm before bed evoking a snoozy mood.

Bed Time
For most people, our social calendar at the moment is actually quite empty. Take advantage of this by setting a regular bed time. Regulating your sleep schedule is great for your bodies Circadian rhythm, your internal body clock. Keeping this running on time will have a direct affect on your energy levels during the day. So try setting an alarm for bed time as well as waking up.

Dear Diary
Journalling or writing out the many questions and thoughts filling our heads at the moment is a good way to release them before bed. It also helps lift a mood, ending the day on a positive note.
Writers block? Try answering these
What is something important I learned today?
Right now I am grateful for...
Tomorrow I intend to feel...

Bright Lights
Blue light emitted from things such as your phone and laptop stimulates the brain and resets your natural body clock by delaying the release of the sleepy hormone melatonin. So as tempting as it is to Netflix and Chill...try switching this off 1 hour before bed and if you have to check your phone, change the setting to night mode where it will emit a warmer orange light.

Do Not Disturb
As well as the stimulation of light. Technology should really not be apart of a bed time ritual. We would advise against "the scroll" but would suggest a soothing playlist instead.
Robyn our resident candle maker is currently enjoying Nai Palm.
Try removing all technology from your room completely. Honestly, try it!
And what to do instead of Netflix? Reading will send you to sleep naturally rather than keeping you awake being unnecessarily stimulated and auto playing the next episode.

Beauty Sleep
Do you have a nightly skin or beauty routine? It doesn't have to be a complicated one. Though, having one is a wonderful self care ritual. Additionally, a mindful physical activity such as Gua Sha or a facial can help bring your awareness away from a busy mind and ground busy energy in your body.

Stay tuned for some home remedy beauty recipes from our Head of Production Ruth!

But for now...
Good Night

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