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Lavender Vanilla Sleep Salve and Sleep Stick Balm

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Life can be stressful and move way too fast at times.

Sleep can be elusive.

It's hard to turn off your thoughts at night when you have ideas for new blog posts swirling around in your head, baby chicks hatching, or you are trying to juggle, work, home, family and animals.

Enter my Lavender Vanilla Sleep Salve to help calm your thoughts and allow you to drift of into a peaceful sleep.

This easy-to-make, all-natural sleep salve is designed to be dabbed on your pulse points - temple, behind your ears, wrists, elbows, etc. - to release calming essential oils as you fall sleep and your body warms under the covers.

I make it in small metal containers as well as in lip balm tubes (which I find easier to dab).

You can do either with this same recipe.

Lavender is used in all kinds of sleep and relaxation products.

It has natural calming properties and helps promote restful sleep.

Vanilla is naturally soothing. This blend provides stress & anxiety relieving, sleep enhancing, anti-depressant, comforting and calming properties.

Lavender Vanilla Sleep Salve/Sleep Stick Balm

2 ounces sweet almond oil
1 ounce beeswax
A few drops Vitamin E
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops vanilla essential oil
A dozen empty lip balm tubes

Melt almond oil and beeswax slowly (over a double boiler or on a candle warmer), stirring occasionally with a wooden chopstick or skewer.

When the beeswax is completely melted, add the Vitamin E and essential oils, stir, and immediately pour carefully into your tins or tubes.

Leave to cool completely for several hours, then cover/cap and label (makes about a dozen tubes).

Dab the salve on your pulse points prior to bedtime as desired for a more restful, calming sleep.

-all natural ingredients come together to provide you a more restful sleep-
 I like to melt the beeswax right in a glass measuring cup for easy pouring and use a disposable wooden chopstick to stir-
-putting a rubber band around the tubes makes filling them easier-
-hardened sticks are ready to be labeled and capped-

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