Choose from these scents.
lavender and rose
Orange, ylang ylang and patchouli
Chamomile, rosemary and lemon
How to use: just before bed, spray a fine mist on your pillow and bedding. Clear your thoughts, breathe in, and prepare to sleep deeply.
Benefits of each scent
Lavender contains potent chemical components that act as anxiety relievers and sedatives. These components interact with the brain and nervous system to reduce agitation, restlessness, and aggression.
Rose - a sniff of rose oil is thought to soothe the nerves, calm the nervous system and can act as a tonic to relieve symptoms of depression.
Orange - The citrus scents can be sleep-promoting, depending on your individual reaction and the type of citrus oil used. It has been shown to relieve anxiety and improve sleep quality. Citrus scents may help some people fall asleep more easily.
ylang ylang - Due to ylang ylang's wealth of calming properties, it is also a great addition for anyone looking to get a good night's sleep. This scent will fill you with waves of relaxation and destress you after a long day, making it ideal for just before bed.
patchouli - Popularized in the 1960s, Patchouli has a new set of followers today: Those who swear by it as a natural sleep aid. Patchouli's natural chemicals increase production of neurotransmitters including serotonin and dopamine, known to ease anxiety and stress, as well as hormones that regulate sleep cycles.
Chamomile - The soothing effects of chamomile oil and its benefits in bringing about sleep are more general than specific. The direct effects of this oil on the body's rhythms and temperature is minimal, but when diffused in the air, the subtle floral aroma has a calming and relaxing effect on the mind.
rosemary - The essential oil extracted from needle-like leaves of rosemary has a strong woody aroma that helps you fight stress and anxiety, control breathing, and promote relaxation so you can get a peaceful sleep.
lemon - Studies show that in just ten minutes, the lemon aroma can lower the heart rate helping to calm the mind and body for sleep. It has a positive impact on the body as it promotes serotonin, a happy hormone.