Aromatherapy and Sleep
Aromatherapy and Sleep
It has long been known, both scientifically and otherwise, that essential oils carry great potency when helping people to relax their mind and body in preparation for a restful night’s sleep.
Aromatherapy Associates have been advocates of this knowledge for over 30 years, innovating natural alternatives to support people on their quest for improved sleep.
Perhaps the most well-known essential oil is Lavender, with many a novice turning to this powerful essential oil for self-medication. Aromatherapists themselves have always recognised Lavender as being one of the best relaxants available, however, it’s important to make sure you choose the soothing Lavendula angustifolia, such as our Support Lavender 100% Pure Essential Oil rather than the more stimulating Lavendula spicata.
HARNESSING THE BENEFITS AT HOME
As well as our Pure Essential Lavender, we also offer a range of expertly blended essential oils to calm and relax the mind and body. Try these three beautifully simple steps at home yourself to help you unwind for bedtime:
1. Take a warm bath or shower 1-2 hours before bed. The raising and lowering of your body temperature before sleeping is the perfect recipe for a good night’s sleep! Our multi-award winning Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil features natural sedatives such as Vetivert, Camomile and Sandalwood. Originally created by our founders for those coping with insomnia, Deep Relax is assured to be your best night’s sleep in a bottle!
2. Indulge in a moment of relaxation and massage your body with Relax Body Oil. Infused with Vetivert, Camomile and Ylang Ylang, this luxurious natural body oil is easily absorbed into the skin. Massage has a soothing and balancing effect on the emotions by triggering the release of dopamine and serotonin, and using a blend of essential oils to either calm or uplift can bring a great sense of serenity.
3. Create an ambient sanctuary for sleep by infusing your bedroom with the aroma of an essential oil blend. Add 2-3 drops ofRelax Room Fragrance to our electric Home Fragrancer 30 minutes before bed. It is a wonderfully warm and comforting blend of West Indian Bay, Geranium and Myrrh essential oils that will ease your mind and settle your emotions, preparing you for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Whether you choose pure Lavender or a blend of oils, through a link between your sense of smell and your memory, you will begin to associate the aroma of the oil with relaxation and sleep and so its effects can become even more potent if used regularly.