The Sleep-Inducing Benefits of Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood can help you sleep due to its positive effect on the body. Sandalwood can help to manage the symptoms of anxiety and insomnia.  It can also eliminate other issue preventing sleep such as headaches and migraines whilst acting as a mild sedative.

Heightened anxiety and headaches can block you from getting a good night’s sleep. A way to naturally improve this is by implementing Sandalwood into your self-care routine. In addition Sandalwood’s rich scent, and healing properties can, reduce anxiety, aiding insomnia, mental clarity and encourages mediation.

Benefits of Sandalwood

  1. Reducing anxiety

There is a long history of the use of Sandalwood for relaxation and anxiety relief. Sandalwood has an aromatherapeutic element that makes it the ideal for a massage to help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. It can also help the over thinker relax and calm the mid with its luxurious and powerful aroma.

  1. Aiding insomnia

If you have found yourself not being able to sleep and in a state of insomnia there are some natural ways to combat this. Sandalwood can have sedative effects and can increases the amount of non-REM sleep. Non-REM sleep is the first stage of sleep, where there is less eye movement which is the key to falling asleep.

  1. Mental clarity

Practicing self-care can be the best way to relax and get ready for a good night’s sleep. Smelling sandalwood can encourage a state of introspection and a clearer mind. Having too many thoughts clouding the mind can be a cause to lack of sleep. For example burning a sandalwood candle or diffusing a sandalwood essential oil can be the thing to achieve the state of calm you are looking for.

  1. Encourages Meditation

The woody aroma of Sandalwood is known to calm and lift ones mood. Sandalwood as an essential oil during meditation, can be just what you need to create a calming atmosphere and prepare the body for bed. Historically mediation itself promotes rest and relax in the body, aiding those who have trouble sleeping.

Ways to use Sandalwood for better sleep

There are many ways to practically use Sandalwood to improve sleep and relax the mind. We recommend making sandalwood a part of your self-care routine to get the full benefits of the ingredient. Above all Sandalwood is the best way to get the spa experience at home.

Here at Ayumi we have a specially formulated body care range with sandalwood to give you the spa experience at home. The Sandalwood & Ylang Ylang 3 for 2 body care trio bundle is available on our website today equipped with everything you’ll need for an immersive shower experience. Feel your body and mind immediately calm with its distinct, rich and woody scent.