Why An Essential Oil Diffuser Is Essential For A Good Night’s Sleep
Have you ever wondered why an essential oil diffuser is… essential?
Is it really an indispensable accessory, or is it more like an extra thing to have around? You’re not the only one asking these questions.
How ESSENTIAL is your essential oil diffuser?
It turns out the term essential in “essential oils” refers to a less used meaning of the word: “the basic nature of something.”
At Swanwick Sleep, we think if your essential oil diffuser is used to help you sleep, then it’s truly indispensable.
Put your essential oil diffuser to good use
Aromatherapy oils have been known to aid almost any physical ailment under the sun. They have a multitude of medicinal properties such as:
How does an essential oil diffuser work?
By dispelling natural oils into the air - also known as vaporizing. Once you breathe them in, they will interact with your brain to improve your mood, sleep and, consequently, your health.
Bonus tip: Essential oil diffusing makes your house smell heavenly. A healthy alternative to store-bought air fresheners!
However, if a good night’s sleep is your main goal, we have a few oil blend suggestions for you below.
6 best essential oil blends for a good night’s sleep
- Ylang-ylang: the flower so nice they named it twice!
Ylang-ylang is commonly used to treat hypertension because of its sedative effect. It has a light, floral aroma, ideal for alleviating stress and anxiety. It will gently put you to sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow.
- Cedarwood Essential Oil
It relieves tension by producing serotonin (a precursor to melatonin), that wonderful sleep-inducing hormone that makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s widely known for its fresh woodsy scent with grounding and calming effects. Cedarwood Essential Oil is perfectly capable to deliver a heavy dose of sleep when necessary.
Lavender is the gold standard when it comes to sleep-inducing oils. It creates the ideal conditions for the body’s transition to sleep, namely it:
- calms the nervous system
- reduces heart rate
- lowers skin temperature
Studies have revealed that lavender oil changes the brain’s waves to relieve anxiety and depression. It’s often used as a complementary treatment for stress and mood-related disorders.
- Rose and Orange
If you’re looking for the one-two punch of relaxing essential oils, try double teaming your insomnia with a little rose and orange. Studies have shown this oil blend can induce both psychological and physiological relaxation. The orange helps with insomnia and anxiety, while the rose has a sedative effect on humans. The perfect duo!
This essential oil is best known for its warm spicy aroma and the ability to ward off depression and anxiety, as well as restore your emotional balance. Users of frankincense report easier transitions to sleep and a more balanced emotional feeling throughout the day.
If you thought lemon was good at cutting through grease on your dishes, just wait until you drop some in your essential oil diffuser. Beside its invigorating scent, lemon oil is also known for its sedative properties. Next time life gives you lemons, put a few drops in your diffuser.
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Get your essential oil diffuser and start diffusing!
There you have it, the basic guide to sleep-inducing aromatherapy oils you can try out. There are a multitude of combinations you can explore. When it comes to essential oil diffusing, the possibilities are endless.
We’re getting ready to launch a new collection of inspiring & relaxing essential oils here at Swanwick Sleep - we’ve handpicked the best brands to ensure you are getting the restful sleep your body needs so much.
In the meantime, prepare for at-home aromatherapy: order your Swanwick Sleep Essential Oil Diffuser and make all your aroma-therapeutic dreams come true.