Essential oils enhance our lives on a physical and emotional level. Essential oils are absorbed into the body either through the skin or lungs, where they enter into the bloodstream or stimulate the limbic system in the brain. The limbic system is responsible for memories and emotional responses and becomes effected when the aromatic molecules of essential oils are inhaled through the nose.
Essential oils contain properties that can help ease us into a restful sleep and alleviate the physical symptoms that make it difficult to rest. Sedative essential oils calm us into a restful sleep and alleviate the physical symptoms that make it difficult to rest. Sedative essential oils calm us and promote feelings of tranquility. Sleeplessness linked to anxiety, grief, depression and stress can be improved with neurotonic essential oils. Physical symptoms such as pain and muscle cramping can be improved with analesics and antispasmodic oils. Digestive essential oils help us sleep by calming down an upset tummy and decongestant oils help clear block sinuses.
Take a moment to think about any physical or emotional concerns that may be creating difficulties with your sleeping routine. Review the following table to identify which essential oils would be most helpful for you.