Aromatherapy Recipes to Sleep Better, Feel Calmer and Live Happier

Aromatherapy Recipes to Sleep Better, Feel Calmer and Live Happier

Tina Ureten

Smell is the strongest of senses and is best able to influence brain activity. This is the reason why many people have been using aromatherapy for healthy living and well-being.

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils to sleep better, feel calmer and live happier.

We’ve gathered some time-tested aromatherapy recipes to create relaxing, stimulating, and happiness-boosting scents. Rotating the mood-altering fragrances at home has never been easier. Simply light a candle, plug in a diffuser or apply a product to your skin. Choose the mood you want, then try the ideas that fit your routine and personal preferences.

Once a scent has been associated with an experience or feeling, just smelling it conveys us to that time or place and entreats a similar emotion. Our reactions are highly individual and unique, driven by life events, memories, cultural backgrounds and much more. All depending on your familiarization with the scent and the way it affects you personally, every time you walk by a new or familiar scent, it has an impact on your mood, feeling or brings you back to a memory.

 

Calming Essentials

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Lavender

This essential oil has calming properties that help control emotional stress. It’s known to be one of the best fragrances for relaxation and sleep.

Lavender relieves nervous tension with its soothing affect. Also, helps treat headaches and migraines. 

Great at calming nerves and commonly used as an anti-depressant due to its uplifting capabilities that produce a feeling of optimism and energy.

Lemon

This scent promotes concentration and has calming and clarifying properties that are helpful when you’re feeling angry or run down. Lemon also has antiviral and antibacterial properties which can help fight colds by boosting the body’s immune system.

Peppermint

Amazing properties for brainstorming. This scent invigorates the mind, promotes concentration and stimulates clear thinking.

 

Aromatherapy Recipes

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Insomnia Relief

  • Lavender
  • Valerian Oil
  • Clary Sage
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Bergamot

Energy Boosters

  • Lemon
  • Sweet Orange
  • Spearmint
  • Rosemary

Feelings of Happiness

  • Vanilla
  • Citrus
  • Jasmine
  • Peppermint
  • Lavender

Ambience

  • Agarwood
  • Bergamot
  • Bay Leaf
  • Grapefruit
  • Ginger
  • Eucalyptus oil

 

Relieve Depression

  • Sage
  • Grapefruit
  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Rose
  • Geranium
  • Sandalwood

 Eases Anger

  • Chamomile
  • Jasmine
  • Patchouli
  • Rose

Enhance Memory

  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Rosemary

Alleviate Stress

  • Chamomile
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Rose
  • Violet

 

  

Best Oil Blend for Sleeping

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  • 5 drops of Lavender to erase stress and tension.
  • 4 drops of Sweet Marjoram for calm and healthy respiratory function.
  • 2 drops of Cedarwood to aid in relieving stress and worry.
  • 2 drops of Eucalyptus to cleanse the air.
  • 1 drop of Frankincense to ground mind and body.

 

 

 REFERENCES:

6 Scents That Can Transform Your Mood and Productivity

18 Essential Oils You Can Use to Boost Your Energy

DIY essential oil recipes for a restful sleep