I’m a light sleeper and there’s nothing I hate more than waking up 3-4 times every night just to later toss and turn on my bed and try to sleep again. I’ve tried various ways to have an uninterrupted deep sleep and nothing has been as effective as using essential oils. So, we know that essential oils contain an abundance of goodness but which ones would help you to sleep? Moreover, which ones are safe to use in a diffuser? If you’ve been wondering about that, then you have come to the right place. Today I’m going to share my favourite essential oil diffuser recipes for sleep that will put you in a deep slumber. Sometimes, it’s a blend of a few oils that will help you sleep like a baby. As they say, there’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep and you definitely deserve it.
10 Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Sleep
Here are 10 reliable and tested essential oil diffuser recipes that will put you out like a light:
Snores and More
Sleep is in the Air
Sleep and Snuggles
Bye, Bye Insomnia!
Tuck in Potion
Oh, Night Divine!
All you need is a bottle of few essential oils and you’ll soon notice the improvement in your sleep quality and duration. At least you should, obviously all of us react to different things, differently. Some may feel that essential oils aren’t the key to their good sleep, but ASMR perhaps is. (P.S. Check out my ASMR Channel ;>)
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Anyway, one of the most recurring ingredients in these essential oil diffuser recipes for sleep is lavender oil. You probably wonder how it actually helps you with your sleep. Here’s
Lavender’s Lullaby Effect
When it comes to sleep and relaxation, lavender essential oil has been the most studied (source) and proved to be one of the most effective essential oils when it comes to that. But be wary of which lavender oil you purchase, because you could get an opposite effect. Confused? Let me explain. There are four strains of lavender available. Out of the four, Lavandula Angustifolia is the variant that helps with inducing sleep by as much as 20% (source). On the other hand, Lavandula Latifolia could actually make you feel energised and rejuvenated! So make sure that you pick the right one by checking out the Latin name of the Lavender used for extracting the oil. The sleep-related benefits come from lavender essential oil’s antidepressant, anxiolytic, calming and sedative properties (source). It puts you in a state of relaxation that allows to sleep better (source). Studies have shown that lavender essential oil has no adverse effect on humans too, which makes it sound even better (source).
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The Supporting Cast
While Lavender oil is the star of the show, some other oils also carry out their role to help with your sleep. These include:
Frankincense acts as a relaxant especially if you suffer from chronic stress, pain, anxiety, and even has anti-cancerous properties, because it’s toxic to specifically cancer cells (source). Apart from boosting your immune system (source), it also helps you to wake up with a smile on your face.
Cedarwood is the earthy, woody fragrance that anybody would love. It triggers serotonin production, which in turn releases melatonin. Melatonin is a natural sedative that allows your body to get into a deep sleep state (source).
Bergamot relaxes the body and the mind. You will feel the tension seep out of your body due to the production of serotonin and dopamine (source), which is induced by bergamot. Therefore, you’ll both feel relaxed and sleepy. If Bergamot essential oil is hard to come by, you can replace it with clary sage oil.
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Role of Aromatherapy in Sleep
Scents have a strong influence on our bodies. They may evoke emotions or trigger memories. Smells interact with the nervous system to relax or excite us, and aromatherapy exploits just that to provide a healing effect. It makes use of essential oils to reduce stress, induce sleep, and improve the quality of it (source).
Aromatherapy is not limited to just soulful healing. Here are some reasons why you should switch to aromatherapy to deal with your sleep woes.
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try out these 10 essential oil diffuser recipes for sleep to have a good night’s sleep. Do let me know in the comments section about your experience with these essential oil blends. Remember, we all have different biochemistries and hence, a composition that works for one person may not work for someone else. Thus, keep trying out new recipes and experiment with various essential oils and their blends until you find what works best for you.