Diffusing Essential Oils To Aid Sleep

In America alone, an estimated 50 – 70 million people suffer from sleep disorders or sleep deprivation and unfortunately when the tossing and turning has become too much, they often turn to pharmaceuticals first to help them get some rest.  But, what if we told you that a simple blend of essential oils dispensed in a diffuser like the ROSSI can be more effective than a sleeping pill…plus it’s natural.  In fact, diffusing essential oils can help reduce stress, clear airways, brighten a person’s spirit, and so much more. 

 

Essential oils are transdermal (meaning they penetrate the skin) and work on the body’s physiology in a variety of ways. This means that you can affect your body’s biochemistry when applying them topically in a similar way as when taking them internally or inhaling them via diffusion. Research suggests that topical application may actually be one of the most effective methods for people with sleep disorders as the chemical components of lavender have been shown to enter the blood stream within 5 minutes of massaging the oil on the skin. The calming and relaxing effects of lavender essential oil have a one-two punch when applied topically because of the direct benefit on the brain when the volatile organic compounds are inhaled and through the skin! However, within 90 minutes of massaging lavender onto the skin, most of the benefits have expired which is why diffusers have become so popular recently.  With a diffuser like the ROSSI, you can receive the benefits of inhaling the essential oils for up to 6 hours helping you reach REM sleep.

 

So, what’s the best essential oil for sleep?  Many experts lean immediately towards Lavender as it is the most studied and has been proven to have many soothing effects.  Other experts will recommend Chamomile for similar relaxation properties.  However, you might want to add something that can help clear the sinuses in case mild nighttime might be part to blame.

 

Here are some suggested blends to help you sleep better and ease your feelings of stress.

 

Sleep Better Blend:

3 drops Lavender

3 drops Chamomile

2 drops peppermint or Melaleuca

 

Spa Blend:

3 drops Lavender

4 drops Lime

2 drops Peppermint

 

Stress Less Blend:

5 drops Cedarwood

3 drops Lavender

2 drops Frankincense

 

Pick Me Up Blend:

3 drops Lemon

3 drops Peppermint


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