Essential oils offer a wide range of health and wellness properties. A lot of them can help you relax and sleep better, and lavender in particular is very effective at helping you get a better night’s sleep naturally.
I’ve been using lavender for years and love it. In this article, I will show you how best to use lavender oil in bedroom for sleeping better.
If you’re struggling to get a great night’s sleep and looking for a natural solution lavender essential oil might just be the answer you’re looking for, read on!
Lavender Pure Essential Oil
This is the lavender essential oil I’m currently using. It’s one of the least expensive, is a quality pure oil, and the 10ml goes a long way when you’re using it drop by drop.
How Can Lavender Oil Help You Sleep Better?
You might think it’s an old wives tale. But there is actually plenty of scientific evidence to support the fact that lavender oil can improve your quality of sleep.
A group of volunteers suffering from insomnia were monitored over a 4-week period. Some used lavender oil before trying to sleep, and some didn’t.
The results showed positive increases in the quality of sleep, and aiding the participants to fall asleep.
Evidence aside, I can say from experience of using lavender essential oil it’s helped me a great deal to sleep better. Especially from the aspect of being able to unwind and relax after a hectic day.
How Best to Use Lavender Oil in Bedroom for Sleeping
There are a few different products and ways to use lavender. Here are some of the best methods, see what works best for you:
Diffusing Essential Oils in the Bedroom
Diffusers work wonders around the home, and particularly in the bedroom. They allow you to diffuse oils so you can enjoy the aromatherapy benefits, while not having to do much more than fill them with water and a few drops of essential oil.
You can leave them on overnight too. Just make sure it’s placed somewhere safe from being knocked over, and pick up a good one like the model below that has a safety cut-off switch.
Amir 100ml Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser
This diffuser from Amir is one of the best-selling diffusers on the market and an excellent choice to start with if you are looking to pick up a diffuser for your using oils in your bedroom.
It’s a small, affordable unit. It has 7 different color lights that you can leave to toggle though, set a mood color that suits you, or just switch the lights off if you like to sleep in the dark.
It also has a safety auto shut off switch so it’s safe to use as a sleeping aid with a couple of drops of essential oil. Diffusers also have the benefit of humidifying the air and helping to prevent allergies or cold and flu problems.
Having a Warm Bath with Essential Oils
There are few things more relaxing than a nice warm bath. Add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil to the water and have a bath shortly before going to bed.
Lavender relaxes you mentally and also has a lot of benefits for skin so it’s great in a bath. You’ll feel great afterwards and this should set you up for nodding off for a good night’s sleep.
Lavender Pillow Sprays
Pillow sprays mean you can spray your pillow with a fine mist of lavender. You can do the underside or around the pillow if you don’t want to come in contact with the spray, but they are perfectly safe.
You can of course make your own spray from lavender essential oil and water or just put a couple of drops of oil directly onto your pillow. But why not make life a little easier!
Lavender Slumber Spray – Cotswold Lavender
This lavender mist spray is perfect for spraying a little lavender infused mist on and around your pillow before laying your head down to sleep. Enjoy all of the benefits covered in this article with just a couple of quick sprays!
Massaging Lavender Oil into Your Skin
As mentioned above, lavender oil is great for your skin too, so massaging a little into your hands, feet, or just about anywhere is a great way to keep the aroma fresh overnight.
Always test a small patch of skin first to check of sensitivity issues. I also mix a couple of drops with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut to make a topical blend.
Not getting enough sleep will slowly pull apart and ruin all aspects of your life. You’ll struggle to concentrate, your health will suffer, and it’s horrible being tired all the time. I know this feeling all too well.
Lavender essential oil is a natural solution that can really make a difference. Give it a try and see how you get on.