Natural sleep aids, such as relaxing essential oils, are a great alternative to more traditional sleeping pills that often leave you sluggish and hungover in the morning. Using aromatherapy treatments at bedtime can often help you overcome periods of insomnia in your life or improve your sleep and relaxation even if you are already sleeping fairly well . There are several essential oils that are helpful with insomnia and improve relaxation and sleep
Our Sleep-Eeezzz Sleep and Relaxation Aromatherapy Spray is a blend of A blend of organic lavender, chamomile, bergamot and clary sage in an amethyst gem essence.
Lavender Essential Oil
True Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is an effective essential oil to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Lavender essential oil is predominately made up of alcohols and esters and has several therapeutic properties, but is most commonly associated with relaxation. True lavender is the most popular choice of lavender available but be aware that there are other species, such as spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia) and the hybrid lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia) that have very similar properties, but are not as sedating as is true lavender.
Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile is another popular choice of essential oil for insomnia. There are a few species of chamomile, but Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis AKA Chamaemelum nobile) essential oil is the most effective one to use for insomnia. Roman chamomile is an ancient herb which has therapeutic properties that include sedative and relaxing properties. It is recommended for the treatment of insomnia, stress and nervous tension, so is a good choice to help you to relax and prepare for sleep. Combine Roman chamomile essential oil with true lavender essential oil for a more powerful treatment.
Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot is a peel from an exotic fruit that smells like the popular citrus scent you get from other fruits. The potent citrus smell makes you feel refreshed and it calms your emotions to give you the euphoric feeling of a calm spirit. You can also blend bergamot with other oils to produce an uplifting feeling with a relaxing state that helps you sleep better.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary Sage is a popular essential oil to relax your spirit and it helps get rid of the restlessness from stress and an overactive emotional state. As with some other essential oils, it is distilled from the leaf of a plant that is known to relax you simply from its aromatic smell. It brings you a feeling of well being and within twenty four hours will make you feel like you can conquer the world.
How to use essential oils for insomnia
- shake it well, and spray some around your bedroom avoiding polished surfaces. Spray a small quantity of it onto your pillow just before you go to sleep. This a great way to incorporate aromatherapy into your bedtime routine and prepare yourself for sleep!
- Create a bedtime routine. Using Sleep-Eezzz Aromatherapy Sleep and Relaxation Spray daily will actually improve its effectiveness and does not create any type of dependency.
Be sure to take a good look at your life to see if there are any underlying causes that may be creating deep-seated anxiety or stress, and tackle these issues to also help eradicate your insomnia. Using essential oils and aromatherapy as part of your bedtime routine will help you to relax and prepare for sleep – and leave you better equipped for the next day’s challenges.