Essential Oils to Help you Sleep

It’s no secret that the right essential oils can help you regain control of your health and well being. But you can also use essential oils to promote relaxation, help you sleep and even relieve nervous tension, it’s all about knowing which oils to use, and how to make the most of their powerful essence.

Last week in our Essential Oils series we delved into the use Essential Oils to help relieve the symptoms of a Cold or Flu, and today we’re talking about sleeplessness and insomnia.

Here is a basic guide to our top 3 “sleep assistance” essential oils, and how they can help you make the most of your down time every day, to ensure a more relaxed atmosphere in your home and a more deep sleep at night:
Bergamot  - Calming and just a little uplifting, Bergamot is a great choice to help you create a soothing environment in the hours before bedtime when you are still active and using your brain. Warm it in a burner to encourage a calm ambiance that still encourages clarity of mind. 

Clary Sage - If you suffer from sleeplessness or insomnia, adding a few drops of Clary Sage to your bathwater can help you wind down after a stressful day, and prepare your body for sleep. The sweet soothing scent of Clary Sage is calming to your nervous system and can assist with depression and overall feelings of anxiety and unease.

Geranium - Geranium oil helps to relieve nervous tension, eases anxiety, promotes wellbeing and creates a sense of calm in your home. If you’re interested in making your own essential oil blends, geranium is a great choice because it blends beautifully with other oils. Add a few drops to your pillow to help you drift off to sleep.

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