If there’s something we love and long for every day, it is sleep.
Yet whilst catching Zzzs is a great way to spend an afternoon or night, sleeping well can be a challenge for many of us.
It’s mainly due to the cumulation of all those late nights at work, and the extended habit of countless hours spent on social media (we blame your mind-sucking, addictive algorithm, Tik Tok), or so we’d like to believe.
Perhaps you’ve already tried sleep tech, or maybe even changing up your routine with some sleep-inducing food. If that hasn’t worked, maybe it’s time to go for a more natural route. This time, we’re championing some aromatherapy products for some sweet sleep relief.
From pillow mists to candles that help you unwind, here are some aromatherapy products you can get in Singapore so you can put the “beauty” back in “beauty sleep.”
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This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.
For the uninitiated, pillow mists and sprays are typically a blend of floral waters, herbal ingredients and essential oils. The idea is simple. Just spritz them over your bed linen before hitting the sack.
Research has found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, which is instrumental in slowing heartbeat and relaxing muscles. The Body Shop Spa Of The World French Lavender Pillow Mist is infused with a beautiful lavender essential oil from Provence, France, aimed to release soothing wafts of fragrance for a good night’s sleep.
This minimalist aroma diffuser users ultrasonic waves to vaporise water and the essential oils (we recommend scents like lavender and chamomile) in the tank to produce a cool, dry, fragrant mist. It is slightly larger than regular diffuser sizes, but this means it can emit fragrances in a room three times larger than others, making it perfect for bigger spaces. It also acts a nightlight with a mood-enhancing, ambient glow.
To set yourself up for a relaxing night ahead, one simple way is to burn an aromatherapy candle as you’re getting into your night routine. Simply light the candle and take your time as you wash up, and snuggle into bed.
This particular candle is made from coconut soy wax and it comes with nine different scents for you to choose from. Scents like the Earl Grey Cucumber are great for mornings, but for restful nights we’d go with the Sage Sea Salt.
If you’re running low on essential oils, it’s time to stock up. Plant Therapy’s essential oils are some of the best in the industry, as they ensure all their products are 100 percent pure, natural and of the highest quality.
Besides dropping them in your diffusers, you can use essential oils for facial steams and body massages (dilute with a carrier oil before usage). Note: Pure essential oils are about 70 times more concentrated than the whole plant, so you should never use them directly on your skin.
Maybe you like something with a little less maintenance — after all, candles are a potential be a fire hazard if you’re not careful. Reed diffusers are a great alternative to keep your home scented and they require little to maintenance at all. Besides, they help to relax your mind throughout the day, making it much easier to fall asleep a night.
Need more options? We’ve rounded other reed diffuser options for your perusal here.