Lavender for stress and insomnia

Lavender essential oil has many uses and is among the most commonly used essential oils in aromatherapy. It is a wonderful natural remedy for a wide variety of both emotional health and physical health problems. 

Lavender essential oil has been used by many to help relieve stress and insomnia. Inhaling the aroma of the oil stimulates certain chemicals in our brain to reduce these symptoms. Its restorative and calming effects make it beneficial for people who have difficulty finding inner peace and getting enough sleep each night.

Its active compounds have been found to work in eliminating other symptoms of anxiety such as restlessness, panic attacks and nervous tension. Stress and anxiety are conditions that benefit from this aromatherapy oil as it helps to increase our serotonin levels. Our serotonin levels affect our moods, so lavender oil is an excellent oil for helping provide stress relief due to its calming effectiveness.

For Stress Relief

The power of lavender essential oil in providing stress relief can also be attributed to its linalool and linalyl acetate content. These naturally occurring phytochemicals give lavender essential oil the ability to be readily integrated into our body’s processes to start acting quickly.

A relaxing way to relieve a stress-filled day is to take a nice warm bath and add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your tub. The pleasant, subtle scent will gently fill the air and make for a more relaxing bath while the feel of the oil on your body is also very therapeutic.

Another way of using this oil for stress relief is to have an aromatherapy massage.

To further maximize the benefits of this oil for relaxation, use an oil diffuser in your home. It will add a clean aromatic fragrance throughout your home whilst providing you and your family with its powerful healing benefits.

Many women find wearing the oil as a fragrance very calming too, however some may need to add a little almond oil or other carrier oil to dilute the strength if the pure oil doesn’t agree with their skin.

For Insomnia

A very common symptom of stress-related issues is insomnia. These are so connected that it can often be hard to determine if the stress causes the insomnia or if the insomnia is the cause of the stress. Therefore it makes perfect sense to attack both problems with the one oil.

The aroma of lavender essential oil can help regulate your blood pressure and heart rate. This will then lead you to a more relaxed state where sleep and stress relief will come easier for you.

Lavender oil won’t stop the dog barking or make your boss a kinder person, but it will assist in relaxing your mind, relieving your stressful feelings and helping you quieten your mind and sleeping. Most problems are less daunting after a reasonable night’s sleep.

Lavender oil can help this without the hangover effect that can be a result of sleeping medications or alcohol.  Tonight before you retire, place a few drops on your pillow and allow the aroma to relax your mind and body.

If you are looking for an all-natural remedy to help relieve your stress levels and get better sleep, then buy a bottle of this pure essential oil and keep it handy. Your medicinal cupboard should never be without it.