The Best Aromatherapy for Sleep!

We completely understand if you’re having a little trouble getting a good night’s sleep; because there is literally so much going on in the world at the moment. Experts agree that creating a regular bedtime routine is the best way to improve your sleep.

For you, that might entail donning some plush sheets, soaking in the tub with a few lit candles, practicing yoga; engaging in meditation, or a combination of all of the aforementioned activities. With a spritz of some essential oils, your wind-down routine can also resemble an aromatherapy moment.

Optimum essential oils for relaxation

Lavender. This is a traditional essential oil for getting ready for bed. Inhaling lavender has been linked to studies that suggest it may help with mild sleep disturbances, and according to Dr. Weiss, it may even help with anxiety reduction.

Chamomile. It’s up to you whether you’d rather smell chamomile in an oil form or brew a cup of chilly tea. Apigenin, an antioxidant that can reduce inflammation and help with muscle relaxation, is said to be present in chamomile.

Ylang Ylang. According to some studies, this oil, which is derived from the Cananga tree’s flower, lowers blood pressure and eases anxiety. In the end, ylang ylang’s effects on anxiety are incredibly helpful for enhancing one’s sleep.

Valerian. Okay, now for an oil that you might not be as familiar with. Inhaling valerian oil, which is similar to lavender, may help you nod off more quickly; and enhance the quality of your overall sleep, according to Dr. Weiss.

Eucalyptus. According to a 2015 study, eucalyptus does help you breathe easily even though it isn’t technically a sleep aid. According to Dr. Weiss, the oil comes from the eucalyptus tree and clears the airways to promote better sleep; by reducing nasal and sinus congestion. Pro tip: Once things start to get steamy, take a deep breath and inhale some, or place a large sprig of eucalyptus in your shower.