Republished with permission from Musely an Evio Community Partner
We all know that a good night’s sleep is essential to your health and happiness. However, even with the best bedding, relaxing the mind and body before bed can prove challenging. Time to try essential oils. Considered more powerful than the plants from which they derive, essential oil extracts have been used for thousands of years to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being – and diffusing them in your bedroom at night is an easy, all-natural way to enhance your sleep.
HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OIL FOR AROMATHERAPY
Place a few essential oil drops into water and watch as the vapour drifts out of the small opening at the top of your diffuser. You’ll immediately begin to feel – and smell – the calming benefits. Oil diffusers emit aromatherapy vapours throughout any room – so you can use it in guest rooms and kids’ rooms too. Plus, they’re long-lasting. So, whether you’re taking a short nap, or tucking in for the night, you’re guaranteed deep sleep!
Each essential oil has its own composition, scent and benefits. We recommend testing a few different oils in your diffuser so you can determine which ones you like best. You can also experiment with blending oils.
Call it the swiss-army knife of essential oils because it helps with everything! Lavender has been proven to reduce anxiety, depression and sleep-related problems. Plus, it smells sublime.
Bergamot is a little-known gem that has sleep-inducing properties. It’s a citrus fruit, and the oil comes from its rind – making it both refreshing and calming at once. It’s also reported to be great for balancing your emotions.
PEPPERMINT + EUCALYPTUS
While these oils are considered stimulating, they’re recommended for bedtime diffusion if you have congestion or feel a cold coming on. They’ll clear your nasal passage while you sleep – and keep you from snoring, too.
It may sound old-school, but Frankincense works like a charm. Its oil is rich in history (you’ve probably heard the story of the three wise men and their gifts), nutrients and sleep-aid properties. With an uplifting and earthy aroma, this essential oil is considered grounding – which we could all use before bed.
Essential oils purify the air, enhance your mood and create an optimal sleep environment – a compelling case for adding them to your evening routine if you ask us! Diffuse away.