Aromatherapy Blends: Three Easy Essential Oil Recipes to Overcome Insomnia

Stress, anxiety or nervous tension can lead us to a night of sleepless torture, leaving us without an ounce of energy the next day. But you can overcome the most persistent insomnia simply by preparing the following aromatic recipes. Whatever the cause of your restless suffering, I offer these three delightful blends to bring you sweet dreams and make your nights worthwhile and peaceful!

Insomnia Blend #1: Stress-related

Ingredients:

9 drops Lavender

3 drops Roman Chamomile

Add these oils to a 10-ml bottle, and fill with vegetable oil. Massage the blend onto your temples, neck and shoulders. Breathe the blend in deeply before going to bed. Pour up to 20 drops into a warm bath.

Insomnia Blend #2: Anxiety-related

Ingredients:

4 drops Orange

8 drops Lavender

Add these oils to a 10-ml bottle, and fill with vegetable oil. Massage into your abdomen (the second chakra), your temples and neck. Breathe the blend in deeply before going to bed. Pour up to 20 drops into a warm bath.

Insomnia Blend #3: Nervous tension-related

Ingredients:

4 drops Rose

2 drops Roman Chamomile

Add these oils to a 10-ml bottle, and fill with vegetable oil. Massage your solar plexus (the third chakra), your temples and neck. Breathe the blend in deeply before going to bed. Pour up to 20 drops into a warm bath.

By Françoise Rapp