Amanda Seyfried just gave birth to a little girl less than two weeks ago, and anyone with a newborn can tell you sleep is a precious, precious thing (it’s important while pregnant too!). But luckily, when it comes to catching zzz’s, the 31-year-old revealed to Marie Claire that she’s got an all-natural hack — and you can make it yours for just $7!
“Scent can affect you,” she says. “Lavender oil is supposed to be calming, so I’ll dab a tiny bit under my nose before I go to sleep.” Just a drop and you’re lulled to sleep? Genius!
What’s more, there are several affordable options on the market for you to try: You can pick up Plant Therapy Lavender Oil ($7) on Amazon.
Another super affordable pick — that’s a rollerball no less, so you can apply without getting your hands dirty — is the Nature’s Truth Lavender Essential Oil Blend ($7). You can find this one at Wal-Mart in stores and online.
The First Reformed actress says she also indulges in the art of crystals, keeping them near her bed to alleviate any anxiety she might be feeling (which, as a new mom, is often a lot).
“I think all that stuff is magic and can help bring positive energy your way,” she tells the mag. “I also try to meditate every day to help keep me grounded and mindful. In this cell-phone addicted era, it’s good to take a break, be quiet, and reset.” (A cuddly pal doesn’t hurt, either.)
Will you be trying Amanda’s simple trick? Let us know over @BritandCo.
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(h/t E!; photos via Jun Sato/Getty, Walmart)