We all know how important sleep is to our overall health and well-being. Let’s be real, it is also probably the favourite part of our day! Not only getting enough, but getting enough quality sleep each night can help reduce stress, improve mood and help to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, sometimes falling asleep or staying asleep can be a challenge! Here are some ways to incorporate essential oils into your bedtime routine to elevate your bedtime routine.
Essential oils are aromatic, concentrated plant extracts that are carefully obtained through steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping that can have powerful therapeutic effects. Many essential oils have properties that can help promote relaxation and encourage restful sleep. One of the most popular and well-loved essentials is… you guessed it – Lavender! Lavender essential oil has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm and promotes feelings of calm and helps soothe and balance the mind and body.
- Diffuse essential oils before bedtime.
Create a relaxing atmosphere using one of our luxurious diffusers that complement your bedroom space by diffusing essential oils like Lavender, Cedarwood or Peace and Calming. The soothing aroma will help calm your mind and prepare your body for a sweet night’s rest.
Try out our Goodnight, Sleep Tight diffuser blend:
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Orange
1 drop Vetiver
- Topical application
Dilute a few drops of your favourite calming essential oils with a carrier oil such as V-6, and apply it to the bottoms of your feet, chest, or neck before bedtime. This will help promote relaxation and encourage a restful night’s sleep.
- Pillow Spray
Create a DIY pillow spray using your favourite essential oils to help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.
Mix a few drops of essential oil with water in a spray bottle and spritz your pillow and bedding before bedtime.
Try any of these combinations:
Lavender + Cedarwood
Orange + Roman Chamomile
- Bath Time
Elevate your bath experience by adding a few drops of essential oils to your bathwater or add a couple of drops of Lavender essential oil on the floor of your shower before bedtime. This will help you relax and unwind before sleep and give yourself a spa-like shower experience.
- Roll-on blend
Tranquil™ Essential Oil Roll-On provides stress relief and relaxation in a convenient roll-on application. Apply it to your wrists and neck before bedtime for a soothing and calming effect. We also have one made just for your little one – just a swipe of this peaceful aroma before bedtime helps your child settle in with a grin! SleepyIze combines the naturally calming aromas of select botanicals to create a serene atmosphere and an aroma that helps you unwind at the end of the day.
- Bedtime Tea
There’s just something so cosy and rejuvenating about the scent and feel of a night-time tea! Wrap your hands around a hot mug and wrap your senses around the warm, inviting spices of Young Living’s Spiced Turmeric Herbal Tea. Let the aromas of chai and rooibos engage your soul as this exquisitely crafted caffeine-free tea steadily steeps.
TIP: Avoid using screens 30 mins before bed and try using that time to read a book or journal your day.
Everyone is different, so it’s important to experiment and find the oils and methods that work best for you.