Aromatherapy for Sleep

There are many causes of insomnia.

The most common are worry, tension and anxiety. It is estimated that one in three adults will suffer from insomnia in their lives. The body needs sleep in order to concentrate on repairing and healing itself. A lack of sleep can have long-term negative effects on health and well-being.


Aromatherapy oils help relaxation, allowing the body to wind down naturally. Leading to a restful and peaceful night sleep. Essential oils such as chamomile and lavender are calming and soothing to the nervous system. They relax the mind and relieve the body of tension and anxiety. The quality of sleep that follows is very beneficial to restore and replenish the cells and tissues, even the state of mind.

Zuleikha makes bespoke aromatherapy for sleep products to suit your individual needs. In honour of National Snoring Week she has offered to give a free consultation to our readers if contacted in the next couple of weeks. Contact details can be found on her website below.

Zuleikha Assenjee Aromatherapist

Essential oils and their uses

Lemon : helps with oily skin

Lavender : moisturiser

Peppermint : soothes upset stomachs

Rosemary : dandruff

Tea tree : one of its uses is to fight acne

Be careful when using essential oils cosmetically. Most will need to be mixed with a carrier oil before applying directly to the skin. You can also use an oil burner to scent your home and promote sleepiness.