Struggling to sleep?
We all know that if you have a good night’s sleep, you will be the best version of yourself. Sleep is never to be under-estimated when it comes to your overall wellbeing.
Getting GOOD sleep, not only makes you feel good. It’s also seriously important for our overall health and wellbeing.
And if you are one of the many who struggle to get a good night’s sleep, you may find yourself desperately searching for an effective way to help combat restless nights, sleeplessness and insomnia.
Well - I’ve got good news. There’s something pretty powerful about what nature has to offer. Say hi to pure and relaxing essential oils. Aromas and fragrances of some essential oils can have an invigorating effect, linked to relaxation and sleep.
The BEST essential oils for sleep are below - plus brilliant tips for how you can use them to help you get a better night’s sleep.
A soothing oil with all the hype.
Usually considered the most popular essential oil for sleep and relaxation, research into the use of lavender oils consistently suggests it may calm the nervous system by lowering blood pressure, heart rate and skin temperature.
An added perk is that the oil can be easily diluted. It may be a natural option to help with children’s sleep.
Chamomile is another essential oil that releases scents and fragrances associated with relaxation and sleep.
It is a soothing wonder and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
It’s also one for all ages and is a popular oil in lots of children’s products.
With a decidedly delicious sweet and floral scent, ylang ylang is often used to help relieve symptoms of stress and feelings of anxiousness to help you get a better night’s sleep.
The essential oil can be dropped into a warm bath prior to heading to bed.
Cedar wood oil has a natural woody aroma. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is associated with helping support better sleep through its sedative qualities.
Woody, sweet and even a bit spicy, this beautiful essential oil is a real treat for the senses.
Patchouli’s natural properties have been linked with an increase in the production of certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, some is calling it the “happy hormones”. What’s interesting about these neurotransmitters is that they are known to ease anxiety and stress so the use of the oil may well help you to have a continuous night’s sleep.
Jasmine is a true natural hero - soothing, rich and luxurious, this essential oil goes above and beyond its reputation and packs a punch when it comes to associated benefits, one of which is being a natural sedative. This make it not only a beautifully aromatic scent but also one that is perfect to help support better sleep.
It also has an association with reducing irritability, making it a great solution to help relax the mind and body before sleep.
Jasmine has a sweet gem of an essential oil with its honey-like, intensely floral scent.
Basil is a true natural wonder. But, it's the main ingredient to my pasta dish you say? Well the humble basil has a lot more up its sleeve.
Basil oil is very aromatic and produces a fresh floral scent, really like no other.