There are people in this world who are able to get into bed, lie down, take a deep breath, and fall asleep right away.
I kid you not.
I know this, because my husband is one of them.
I can lie there practising every relaxation and breathing technique I know, and it doesn’t happen. Sometimes I can lie there for hours before I finally drop off. This is what I have come to consider “normal”.
Even if I don’t fall asleep as quickly or easily as I would like, I have found that essential oils can be very helpful with relaxation and restfulness.
This very handy post by Alisson at The Sustainable Mess blog outlines which ones are generally the most useful.
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from plants to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health. Essential oils can be used for a variety of purposes, from boosting mood to relieving migraines. In this article, I listed out the best oils that can be used to feel calm, relax and help you sleep.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Before getting started, there are a few basics to remember when working with essential oils:
- When applying oils topically, always use a carrier oil. These are oils used to dilute essential oils, like coconut, argan oil or jojoba oil.
- Always do a patch test before applying anything to larger areas of your skin.
- Make sure you only ingest essential oils that are meant to be eaten.
- Buy “pure” essential oils. There…
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