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Do essential oils help you sleep?

Do essential oils help you sleep?

Aside from their scents, essential oils are each known for their own unique properties. If you’re wondering what oils to diffuse for sleep – those such as lavender, cedarwood and jasmine – are considered to have soothing qualities that make them particularly useful as an all-natural remedy for improving overall sleep.

People may use these in different ways depending on the essential oil, from placing a drop or two on their bedsheets, to using a diluted amount in the bath, or, as is most common, through a diffuser.


Many people believe that these powerful sleeping properties come in part from how closely scent is linked to our memory, triggers and emotions. This could be why lavender essential oil is so popular as a sedative, as it is so often associated with feelings of calmness, relaxation and unwinding. You can read more about lavender essential oil here. Find out about the other essential oils which are often associated with sleep below:

Many people tend to associate peppermint with proper quality sleep thanks to its familiar scent, but on the contrary, this is not the case. Peppermint essential oil is actually in the same bracket as bergamot, grapefruit and oranges, which are known for their energising and invigorating properties.

Create the perfect ambiance for sleep

Try our Lavender Scents & Fragrances. The power of scent deeply influences how we feel, and lavender is well known in aromatherapy for its positive effects on mood.