Bedtime Tea Recipes

Updated: Jan 18


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If you have been struggling to get a good night's sleep, this blog is here to help you with some bedtime tea recipes and sleep tea blends to ensure you find the perfect sleep-inducing drink for your bedtime routine.


In this blog, we'll cover what bedtime tea does, what ingredients are found in sleep tea, when to drink your bedtime tea blends, with a breakdown of each herb and how it helps you get a solid night's sleep.

WHAT DOES BEDTIME TEA DO?

Bedtime drinks are meant to help calm the body as you prepare for sleep each night, improving your sleep cycle to ensure that you will be able to fall and stay asleep more easily and frequently.


Rest and sleep are so crucial to one's health, so when this critical tool for optimal health and wellness is disrupted, many other things in our lives will suffer right alongside those feelings of being tired, lethargic, and low energy during the day. I've written a blog on the benefits of sleep and why it's so important, so take a look to see just how imperative a solid night of rest is for your health and wellness.


Adding some natural remedies to your bedtime routine is a terrific way to naturally support yourself and your bedtime routine goals.


PLEASE NOTE: I am not a doctor and I am speaking purely on my own personal experience and journey towards healing naturally with all-natural wellness practices. If you have any questions about what might work best for you, please make sure you consult with a doctor before trying alternative remedies and therapies mentioned here or in any of my other blogs.


WHAT'S IN A SLEEP TEA BLEND?

There are plants for every ailment and condition on this planet, and combining certain plants together will amplify and complement the sleep tea benefits like uninterrupted sleep and feeling fully rested each morning.


So let's take a closer look at these bedtime tea ingredients:

  • VALERIAN: one of the most popular plants to be used in sleep tea recipes, this plant boasts powerful benefits in helping you to get a restful night of sleep. This sedative herb, which means promoting and inducing calm sleep, can be found in most bedtime tea recipes.

  • PASSIONFLOWER: this gentle sedative specifically targets circular and repetitive thoughts that can keep us awake. Including this plant in your sleep tea blend will ensure your thoughts get some rest, too.

  • SKULLCAP: perfect for the person who has incessant thoughts racing through their minds at night, this mild sedative helps with insomnia and anxiety. Pair this with passionflower for a powerfully potent relax your mind and rest your body blend!

  • CHAMOMILE: the most popular plant on the sedative block is hands down chamomile, and for good reason- it's gentle and nourishing properties work hard at alleviating stress and calming down the nervous system, so you can enjoy some moments of peace.

  • ASHWAGANDHA: this beauty of a plant works well for disrupted sleep patterns, restoring the natural circadian rhythm for daytime energy and nighttime sleep. It relieves stress and allows the body to further calm down with its gentle sedative properties.

The most popular sleep tea is Yogi's Bedtime Tea blend, which includes the first four ingredients and can be found at most major grocery stores.

If you'd like to begin making your own tea, continue reading for a few bedtime tea recipes you can make right at home with your own plants.

WHEN TO DRINK BEDTIME TEA

The timing of your tea is fairly important, and it's suggested to consume your tea about 1-1.5 hours before you head to bed. If you drink it too close to bedtime, the liquid consumed so close to falling asleep might mean you wake up to use the bathroom, and we want uninterrupted sleep from this night routine.


This also means that you might want to begin a bedtime routine, something that ensures you make the time before bed to brew and drink your tea for optimal rest each night.


HOW TO MAKE BEDTIME TEA

If you'd like to begin making your own DIY herbal tea blends, this is a fun place to start.

You'll want to use about 1-2 tbsp. of each plant that you'll be working with into your blend.


You can go single-plant for starters to see how each plant responds to your unique body or you can begin experimenting with a few plants together.


Shop all the plants you could ever want at Mountain Rose Herbs, where they sell bulk herbs for all of your herbal needs. You can even shop for tea accessories there, too!


So here's a few bedtime tea recipes to get you started:


GOODNIGHT BRAIN:

2 tbsp. valerian root

2 tbsp. passionflower

1 tbsp. peppermint leaf (optional)

Steep in hot water for 15-20 minutes


LIGHT'S OUT:

1 tbsp. valerian root

1 tbsp. skullcap

1 tbsp. ashwagandha

1 tbsp. chamomile

Steep in hot water for 15-20 minutes


SWEET DREAMS:

2 tbsp. valerian root

1 tbsp. chamomile

1 tbsp. skullcap

1 tbsp. peppermint leaf

Steep in hot water for 15-20 minutes

CONCLUSION

Going to bed can now be an enjoyable experience once you enlist the natural support of plants. Implementing a sleep tea is a beautiful way to let plants into your life for optimal wellness, and experience first-hand the mighty power plants can have in assisting us in places we tend to struggle.


For those of you who might want ALL the help in the sleep department, I would also HIGHLY recommend adding in this valerian mint CBD tincture into your bedtime routine. This CBD tincture coupled with a sleep tea will complement one another in a majorly powerful way. I personally use this tincture blend as a part of my night routine and cannot say enough good things about it!


I hope this post helps give you insight on bedtime tea and lends you insight on how you can begin using sleep tea blends as a part of your remedy for sleepless nights. Here's to sweet dreams and beautiful SLEEP!




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