Ebooks doTERRA eBook Essential Oils and Sleep - Page 9

When used aromatically, Dill oil can help lessen stress or anxious feelings. This oil can also be used internally before bed to help promote a restful sleep.* Thought to have a calming effect on the mind and body, Roman Chamomile oil can be applied aromatically, topically, or internally for soothing benefits.* The soothing characteristics of Frankincense oil can help induce feelings of peace and satisfaction, while promoting feelings of relaxation. The grounding nature of Sandalwood oil makes it useful during your bedtime routine, as it promotes relaxation. Commonly used for its calming properties, the light, floral aroma of Lavender oil makes it useful for creating an environment conducive for peaceful sleep. Lavender can also be taken internally to promote a peaceful night of rest.* Marjoram oil holds significant calming properties that can help l essen feelings of stress. Useful for calming tension or nerves, Melissa oil can be used at nighttime to promote feelings of relaxation. During the middle ages, Thyme was often used to help promote a peaceful sleep or to ward off nightmares. Often used to create a soothing massage, Vetiver oil can help promote feelings of calm. The rich, floral aroma of Ylang Ylang oil can help reduce the effects of daily stress while promoting a calming environment. Known for promoting feelings of calmness, Petitgrain oil may help promote restful sleep and ease feelings of tension.* Tailoring your essential oil experience to fit your sleeping needs As discussed, the same two people might have a different reaction to a single oil. When it comes to choosing essential oils to promote sleep, you might have to experiment to see which oils work best for you. Yes, you will want to choose an essential oil that is generally known for its relaxing properties if you intend to promote quality sleep; however, there are many types of oils that fall into different categories that can still be considered “relaxing.” Calming Consisting mostly of esters, calming oils are known for their ability to help promote calming feelings for the body and mind. While the specific aromas of these oils are vastly different, each oil has the Lavender Clary Sage Petitgrain Roman Chamomile Bergamot (simultaneously calms and uplifts) ability to provide feelings of comfort. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.