Let the calming powers of lavender help you have a more restful nights sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, high stress levels, and/or depression, the scent of lavender has been shown to have a relaxing, stress relieving effect i,ii,iii,iv . And lets be real, it just smells plain great.
Follow this simple 3 ingredient recipe to soothe yourself to a better night's sleep:
Y O U W I L L N E E D :
2 TBSP Witch Hazel
D I R E C T I O N S: Combine Witch Hazel/Vodka and Lavender Essential Oils into a lidded glass container and shake until ingredients are mixed together. Add the water and shake again.Use funnel to fill spray bottle with lavender mixture. Spray it into the air and take a whiff to see if more lavender EO drops are desired for a stronger scent.
Before bed, spritz lavender linen mist onto pillow for a soothing aroma to put you right to sleep!
What is your favorite way to help you sleep well? Comment below!
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i. Sayorwan, W, et al. “The Effects of Lavender Oil Inhalation on Emotional States, Autonomic Nervous System, and Brain Electrical Activity.” Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet Thangphaet., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Apr. 2012, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22612017. ii. Conrad, P, and C Adams. “The Effects of Clinical Aromatherapy for Anxiety and Depression in the High Risk Postpartum Woman - a Pilot Study.” Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Aug. 2012, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22789792/. iii. Lehrner, J, et al. “Ambient Odors of Orange and Lavender Reduce Anxiety and Improve Mood in a Dental Office.” Physiology & Behavior., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 15 Sept. 2005, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16095639. iv .Lee, I S, and G J Lee. “[Effects of Lavender Aromatherapy on Insomnia and Depression in Women College Students].” Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Feb. 2006, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16520572.