When you have had a long day that never seems to end and you need to escape to a soothing place of relaxation to help you unwind for a restful night, there is nothing quite like a luxurious bath filled with soothing aromatic bath salts to help lull you off to dream land. The soothing scents of many aromatic bath salts are often enhanced with skin softeners as well to leave you skin soft and supple and your mind calm and ready for a peaceful night’s sleep.
There are a lot of various scents used in aromatherapy that can help you to relax and get to sleep, here are a few of the common ones and their benefits.
This is the most common element in aromatherapy used for relaxation and promoting sleep. With a floral scent that is on the woody herbal side with just a touch of sweetness, lavender has been used for treating insomnia as well as the symptoms of PMS, anxiety, tension, muscle aches, headaches, circulatory problems and a variety of other conditions. You can find lavender in many forms including aromatic bath salts, essential oils, and even sleeping sprays that you use to coat your bed linens in the soothing smell to help you drift off to sleep. Lavender mixes well with Frankincense, Geranium, and sage. However, it is not often recommended during pregnancy so you may want to check with your health care provider before using direct lavender products and you may opt for lavender scented candles instead.
Although normally used in tea or taken as supplements, you can sometimes find aromatic bath salts using chamomile because, in addition to its soothing and relaxing properties, chamomile is excellent for your skin. Often times you will find a mix of chamomile and lavender in teas, and other aromatherapy products designed to encourage sleep such as bath products and aromatherapy pillows. Again though, if you are pregnant consult a physician before using chamomile in other form since it is not considered safe for ingestion by pregnant women.
Sandalwood has a very warm and relaxing feel to it, making it a perfect choice for relaxing aromatic bath salts or other bath products to help you relax. It can be used to help improve a variety of conditions including anxiety, stress, and nervous tension which may prevent you from falling asleep easily. Its warm woodsy aroma blends well with Frankincense, Geranium, or Jasmine for a sweet exotic bath.
These are all great choices for soothing aromatic bath salts that can help you get a good night’s sleep. However, if you do not have the time or are unable to indulge in a bath there are other ways you can use aromatherapy to help you get to sleep such as the lavender sleep spray for your sheets, oil diffusers, and aromatherapy pillows so you can enjoy the benefits of the great natural sleep enhancers whenever you want.
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