How to get a good night’s sleep with Aromatherapy and Flower Essences

by Vanessa on May 25, 2017

Many of my clients first come to see me because they are having trouble sleeping. This can be awful and completely wreck you for anything the next day.

Quite often it is by making a few simple changes that results can be had. Always make sure your room is aired, your sheets clean and you are ready for bed. Try not to use your bed for watching TV (certainly don’t fall asleep with the TV on), working or having an argument in.

If you like bathing at night try to bath when all your other jobs are done. Run the bath. When you have undressed add 6 drops of Lavender (or a combination of Lavender and Geranium) to your bath water. Mix well and breath in the scent, get into the bath and relax. Don’t use soap until you have had a good long soak for at least 10 minutes. When you have patted yourself dry get into bed with a cup of herbal tea (Chamomile, or one designed for sleeplessness are ideal).

It is not a good idea to overuse essential oils, as they are going to re-balance the body so if you use too much of a relaxing oil they will have the opposite effect. If you don’t have a bath then try putting 3 drops of Lavender, Geranium or Sweet Marjoram (you can combine these but don’t use more than 3) on a tissue tucked into your pillow. You might also find that if you wake in the night taking a few drops of Walnut Flower Essence or White Chestnut can help you go back to sleep.

If your problem is long term then it might be a good idea to consult a professional Aromatherapist to get to the root of your problem.

This post by Jane Tilton, BA (Hons), MIFA was originally featured in Southwark News.  If you’d like to find out more about Aromatherapy visit our Aromatherapy Page.  To contact Jane directly, email her at

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