Essential oils are well known for their calming, healing properties. The wonderful part is you can use them even while you sleep to restore your hair, skin and nails or calm your racing mind. While everyone knows the restful benefits of lavender, there are many other oils which can also give you a soothing nights sleep or optimize your night with a beauty boost.


Essential Oils for Hydrating Dry Hair and Hair While You Sleep

Coconut

Coconut oil has been used for centuries as a natural moisturizer and skin conditioner. The fatty acids and antioxidants make it a rich treat for anyone suffering from dry skin.

Almond

Almond oil is gentle enough to put right on your skin, and has a soothing effect on skin conditions like dermatitis, allergic rash and eczema. In a diffuser vapor, it will calm irritation.

Grapeseed

Chock-full of the same antioxidants found in wine, grapeseed oil is an ideal skin soother that also fights free radicals. Give your anti-aging treatments a little help with this oil.

Rose

The scent of flowers is a proven mood-lifter and rose oil has the added benefit of being anti-microbial. Rose oil will help heal your skin and keep it soft.


Sweet Slumber

You know how important sleep is to your health and to maintaining a youthful glow to your skin. If you have trouble sleeping because you're anxious or restless, a diffuser filled with calming oils will help you get the deep, healthful sleep your body craves. Once you get into the joy of essential oils, you'll have fun creating your own special blends. 

Calm and Relaxation

Whether your preparing to go to bed or just need to create a feeling of peacefulness, blend ylang ylang, orange, and patchouli for a soothing scent that will let you unwind.

Deep Sleep

Any diffuser with lavender oil will induce calm, deep sleep. To create a soothing blend that will lift your spirits while it helps you sleep, add oils of chamomile and cedar wood. 

Breath Better

If you're suffering from a cold, try a blend of essential oils of lemon, grapefruit and other citrus fruits, blended with bergamot. They'll help you clear the air and your stuffed-up nose and allow you to breath better — leading to improved sleep.

Ease Pain

If you have muscle or joint pain, it can be difficult to sleep. Using essential oils doesn't replace the advice of a doctor, however it can help sooth your body and let you sleep. 


Play it Safe

Essential oils are wonderful in diffusers, lotions and bathing products, but be careful if you have pets or small children. The concentrated form of the oils is too strong for children's sensitive skin. Some essential oils, including tea tree oil and clove, are highly toxic to your furred and feathered friends. 

Be aware of any sensitivities you might have, too. Mint is a skin irritant, and some people have found they can't tolerate oils of cinnamon, ginger, clove, oregano and others. Oils in a diffuser shouldn't touch your skin, so you shouldn't have any problems breathing them in, but be careful when handling them. 

Try different oils for their scents, soothing qualities and healing properties. Use single oils or create your own blends. However you use them, you're certain to wake to a whole new world of health and beauty.


Wake Up Beautiful with a Diffuser

Diffusing moist, warm air into your home is one of the best and easiest ways to give your health a boost. Humidifiers help you sleep better, snore less, fight off allergies and viruses, and keep your skin and hair soft. 

Once you discover the benefits of adding essential oils to your diffuser, you'll never want to go back to plain water.

Now you can double or triple the value of that warm air. Instead of just using water, add essential oils and turn every night into a soothing experience that will make sleeping time the best part of your day. Learn more about the best diffusers for sleep here.

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