The secret sleep scent

Lavender is the scent of choice for sleep. The Romans added it to their bathwater (the word comes from the Latin word ‘lavare’, which means ‘to wash’). Lavender is used in many sleep blends. Look out for French high-altitude lavender oil because it contains higher natural linalyl acetate (ester) levels, so its properties are enhanced. However if can be a little girly.

If you (or him) are after something more butch, go for Cedarwood. It’s known for its comforting, grounding and warm scent (hence why it is used in many aftershaves). As an essential oil, it supports the healthy function of the pineal gland, which releases melatonin, the body’s natural sleep hormone.


Tisserand cedarwood oil:


High Altitude Lavender Oils: