Kandala Essential Oil Blend for Better Sleep
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 50 – 70 million adults in the United states have problems with sleep. From just occasional sleep issues to chronic insomnia, it is obvious that this is a wide spread issue that not only does it affect the individual but the entire society.
The Sleep Foundation describes sleep disorders as problems such as restless legs syndrome, jet lag, narcolepsy (daytime sleepiness and sudden, uncontrollable falling asleep), sleepwalking, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea (momentary stop of breathing), and insomnia as well as hypersomnia (sleeping too much).
Lack of sleep or restless, interrupted sleep impacts our daytime functioning, where it reduces our productivity and focus, and could lead to serious mistakes on the job that could be costly or even endanger other peoples’ lives. Unaddressed, it can develop into serious health issues and lead to diabetes, cardiovascular issues and many other health problems.
While many health experts recommend that adults get around 7-8 hours of restful sleep to recover and fully charge-up, people have different needs depending on their age and point in life. Adolescents and teens usually require more sleep (8-10 hours). The factors that cause and impact our sleep include illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, and many other chronic illnesses, stress, sadness, anxiety and hypertension and many other factors.
There are several ways to help alleviate sleep disorders:
- Don’t exercise shortly before going to bed
- Curb your alcohol and caffeine intake before going to bed
- Turn off the TV
- Proper bedroom temperature
- Good quality mattress
- Natural herbs and supplements such as Melatonin, L-theanine, Magnesium, Valerian
- Warm milk – it helps the brain produce melatonin which is a sleep inducing hormone
- Hot baths with essential oils such as Kandala Deep Sleep Essential Oil Blend
- Diffuser in your bedroom with Kandala Deep Sleep Essential Oil Blend.
Ingredients and Benefits
The Kandala Nity Nite seep blend contains essential oils of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Spanish Marjoram (Thymus mastichina), Copaiba (Copaifera Officinalis), Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea), Roman Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis). Each of these herbs offer properties that support and promote deep, restful sleep:
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is probably the most effective herb to reduce anxiety and emotional stress. It has been used to address neurological issues such as migraines, insomnia and depression. Lavender will help you not only fall asleep but remain in a relaxed state for a full-night’s rest and sleep.
Lavender essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the Lavender flowers.
Spanish Marjoram Essential Oil
The essential oil from the Spanish Marjoram plant (Thymus mastichina) is extracted from the leaves of the herb by steam-distillation. Marjoram has anti-spasmodic properties meaning it reduces spasms and convulsions allowing for a peaceful and restful sleep. It lowers your blood pressure which helps wind-down and calm your body mind.
Copaiba Essential Oil
Copaiba (Copaifera Officinalis) essential oil is based on the resin from trees of the Copaifera family. The resin is usually the hardened sap from the tree that contains essential oils. These oils are steam-distilled from the resin.
Aside from its anti-inflammatory agents and its analgesic properties, it is also known to lower blood pressure, improving your mood and relaxing your body overall.
Clary Sage Essential Oil:
Clary sage has strong anti-spasmodic properties, calming down the muscles and nerves. It is also known to improve mental strength, confidence and your outlook on life.
While it also has anti-septic, anti-bacterial and astringent qualities, the most beneficial qualities in this sleep promoting blend is that it lowers the blood pressure and calms the mind, which helps people that are uptight due to stress and anxiety to wind down and relax for a more restful sleep.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) essential oil is extracted from the flower
s of the Chamomile plant by steam distillation. Chamomile is well known for its calming properties and Roman Chamomile, in particular, is proven to be more effective to calm and relax angry emotions. It relaxes the mind and reduces irritation and anxiety. It relieves spasms, convulsions and other uncontrolled nervous reactions of the body such as shaking limbs. It is often used to relieve nightmares and insomnia and an excellent additional to the Kandala sleep blend.
How to use Kandala Nity Nite
Kandala Nity Nite Essential Oil Blend contains therapeutic-grade, pure essential oils that are too strong to be applied directly to the skin. It needs to be diluted with a carrier oil such as almond, argan, coconut, jojoba or olive oil. A 3-10% dilution is appropriate which equates to 3-5 drops drops for 1 teaspoon, or 5-10 drops for 1 tablespoon of carrier oil.
Add 4-6 drops to a diffuser and breathe in the calming scents of this sleep promoting blend.
Apply 2-3 drops (or more as to your liking and sensory sensitivity) to a dry cloth or tissue and place on your pillow or on your covers while you are sleeping. The cloth will prevent the bedding from getting oily.
Add 4-6 drops to 1 tablespoon of your nighttime body lotion, or to a carrier oil such as jojoba, avocado, almond or coconut oil and massage in. Rubbing it into the bottom of your feet, between your eyebrows, or behind your earlobes is known to be very effective for fallong asleep. For a single dose, dribble 2 drops directly onto your
Enjoy the soothing effects of this high-quality essential oil blend and forego traditional medication such as sleeping pills.
The essential oils in the Kandala Nity Nite blend are of therapeutic grade, 100% natural and pure. They are unfiltered, undiluted, without additives, fillers, alcohol or any other synthetic ingredients. Strictest quality testing includes analyses for odor, color, specific- gravity, optical rotation, refractive index, flash point and solubility. The oils are non-GMO, but not officially certified.
A quick overview of the chemical composition of the essential oils in the Kandala Nity Nite Essential Oil Blend:
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): a-pinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, terpinen-4-ol and lavendulyl acetate.
Spanish Marjoram (Thymus mastichina): ethereal oil, tannins, flavonoids-glycosides (apigenins, luteolins and diosmetins), phenols (arbutin, methylarbutin, hydrochinone, triterpenes-ursolic, oleanolic acid).
Copaiba (Copaifera Officinalis): sesquiterpenes (β-Caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide, α-humulene, α-cadinol, delta-cadinene), diterpenes.
Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea): linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, a-terpineol, geraniol, neryl acetate, sclareol and germacrene D.
Roman Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis): a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, caryophyllene, and propyl angelate and butyl angelate.
As with any other natural product, some people may develop a reaction when exposed to even the most natural and pure source of a plant, flower, or tree. Likewise, with essential oils, which are the most concentrated form of its source material.
Some of the naturally occurring chemicals in essential oils could cause a skin reaction such as aldehydes (citronella) and phenols (eugenol). Citrus plants also increase the photosensitivity of the skin, so when applied topically, extended sun exposure should be avoided. Some of the known potential skin irritants include bay, cinnamon, clove, citronella, cumin, lemongrass, oregano and thyme.
Elderly, babies and children as well as pregnant women should be careful when using essential oils. These groups are generally more sensitive to essential oils. And while the effects are not documented well enough to be of any proof, it’s not worthwhile taking any risks. Pregnant women should avoid clary sage, rosemary and rose.
Avoid contact of essential oils with the eyes as it can cause severe damage to your eyes. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases. If in doubt about whether or how to use essential oils, consult your health practitioner for advice.
Check the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy website, which has a comprehensive overview of safety concerns of essential oils.