Essential oils can do more than just smell good. For example, they can help against sleep problems. Which essential oils should you have in the bedroom?
Fragrances have a very special effect on the body. You know the experience when you perceive a certain aroma, be it a meal or a perfume, and suddenly the smell brings you into the past. You experience certain moments again, you stand next to your grandmother in the kitchen and even feel the childish excitement - and only because something smells just like the cookies from the past.
This effect unfolds subconsciously, meaning you cannot control the response of the body. And this is how essential oils work. They activate the olfactory center in the brain and therefore continue to work at night while sleeping. For this reason, certain fragrances are especially good for sleep problems, as they have the calming effect throughout the night and ensure a deep sleep.
Which essential oils should you have in the bedroom?
The calming effect of lavender is well known. If your everyday life is stressful, you can switch off with this essential oil. It helps against nervous restlessness that often robs you of sleep.
Tip: You can also benefit from lavender oil during day, just drip a few drops on your wrist. This even helps against a nervous stomach.
Who doesn’t know it? As soon as you lie in bed, even small problems become huge. Valerian helps against such brooding and thought spirals. Those who have the essential oil in the bedroom will soon notice the balancing and calming effect - which also helps against mood swings.
Even the after-work evening beer is not without reason a popular means of relaxation. It becomes healthier, however, when the hops unfold their effect as an essential oil. Then the scent helps especially to fall asleep. Stress-related headaches can also be alleviated by hops.
When it comes to relieving your mind from undesirable thoughts, the scent of ylang-ylang essential oil is a “must-use”. It also has an aphrodisiac effect. And that's not bad in the bedroom, is it? In addition, ylang-ylang essential oil also works balancing and gives you inner security.
Vetiver (chrysopogon zizanioides) is a perennial bunchgrass plant. The oil of this grass plant helps against insomnia, fears, nervousness and depression. At the same time, the essential oil should stimulate the regeneration of the body so that you wake up refreshed.