6 Essential Oils for Sleep

June 10, 2016
Tanja Alexandra Kern

We all know how important a good nights sleep is for our health and well-being. However, stress often plays havoc with our sleep and wakes us up at night where our mind becomes busy thinking and worrying about hundreds of things. Or it may be that you go to bed tired and once your head hits the pillow you can’t seem to fall asleep. There are many factors involved in getting a good night’s rest. One natural remedy is Aromatherapy.

When using essential oils please always make sure to not apply the oils directly to your skin and learn about their contraindications. Please don’t use Aromatherapy when pregnant unless you know which oils are safe for you. When in doubt please contact an Aromatherapist to assist you in choosing the right oils for your needs.

Please vary the oils for best effects.

Methods of application/use:

– Aromatic Baths – 6 drops of essential oils to a full bath

– A few drops of essential oil(s) on a tissue, cotton-ball or pillowcase

– Aromatherapy diffuser

  1. Lavender essential oil
    Allow the soothing, harmonizing, healing, and relaxing scent of lavender to calm your mind and body.
  2. Roman Chamomile essential oil
    Let the peaceful, serene scent of Roman Chamomile wash away any stress and tension while it balances your body and mind. Combine with lavender essential oil and allow this soothing blend to lull you to sleep.
  3. Neroli essential oil
    The floral, loving, and encouraging scent of Neroli essential oil relieves insomnia and is soothing for mind and body. It is best used when sleeplessness is caused by anxiety or stress. Lovely oil to add to a bath before bedtime.
  4. Sweet Marjoram essential oil
    This warm-spicy oil is best when combined with Lavender to relieve insomnia. In addition it’s warming and comforting properties relieve tired, and tense muscles. For this use, please dilute appropriate amount (6 drops of essential oil to 1 oz. of carrier oil) and gentle massage your aching muscles.
  5. Bergamot essential oil
    The fruity and refreshing scent of bergamot oil helps relieve stress, nervous tension, and insomnia especially if linked to depression.
    Note of safety: Bergamot essential oil is safe to be inhaled but when used in baths, or direct application on your skin it may cause photosensitivity, so please refrain from sunbathing, sun-beds and UV light. Photosensitizing means that the oil makes your skin more likely to burn in the sun or develop brown spots. So please don’t apply this oil on your skin before sun exposure. Photosensitivity can last for several days.
  6. Sandalwood essential oil
    The sweet and woody scent of Sandalwood induces a meditative, calming and harmonizing state of mind and body, releasing stress, and tension.

May Aromatherapy support you in getting a good nights sleep!

Please share with your friends and let me know your thoughts!

Best wishes and many blessings,


Tanja Alexandra Kern


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