After a long, hard day at work, the last thing anyone wants is to climb into bed and end up lying awake for hours, unable to fall asleep. Insomnia related to stress, emotion, sickness, etc can leave you exhausted and drained the next day. When you find yourself needing a helping hand to fall asleep, the right candle can lull you to sleep when nothing else can. Check out below to take the first step to a better night’s sleep!
The Best of the Best…
Lavender Wooden Wick- Lavender is the top dog when it comes to healing scents. People may think of Lavender as a headache remedy, but that’s exactly why it’s perfect for catching some z’s!
Lowers heart rate
Lowers body temperature
Lowers blood pressure
Lavender’s healing properties mimic the natural stages of the body falling asleep, lowering heart rate, body temp, and blood pressure. The cherry on top is that lavender reduces anxiety, and after an exhausting day we all need a little stress relief. Paired with the Lavender Bath Bomb, a nice, relaxing, candlelit bath with a beautiful, fizzing bath bomb is exactly what the doctor ordered!
Chamomile- Ideal for calming daily anxieties, it’s warm and comforting scent smells like home.
Eucalyptus- Helps to clear the sinuses and congestion so that you can sleep soundly without having to worry about any phlegm stuck in your throat.
Lavender- Lowers blood pressure, body temperature and heart rate, preparing your body to fall asleep asap!
Sandalwood- A must have in a good sleepy-time candle! Sandalwood evens out your mood and helps you to reach a peaceful emotional state, perfect for calming the mind and falling asleep.
I’d Like People More if They Were Cats Instead… is not only perfect for those relaxing nights in- but it’s also the perfect relaxing end to the night as well. With a combination of chamomile, eucalyptus, lavender and sandalwood, it’s like this candle was poured just to ignite the best sleep you’ve ever had! Look no farther- there’s no better sleepy-time candle!
If you prefer clean, floral scents…
Eucalyptus Wooden Wick - The key to a restful night is letting go of your stress for the day, and there is no better stress relief aid than eucalyptus! But with a crisp mint base, notes of sweet honey, AND eucalyptus, our Eucalyptus Wooden Wick is more than just a sleep aid…
Reduces stress and anxiety
Clears end-of day phlegm
Eucalyptus is a miracle plant when it comes to health and wellness. Eucalyptus’ clean, crisp scent, paired with warm, sweet honey, not only prepares your mind to slip peacefully into slumber, but also clears away any pesky phlegm that might be lurking in your sinuses. Phlegm can accumulate naturally over the course of the day, but we often don’t notice it until we lay down and get all stuffed up! If you can relate, this is the candle for you- get all that nasty stuff out so you can get your beauty rest!
Eucalyptus- Eases stress and anxiety in addition to helping to clear your sinuses.
Mint- Fresh and clean, mint pierces through the fog of the day to clear your mind, as well as clearing any phlegm left in your throat.
Cedarwood- Warm and comforting, cedarwood evokes homey vibes, perfect for counting sheep.
A perfect blend of sharp, meditative eucalyptus and mint paired with cedarwood’s deep and comforting scents from home will send you off to sleep faster than you’d believe! Eucalyptus is always my personal go-to when it’s time to wind down- you can never go wrong with eucalyptus!
If you prefer warm, comforting scents…
French Vanilla -Some people say it’s a basic choice, but hey- why fix what isn’t broken? There’s a reason vanilla is a classic!
Comforting and calming aroma
Can help to relieve symptoms of PMS
Of course, vanilla is the smell of home for those who grew up with the smell of their moms’ baking, so lighting this candle feels like a big hug from home. Vanilla has also been known to help to relieve symptoms of PMS (and in some cases, increase libido!), so if cramps are keeping you awake, this double wick vanilla candle is perfect for keeping the uterus demons at bay!
Cinnamon Chai -not just a perfect candle for the holidays! Cinnamon Chai will wrap you up in an electric blanket of warm, deep aromas that will help you get to sleep before you know it!
Boosts memory retention
Boosts heart health
If you’re like me, then after a long, hard day, your knees, shoulders, back, etc can feel like they weigh a million pounds. With a strong cinnamon smell, this candle will help decrease the inflammation in your body, as well as help you to sort through the events of the day and file them away so there’s no need to stress before bed. Notes of chai aid in boosting your heart health, which is a must-have before bed. If bodily relaxation is more what you’re looking for, this is the candle for you!
Bonus: Sleepy time baths!
If you’re looking to take a nice, relaxing bath before bedtime, we’ve got some great bath bomb recommendations to take your calming bath to the next level of tranquility!
Not only does lavender (see our lavender wooden wick candle) aid in getting the body ready for sleep- lowering heart rate, body temp, blood pressure, etc- it also is a great headache reliever! So if you find yourself battling a small headache, or a massive migraine, lavender will stop that pain dead in its tracks!
If you prefer to relax alongside the fresh scents of the outdoors, this is the ideal bath experience for you! Ylang ylang may not be as potent as lavender, but it still does the job- reducing heart rate, lowering body temp and blood pressure. All the best qualities of a sleepy-time bath bomb! With added floral notes of jasmine and geranium, and a deep kashmir musk to pull it all together, you’ll feel like you’re walking through a tall forest after a beautiful rain.
If you’re finding that your sleep struggles stem from either stress or illness, this eucalyptus bath bomb should be your go to! Strong notes of mint and menthol will clear out any gunk that may be lurking in your throat or sinuses, providing your airways with an obstruction free sleep. Eucalyptus has been proven to calm the mind and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. This dream team combo is the ultimate fighter when it comes to knocking you out for a good night’s sleep!
Bergamot is the secret behind earl grey tea, so if you’re a tea fanatic like me, a bergamot bath is a heavenly way to spend the night! Just like lavender, bergamot is known for getting the body into sleep mode- lowering blood pressure, heart rate and body temp. But it also has a ton of anti-inflammatory properties to ease your body and mood balancing properties to ease your mind. With a zing of lemon and orange, you’ll feel clean, fresh, and ready for bed!