How are you feeling this week?

Today's article is for you if the answer is - "I'M TIRED!"

Sleep is one of the greatest remedies for modern life. Yet- it can be one of the hardest things to attain consistently when we really need it most.

If you have trouble falling asleep, or you wake up in the night, we invite you to explore our iKOU Sleep Ritual to teach you tips and tricks for things you can do to help you get a good night’s rest.

In today's article, you’ll find information around the research of the ingredients we use in the products we recommend in our sleep ritual, and why they work!

I first became fascinated with creating formulas for sleep in the months before we launched iKOU.

I was so inspired and consumed with creative ideas, that I found I couldn’t sleep.

I would often hit the pillow and go to sleep fast, but wake again a few hours later, my mind buzzing with ideas. None of the regular aromatherapy tips worked for me. Lavender seemed to be the most common oil recommended, but while it made me feel relaxed, and often helped me fall asleep initially it just wasn’t strong enough on its own to help switch off my busy mind and send me back to sleep.

This is when I developed our Sleepyhead Rollette!

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It’s still made with the same formula today, and it still attracts rave reviews, including from people that thought it wouldn’t work, because (to quote them) the “have tried everything!”

Here’s the winning formula I created- it includes 3 essential oils in the perfect ratio’s, which when combined help address all the aspects of helping switch off a busy mind to get a good nights sleep.....

Enjoy learning about our ingredients, and be sure to check out our Sleep Rituals and add a Sleepyhead Rollette to your cart!

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Sleepyhead Ingredients


The essential oil extracted from the familiar purple blooms of this beautiful flower harmonises the nervous system. It has a cooling effect on the body which can help with releasing melatonin by lowering the body temperature.It can have a calming and sedative effect in times of mental stress or agitation, and for treating insomnia.


Cold-pressed from the peel of the fruit, orange oil is known as the “no worries oil”. It has been researched to stop mind chatter (the “monkey mind”) and overthinking, reduce self-doubt and fear of the unknown. It has a calming yet cheerful effect on the emotions and inspires happiness.


Marjoram is known to be a deeply sedative oil that assists with not only falling asleep, but also staying asleep. It encourages a deep sleep state for the depth of sleep that leaves you feeling restored and refreshed.

Ultimate Sleep Remedy Ritual Kit | $99.00

The Ultimate Sleep Remedy Ritual kit includes everything you need to create a soothing sleep ritual based on aromatherapy and herbs well researched to promote a great nights sleep. The kit includes:

  • Sleep Tips and link to free sleep meditation.
  • Grey linen blend Eye Mask (super soft!)
  • Rest essential oil
  • 125g De-Stress aromatherapy Bath Salt
  • De-Stress Room & Linen Mist 12ml
  • Rest & Relax Herbal Tea infusion
  • Sleepyhead Aromatherapy pulse point roll-on