It's "Sleep Week" on Eye Opener!
Courtenay DeHoff met up with registered aromatherapist Michelle Bardwell to discuss aromatherapy solutions for getting a better night's sleep. Bardwell, a French trained aromatherapist and fixture in the international aromatherapy community, says essential oils are the perfect way to relax.
In order to get the biggest sleep benefits from essential oils, one must first understand the chemical families of the essential oils according to Bardwell.
By determining your temperament you can utilize the chart above to decide which essential oils will help you relax for a better night's sleep. The chart below breaks down the four temperaments.
Bardwell combines multiple essential oils to create each of her thirteen Flower Road formulas. Each formula is created to help elevate stress for each of the four temperaments.
When using essential oils for a physiological affect Bardwell says rub five drops behind the knees to reduce anxiety. The back of the knees provides the thinnest skin on the body allowing the essential oils to penetrate the body quickly.
If you are trying to affect the mind and the emotions Bardwell recommends smelling the essential oils.