Essential Oil for Sleep
Here are seven of my favorites for sleep:
Lavender - Goes without saying the number one talked about essential oil and for many of us where we start
Vetiver - very grounding and sedating to the nervous system. Also supportive to the immune system.
Frankincense - is not necessarily sedating to the nervous system but it is very grounding and relaxing. Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Cicatrisant, Immune Stimulant.
Roman Chamomile - Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, CNS sedative, Digestive aid, Skin healing, Tonic
Bergamot - Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antifungal, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Cooling.
Sandalwood -Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-fungal, Antispasmodic, Antitussive, Antiviral, Astringent, CNS Sedative, cooling, decongestant, skin healing.
Cedarwood - Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent, CNS Sedating, Decongestant, Diuretic, Expectorant, insecticide, mucolytic, Tonic, and wound healing.
Phew what a list! Now some of those may not mean a ton to you but I like to list out the many properties an oil has been shown to have so you can see if there are ways you may want to use it. To look up the terms and what some of those might mean if they are not familiar to you check our common terms page.
Try adding a few drops of your favorite to you diffuser or you carrier oil and massage onto your neck and chest before sleep and see if it relaxes you for a good nights sleep.
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