Sleep Helpers: Essential Oils

Thursday, April 20, 2017
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I have always had problems trying to get to sleep, even as a baby and it's just contained into adulthood *yay*. Thankfully I have found numerous apps, techniques and products to help me get to sleep such as breathing meditation apps, yoga or stretches before bed and having a lush bath to unwind all help. Speaking of Lush, they use essential oils so much in their products and you'll know if you've used any Lush product, that they are so heavenly scented and are perfect for pampering and relaxing.

As well as using products that contain essential oils, they can be used on their own in various forms and techniques to help with numerous issues including restless sleep and being unable to unwind/destress. If you want to find out more about essential oils in general and how they can be added to products to make your own beauty products then check out my previous essential oils post.

They are so many essential oils out there that can be used for anything from relieving joint pain, to help with skin conditions, that can be used to make DIY beauty products or to help with sinus problems and congestion but this post is going to focus on using essential oils as sleep aids as that is the main way I use them on a weekly basis.

Lavender Oil & How I Use It
Whenever I write about candles, relaxation or pampering of any sort, I always mention lavender as it is the main scent that instantly relaxes and calms me. I've always loved lavender and lavender essential oils are perfect for helping me get to sleep. The way I use this oil is to dispense up to ten drops (or more if I want it to be very strong) onto a cotton pad which I place on my bedside table so I can smell it throughout the night. Every time I do this, I always have a better nights sleep and who wouldn't smelling lavender for hours! Alternatively you could apply a few drops to a tissue under your pillow or a very small amount behind you ears, temples or neck - you can also do this with peppermint oil if you have a cold!

I also use lavender essential oils in my bath, along with whatever bath bomb, bubble bar or bath oil I'm using to add to the product and make the whole bathroom smell of lavender for hours which is a always a good thing! I add a few drops to my bath and it helps so much or if you don't have this oil, you could use the Lush Twilight Bath Bomb which is lavender and malt heavy so it's amazing to use before bed.

Do you use essential oils? Do you have any sleep aid products or techniques?

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22 comments

  1. I am essential oil obsessed! i use them every PM - lavender oil I put straight onto my pillow or I use the TW Pillow spray and I have a bath every PM to unwind - The Aromatherapy Associates bath oils and absolutely unbeatable!x

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  2. I love the smell of lavender before bed, so relaxing x

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  3. Oooh I need to get myself some oil for bed time! I'm sure I would be more relaxed for bed!

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  4. I love using essential oils xx

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  5. I adore Lavender-scented anything! It instantly helps me to relax xx

    Beautylymin

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  6. I really want to get into essential oils to recharge and relax xx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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  7. I don't use them, they give me migraines unfortunately xxx

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  8. I love lavender oil, I find tea tree oil quite soothing as well and love to put a few drops in my bath. Great post x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  9. I love essential oils but wouldn't be able to use a lavender one.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  10. I love essential oils! The one I use most often is Peppermint. But for sleep I usually use Lavender :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  11. I usually drop off within about five minutes of my head hitting the pillow and don't wake up until my kiddo in the next room starts moaning! I love essential oils though, I use NEOM's sleep spray at the moment but I'd definitely get oils when it runs out.

    Catherine | heymamablog.com

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  12. I love lavender essential oil. A few drops in my bath really helps me relax before bed time. I also carried it around with me when I was pregnant to help with morning sickness.

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  13. I love using oils but I genuinely think I am a teeny tiny bit allergic to lavender - which sucks. I always get an itchy runny nose when I have lavender scents around
    Kathy x
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  14. I really need to get some lavender oil, do you recommend a particular brand? I am struggling to sleep recently and I never thought to soak a cotton wool pad and have it next to my bed...


    lauren x Huggled

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  15. I adore essential oils and use them in a variety of ways for different things x

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  16. I love lavender in anything. The This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is really good.

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  17. I use lavender oil to help me sleep! I love it.

    Georgia x
    www.georgiahathaway.co.uk

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  18. I sometimes struggle to fall asleep but once I am asleep there is no waking me up haha! I sometimes use lavender oil, it works a treat, I love the deep sleep pillow spray from This Works too.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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  19. I love lavender scented essential oils! They are great for helping sleep and relaxing x

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  20. I always use lavender oil when I want a good night sleep. Thanks for the extra suggestions Heather! x

    Freya | www.freydefleur.com

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  21. This post couldn't come at a better time - I'm really struggling sleep wise! x

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