Sleep is critical to function normally. Disrupted sleep can have a negative impact on our mental and physical health. While sometimes this is unavoidable due to life circumstances such as small children, working a shift work job, etc there are still steps you can take to help improve the quality and quantity of the sleep you do get.

Essential oils have been used throughout history to help support healthy sleep habits. They provide a natural and effective way to calm your mind and body.  How do they do this? Every essential oil has a different chemical makeup with a unique combination of chemical constituents. These chemicals are what give an essential oil its benefits. Certain chemicals can make an essential oil useful for cleansing, soothing, or warming, while other chemicals might make an oil calming, invigorating, or cooling. Because each oil is taken from a different plant or plant part, each oil has a completely unique chemical profile, and thus a completely unique set of benefits. (doTERRA’s CPTG testing process ensures that each batch of essential oil meets the required chemical constituents to be therapeutically beneficial).

By choosing essential oils with chemicals that hold relaxing, calming, or soothing benefits, it is easy to use oils to promote a peaceful environment for sleep. When you inhale the aroma of an essential oil with calming properties, it can induce a response in the body or brain for relaxation. Typically, this type of reaction helps relax the body and promote a restful night of sleep. Once you’ve had a good night of sleep after using a specific oil, the brain makes a connection between the smell of the oil and the quality sleep. This is called a positive association. An established positive association promotes further use of the oil in your regular bedtime routine to help you repeat the practice of a good night’s sleep.

Which are good for sleep?

  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Chamomile
  • Cilantro
  • Clary Sage
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Lavender Peace
  • Marjoram
  • Melissa
  • Petitgrain
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Sandalwood
  • Thyme
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang Ylang
  • dōTERRA Peace®

I always suggest that a good sleep blend includes a floral (such a Ylang Ylang or Lavender) a wood (such as Cedarwood or Vetiver) and a citrus (such as Bergamot or Wild Orange).

For more information, here is a wonderful eBook about Essential Oils and Sleep 

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