Against The Grain
Sleep evades me….unless it is 3pm. Every night I lay in bed awake thinking about the next day and every day I slum around thinking about sleep that night.
Thankfully, I now have an oil for that! Actually, not just one oil. There are, in fact, numerous essential oils for better sleep.
Now I fall asleep so easily and stay asleep all night! I had to write this so you could have the same sleep experiences I do!
Every person is different, the trick is finding exactly which oil you like best. An oil that sends you into that deep sleep you have been day-dreaming about.
Please be warned before reading on….your life will never be the same.
Shocking, right? Everyone knows lavender helps us sleep. The sad thing is a lot of people just use something lavender scented and all that does is calm us. Lavender Essential Oil is NOT the same as the bath and body works lavender spray! I actually wrote an article about lavender essential oil that you can read here!
Vetiver essential oil is distilled from the roots of the plant. It’s rich and earthy smelling, and it’s my go-to oil when I need to help my brain “shut-off” for the night. It took me a while to get used to the smell, so if you are a vetiver newbie, you might try mixing it with a “lighter” oil, such as lavender or roman chamomile.
Roman Chamomile essential oil is known for is calming, soothing, and relaxing properties. It has a light, floral scent and is wonderful for creating a peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is a wonderful choice if you are looking to improve the quality of your sleep. It’s very floral and smells a bit fruity (at least to me).
Bergamot Essential Oil is a citrus fruit and the oil is cold-pressed from the rind or peel. Most citrus oils (like grapefruit or wild orange) tend to have a bit of a stimulating effect, but bergamot is different. It’s bright, yet calming at the same time. It’s one of the first ones I reach for, well almost everything!
1. Topical Use
Applying oil topically can be a wonderful way to reap their benefits. You can rub oils on the back of your neck, or on the bottoms of your feet before bed. I usually use a vegetable oil or coconut oil of some sort to dilute them, and then rub them into my skin.
2. Aromatic Use
It’s easy to add just a few drops of any of these oils to a bit of water in your essential oil diffuser, set by your bedside, and you’ll be in dreamland in no time.
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