Sleeping when you have a cold can be frustrating. Relax with these 3 essential oils!
Having a cold is uncomfortable—especially when you’re trying to get some sleep!
This post is about three essential oils for sleeping when you have a cold and how they can help you rest.
This diffuser blend is called Breathe and Sleep! It’s made with essential oils that help your body and mind relax, while also supporting respiratory wellness. They’re so effective thanks to the natural components present in the oils. I’ll go over some of the science about those components below, so you understand how they work to help you sleep (even if you have a cold).
First, here’s the recipe!
Breathe & Sleep Diffuser Blend
- 4 drops Tamala essential oil (Cinnamomum tamala ct. linalool)
- 3 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
- 2 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
About these essential oils for sleeping when you have a cold
Tamala essential oil
Cinnamomum tamala ct. linalool
Tamala oil comes from a broadleaf evergreen tree in the Himalayan regions of Nepal. It contains several powerful components.
The first is linalool.
Linalool is one of my favorite essential oil components to include in blends for relaxation and sleep. Countless studies have demonstrated that it helps relax the nervous system, allowing the body to release stress and the mind to calm down. Linalool also helps reduce physical inflammation, which might be present if you have a cold.
The second component in Tamala is 1,8-cineole.
1,8-cineole is an important component for respiratory wellness. It can help the body break down excess mucus, supporting clear, easy breathing. (1,8-cineole is also the main component in Eucalyptus oil, and is largely responsible for Eucalyptus’s powerful respiratory benefits.)
Sweet Orange essential oil
Sweet Orange smells just like freshly sliced fruit! It’s cold pressed from the rinds of fresh citruses.
The d-limonene present in Sweet Orange can calm the body and mind, soothe inflammation and is even used to help reduce the presence of germs. That’s a perfect trio of benefits for sleeping when you have a cold!
Lavender essential oil
I’ve already mentioned the many benefits of linalool under Tamala’s section. Lavender contains over 20% linalool!
It also contains over 25% of linalyl acetate—another component that calms the nerves and helps the mind relax.
When linalool and linalyl acetate occur together (as in Lavender), they create a powerful synergy, enhancing one another’s effects. This is why Lavender is probably the most famous essential oil of all for relaxation and sleep.
I hope this diffuser blend helps you get some sleep so your body can heal!
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