Banishing the Monsters ! Aromatherapy to Help Children's Sleep Problems
My 3 1/2 year old who on the whole usually has a great sleep through the night started waking and wanting me to stand with her whilst she went to the toilet. She then started crying hysterically if I wouldn't stay in her room with her, saying that she didn't want to be "lonely". This went on for about a week before I had had enough and decided to try to put an end to this disruptive sleep pattern.
Banishing Monsters !
I finally found out from her that she had a fear of monsters, dinosaurs and dragons being in her bedroom, so I decided to make a Monster Spray using aromatherapy oils which were good for inducing sleep in children.
I don't know if it is the aromatherapy oils, the ritual of spraying her room before she goes to sleep or a combination of the both but thankfully this has worked! We are now back to having a full night's sleep, everyone is happy and the monsters have disappeared!
I recommend consulting an Aromatherapy book to get different ideas and correct dosage measurements, however the mix that I made using the oils that I had is as follows...
Aromatherapy Monster Spray
In a 100ml spray bottle filled with cooled boiled water add -
3 drops Roman Chamomile
3 drops Marjoram
5 drops Mandarin
2 drops Ylang-Ylang
Shake and spray around the room before sleep time - it does smell lovely! If nothing else I told my daughter that monsters, dragons and dinosaurs only liked yucky smells and the pretty smell makes them run far away and never come back!
Some other aromatherapy oils which are good are -
I hope this may help - Good Luck!
By Happy Tired Mum
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