How Aromatherapy Can Help You Sleep

Aromatherapy, the use of aromatics, has been used since ancient times to promote wellness and relaxation and is thought to help treat sleeplessness. The sleep experts at ZzzQuil use aromatherapy as a gentle, non-medicinal way to help restless sleepers calm their minds and bodies to get ready for bed.

A Short History of Aromatherapy

A French chemist first coined the term “aromatherapy” in 1937 after successfully treating his severely burned hand with lavender oil. But the practice of aromatherapy dates back much further, to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Roman civilizations. Although the exact origins of aromatherapy are unknown, the therapeutic, spiritual use of aromatherapy has been noted by many ancient cultures civilizations across the world. While aromatherapy has many uses, today relaxing essential oils like lavender are primarily used in association with sleep.

How Aromatherapy Helps You Sleep

If you’re having trouble falling or staying asleep, aromatherapy may help. While there are limited scientific studies on how exactly essential oils encourage restful sleep, many people rely on soothing scents – especially deep floral and herb scents – to promote relaxation and relieve stress.

Vicks PURE Zzzs Soothing Aromatherapy Balm

There are many ways experience essential oils, but one of the best is in a balm. Balm formulas not only providing a lasting, gentle scent experience, but also sooth and hydrate dry skin. For aromatherapy benefits, Vicks PURE Zzzs Soothing Aromatherapy Balm uses the soothing, calming fragrances of lavender and chamomile. Lavender essential oil: one of the most popular scents, lavender has been recorded as an important essential oil since the 13th century, when a German Abbess named Hildegard grew and distilled hers as medicine. Lavender has a deep floral fragrance that can evoke feelings of calm and mental well-being. Chamomile essential oil: Chamomile is known for its calming, stress-relieving scent. Its gentle, soothing fragrance can calm a restless body and mind and ease the person preparing for a restful sleep.