Essential Oil Blends for Naptime

A selection of soothing essential oils sitting out by a diffuser

For many of us, naptime can feel like a luxury reserved solely for responsibility-free toddlers. As adults, the complexities and pressures of everyday life (aka “adulting”) all too often drive a hard wedge between staying afloat and being well-rested. When we do find those rare moments of peace and quiet, the rambling chatter in our brains can make a power nap feel more like a worry session. With the seemingly endless obligations and expectations that arise from work, relationships, and life in general, it’s no wonder that restlessness is an all-too-familiar theme in the modern human experience.

There are numerous studies that show that naps are good for adult health. Boosted immunity, enhanced creativity, decreased stress, and improved memory are just a few of the cited benefits that can be gained from incorporating a 15-30 minute nap into our daily routines. So, how can we aid in quieting the brain chatter and scooch aside that nagging list of responsibilities to catch some well-deserved Zs during the day? The answer just might be harnessed within the power of our beloved botanical alliesessential oils!

Leaning on essential oils known for their soothing qualities such as lavender, bergamot, and clary sage can help settle a stressed mind and drift off for a rejuvenating rest. I crafted these three essential oil blends to promote mental relaxation and an overall peaceful state of mind. With these aromatic companions, your favorite diffuser, and a cozy blanket, you’ll be sure to soar through mid-day dreamland and awake feeling energized and ready to take on the next part of the day.

Three Essential Oil Blends for Naptime

Soothe the Stressors

Grounded Mind and Body

Bright and Balanced

Pro Tips

  • These essential oil blends can be used in a diffuser or diluted with carrier oils to be used topically in roll-on bottles for when you’re taking your nap to-go!
  • Follow the directions on your diffuser of choice.
  • I recommend pre-mixing these blends to avoid accidentally adding too much of an essential oil into your diffuser. I like to make enough to fill a 10mL essential oil bottle in advance so I always have some on hand!
  • For best napping success, use sparingly to gently disperse the scent and avoid naptime distractions resulting from an overly saturated aroma.
  • Always use caution when diffusing essential oils around pets, especially cats. If you have questions or concerns regarding essential oils use around our furry friends, please connect with a qualified veterinary professional for further guidance.

 

Looking for more soothing essential oil inspiration?

Check out Essential Oil Blend for Focus + Room Spray for Studying!

 

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Hailey

Written by Hailey on July 10, 2024

Hailey grew up on a small rural farm in Oregon surrounded by trees and more animals than you could count on your fingers and toes, Hailey has always had a strong passion for exploration, art, biology, and animals. These passions have led her through various career paths including veterinary medicine, neurodiverse healthcare, and teaching glazing at a local pottery studio. These accumulated skills brought her to the front steps of Mountain Rose Herbs, where she holds the Partnership & Event Coordinator position. When she isn’t planning community events, you can find her cooking up nourishing vegan food, snuggling with her beloved kitty, Indigo, or wandering around mossy creek beds looking for agates and animal bones to breathe new life into her jewelry creations.


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Essential Oil Blends for Naptime

A selection of soothing essential oils sitting out by a diffuser

For many of us, naptime can feel like a luxury reserved solely for responsibility-free toddlers. As adults, the complexities and pressures of everyday life (aka “adulting”) all too often drive a hard wedge between staying afloat and being well-rested. When we do find those rare moments of peace and quiet, the rambling chatter in our brains can make a power nap feel more like a worry session. With the seemingly endless obligations and expectations that arise from work, relationships, and life in general, it’s no wonder that restlessness is an all-too-familiar theme in the modern human experience.

There are numerous studies that show that naps are good for adult health. Boosted immunity, enhanced creativity, decreased stress, and improved memory are just a few of the cited benefits that can be gained from incorporating a 15-30 minute nap into our daily routines. So, how can we aid in quieting the brain chatter and scooch aside that nagging list of responsibilities to catch some well-deserved Zs during the day? The answer just might be harnessed within the power of our beloved botanical alliesessential oils!

Leaning on essential oils known for their soothing qualities such as lavender, bergamot, and clary sage can help settle a stressed mind and drift off for a rejuvenating rest. I crafted these three essential oil blends to promote mental relaxation and an overall peaceful state of mind. With these aromatic companions, your favorite diffuser, and a cozy blanket, you’ll be sure to soar through mid-day dreamland and awake feeling energized and ready to take on the next part of the day.

Three Essential Oil Blends for Naptime

Soothe the Stressors

Grounded Mind and Body

Bright and Balanced

Pro Tips

  • These essential oil blends can be used in a diffuser or diluted with carrier oils to be used topically in roll-on bottles for when you’re taking your nap to-go!
  • Follow the directions on your diffuser of choice.
  • I recommend pre-mixing these blends to avoid accidentally adding too much of an essential oil into your diffuser. I like to make enough to fill a 10mL essential oil bottle in advance so I always have some on hand!
  • For best napping success, use sparingly to gently disperse the scent and avoid naptime distractions resulting from an overly saturated aroma.
  • Always use caution when diffusing essential oils around pets, especially cats. If you have questions or concerns regarding essential oils use around our furry friends, please connect with a qualified veterinary professional for further guidance.

 

Looking for more soothing essential oil inspiration?

Check out Essential Oil Blend for Focus + Room Spray for Studying!

 

You may also be interest in:

 

Mountain Rose Herbs PIN photo

 


Topics: Aromatherapy, Recipes

Hailey

Written by Hailey on July 10, 2024

Hailey grew up on a small rural farm in Oregon surrounded by trees and more animals than you could count on your fingers and toes, Hailey has always had a strong passion for exploration, art, biology, and animals. These passions have led her through various career paths including veterinary medicine, neurodiverse healthcare, and teaching glazing at a local pottery studio. These accumulated skills brought her to the front steps of Mountain Rose Herbs, where she holds the Partnership & Event Coordinator position. When she isn’t planning community events, you can find her cooking up nourishing vegan food, snuggling with her beloved kitty, Indigo, or wandering around mossy creek beds looking for agates and animal bones to breathe new life into her jewelry creations.