One of the ways I have used my essential oils the most since purchasing them has been to help myself and my family fall asleep. Lavender oil has been used in this way for its sedative effects for a long time and it’s so popular because it actually improves sleep quality.
There are lots of ways you can use your oils to help you achieve healthy sleep including some really great DIY’s you can make yourself. Here are my top favorites.
Best Essential Oils For a Restful Sleep
If you have trouble sleeping, you probably already know one of the most popular essential oils for deep sleep is lavender essential oil; you can put some drops of essential oil into a spray bottle and spray it on your pillow for a good night’s sleep. But that’s just one of the many different ways you can use essential oils to improve your quality sleep!
A good night’s rest is important for kids and adults! When we enter REM sleep (deeper sleep), our brain waves and deep breaths tend to slow down which is an important role in making you feel refreshed on the early morning awakening. Besides, a good night sleep helps reduce cortisol levels and lower blood pressure – health benefits we all want.
Essential oils have been used since ancient times. There are different oils that produce a natural sedative sense and help you achieve better sleep: bergamot oil, jasmine oil, sandalwood oil, ylang-ylang oil, valerian essential oil – all of them help produce a calming effect. In my house, we love using our essential oil diffuser with one (or our own essential oil blends) while drinking a cup of chamomile tea after a long day.
Keep reading to find our favorite ways to improve the quality of your sleep using essential oils!
7 Ways To Use Essential Oils To Help You Sleep
In A Diffuser – Just putting lavender into your diffuser and letting it run at the end of the day while you rest is one of the easiest ways to use them. I love filling the room with a relaxing aroma and it almost makes it impossible to not fall asleep! (See below for special oil + diffuser deal.)
On Skin – Essential oils are also good for topical use. You can also put a drop of lavender on your temples, the back of the neck, or your wrists. Never use more than a drop or two to avoid skin irritation.
Massage Oil – Use lavender in this homemade massage oil recipe. This soothing scent works really great with kids and is a fantastic way to unwind, help reduce feelings of anxiety, and relax before bedtime.
Bath Melts – Another simple DIY you can make are these oil bath melts that help to moisturize your skin and relax you for sleep. It’s an all natural remedy that only takes two ingredients!
In Your Bath Water – You can also put a few drops of lavender directly in your bath water! The aromatic compounds will help you relax and unwind.
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What did you think of these essential oils for sleep tips? Are you going to try them? Let us know!