Best Essential Oils For Sleep
Essential Oils have been a form of healing and alternative medicine for centuries, making a hearty return to mainstream lifestyles in recent years. Essential Oils and essential oil blends have a wide range of uses and benefits for physical and mental health, as well as many purposes around the household. From soothing anxiety to being utilised as insect repellant, the uses are seemingly endless. So, let’s find out which natural aromas are the best Essential Oils for sleep, for both adults and children.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is a wonderful herb, known for its soothing and calming effects. It can be found almost anywhere in the world – if you look outside, you may even spot some growing in your own backyard! Lavender holds a sweet, floral scent that can help fight nausea, allergies and eczema, but its true power lies in its ability to calm, soothe and help the mind relax in preparation for a good nights sleep.
Babies, children and adults can all fully benefit from the chilled out atmosphere created when this oil is placed is a diffuser just before bed time. Of all the essential oils for sleep, lavender is perhaps the most effective.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
You may have heard of chamomile tea for calming the nerves and soothing emotions, but did you know that roman chamomile Essential Oil can also help set a relaxing mood? With a sweet, herbaceous aroma, roman chamomile can be diffused throughout the bedroom to help you and your little ones drift off easily to sleep. If blended with a carrier oil, it may be suitable to gently massage a few drops into the soles of the feet for a calming effect. Always check with your doctor before applying essential oils topically though. Some oils are unable to be used on infants due to their ingredients and potency.
Copaiba Essential Oil
This wonder oil is actually amazing at diffusing nervous feelings and tension related to everyday life stresses. It is used in many meditation and anxiety relief Essential Oil blends, but it is also perfectly suited as a bedtime relaxation technique in its pure Essential Oil form. It has a spicy, woody aroma that permeates the air, creating a calm, soothing environment for you and your little one to catch some sweet and deep zzz.
Please do keep in mind that Essential Oils should never, ever be used on babies or children in their undiluted form. It’s important to read packaging instructions and perform your own research into what Essential Oils are ok to use on your own children. Children have different sensitivities to adults so it pays to be extra cautious.
Settle in for a sweet and deep night ahead x