Aromatherapy Recipe for Insomnia and Trouble Sleeping
Aromatherapy cannot cure insomnia or its root cause, but using calming and relaxing essential oils before your intended bedtime can potentially help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep until your intended wake-up time. Of course, if you have an ongoing, serious sleep disorder, you should see your health professional to discuss your situation and gain treatment for the root cause of your insomnia.
If you suffer from occasional insomnia or sleep disturbances, read the extensive Aromatherapy for Insomnia article and try the Insomnia Aromatherapy Recipe shown below.
Insomnia Aromatherapy Recipe
- 10 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
- 5 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
- 5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
Blend the oils well in a clean dark-colored glass bottle. Add 1-2 drops to a tissue and place inside your pillow to aid you in falling asleep. Be careful where you place the tissue inside your pillow. Don't allow the essential oils to come into direct contact with your face or skin.
If you prefer to make a diffuser blend that you enjoy during the hour before bedtime, make a blend with a ratio of 2 drops Roman Chamomile to 1 drop Clary Sage to 1 drop Bergamot and add to your diffuser.
Lavender Essential Oil can also help provide relaxation and drowsiness, but using more than 1-2 drops can have the opposite effect.
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