Essential Oils for Relaxation and Sleep

If you’re having trouble falling asleep, a solution may be right under your nose.

The secret to a better night’s sleep lies in your nose! Try these essential oils to promote relaxation, chase away stress, and ensure a deep, restful sleep.

Try adding a few drops to unscented body lotion or coconut oil – maybe you can even talk your partner into a back massage!

Essential oils influence behavior and mood through the powerful oils’ intense chemical properties. Different oils produce different results, triggering alertness, productivity, relaxation, and even deep, restful sleep. If you’re having trouble snoozing, here are three oils to try:

Mandarin Oil: Extracted from the rind of the mandarin orange, these deep citrus oil is thought to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

Jasmine: This oil is extracted from the beautiful climbing vine’s flowers. It’s a warm, exotic fragrance that lightens your mood and soothes your emotions.

Sandalwood: This oil is pricey but worth the investment. It has a rich, earthy smell and has been revered for thousands of years for its ability to create deep, restful sleep.

There are several ways to introduce essential oils like mandarin oil, jasmine, and sandalwood to your bedtime routine. You can rub a few drops of the oil between your wrists or put a dab directly under your nose. Try adding a few drops to unscented body lotion or coconut oil – maybe you can even talk your partner into a back massage!

If you like to rinse off before bed, put a few drops in your bathwater or on the wall of your steamy shower.

And lastly, create a pillow mist by combining oils and water in a spray bottle. Spritz the relaxing combination on your sheets, wait for the water to dissipate, and then slip into your deliciously scented bed.

 




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