Sleep can be difficult after you have a stressful day or are physically exhausted from working too hard. The next time that sleep becomes a problem, I hope that you’ll want to try what I have been doing lately with my DIY Sleep Promoting Aromatherapy Body Rub recipe.
This DIY Sleep Promoting Aromatherapy Body Rub can be used two different ways to benefit. Sometimes, I add some to my bath water as a bath oil. However, I usually tend to apply a bit of this after I emerge from the tub while still the skin is till damp.
What I found is using a mix of these three essential oils to my carrier oil creates a wonderful sleep-inducing blend that has been helping me on those occasions that I need to unwind from stress or overdoing.
I rely on Roman chamomile essential oil for its many valuable properties from being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial to treating sore muscles and problems with irritated skin since it also has an antioxidant.
Marjoram essential oil is another ingredient in my recipe for how it works on the nervous system for a soothing effect. When you use marjoram essential oil in this DIY Sleep Promoting Aromatherapy Body Rub, you notice how it helps to provide comforting warmth while the mix itself relaxes tension and stress to better bring on sleep.
Lavender essential oil is the last of this trio for its aromatherapy contribution of increasing overall serenity with the added peace of calm inhaling this healing scent. Yet, it also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help. Furthermore, it also heal wounds and burns.
For the carrier oil, I use extra virgin olive oil because of all its fatty acids and vitamin E most of the time. The reason is that it is always handy in my kitchen. The second reason using it like a bath oil makes the water feel silkier. As a matter of fact, I have also used use jojoba oil with excellent results.
If you have oily skin, then I suggest making this recipe substituting the olive oil for jojoba oil. Though they both are absorbed easily enough into the skin, jojoba oil is less greasy in my opinion. Jojoba oil has a lot of vitamin E just like olive oil, but also B vitamins and minerals such as copper and zinc, which olive oil lacks.
It is important to remember never to apply essential oil directly to your skin. You also need to dilute them with a carrier oil to save yourself from a potential and permanent allergic reaction.
DIY Sleep Promoting Aromatherapy Body Rub
½ cups of extra virgin olive oil or jojoba oil
5 drops of Roman chamomile essential oil
4 drops of lavender essential oil
3 drops of marjoram essential oil
Mix the oil ingredients together and keep in a sealed, colored bottle if you have one.
Use sparingly as a body rub while your skin is still damp for the best absorption without feeling greasy.
When used as a bath oil, I just pour in a few tablespoons to avoid making the water too slick.
Take care and hope after trying my DIY Sleep Promoting Aromatherapy Body Rub those restless nights will be a thing of the past.