Sleep Series: Melatonin


Melatonin…? I think I’ve heard of that!

Melatonin is actually a hormone produced in the pineal gland. For those of you that don’t know, the pineal gland is in the brain. In simpler terms: Your brain regulates your sleep patterns. While melatonin is produced naturally by the body, sometimes we need to supplement* to help with our sleep cycles. And like everything else, source matters. You want to be sure your supplements are pure and of the highest quality. I have super high standards for what I want from a company, so I choose Young Living products for my sleep support.

A quick note– there are many lifestyle factors that affect melatonin production, release, and function. I encourage you to research the topic further if you are having trouble sleeping often. A good place to start: The Paleo Mom

Why is it important?

Melatonin helps your body naturally regulate the wake and sleep cycles. It is the thing that makes you feel sleepy at night before bedtime and what wakes your body up when its morning! Your body releases melatonin about 2 hours prior to going to sleep.

ImmuPro & SleepEssence

Support for Sleep with Young Living


SleepEssence softgels

With “sleep” directly in the name, its no shocker that Young Living’s SleepEssence is my first choice for getting a good night’s rest. Inside: lavender, valerian, vetiver, and melatonin. I like to take one about an hour before I know I’ll be getting into bed. The melatonin in the SleepEssence helps support your body’s natural wake & sleep cycles. The essential oils promote rest and relaxation, and creates a calming environment to naturally support sleep.


ImmuPro might not immediately come to mind when thinking about sleep support, but it is such an amazing product with multiple benefits! There is melatonin inside, which helps to regulate your body’s natural sleep rhythm. Not to mention all the support ImmuPro provides for your immune system & against oxidative stress. They come in chewable tablets, and have a slight wolfberry taste. There are other minerals- including zinc and selenium- that our bodies need for proper function. In colder months, I like to swap my nightly SleepEssence for the added immune support of ImmuPro. I’ll chew one about an hour or so before I go to sleep, and I get the powerhouse benefits and a restful night of sleep.

What have you done to support your sleep? Have you tried melatonin?


*ALWAYS consult your trusted healthcare professional or physician. None of the information in this post is intended to diagnose, prescribe, or treat. This article is for education purposes only. I am not a doctor, just a faithful product user.*


All About Wolfberries!


Read on to learn about wolfberries, one of the key ingredients in NingXia Red!


Give ’em a try!

Besides getting their goodness in my daily NingXia Red, I like to snack on dried wolfberries whenever I want a sweet treat- they remind me of the red gummy fish candy I loved as a kid, but wolfberries are a billion times healthier for me. Try them out!

dried-wolfberriesOrganic Dried Wolfberries

Young Living’s Organic Dried Wolfberries are a sweet, organic snack from nature that’s easy to make a part of your daily diet. Our gentle drying process makes these USDA-certified organic wolfberries versatile and easy to incorporate into lots of recipes, letting you add wolfberry benefits to anything from stir-fry to baked goods!

With polyphenols and polysaccharides, this exotic berry is touted around the world for its taste and nutrients. Documented use of wolfberries dates back to the Ming Dynasty, where they were part of ancient Chinese culture.

Organic Dried Wolfberries Uses:

  • Top yogurt or a smoothie with wolfberries for a wholesome breakfast with a satisfying texture.
  • Include Organic Dried Wolfberries in your homemade granola or trail mix for a nourishing snack on a hike, at school, or around the home.

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NingXia Shots



Need a little inspiration for getting in your daily NingXia shot? Want to mix things up a bit? Give these Club Red shots a try! Maybe you’ll be inspired to try a little essential oil mixology yourself. Break out your Vitality oils- make sure to let me know in the comments your own NingXia Red shot concoctions!

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Have you given any of these a try? Let me know what you think!