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.