The main function of aromatherapy is to produce an odor which induces an effect on the body. Human senses such as olfaction, the sense of smell, work on the subconscious as well as physical levels.
Smell can affect the way human beings react to various stimuli, stress and organisms on emotional and mental levels as well as affecting bodily processes and reactions. Various smells can stimulate the brain and evoke feelings which are then associated with that smell.
This type of therapy is typically used for mental and emotional well-being in addition to being beneficial for many physical ailments and complaints.
Using this for relaxation and insomnia can be a very effective and natural way to help the mind and body relax so it can be rejuvenated with quality and restful sleep. Some of the essential oils we recommend for this purpose are Chamomile, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Neroli, Ylang-ylang and Marjoram.
Scented Massage Oil
There are several ways you can enjoy the smells and therapeutic effects of these including putting a few drops in your bath water, using oils in a massage, diffusing a blend with a cold-air essential oil diffuser, wearing as a perfume or sprinkling a few drops on your pillow at night.
If you research aromatherapy for it's benefits of treating insomnia there will be many recipes you can easily make and which are very effective.
Candles are also available in various scents and are a great added touch but likely don't release enough odor molecules to help in battling something as stubborn as insomnia.
This is a natural way to fight insomnia and has been used for centuries with great success. In conjunction with this, meditation and yoga work very well as ways to relax and center your body and mind, allowing you to release worries and stress which may be causing you to lose precious sleep.
In addition to helping insomnia these practices will help lead you into a more healthy lifestyle.
Here are several blends to try on those restless nights:
Prepare the blend of your choice and follow usage instructions below.
How to use:
Hopefully these wonderful blends will give you a great aromatherapy session and help you to get a good nights sleep.
Better sleep is just one use of Aromatherapy, there are as many benefits as there are different types of oils.
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