We all know someone around us that is suffering from insomnia or poor sleep pattern. That doesn’t mean that there is nothing we can do. Actually that is the opposite, we have lots of way to help, remove and cure insomnia.
Whether it comes from a stress, anxiety, excitement, nervous exhaustion, depression or even a nutritional imbalance, it is very important to find the cause of this lack of sleep.
Is it a problem to fall asleep? Nightmares? Is it concerning a child? An adult? Each case is individual. This is why consulting a therapist is the best way to help you. Aromatherapy is very helpful to release symptom, and improve your sleep. Some oils will focus on detoxifying your liver, others will help release the tension while some can deepen your sleep. Oils can calm your anxiety and even stop a panic attack.
Among essential oils here are two interesting oils:
- Vetivert (Vetiveria zizanoides): Nervous sedative, mental and Physical exhaustion. This oil is also strong for stiffness, rheumatism or post natal depression. It interacts with anxiety, Daydreamers, Insomnia. It is grounding to earth and stimulates to more vitality.
- Sandalwood (Santalum album): Antidepressant, Immune stimulant. This is also a strong oil for dry cough or sore throat. It interacts with the feeling of isolation, quieting, helpful for grief, past ties, stress problems. It can be sedative or even aphrodisiac (depending of dose).
A synergy of 2 to 3 essential oils is the most beneficial way to help you with your insomnia.
Here is an example of Blend for a child with sleeping problem:
In 25ml of base oil (almond oil or St John Wort or Jojoba oil for example), add:
- Vetivert1 drop
- Neroli 3 drops
- Bergamot 12 drops
- Sandalwood8 drops
Mix well and apply locally on wrist or even on a teddy/ pillow. Before sleeping and in case of nightmare. Don’t forget to talk about a magic oil for a child. It always works!
Marie Lardy, certified aromatherapist.