Aromatic essential oils have been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments. Though solid research on their effectiveness is limited, and we would never recommend aromatherapy in place of doctor-approved remedies for a serious medical concern, anecdotal evidence abounds. Many people swear that particular scents make it easier for them to relax, focus, lessen pain, and so on. The following five scents are reputed to promote relaxation and help put you to sleep. Try putting a few drops of essential oil on your pillow or aromatizing your room with an oil diffuser.
Please note that if you’re pregnant, have asthma, or suffer from severe allergies, you should consult your healthcare professional before trying aromatherapy.