Finding an essential oil recipe for sleep can be tough with there being so many out on the internet. Many claim to help with sleep and anxiety, however, they just don’t work for everyone. According to Forbes, the best essential oil for sleep is lavender as it’s known to help with insomnia and restlessness. Others include:
- Roman Chamomile
- Clary Sage
- Sweet Marjoram
What’s the best way to get the most out of all these essential oils that help with sleep? To make your own blend of coarse!
For a calming and relaxing oil, mix 3 drops of lavender with 2 drops sweet marjoram. For an even better sleep blend, mix together 3 drops lavender, 2 drops sweet marjoram, and a drop of cedarwood. There are many different combinations that you can use, just be sure to try them out in different blends and quantities until you find what you like.
The big question on everyone’s mind is do essential oils actually help you sleep? While there’s not a lot of data out there, according to Healthline here was a 2005 study of essential oils on 31 young, healthy people who were going to participate. The study concluded that the essential oils increased the amount of the participants slow and deep-wave sleep. This meant they woke up feeling more energized the next morning.
So how can you apply essential oils in the most efficient way? There’s aromatically, topically, and internally. Aromatically is easiest done with a diffuser and is meant to be inhaled. Topically is as simple as it sounds, just applying a few drops to your forehead, temples, behind the ears, on on your neck. Internally can be done with essential oils that are safe to ingest and added to your favorite recipes or drinks.
After you’ve applied your essential oil recipe for sleep it is time to relax and get ready for bed. While waiting to fall asleep, be sure to focus on making your mind better as well as your body. Our article on ways to improve self image is great for those looking for habits to become a better person.