We all know how important it is to get enough rest and relaxation each day, as this helps keep our minds and bodies healthy. But sometimes it can be difficult to drift off into slumber due to stress or anxiety. That's why many people are turning to essential oils for their bedtime routine – they have aromatherapy benefits that help relax both mind and body so you can achieve a good night’s rest without having to take any medication.
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants that can be used to promote relaxation and induce peaceful sleep. In this blog post, we’ll explore the best essential oils for bedtime so you can make sure you wake up feeling refreshed and energised every morning. From the soothing effects of lavender oil to the calming properties of chamomile, we’ll help you find out which essential oil is best suited to ensure a restful night’s sleep.
We have found there are 4 essential oils that we recommend over any other to send us off to sleep.
This is the oil that is likely to be top of mind when thinking about a good night’s sleep. And yes you would be right, lavender has properties that are believed to be sleep enhancing and that help to relieve anxiety. We actually did a post on the benefits of lavender if you want to learn more.
Ylang Ylang Oil
It is thought to balance both sides of your brain and help relieve negative emotions such as anger and frustration. A few studies have suggested that combining Ylang Ylang and Lavender together brings about the most beneficial results. It is said to help you fall asleep faster. The name translates to “flow of flowers” so that should give you a hint of the scent it gives.
Roman Chamomile Oil
Chamomile is known to be a mild tranquiliser and is more commonly thought of as something you would drink hot before bed or to calm your mind. Hypnotic effects have been reported, as well as lucid dreaming support. For centuries, parents have used this to soothe their children. This is one that’s suitable for all ages.
In addition to detoxifying, cedarwood is also said to relieve negative emotions. When inhaling the scent, it triggers a release of serotonin in the brain. This oil does have a woody smell so this can be mixed with lavender as that is known to be a more popular scent.
Oil Blends For Sleep
There are many oil manufacturers that blend a variety of sleep enhancing oils together to give you the benefits of multiple oils all at once. It is possible to apply these blends directly to the skin (please diluted them before use) such as on your soles, wrists, and palms. The names of these are normally sleep-related, such as "Be sleepy" or "Goodnight blend".
Aromatherapy is a great way to relax, unwind and create a peaceful environment for sleep. With the right essential oils, you can establish a relaxing nighttime routine that will help ease you into restful slumber. Lavender, chamomile and cedarwood are all excellent options when it comes to lulling yourself off to sleep. We hope our guide to the best aromatherapy oils for sleep gave you some helpful insight into creating a soothing and calming environment in your bedroom! Sleep dreams!