Can't Sleep? Try These Natural Solutions For A Goodnight's Shut Eye
Posted on 06/10/2021
We all have our own unique sleep cycle and our own ways of winding down before bed. While some lucky people can drift off as soon as their head hits the pillow, many of us experience the frustration of struggling to get proper rest. The recommended amount of sleep recommended by sleep professionals is seven to nine hours for adults, yet studies show that most people get just six hours or less!
Statistics also show that staying asleep isn’t the only problem, with one in five adults dealing with insomnia every night. Sleep is hugely beneficial to both mental and physical wellness, after all, who doesn’t feel a little sluggish after a night of tossing and turning. The long-term effects of sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on your daily life, so it’s understandable that many night owls are looking for ways to relax.
Aromatherapy with essential oils is a wonderful way to enjoy natural relaxation, without having to turn to pharmaceuticals or other potentially harmful methods.
In this blog, we’re guiding you through the best essential oils for sleep and relaxation, and how anyone can use them for an easy, organic way to fall asleep.
How To Use Essential Oils For Sleep
One of the best things about our essential oil range is that there are so many inventive ways to enjoy their soporific properties. We have many different scents, blends and methods so pick your favourite and learn to sleep like a pro!
Add A Few Drops To A Warm Bath
Relaxing in a nice warm bath is one of the best ways to melt away stress before heading to bed, so why not enhance the experience by adding a few drops to your nightly bath?
Create A Soothing Spray
A clever way to wake up energised and refreshed in the morning is to create your very own homemade essential oil pillow spray. All you need is water, a spare spray bottle, and a few drops of a calming DoTerra oil, and spray on to your pillows.
Get Your Space Ready For Bed With A Diffuser
Surround yourself with soothing scents by adding a few drops of essential oil to your diffuser, then just relax in the calming environment. Check out our range of diffusers on our online shop.
What Are The Best Essential Oils To Use For Sleep?
Native to the south of Italy, bergamot essential oil benefits are ideal for a natural nightly routine. With a soothing citrus scent, that doesn’t have the same invigorating notes most other citrus oils do, it’s wonderful not only for relaxation but also for purifying your skin while you sleep.
Clary sage essential oil has been used for years, with naturally relaxing effects perfect for those that can’t seem to get to sleep. This oil is proven to reduce the stress causing chemical cortisol, while improving relaxation and mood balancing effects.
Using lavender oil for sleep is a wonderfully organic way to unwind and set the mood for bedtime. It is also one of the most popular oils used to improve sleep, stress and relaxation. Lavender essential oil provides comforting qualities for your body and mind and works even better when blended with another oil, such as ylang-ylang.
A sweet-smelling oil that uplifts the mood and offers a calming effect using ylang ylang essential oil in your bath, diffuser, or even on your skin can help to ease stress and tension; getting you off to sleep in no time.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most versatile oils for your mind and body. From freshening breath to aiding digestion, this oil is a go-to for a natural cure to many issues. For those who snore (or those kept up by snorers!), our DoTerra Peppermint essential oil is a lifesaver, with anti-inflammatory properties that clear airways and reduces snoring.
A calming blend that offers quick relaxation, this DoTerra essential oil uses properties from several herbs and organic sources to soothe the mind and body. The perfect blend for enjoying a wonderful rest.
Whether you prefer to make a spray for your pillow or take a hot relaxing bath. Our extensive essential oil range will help you find the inner peace you need to achieve quality sleep.