As well as the gorgeous smell essential oils give when enjoying an aromatherapy massage each essential oil actually has its own set of benefits. Today I thought I would talk about Lavender. Along with many other benefits that lavender holds it is great for helping you drift off to the land of nod.
Lavender has to be one of the most relaxing essential oils and can even help to induce sleep if you’re struggling to gain a regular sleep pattern or find you have too much on your mind at night to drift off quickly. There are a number of ways you can use the oil to help at night, the first and the easiest of which is dropping a little onto your pillow before going to bed at night, obviously, check with your partner first as they will be able to smell it too, but if they don’t mind you only need one or two drops, not much. Secondly, you could burn it in an oil burner in your bedroom before going to bed or whilst enjoying a relaxing bath, just remember to put your oil burner out before going to bed! And thirdly, try adding it to your evening bath, you need to firstly mix the essential oil with a carrier oil before adding it to the bath water and be careful not to use too much as essential oils can irritate the skin but it can make for the most relaxing bath; it will help to relax aching muscles and it’s fairly affordable too!
Just a little bit of health and safety for you before I end this post. Lavender oil should never be ingested and I am not a doctor so if you are going to use the oil to treat any ailments it is always best to consult a medical professional first as well as if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as there are some oils that should be avoided during this time. And obviously, do not use the oil if you have an allergy to Lavender. Other than that I hope you all enjoy using this oil to aid in a peaceful nights sleep!