10 Essential Oils to Ease Anxiety and Help You Sleep
Trouble with anxiety and sleeping? You’re not alone. It seems to affect almost all people at some point in their lives. In fact, a lot of our customers get in touch with us to ask if any of our essential oils can help ease their anxiety to allow them to sleep.
It’s clearly a hot topic – and one that’s not going away any time soon. That’s why we’ve put this blog together to give you our 10 best essential oils to ease your anxiety and help you sleep. Keep reading for our knowledge on how the properties of these oils can give you the peace you so desperately need and deserve.
Lavender Essential Oil
A classic for a reason, Lavender Essential Oil provides an effective calming and soothing sensation with its aromatic floral scent with that delicious hint of spice. Use it just before going to bed to improve your focus and get a strong grip on your anxiety. Lavender has also been known to relieve headaches.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
You may not have heard of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil before, and we’re here to remedy that. Ylang ylang is a tropical plant that excretes an oil with an intensely floral sweet smell that is known to have a whole host of health benefits. Besides its power to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression, it has even been known to be a natural aphrodisiac.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Sometimes the best way to beat anxiety is to energize and refresh your spirit, and our Peppermint Essential Oil is perfect for that. It might seem counterintuitive to energize your body if you want to go to sleep, but we’ve found that beating anxiety is the main problem for our customers’ sleep troubles. Use the oil in a diffuser and meditate before going to bed.
Clove Essential Oil
Our Clove Essential Oil isn’t so much of a great mood relaxer to be honest, but it’s absolutely perfect for relieving muscle pain. The thing we’ve found about anxiety is that often times you don’t even know the cause of it. Our customers have reported back to use that they’ve used the clove oil and found relief for muscles they didn’t even know needed it, which helps their anxiety overall. Clove essential oil is also very practical, with effective use as a lice killer and antimicrobial product.
Lime Essential Oil
If you’re a fan of fresh scents, you can’t get much fresher than our Lime Essential Oil. It’s a clear, delicious-smelling citrus aroma that has been known to lift depression and anxiety. Use the oil in a diffuser, read a book, and breathe in the revitalizing scent before drifting off to sleep. Lime also has natural antiviral and antiseptic qualities.
Bergamot Essential Oil
Here’s another fresh, citrusy scent for you that is hugely popular – Bergamot Essential Oil. It has been known to purify air spaces and cleanse bad energy. Use the oil in a diffuser in your bedroom to make it a more comfortable place to sleep. Bergamot oil has also been known as an effective natural antibacterial agent. Blend the oil with lotions and body creams to fight off infections.
Basil Essential Oil
There are numerous health and therapeutic benefits to our Basil Essential Oil, but our favorite is for aromatherapy. Use it to treat your anxiety and nervous tension to help you sleep, and make sure to use it regularly – there’s evidence that it can build up in your system and improve your condition as a whole over time. The other uses of basil oil include using it in food, as medicine for nausea and constipation, and as a treatment for muscle injuries and burns.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Here at Africa Imports, you can imagine that we really love products from Africa. This Cedarwood Essential Oil is one of the best products Africa has to offer. Mined deep within the Atlas Mountains in North Africa, cedarwood oil is particularly famous for relieving stress and anxiety. Cedarwood oil is one of your best bets to help you sleep. It can also be used to treat acne, cystitis, dandruff, and dermatitis.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Coming all the way from Australia, Eucalyptus Essential Oil has been used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years because of its numerous benefits. Emanating a powerful herbaceous scent, eucalyptus oil has the well-founded power to relieve congestion from colds and flus. It’s made it onto this list though because of its lesser-known ability to treat anxiety. Try it today and see if it makes a difference to your condition.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Saving the best until last, our Clary Sage Essential Oil is the most well-known product for its ability to alleviate stress and anxiety and enhance sleep. The benefits go much further than that as well. It can help with menstrual cramps, balance hormones, increase blood circulation, reduce cholesterol, and aid digestion. Clary sage oil is a great example of an oil with a wide range of helpful applications.
Let your worries drift away
Using any of these oils in a diffuser should help relieve your anxiety for a better night’s sleep. The power of scent is a mysterious entity that you should really make use of in your quest to beat your anxiety.
We hope we’ve provided you with some inspiration with our list of oils to help you ease your anxiety and improve your sleep. Everyone is different, and we’ve found it necessary sometimes to experiment with several oils before you find one that suits you.
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If you’ve read any of our other blog posts, you’ll know by now that we love hearing from our customers. Whether you have a question, a compliment, or a complaint, we want to hear from you. We particularly like hearing success stories from our customers, telling us how one of our products has helped them with their problems, in this case anxiety and sleep. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.