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5 Essential Oils Blends for Better & Restful Sleep

5 Essential Oils Blends for Better & Restful Sleep

Fragrant, calming, uplifting and healing, essential oils are a gift from nature. They have been used for centuries all around the world to soothe nerves, ease a busy mind, reduce anxiety and stress, and create a relaxing atmosphere.

Not enough ZZZs

If you are one of those that have problems getting a fully recovering sleep, you are not alone. Solely in the US, 50-70 millions of people suffer from a sleep disorder and do not get enough zzzs a day.

Reasons for disturbed sleep range. A stressful and demanding job, poor eating habits and not enough exercise are a small part of them. The truth is we are so overwhelmed with what's going on in our lives that we cannot switch off our minds when finally made it to bed.

In many cases, we are seeking medical help and get a prescription for a magic sleeping pill to get the job done. But honestly, is this the best way?

 

Essential OIls, Emotions and Aromatherapy

The power of aromatherapy

Self-care is the best form of healthcare. Your wellness starts with a holistic lifestyle, which means optimal nutrition, regular exercise, restful sleep and mindfulness. Aromatherapy can help you take the first steps to a healthy and wellness lifestyle. Essential oils have the power to support the immune system, improve sleep, balance hormones, soothe inflammations and help us relax.

Essential oils and emotions

Our emotional life is rooted in our sense of smell and connected to survival, memory and emotions. The aroma of fresh-baked cookies evoke a sense of indulgence, warmth and possibly will make us craving for those double chocolate chip ones. The odour of gas puts us in an alert state and warns us about a life-threatening situation.

Smells have a different effect on our feelings, and the aromas of essential oils have the power to uplift spirits and mood, help us relax, make us feel confident or tone down stress and anxiety.

There is a particular group of essential oils which are proven to have a positive influence on strong emotions and bring the needed calm at bedtime.

Blending different essential oils increase their effects, and persistent use will teach your body and mind to relax.

How to use essential oils for restful sleep

Commonly, the way to use essential oils is to diffuse them, dispersing them into the bedroom or the place you are sleeping. You can use electric diffusers, room sprays or oil burners. Diffusion works very well for balancing mood, emotions and overall wellbeing.

If you don't have any diffuser handy, you can use the essential oils by sprinkling a few drops of an essential oil blend on your pillow or sheets.

There's also the easy vapours method which helps to unwind and relax before bedtime. Boil some water and pour in a mug, add 1-2 drops into it and hold it near your face to inhale the vapours.

Essential Oils Blends for Better Sleep

Essential Oils Blends for better sleep

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Geranium, Lemongrass, Neroli, Marjoram and Myrrh are the best essential oils that help reduce anxiety, negative emotions and help the mind to calm down and body to relax. Here are five amazing blends that you can use to have a better sleep tonight.

 

Bergamot, Clary Sage & Lavender

This blend includes a combination of the Bergamot, Clary Sage & Lavender essential oils well known for enhancing mood, reducing anxiety and stress and calming both the body and mind. Using them individually is also useful, but the combo of the three will give you ultimate relaxation and calm. The aroma of the three is fresh, a bit citrusy and warm.

 

Roman Chamomile & Lavender

You probably had a chamomile tea, and you may remember how calming it is. Used with lavender, it is the blend that will lift you and calm you down. Both essential oils are useful for depression and extreme tiredness. The crips apple scent from the Roman Chamomile and musky floral aroma of lavender will help you relax after a long day.

 

Lemongrass & Clary Sage

The fresh citrus aroma of Lemongrass is revitalising and stress-reducing. It improves the overall sense of wellbeing. The Clary Sage has an earthy, floral scent and is well known for balancing hormones. The combination of two would help feel good of yourself in those days when anxiety is up to the roof and help you calm a pacing mind.

 

Ylang Ylang, Chamomile & Geranium

Coming from Madagascar, Ylang Ylang has been used in medicine and skin care for millennia. It has a calming power and potentially lowers the blood pressure. Its exotic, flowery scent blends exceptionally well with Chamomile and Geranium essential oils. The rose-like aroma of geranium and the fresh apple scent of chamomile will enhance mental focus and put the mind at rest when you go to bed.

 

Marjoram, Rosemary & Lemongrass

Marjoram has a spicy and sweet aroma which is a favourite flavour in food. In aromatherapy, it is treasured for relieving tension and calming nerves because of its mild sedative effect. Rosemary has the power to alleviate pain and soreness. All these combined with the citrusy Lemongrass will create a pleasant, calming aroma to help an overactive mind and tensed body.

How, when and how long?

If you have troubles sleeping and don't want to take any sleeping pills, these essential oil blends might help you out. It is vital to know that restful sleep is a result of many factors.

Appropriate diet, regular exercise, spending time in nature, unwinding by surrounding yourself with positive people are the things which contribute not only to better sleep but overall wellbeing. Not having a quality sleep leads to a bad mood, terrible attitude and overeating.

It is up to you to try and change your lifestyle. Change doesn't happen overnight, but persistent small steps will get you there eventually. Essential oils are just a tiny part that can help you out along the way.

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Please, be aware that some of the essential oils are not suitable for use when pregnant or nursing. Consult a doctor or medical professional if you have concerns.  Always do a patch test of a new product. 

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