Lack of sleep is an issue many people face and would be one of the top questions I get asked, “Which oils can I use to help with sleep?” Our busy lives, always being connected and struggling to switch off mean that many of us are not getting enough sleep!
The good news is that ‘there is an oil for that!’ Actually there is more than one that you can use to help promote sleep.
The trick is to find the oils that work best for your body. Everyone is different and the same oil wont work in the same way for everyone so you may need to try a few and see what works best for you and sometimes it is a bit of trial and error until you find what works.
I recently put together a pack of oils for a friend to try for her daughter who has been struggling with sleep so I thought I would share my top pics for getting a good night’s sleep.
If you are struggling with sleep, give some of these a go until you find the magic combination that works for you!
You are probably not surprised that this is at the top of the list. Lavender is well known for its calming and relaxing properties and many people know it is related to sleep. My top tip is to diffuse for a restful night’s sleep and is also great at reducing anxious feelings. This one is definitely one to try for sleep.
This is doTERRA’s calming blend and has a calming and relaxing aroma. This blend of oils are renowned for their ability to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions, and support a restful sleep when used aromatically. This blend calms the mind and soothes the senses
This is the clear blend and when diffused at nighttime, it helps to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep – also helps to open the airways – perfect if you have a snorer in the family.
This essential oil has a real earthy and woody smell and helps to create a relaxing environment. Cedarwood has a grounding aroma that evokes feelings of wellness and vitality. Additionally, Cedarwood is frequently used in massage therapy to relax and soothe the mind and body. This blends really well with lighter, floral oils and citrus oils (give it a go with Lavender and Wild Orange).
Vetiver is known to provide a calming, grounding effect on emotions—making it ideal for massage therapy and promoting restful sleep. This oil is distilled from the roots of the plant and is rich and earthy smelling.
While Wild Orange is often used to uplift the mind and put a pep in your step it is also good for easing anxious feelings and can help to create a relaxing and calming environment – it blends nicely with Lavender and Frankincense in the diffuser.
Roman Chamomile essential oil is known for is calming, soothing, and relaxing properties. It has a light, floral scent and works well to creating a peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom.
Known as the king of oils, Frankincense is widely used for its relaxing and calming properties making it ideal to unwind after a busy day and help to create a calm environment for sleeping.
This list is by no means exhaustive and there are other oils you can use for sleep. These are the ones that work for myself and my family and may work for you too.
Use them either aromatically in a diffuser, spray on your bedding and pillows or apply topically on your body to promote a restful night’s sleep.
If you haven’t yet started with oils and want to get your own to help with sleep, follow the instructions below:
To purchase doTERRA essential oils go to: http://mydoterra.com/sarahpoppy
1. Keep option 1 selected (wholesale pricing)
2. Fill in your details
3. Choose whichever starter kit you feel drawn to (my pick is the Home Essentials Kit + Fractionated Coconut oil as it has everything you need to get started, otherwise select the Introductory Enrolment Packet and add the individual oils you would like to start with)
For more info on how to purchase click here: http://bit.ly/1pnyOwc
Please note that I am not a doctor, I am purely sharing the oils that I use and recommend for sleep.