The power of scent is probably the closest thing we have to witchcraft. Don’t believe us? How about when you’re driving by a McDonald’s and the smell of their fresh fries creeps up on you and suddenly you’re starving? Or when someone walks by you and their perfume/cologne leaves an euphoric trail and you’re in love for 5 seconds? Or when you’re at the mall and you smell fresh cinnamon buns and suddenly you’re in line picking one up?
Scent can make you feel some type of way. Can we use it to enhance our sleep? We’ve rounded up a few great scents to help you find your way into snooze town.
Vanilla is not only delicious, but it’s fragrance is also very relaxing. Light a vanilla scented candle in the bedroom, while you’re reading or watching TV. You can also opt for an oil, if you’re afraid of forgetting to blow out the candle before heading to snooze fest. Might get you a little hungry though – or maybe that’s just us.
Lavender is a very pretty color and it doubles as a pretty smell too! Lavender is thought to have a calming fragrance – it’s been used to supress anxiety. The scent of lavender slows down the nervous system, which can relax your body and mind and escort you into sleep town.
Chamomile is not only great in tea form, but it is also used in products such as lotions, oils, and perfumes to help promote relaxation.
Jasmine is a sweet smelling flower that surprisingly can help you experience a greater quality sleep.
These are all great scents - but any fragrance that you like can help promote sleep. If the scents mentioned above won’t do it for you, figure out what your nose likes and bring it into the bedroom. You can buy a fragrant candle (don’t forget to blow it out!), pillow mists, or roll-on aromatherapy.
Rest easy, friends!