Lavender Oil and a Good Night’s sleep

Lavender Oil and a Good Night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep is a crucial part of your day. Without restful sleep, you will be cranky, anxious, tired, and possibly suffer from brain fog or a mental slowdown. If you always feel tired, even in the morning, you may not be getting enough sleep, or it may not be of sufficient quality to refresh your body.
Essential oils can help enhance your sleep if you suspect that your sleep quality or quantity is lacking.
Everyone is different, so I can’t say which ones will work best for you but Lavender has long been used to ease tension and encourage relaxation. It relieves stress, acts as an anti-depressant and has sedative properties.

TOP TIPS

  • Create a Misting Spray. If you don’t have a good essential oil diffuser but want to use aromatherapy, a misting spray is an answer.
  • Add Essential Oils to Your Bathwater. If you enjoy a calming bath before bed, you can get even more relaxation by adding a few drops
  • Use Essential Oil Products at Bedtime…
  • Make a 10% solution of lavender oil and sesame oil or coconut oil (one drop of lavender oil to 9 drops of carrier oil). Place four drops of the oil mixture on a cotton ball and place it into a small cup or glass. Hold the cup about 6 to 8 inches below your nose and inhale the aroma, taking ten deep breaths. Place the container on your bedside table, near your head, overnight.

Furthermore, several small studies show that lavender oil enhances sleep mild to moderately well. In one study, done by the University of Southampton, participants who used lavender oil aromatherapy at night averaged 20% better sleep than the placebo group. Some people use a mixture of lavender oil and Roman chamomile for the best results.

If you don’t have any lavender essential oil, you can also use lavender as one of the plants for your bedroom in much the same way.

The benefits of essential oils in candles and aromatherapy

The benefits of essential oils in candles and aromatherapy

Did you know…essential oils can be dated as far back as 6000 years ago!  It was the Egyptians that first used essential oils in baths and massages.  It was also the chief method for the embalming process.

There are so many kinds of scented candles available on the market ideally soy candles are recommended over petroleum.  Soy candles are more appropriate since they do not contain any artificial additives.  These are naturally made and therefore allow users to garner the benefits of the aroma much better.  Candles made from petroleum and synthetic based waxes should be dismissed for aromatherapy since the wax affects the scent and may negate the positive benefits being sought.

Although aromatherapy using soy candles aren’t a cure-all for all ailments, it does offer a great number of advantages:-  Insomnia, muscle tension, allergies, reducing stress and maintaining focus.

Check the labels on candles or the ingredient lists when purchasing on line, its certainly worth it!

 

 

 

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