Creating an aromatherapy blend for sleep can be a great way to promote relaxation and help you fall asleep easier. Here is a simple recipe for an essential oil blend for sleep:
4 drops of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
3 drops of roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) essential oil
3 drops of cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil
2 drops of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil
● Add all the essential oils to a dark glass bottle.
Close the bottle tightly and shake well to mix the oils together.
● Add a few drops of the blend to a diffuser or to a cotton ball placed near your pillow.
● Alternatively, you can add a few drops of the blend to a carrier oil, such as jojoba or coconut oil, and use it as a massage oil before bedtime.
What other essential oils I can substitute for chamomile?
Some essential such as Chamomile can be a little pricey. I listed some essentials oil that will provide similar benefits to your blend without breaking the bank.
● Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) has a sweet, citrusy scent that can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation. It is also known for its sedative properties, which can help to induce sleep.
● Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea): Clary sage has a herbaceous, slightly sweet aroma that is known to promote relaxation and reduce stress. It also has sedative properties that can help to promote a restful night's sleep.
● Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata): Ylang ylang has a sweet, floral scent that is known to promote relaxation and reduce stress. It is also believed to have sedative properties that can help to induce sleep.
● Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides): Vetiver has an earthy, grounding scent that is known to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. It is also believed to have sedative properties that can help to promote a restful night's sleep.
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Using the proper Latin names for essential oils can be helpful to ensure that you are getting the correct oil, as some essential oils may have different common names depending on the region or language.
It's important to note that essential oils should never be applied directly to the skin and should always be diluted in a carrier oil or used in a diffuser. Also, be sure to check for any contraindications or sensitivities before using any essential oils.