Aromatherapy For Better Rest? Reviewing Peaceful Sleep Oil Blend

I’ve used aromatherapy principles to help me with muscle soreness and sinus infections, and I really enjoy sleep supplements with a great smell, like Sleep Blend SP-17.

Studies suggest aromatherapy can have mild, anti-anxiety effects that could help those with insomnia and anxiety-related lack of sleep. Now Foods’ Peaceful Sleep Oil Blend is a mix of a number of time-tested aromatherapy oils, so I decided to try it out.

Stated Use

Using this oil promotes calming, relaxing, and soothing benefits.

Active Ingredients

This full-strength, highly concentrated aromatherapy oil blend is a great option for those looking for a natural remedy to help them fall and stay asleep (without ingesting a supplement).

  • Peaceful Sleep Oil LabelOrange oil — This oil is used to fight depression and reduce both emotional and nervous disturbances.
  • Tangerine oil — This oil has sedative properties and has been used to soothe inflammation and reduce nervous disorders.
  • Lavender oil — Present in almost every “sleep” blend, this oil is calming, can help induce sleep and alleviate insomnia.
  • Chamomile oil — Often seen in tea form, chamomile has frequently  been used to calm an upset stomach and could help with insomnia and anxiety.
  • Ylang Ylang oil — This oil is used to help treat nervous disorders.
  • Sandalwood blend — Sandalwood is used to reduce blood pressure, boost memory, and treat nervous disorders.

My Experience

The instructions on the bottle suggest a few ways to use this oil. You can add to a diffuser, add to a bedtime bath, or create a spray by mixing it with water and putting it in a spray bottle (do not ingest). I tried it a couple of different ways, and they were all wonderful. I added it to a steam shower to create a relaxing sauna-like experience. (Be extra careful when adding it to the bath or shower, as the oil can make surfaces slippery.)

I also added it to a small pan with water and placed it on top of my radiator, just before heading to bed, for an all-night aromatherapy experience. I also made a solution with a cup of water and 10 drops of oil, added it to a spray bottle, and sprayed my bed and sleep mask (the outside, not the side in contact with the skin). This definitely helped me relax and unwind before bed. I love that this scent is not lavender-heavy like most aromatherapy sleep-blends out there. The comforting citrus and warming sandalwood were just right for me.

Pros:

  • Very gentle
  • All natural
  • Variety of uses
  • Portable. (The container is TSA-sized, so you can take it with you on trips.)

Cons:

  • It’s a little more involved than just taking a pill, but in my opinion, worth it.

The Final Word

I’m usually not a fan of the popular lavender-heavy relaxation blends, so Peaceful Sleep is a perfect blend for me. I will be using this often, and in conjunction with other sleep supplements. I’m looking forward to using this on my next trip, I may even douse a couple of cotton pads with it and keep it in a zip-lock baggie for a “relaxing sniff” before an on-flight nap.

Caitlyn
Caitlyn

Having written hundreds of articles on SupplementYourSleep.com, Caitlyn knows what she's talking about when it comes to getting the best night's sleep. When not sleeping, reading about sleep, or writing about sleep, you can usually find her at the gym. Want to get in touch? The best way is to leave a comment on one of her articles.

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