With Sleep Awareness Week running from March 14-20, coinciding with World Sleep Day on March 19, there is no time like the present to prioritise sleep, especially since we spend one-third of our lives sleeping.
“Sleep is fundamental to our health, and yet so many of us don’t get enough of it,” aromatherapy specialist, Pat Princi-Jones, said. “One of the most important things we can do is to start to prioritise our sleep.”
This is where products such as essential oils can be really beneficial for a great night’s sleep.
Oil Garden, for example, has perfected its Sleep Well 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend, combining the pure essential oils of sweet orange, lavender, marjoram and German chamomile, all known for their calming and relaxing properties. Diffusing this blend in a living room or bedroom, or rolling onto temples, chest and back of the neck, is an easy addition to improving a sleep routine.
To further aid the quest for a better night's sleep, BD has rounded up some reputable beauty products that help bridge the gap between sleep, beauty and wellness.
Natio Ambient Essential Oil Diffuser is an essential oil diffuser that creates a soothing ambience in the home. Featuring a contemporary glass lid and wooden base, the diffuser also has four mist settings and three light settings to suit any mood or occasion.
Weleda Lavender Relaxing Body Oil is a body oil that softens skin and helps create a sense of peace and wellbeing. With almond oil and sesame oil, skin is left soft while the aromatic fragrance of lavender essential oil can help rejuvenate, relax and assist with restful sleep.
Absolute Essential Twinkle Star encourages sweet dreams and restful sleep. The bedtime blend is carefully crafted to encourage the calmness and relaxation necessary for deep sleep
Swisse Ultiboost Magnesium + Sleep Powder is a premium quality formula containing a unique blend of eight nutrients and herbs including choline, inositol, hops and passionflower.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter is specifically formulated to help prevent the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter is infused with soothing lavender oil, making it ideal for evening application with the lavender fragrance aromatically promoting relaxation and sleep.
LUSH Beauty Sleep is LUSH’s most indulgent mask yet. This face and body mask combines royally rich ingredients to polish the skin, with a generous helping of LUSH’s most luxurious moisturiser Gorgeous, to nourish it.
A'kin Lavender Body Wash contains certified organic lavender oil, australian cold pressed macadamia oil, avocado extract and vitamin B5. It has a relaxing fragrance that promotes a calm and restful sleep.
Manicare Sleeping Mask is ideal for home and travel. This mask has adjustable straps and is suitable for all head sizes.
Natio focus on sleep is a pure essential oil blend that helps calm the mind for a restful sleep. The blend includes lavender, orange, chamomile and patchouli.
The Body Shop Wellbeing Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow and Body Mist is a quick-drying mist that assists with sleeping problems. It contains a special encapsulation technology that allows bursts of active fragrance to be released at night to aid a better night's rest.
Eco Tools Bamboo Sleep Mask is made with soft bamboo material to ensure a restful sleep. Made with natural materials, this product has a low impact on the earth’s resources.