Essential oils are nothing new. They have been used for centuries for cosmetics, perfumes, cooking, and even medicinal purposes. What is quickly gaining in popularity, however, is the attention they are getting for their calming effects.
One of the most beneficial ways to absorb essential oils is as a diffused fragrance. Once a scent is released into the air, the intent is to simply breathe it in to reap the benefits.
A diffuser is commonly used in the home to help disperse oils into the air. While this is a great option, diffusers do have the following cons:
The most popular way to use essential oils for sleep is through topical application. Mixing a few drops of essential oil with a carrier oil like almond oil, cold-pressed coconut oil, or olive oil makes it easier to apply.
You can apply the oil with a roller or by hand, and gently massage it into areas such as the wrist and forearm.
One of the most convenient options to help with sleep is with an essential oil-diffused pillow such as the Malouf Zoned Dough + Chamomile Pillow. An infused pillow offers subtle, yet consistent essential oil delivery all night long, providing a great night's sleep!
While it is important to do your own research to safely use essential oils, there are some scents that are suggested to help with sleep issues, or calm insomnia altogether. Studies show these certain scents create an environment that promotes peaceful living (Mahdavikian). You can find these scents in everything from hand soaps to perfumes.
So, which essential oils and essential oil blends are the best for reducing anxiety, lowering blood pressure, and promoting more restful sleep?
Chamomile is one of the most popular essential oils known for its relaxing and calming properties (think chamomile tea).
If you are serious about improving your sleep health, peppermint is the answer to your dreams. This scent offers anti-inflammatory perks that help to clear nasal passages and airways. A pillow infused with peppermint may help reduce mild sleep apnea symptoms and snoring.
This purple flower packs a punch when it comes to relaxing, and it is the go-to scent for helping to provide a restful evening.
Sandalwood is wildly popular for reducing stress and anxiety and fighting sleep issues. This scent is often found in candles to provide a calming environment.
It is important to pay attention to your body and how you react to various delivery symptoms and scents. Essential oils are not a one size fits all. We suggest trying a variety of scents and finding what works best for you for achieving the best sleep of your life.
At Bedzzz Express, we carry a variety of pillows infused with essential oils shown to enhance sleep quality. The pillows are designed to support both your head and neck while relieving pressure points at the same time. And do not worry, they can also be used year-round due to a breathable mesh that regulates temperature.
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