The Ultimate Essential Oil Blends for Helping You Sleep
How Do the Oils Work?
Oils are natural. There are no side effects to using them, unlike common sleep medications. That means no drowsiness or health risks.
Many of the oils are adaptogens. That means they adapt to the person who’s taking them and therefore have different effects on different people.
For example, vetiver oil is reported to relieve insomnia for some users, yet leaves others feeling alert and refreshed. The best scents, though, help stave off insomnia by calming your mind and diminishing anxiety. If you’re desperate to catch up on z’s, here are the best blends for you to try.
Chamomile is popular for its insomnia-treating benefits. Roman chamomile oil, especially, gets right to work fighting insomnia. The ancient herb contains therapeutic properties that work as a sedative, relaxing body and mind. If you’re stressed, nervous, and struggling to fall asleep, the sweet, comforting scent could be your answer.
We couldn’t create an essential list without including lavender. This scent enjoys wide praise for inducing a peaceful slumber. It’s also one of the few scents that’s safe to apply right onto your skin. Just test a small amount on your hand first.
When you’re ready to head off to dreamland, dab a little lavender on pulse points or rub between your palms and take a few deep breaths of the comforting scent. You could even add a few drops to a warm bath to help you unwind.
- Valerian Oil
Valerian root is another popular sleeping aid and is often found in bedtime herbal teas. The extract itself contains valerenic acid which produces a sedative effect.
- Ylang Ylang
Ylang Ylang works on a mental level to reduce stress and help you heal from emotional trauma. The scent is also known to promote feelings of well-being, which can help you unwind at bedtime as your mind slows down and your body settles down.
Sandalwood is known to have several benefits that promote a good night’s sleep. It promotes a meditative state, reducing anxiety and relieving chronic insomnia. It can also help to relax tense and cramped muscles that could be keeping you awake.
Our coconut and sandalwood bundle won’t just keep your skin nourished and glowing, the relaxing scent will help you unwind after a hectic day, getting you ready for a night of peaceful dreams.
This is a particularly favored scent amongst people who are stressed out and exhausted. It’s perfect for supporting healthy sleep, balancing emotions, calming the mind, and supporting the body’s natural healing response.
If you have trouble shutting your mind off at bedtime, this is the oil to reach for.
The marjoram extract is distilled from leaves and is often called the herb of happiness by the Romans, or the joy of the mountains by the Greeks. This gorgeous scent is soothing, and ideal for relaxing nerves.
You can apply a drop or two of the oil directly to the back of your neck, just below your hairline, lie back, take a few deep breathes and enjoy your journey into a relaxed slumber. You can even blend it with your coconut and sandalwood body wash and apply it evenly all over your body.
If you’ve been struggling to get good quality sleep, it’s time to turn to these oils to help your body and mind relax as you drift off to dreamland.
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