‘Nighty Night… Lavender Sleepytime Tonic

I’m a busy girl.  I admit this. I try to do everything – but can’t. Nor can I fall asleep easily at night. This is due to a terrible syndrome called mom-that-tries-to-do-it-all-and-lays-awake-thinking-about-how-to-do-it-all-itis. Ha!  Bet you didn’t know it had a name, huh?  Oh yes, it does. I’ll be honest – my remedy used to consist of a Tylenol PM before bed.  Unfortunately, this left me feeling more than a little groggy in the morning.  NOT conducive to the things I need to do in the morning.  Like drive to work.  Like make lunches for kids.  Like – function.  Needless to say, when I started on the path of living life more naturally, I knew I needed an alternate solution. I used to be a nightly tea drinker – and still am.  But sometimes, you need a little something more.  Two things that work wonders for sleep-induction are lavender and warm milk.  Mmmmmm…..  Already feeling relaxed?  Here we go…. Lavender Sleepytime Tonic

  • 1 cup raw milk (or whatever type of milk your sweet heart desires)
  • 1 tablespoon real organic maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon loose-leaf lavender/chamomile tea (I use Lavender Lace tea found herePlease note, I am an Amazon affiliate)

Lavender Sleepytime Tonic

Start by steaming your milk – please don’t let it come to a boil.  Just a light steam, mind you.  While waiting for your milk, put your maple syrup and vanilla in the bottom of your mug and get your loose-leaf tea ready in an infuser (I use one similar to this one).

Lavender Sleepytime Tonic

Once your milk is nice and steamy, pour over your tea and allow to steep for about 5 minutes.

Lavender Sleepytime Tonic

Lavender Sleepytime Tonic

Remove your tea infuser and give it a swirl with a spoon. Last instruction – and this is a VERY important one: curl up with your mug and RELAX! Heaven in a Minnie Mouse mug, y’all… (NOTE: No final “after” pic – I couldn’t wait to drink it and gulped it half gone before I realized I forgot to snap a pic.  Oops.)



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6 thoughts on “‘Nighty Night… Lavender Sleepytime Tonic

  1. Mel, I was going to buy the tea through your Amazon store (also, I’m obsessed with adding items to mine… it’s ridic!) but the link didn’t work! 🙁 I’ll wait until it’s working to buy! 🙂

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