Aromatherapy is one of the oldest methods of treating various diseases, based on the use of essential oils. If a person is concerned about insomnia, then healing aromas can help to cope with this trouble without taking medication.
Essential oils are effective for insomnia
The main essential oils that help with insomnia: lavender, myrrh, juniper, patchouli, chamomile, rosemary, geranium, basil, orange and others. Compositions, that is, combinations of essential oils, is also a great variety. You can take a ready-made recipe on the Internet, or experiment yourself. However, the effect of essential oils can be individual. If you do not like the resulting composition, you should not suffer and endure a fragrance that does not cause you positive emotions. You can come up with your personal composition and enjoy aromatherapy. However, we must remember that combining more than 4 essential oils at the same time is undesirable.
Some of the most successful essential oil combinations for insomnia
- 3 drops chamomile, 2 drops lavender,
- 4 drops chamomile, 3 drops patchouli, 2 drops geranium,
- 3 drops juniper 2 drops lavender 2 drops myrrh
- 3 drops bergamot, 2 drops sandalwood, 3 drops cedar,
- 3 drops of valerian, 2 drops of rose, 1 drop of lemon balm.
The main methods of aromatherapy for insomnia
There are various ways of aromatherapy and everyone will be able to choose the one that suits him the most and has the greatest effect.
- Aroma lamp with essential oils
A combination of essential oils can be dripped into an aroma lamp or a special medallion, which is hung near the bed. If you do not have an aroma lamp or a medallion, do not lose heart, you can drip a few drops on a wet cloth and put it on the battery. Thanks to the evaporation of water and oil, the room will quickly fill with a pleasant aroma. You can also put a couple of drops of essential oil on a napkin and put it near the bed. The effect will be similar.
- Massage with essential oils
Remember that in its pure form, applying essential oils to the skin is strictly contraindicated. This may cause burns. For massage, cosmetic oils (avocado, macadamia, almond, peach, etc.) are usually used in a volume of 10 ml, enriched with a composition of essential oils. By itself, cosmetic oil has no smell and is a conductor for essential oils. The most relaxing is the massage of the legs, and especially the feet, massage of the temples, neck and décolleté. However, at the first sign of an allergic reaction, immediately take an anti-allergic agent and wash the oil off the body.
- Relaxing aroma bath
A composition of your favorite essential oils can be added to water before dipping into it before bed. In this case, it is not necessary to dilute essential oils in cosmetics. However, be aware that some of the essential oils can stain the color of the bath itself, so be careful.
Pleasant aromatherapy and sound dreams.