Some Essential Oils for Sleep

Roman Chamomile Oil

Roman chamomile essential oil is one of the most versatile of all oils used in aromatherapy. A little goes a long way with this oil and its calming and sedating properties and it is considered a natural sedative. It may also have properties to relieve allergy sufferers, bringing comfort to irritated nasal passages, which could be an advantage if your lack of sleep is due to allergic complaints!

Lavender Oil

Lavender is well-known for its calming and relaxing properties. This is probably the most popular essential oil choice for sleep aid, relaxation and anxiety relief. It combines all three of these effects in order to help you relax and get a good night’s sleep, and provides a lovely scent for your room as well.

How to Use the Oils:

  • Diffuser
    A diffuser is an excellent choice. The scent from the diffuser will spread throughout the room you’ve placed it in (in this case, most likely your bedroom). It’s a good idea to start this about an hour before bedtime, so when you enter the room the calming aromatherapy scent has already spread.
  • Drops
    You can even put 1-2 drops of your chosen essential oil on your pillow or nearby the top of your bed (about a half hour before bed). The scent will be there to lull you to sleep.
  • Relaxing Essential Oil Bath
    Lastly, why not add a few drops of your chosen oil to an evening bath that also contains Epsom salts? A bath is a great way to wind down after a long day, and adding in these oils along with the Epsom Salts will assist in relaxation. Throw in a cup of Chamomile or Sleepytime tea and you’ll be ready to snooze.