There are hundreds of essential oils out there, each with their own specific healing properties. But how do they work and which ones are the best for relaxation?

Plant extracts used for therapeutic benefits have been around for centuries. Made by steaming the various parts of a plant or flower, the scent molecules in essentials oils travel through our sense of smell, directly to the brain and have been proven to specifically impact the emotional centre of the brain. This is the part of the brain which connects to heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress and hormones. It explains how powerful a scent can be in triggering our emotions. 

Here are the top three oils for calming the mind and fending off insomnia:

#1 Lavender.

Used in so many baby products, lavender is probably the most commonly thought of scent for relaxation. When used before bed, it also has a track record of improving your overall quality of rest as well as helping you drift to sleep. 

#2 Chamomile.

We have all heard of drinking chamomile tea but the use of chamomile as an essential oil for relieving stress is also widely applied. Not just for sleep, chamomile is a great oil for use throughout the day, soothing agitation and calming the mind. 

#3 Vanilla.

This sweet scent is a popular perfume fragrance, but it has a long history of being used for relaxation and stress, reducing hyperactivity and restlessness and lowering blood pressure. It is also shown to relieve anxiety and depression, uplifting your mood.

How does this apply to Charlotte Rose? Can people add an essential oil to their heat pack? Needs bringing back to the sales point here.

Link to how to use essential oils?