Sleep disorders: sleep better with Essential Oils

Troubles du sommeil : mieux dormir avec les huiles essentielles

In France and Belgium, nearly one in three people complain of suffering from sleep disorders and a large proportion of them consume chemical substances to help them fall asleep. However, what becomes a crutch can quickly turn into an addiction. This is why essential oils can represent an excellent transition, with, in passing, the olfactory pleasure that accompanies them.

A quick reminder of the basic rules:

  • Avoid screens;
  • Practice a sporting activity;
  • Eat light;
  • Avoid exciting drinks and alcohol;
  • Respect a healthy pace of life;
  • Ritualize your bedtime.

The boost from Essential Oils

Stress is one of the most harmful enemies of restful sleep, both through the negative thoughts it generates and through its somatic consequences on blood circulation and hormonal pressure. Lack of light also causes a disruption in the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone, which can have a significant impact on the quality of sleep and on the mood of the person concerned, depending on sensitivities. .
However, many essential oils help facilitate the harmonization of the nervous sphere.

They act at two levels:

  • By olfaction;
  • Through the skin.

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Diffusion creates an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and fits perfectly into a bedtime ritual. Consider diffusing essential oils in the bedroom about 30 minutes before bed (never while sleeping). Allow 10 drops of essential oils for a 30-minute session with an ultrasonic diffuser. The essential oils to favor are those recommended for their action against stress. Preferably opt for those whose smell you like, mix them to diversify the spheres of action.

Here are a few :

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You can also pour 2 to 3 drops of one of these Essential Oils on your pillow or the collar of your pajamas.

Massage with Essential Oils for regular sleep:

At bedtime, it is also possible to massage essential oils on the solar plexus or on the back, along the spine in order to more easily induce sleep. This allows you to work on both the energetic aspect of certain essential oils ( Neroli , Petitgrain Bigarade , Sweet Orange ) and the nervous aspect ( Noble Chamomile , Mandravasarotra , Petitgrain Bigarade ).

Here is an example formula:

  • Mandravasarotra essential oil (Cinnamosma fragrans) : 10 drops
  • Noble chamomile essential oil (Chamaemelum nobile) : 10 drops
  • Mandarin essential oil ( Citrus reticulata peel): 10 drops
  • Neroli essential oil ( Citrus aurantium amara flower): 5 to 15 drops depending on mood
  • Apricot kernel vegetable oil: 2ml

Massage a small amount of the resulting oil a few minutes before bedtime. A real olfactory and comforting pleasure, an opportunity to reconnect with yourself.

Oral Essential Oils for restful sleep

It is also possible to take essential oils orally to relax the nervous system, combat stress and induce sleep. There is no addiction to worry about

THE  Aromanoctis capsules promote restful sleep in the morning since they act on stress and can therefore be taken during the day if necessary. Based on Mandarin Essence, True Lavender Oil and Caraway, they are also interesting for relieving end-of-day stress, the important thing being to listen to yourself to seize the opportune moments (do not exceed 3 capsules per day). You can also just take 2 before bed.

The Aromanoctis range is also made up of other products:

  • Aromanoctis Sleep Spray;
  • The Sleep roller;
  • Sleep-Relaxation capsules;
  • The grog Sleep.


Better prepare for exercise with Essential Oils

Back to school has passed and many of us have returned to physical activity with great pleasure. Sport is excellent for your health but it is not always done without harm! Warming up is essential in most cases, and especially if you are preparing for intense efforts or if you have stopped physical activity for a long time... Certain Essential Oils can help us prepare the muscles and joints under stress. This is what the AROMALGIC spray offers us. Aromalgic Spray, concentrated formula! Pranarôm offers you a very effective and practical spray based on Essential Oils. The Aromalgic range also exists in the form of massage oil, ideal after exercise or as a basic treatment for painful joints. The AROMALGIC spray uses the best Essential Oils for the joint, tendon and muscular sphere. The following Essential Oils are found in the AROMALGIC spray formula: the essential wintergreen (gaultheria procumbens) : an Essential Oil known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic action; Wild Mint (mentha arvensis) : a fresh mint with an ice cube effect for an analgesic action; Lemon Eucalyptus (eucalyptus citriodora) : the “firefighter” Essential Oil which soothes the fire of inflammation; lemon litsea (litsea citrata): for relaxation, flexibility and warm-up before exercise; Lavandin (lavandula burnatii or grosso) : We sometimes forget it but lavandin is also known to be a good analgesic; Scots Pine (pinus sylvestris) : A most invigorating Essential Oil to prepare the body for exercise; Chinese cinnamon (cinnamomum cassia) : Well dosed, cinnamon is one of the most invigorating and warming essences; Katrafay (Cedrelopsis grevei) : the star which comes from Madagascar and lavishes us with its benefits. An Essential Oil ideal for calming inflammation and softening tissues. The AROMALGIC spray can be used in all directions (even upside down to reach the back of the limbs). In case of muscle and/or joint discomfort, spray 2 to 3 times a day on the affected body area. For warming up before physical activity: spray locally.

Essential oils relieve mothers during childbirth: survey

Midwives have known for many years that essential oils can facilitate their practice during childbirth and its preparation. They are also among the health professionals who are among the most interested in aromatherapy training. And that’s completely normal! Indeed, several serious studies have demonstrated the usefulness of essential oils during childbirth and in particular the important study by Burns et al. conducted in England. Discover in this article a short summary of the encouraging results.