It’s still dark outside. Quiet. Just a slight murmur in the hedge outside my window. The clock says quarter past four. Suddenly I’m wide awake. My head is spinning, my heart is pounding. The pleasantly heavy tiredness with which I can fall asleep so well is no longer there.
I stare at the ceiling with my eyes wide open, while in front of my inner eye I see the disturbing pictures…
The best essential oils for a healthy sleep routine
I love essential oils because they are so great at helping to make everyday life more beautiful and richer. Believe me! There is an essential oil for everything… you just have to find it 🙂
Essential oils soothe the emotions, the emotions of the little boy who is afraid of possible spiders under the blanket, the little girl who is afraid of the monsters under the bed or the big man who even at night still rolls the problems of the day in his head… they can even help the exhausted mother and wife to go through the list of 1001 to-dos for the following day over and over again.
In summary: essential oils are the secret tip of life.
Here are my 7 favourite oils for a good sleep:
Oh yes, this essential oil probably won’t surprise you. Lavender is very well known for its calming effects on the body.
Lavender not only promotes restful sleep, but also leaves your skin velvety soft and your laundry smelling delicious (without the health-damaging side effects of conventional fabric softeners).
Besides lavender, incense is one of my most used essential oils. Incense helps you to balance your emotions, promotes deep sleep, calms the mind and supports the body in its regeneration process.
Especially when it comes to dark dreams or thought carousels and fears, incense can do a lot of good.
Cedar has a wonderfully balsamic, masculine scent. The scent of cedar strengthens the healthy function of the pineal gland, which is responsible for the melatonin in the body – the sleep hormone…
Cedar has a very woody smell. Especially in combination with lavender it smells heavenly. You can diffuse it, rub it on your feet, comb your hair…
4. Ylang Ylang
Ylang-ylang means “flower of blossoms.” Historically, the ylang ylang flowers were used to decorate the bed of newlyweds. The essential oil of Ylang Ylang helps to balance the male-female energies and promotes inner peace.
Diffuse Ylang Ylang before going to bed, spread it in your hair or sprinkle it on your bed sheets.
Marjoram was known by the Romans as the “herb of happiness” and by the Greeks as “the joy of the mountains”. The essential oil of marjoram is very soothing, relaxing for the nerves and relaxing for the muscles.
Before going to bed, I prefer to put a few drops of marjoram on my neck, just below the hairline.
As vetiver is distilled from the roots of the vetiver grass, it has a very earthy and rich smell. This is also a great essential oil for sleeping, as its fragrance is earthy, soothing and stabilizing. It may take a while to get used to the scent of vetiver, as it is very unusual for most of us. If vetiver smells too earthy to you, you can mix it well with a flower oil, a citrus oil, especially lavender or bergamot.
7. Roman chamomile
Mothers have been using Roman chamomile for centuries to calm their children – and with success! This is a wonderful essential oil for restlessness, nervousness and agitation. I love chamomile – it is a wonderful essential oil for all ages.
I like to rub the chamomile on my stomach, enjoy a soothing room atmosphere by diffusing it in the diffuser or spray it on my pillowcase to fall asleep with a nose full of chamomile…
How to use essential oils for sleep?
If you want to use essential oils for sleep, there are essentially 2 different methods of using them:
In the external application:
For children, I would dilute 1-3 drops of essential oil with a teaspoon of V6, olive oil, coconut oil or any other vegetable oil.
For myself, I prefer to use most essential oils pure a, or diluted 1:1 with a vegetable oil. To find out how you react to an essential oil, you can apply a drop to the inside of your upper arm. There the skin is very sensitive and you will soon notice if you can handle a specific oil well.
I apply most essential oils for sleeping on the neck, on the soles of the feet, on the wrists, on the stomach and chest area. With the oil scent that remains in my hands, I then do a small hand inhalation: pause for 1-2 minutes, close your eyes, fold your hands around your nose and inhale the scent. This is immediately soothing and pleasant.
Take a drop of essential oil in the palms of your hands for aromatic application, rub it 3 times in the original sense and then fold your hands over your nose. Inhale, take several deep breaths in and out and feel the fragrance. Another favorite way to use the fragrance is to diffuse it. You can diffuse most Young Living essential oils by your bedside all night long. You’ll sleep wrapped in the soothing, soothing fragrance.
I myself began my journey with Young Living essential oils many years ago with the Starter Kit. It includes the 10 most important and popular essential oils of aromatherapy with a diffuser! I can really recommend this. Find the aroma expert of your choice here, and ask him or her to help you order your oils and diffuser. There is no better time to start than now!
With fragrant greetings,
Eila Bueche for Team ENJOY
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