Top 8 Essential Oils for Sleeping & Insomnia
Here’s a list of some of the best essential oils to add to your nighttime routine. You can buy and blend them individually or purchase one of our expertly crafted blends that are already designed to combine the perfect ratios of each oil to maximize their effects:
You’re probably most familiar with chamomile as an evening herbal tea available just about everywhere. Chamomile has been known for its sedative and relaxing effects since the Roman times. This plant grew on the sides of roads and travelers would readily use the flowers to ease inflammation and worries alike.
This sweet, fruity smelling flower extract is delicate but packs a punch when it comes time to power down for the night. Ylang Ylang is an antispasmodic meaning it helps calm any dis-ease in the body.
This powerful anti-inflammatory extract soothes symptoms of anxiety and calms the body as you sink into your bed and let your body relax into a deep sleep.
Clary Sage is often mistaken for its cousin, “regular” sage, or the sage that you might cook with or find in your garden. Clary Sage is far superior for symptoms of restlessness and has been shown to have mood elevating effects, which makes for a happy night of sleep!
Calming the sympathetic nervous system, this essential oil is great for chronic fatigue that’s built up after many sleepless nights. It also soothes aching muscles and lowers your blood pressure, allowing your body to fully rest and recover.
You’ve probably heard of Neroli as an ingredient in many popular perfumes, and rightfully so, the smell is absolutely divine. Though its incredible smell is not the only thing that makes neroli so valuable, it’s also known to reduce pain symptoms and soothe the nervous system which helps send signals to the body that it’s time for your night of uninterrupted sleep.
Soothing and grounding scent of vetiver immediately hits you when you open a bottle of this essential oil. The calming effects take place as key components of the oil work with neurons in your brain that send calming signals to the body.