The world of essential oils can sometimes be overwhelming - with over 100 oils available. But which ones are good for sleep and relaxation you ask? Well, the main 3 are lavender, geranium and chamomile oil, all having equally as amazing sleep properties.
Today we’re going to take you through how geranium works with sleeping…
What is Geranium oil and how does it smell?
Geranium oil is derived by steam distillation of the leaves of Pelargonium Graveolens which is a plant species native to South Africa. It’s mostly used as an ingredient in perfume and cosmetics but plays a big part in the world of aromatherapy!
It’s been researched in several human and animal studies and has been found to have antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and astringent properties.
Ways to use geranium oil:
- pillow spray
The smell has been described as floral with herbaceous notes. Not only does it smell like a dream but it can help you sleep.
Geranium oil benefits
When it comes to all essential oils, some health benefits have been more researched than others. Here’s what we know about geranium oil:
It can help fight off bacterial infections as it has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. A study found that geranium was about as effective as amoxicillin at fighting bacterial strains!
Secondly, it can help ease stress, anxiety, and depression. A clinical trial of women in labour for the first time found that inhaled geranium essential oil had a calming effect and reduced the anxiety surrounding labour itself. This also shows that it can help calm you down in other anxiety-riddled situations. Got a big test coming up? A job interview? Public speaking? Geranium oil might just be able to help with that!
Lastly, it can of course be used to relax and get you to sleep better. Essential oils in general can provide an improved sleep quality along with relaxation benefits. Geranium oil balances hormones and can even soothe headaches once inhaled - further improving sleep if you’re having problems!
Picture this: you’ve had a long day at work sitting through multiple meetings but can’t seem to get your head down properly before bed. Try out our End of Day candle or our End of Day pillow mist to get you in the mood for a blissful night sleep!
To use our deep sleep lavender pillow spray just lightly mist it over your pillow just before you go to sleep and wait to drift off into the dream world!
Use our sleep candle a few hours before you sleep to set the mood. This works by getting you in the calmest state possible.
Both of these products contain geranium oil which has been found to have natural anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce snoring caused by sinusitis!
Geranium oil has been widely loved for centuries in aiding sleep and anxiety. Introduce it into your nighttime routine and watch your sleep quality be the best it has been in a long time!