sleep has to be the best beauty tip, but how many times have you either gone to bed shattered, tossed and turned and not able to go to sleep. Or have you fallen asleep quickly then awoken at 3am, again tossing and turning, with long lists of what to do on your mind. i find that by making a list of things to do just before you go to sleep empties the mind of your ever growing tasks.
through sheer experience i have tried the following natural methods: lavender oil under your pillow, put a few drops on a handkerchief or lavender bag, amethyst stone by my pillow – amethyst is meditative and calming , Bach remedies white chesnut – a few drops in water to help take away unwanted thoughts just before you go to sleep, quiet life herbal tablets by Lanes seem to promote sleep by taking away worry and stress; night time tea by pukka is soothing to drink , from wholefoods, but at the moment, my favourite is sleepy time tea is by celestial seasonings. lime blossom is also a calming sedative and can be drunk as a tea. the supplement magnesium is also recommended – it has a general calming effect on the body, and hence taking a bath in epsom salts, which are made of magnesium sulphate – apparently the bath not only rejuvenates you, but helps your body function much better.