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Relaxing Essential Oils to Keep in the Bedroom

Words by Louise Miller

Photography by Rebecca Benoit

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: scent is an amazing way to help you create an evening ritual. Certain essential oils can calm your nervous system, and repeated inhalation at night can help signal your brain that it’s time for rest. Here are some of our favourite relaxing essential oils to keep in the bedroom.

Lavender Essential Oil

Soothing and relaxing, Lavender is a long-time favourite when it comes to bedtime. Put three drops on a tissue and sleep with it under your pillow.

Dusk Essential Oil Blend

With a scent like warm desert nights, Dusk is the ultimate bedtime blend. A mix of Ho Wood, Lavender, Frankincense, and Eucalyptus, it’s a little sultry and a lot comforting. Add 25 drops to a diffuser half an hour before bedtime and close the door; when it’s time to crawl under the covers, your space will smell amazing.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Grounding and cleansing, Frankincense is a beloved oil that is great for calming energy levels. Add 15 drops to a diffuser for a quieting bedtime scent.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Said to promote happy dreams thanks to its sedative and mood-boosting qualities, Ylang Ylang is an exotic floral with subtle depth. Put two drops in your hands, rub them together, and breathe in.

Sleep tight, friends.