These days, most of us could use not only more sleep, but better sleep. Sleep is a pillar of Ayurvedic nutrition and a crucial element for our mental, emotional and physical health. Essential oils can help us calm our mind and spirits as we prepare for sleep each night.
Try diffusing a calming blend, such as our Soothe Blend, an hour or so before sleep in your bedroom to set the mood. Remember to reduce electronics a couple hours before sleep; keep your bedroom a sanctuary for deep rest and relaxation. Roller blends, such as our Serene Blend, are a convenient way to apply essential oils onto the skin before rest. Try rolling Serene on the soles of your feet and back of your neck to feel waves of calm surround your physical body.
Favorite Essential Oils for Sleep
- Roman Chamomile is a lovely essential oil made from the flowers of the plant. The aroma is sweet and fruity, yet strong. Roman Chamomile calms Pitta mental states and is energetically cooling to the mind. It is helpful not only for sleep, but also for anxiety and nervousness. Shop our Sleep Spritz to experience the bliss of Roman Chamomile!
- Lavender is a classic essential oil used to help with sleep and all things calming! Lavender is a popular essential oil for sleep because of its affinity for the nervous system; lavender harmonizes and purifies emotional stress while bringing mental peace. You can shop lavender in many of our products including our Sleep Spritz, Serene Roller Blend and Soothe Diffuser Blend.
- Frankincense is an essential oil made from the resin of the tree. Frankincense is a great essential oil for sleep because of its ability to soothe and enhance our mind-body connection. This oil is also great before meditation or any spiritual practice. Our products with Frankincense include our Ritual Spritz and Soothe Blend.
- Vetiver is a grounding oil made from the roots of the plant’s grass. The aroma is sweet, earthy and grounding. Vetiver helps sleep through its grounding properties. As it comes from the roots, it helps us feel rooted and calm. Shop our Sleep Spritz and Restore Blend to enjoy Vetiver!
- Cedarwood is a soothing essential oil that relieves tension. This essential oil for sleep is helpful for anxiety and other Vata-related imbalances. The woody aroma is grounding and allows us to feel connected to something bigger than ourselves. Our Ritual Spritz and Serene Blend feature Cedarwood as a key note!
- Ylang Ylang is a warm, sensual floral essential oil. Ylang ylang promotes sleep and rest by connecting us to love and our heart space. This essential oil for sleep is balancing to all doshas. Shop our Evening Spritz and Divine Diffuser Blend to indulge in the aroma of Ylang Ylang!