Essential Oils for Focus

Essential Oils for Focus

Friday, June 30th, 2023 | Article by: Liza Docken

In the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day lives, we’re often in need of support for mental functioning. Whether it’s focus, concentration, alertness, or attention we’re hoping to increase, it turns out smelling essential oils can make a big difference. We can thank Olfaction for our ability to gain benefits from smelling things like essential oils, flowers, and so on.

Olfaction happens through the Olfactory System, & here’s a rudimentary explanation of how that works. When we inhale and notice a scent, it means we’ve breathed in an aromatic molecule. Given that all scent is particulate, these molecules exist in us and cause a reaction in us regardless if the scent is good or bad. These molecules act as messages and when breathed in are taken in by our Olfactory Nerves, which hang down from the top of our nasal cavity. These nerves cross the ethmoid bone, or cribiform plate, carrying the molecule messages to our Olfactory Bulb. Here, the messages are taken along the Olfactory Tract into the Limbic System of the brain, which includes the Hypothalamus, the Hippocampus, and the Amygdala. These parts of our brain are responsible for regulating and balancing our autonomic nervous system, our hormones, our emotions (including those that can cause us to lose focus), and our memories. Needless to say, simply breathing in a scent goes far beyond the enjoyment of aromas.

Single Note Essential Oils for Focus

When it comes to essential oils for focus, we have a good many to choose from. Here’s a quick comprehensive list that includes some of the best essential oils for focus, concentration, and studying.

Basil – this herbaceous, fresh scent has been known to soothe those who suffer from ruminative thinking, when your brain replays the same thought again and again like a skipping record. Also known for its supportive nature during headaches, this essential oil has a lot to offer when we’re looking for greater concentration for work or studying.

Bergamot and other citruses – citrus scents can help with mental fatigue thanks to their ability to uplift the sprits and focus our mind and attention. Lemon, Orange, and Grapefruit are equally beneficial, letting you choose the one you like best.

Black Spruce – conifers like black spruce can support ease of breath, which in turn can help us take deeper breaths. Like a chain reaction, this helps us feel more grounded and present which makes focusing on a task much easier. It also has the ability to bring relief during times of stress, one of the biggest causes for distraction and mental fatigue.

Eucalyptus Globulus or Eucalyptus Radiata – both eucalyptus varieties are supportive of the respiratory system, and can enhance ease of breath and a feeling of alertness.

Frankincense – typically used as a way to enhance reverence and increase spiritual connectedness, Frankincense can also promote ease of breath. This is a great way to support meditation and deeper breathing, both known to help with general focus and concentration.

Lavender – best known for its ability to relax and encourage rest, Lavender Lavandula angustifolias anxiolytic capabilities have been shown to decrease tension, another of the main causes of mental fatigue and distracted mind.

Lavender, Spike – not to be confused with Lavender, Spike Lavender Lavandula spicata has a different constituent profile, including higher levels of a constituent called 1,8 cineole. This constituent is also present in Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Ravintsara, all of which can invigorate the senses and support the respiratory system.

Lemongrass – a popular refreshing scent that works both as a calming agent and a motivator, helping you to stay focused and on task.

Peppermint– invigorating, energizing, and stimulating, this is a quintessential scent for promoting concentration, attentiveness, and focus.

Pine, Scotch – a great option in times of severe fatigue or exhaustion, this awakens the body and mind via its fresh forest scent.

Ravintsara ct 1,8 cineole – this oil’s ability to support as a neurotonic is a fantastic option where exhaustion, stress, and anxiety might be thwarting your ability to focus and stay on task.

Rosemary ct 1,8 cineol – a staple scent for supporting memory, mental acuity, and focus. This oil has a long history of use for remembrance and attention and is one of the best essential oils for concentration. Rosemary ct 1,8 cineole’s effects are in part thanks to its ability to support circulation.

Spearmint – a softer counterpart to Peppermint, this oil has a sweetness to its stimulation which can soften the effects if you’re not in need of a full-on boost.

Thyme ct linalol – the softer of two variations, Thyme ct linalol can offer relief from nervous fatigue, a common side effect of busy lifestyles. This is the softer aroma of the two Thymes as well.

Thyme ct thymol – this more intense version of Thyme is due to its stimulating constituents which gives it an invigorating and intense impact. This oil is best used in a blend for focus and mental clarity.

Vetiver – this oil is the queen bee of centering and grounding. These two elements can help us reconnect with the present moment, something that naturally promotes the ability to focus and concentrate.

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Essential Oil Blends for Focus and Concentration

Mixing your favorites from the list of essential oils for focus and concentration, you can make a blend tailored to your interests. Here are some examples of blends that work nicely together.

Focus Essential Oil Blend for Topical Use

  • Bergamot 30 drops
  • Basil ct linalol 10 drops
  • Peppermint 10 drops

Add these oils to 50 drops of your carrier oil of choice – I like Jojoba in this blend thanks to its texture and neutral scent – and massage 4-5 drops into the solar plexus twice a day, when needed.

Focus Diffuser Blend

  • Black Spruce 25 drops
  • Lavender 35 drops
  • Ravintsara ct 1,8 cineole 15 drops

Create your synergy by adding these oils to a clean 5ml bottle, swirl to combine the essential oils, then add 4-5 drops to your diffuser. 8-9 drops of the synergy can be used for larger rooms and areas. Great at the office, for study sessions, or any time you need a little boost for concentration and attention.

Pre-formulated Essential Oil Blends from Pranarōm

When it comes to supporting students of all ages, some of the best essential oils for studying are available in pre-made blends by Pranarōm.

For those under 12, the Pranakids Play diffusion blend is an effective option while being safe for use with children from 3 months and up. This blend is formulated with Sweet Orange, Spearmint, Atlas Cedarwood, and Bergamot essential oils.

For those over 12 years of age, Pranarōm offers both Find Focus and, a longtime favorite, Mental Clarity. Each expertly formulated blend has its own aromatic characteristics. Find Focus is formulated with Grapefruit, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, and Lemongrass essential oils to help improve concentration and support focused attention. Mental Clarity is formulated with Peppermint, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary ct 1,8 cineole, and Basil ct linalol essential oils for boosting energy and refreshing the mind. Shop all of our Wellness Blends here!

Methods for Using Essential Oils for Focus

Diffusion is one of the best options for getting the most benefits from essential oils, especially when used for focus, concentration, or studying. I recommend an ultrasonic diffuser, a style that does not use heat to diffuse. This style of diffusion maintains the therapeutic and aromatic qualities of an essential oil better than a heat-sourced diffuser.

When a diffuser is not available, try palm inhalation! Add a drop of your single note essential oil or blend to your palms and rub them together. The warmth and friction caused by rubbing the palms together helps to open the aroma. Cup the palms and bring them toward your nose as you breathe in deeply through the nose 3-5 times. In a pinch, you can smell the oil right out of the bottle and still receive benefits. With a little more time you can add your oil(s) to a carrier oil and use this blend to massage into the chest or shoulders to enjoy the aromatics in a more personal way.

With so many options available, finding an essential oil for focus that appeals to you is easy! Try one of these suggested single notes, DIY blends or pre-formulated blends by Pranarōm today and notice how quickly they can help you.

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How Essential Oils Are Made

Thursday, June 15th, 2023 | Article by: Liza Docken Distillation: the transformation of plant material, using water, to create essential oils. The most common method of essential oil extraction is through steam distillation. Water is heated by fire to create steam. The steam then moves through a pipe into the next chamber where plant material has been tightly packed. As the steam moves through the plant material’s cells and membranes, it pulls the essential oils out and carries them into the condenser. Here the steam is cooled to return it to water, which fills into the final chamber. Because the essential oils are hydrophobic, they separate and float to the surface. After removing the essential oils, what is left over is called Hydrosol. Hydro (water) + sol (solution). Hydrosol is the co-product of distillation, a gentler aromatherapy product that is much, much less concentrated and contains the water-soluble constituents of a plant. This makes hydrosol far more user-friendly for the novice and for everyday use, especially with pets and children under 3. When it comes to more delicate materials, like some flowers whose petals have thinner membranes, the heat of steam distillation is too intense and can damage the plant material before the essential oil can been extracted. While similar to steam distillation in that water is being heated, hydro distillation is a process of placing plant material directly into the water that is being heated, rather than in a separate chamber as with steam distillation. This secondary method allows for lower temperatures, ensuring the precious plant material can remain intact until its oils have been properly extracted. This method is also used for materials that benefit from longer distillation times due to sustained heat exposure, like resins. When asking the question, “How is essential oil made?” there is yet another answer: expeller pressing. Some plant material yields a better quantity of oil while maintaining quality when pressed rather than distilled. A common example of this is the peels of citrus fruit (lemons, grapefruit, oranges, etc.). This method can be done with whole peels, pressing them after being warmed to ensure the plant material releases as much of the essential oil as possible. Alternatively, this method can be done after zesting the citrus peels over a natural sponge, which is then pressed to extract the essential oil. Why are essential oils called ‘essential?’ Essential speaks to the nature of the work the oils do in the plant. Essential oils act much like an immune system for the plant. Essential oils function to ward of microbes (bacteria, virus, fungus, etc.), pests (insects), and invasive species. They also function as attractants to entice butterflies, bees, and birds, all of which act as pollinators and ensure the plant’s continued survival. These oils are essential to the life and longevity of the plant and could also be described as the life force of the plant. These functions can benefit humans in much the same way. Whether you’re wanting to support your immune system, keep insects away, or simply wear an enticing aromatic scent, essential oils are there to help. It’s important to note that in order to harness these life-supporting benefits that essential oils can offer, the essential oils must be plant based essential oils. As the popularity of essential oils and aromatherapy grows, there are many brands offering ‘essential oils’ that have been synthesized in a lab or have had synthetic fragrances mixed in with plant oils. This changes their safety indications, uses, and therapeutic value. Pharmaceutical Grade Essential Oils When someone is looking for phytotherapy or plant based organic essential oils, they need to be sure they’re sourcing their oils from a reputable company who can back up claims of natural, organic, and therapeutic in the way Pranarōm can. At Pranarōm, every batch of essential oil is tested for quality assurance. Not only is the specific type of oil confirmed, Pranarōm’s multi-faceted approach to testing also results in what is called a Certificate of Analysis. This certificate lists the constituents, or chemical compounds contained in that specific essential oil. And this is where the conversation around pharmaceutical grade essential oils can begin. For a company like Pranarōm whose oils are often prescribed by doctors and pharmacists in the European market, quality and constituent assurance are a must. Each of these individual compounds has its own therapeutic function, and in combination with the plants’ other naturally occurring constituents, creates what can be called an entourage effect, meaning each of the constituents speaks to and supports the other. This offers a full spectrum of health support to help bring the body back into balance. For a company like Pranarōm whose oils are often prescribed by doctors and pharmacists in the European market, quality and constituent assurance are a must. Each of these individual compounds has its own therapeutic function, and in combination with the plants’ other naturally occurring constituents, creates what can be called an entourage effect, meaning each of the constituents speaks to and supports the other. This offers a full spectrum of health support to help bring the body back into balance. In addition to constituents, essential oils also have characteristics. The characteristics of essential oils change based on the plant they are taken from and where they are grown. Each oil has its unique profile of characteristics, including scent, color, texture, and chemical composition. These are some of the distinguishing features that aromatherapists and pharmacists consider when helping a client with their specific health needs. While the markets for essential oils and aromatherapy differ greatly between Europe (pharmaceutical) and the United States (alternative health), the end goal is the same: to support the health of the client. In Europe, an essential oil’s nutritional value is considered when suggesting or prescribing an oil. This is another way of speaking to the constituent profile of an oil. Here in the US, people are more likely to focus on the aroma of an oil and how it might blend with other oils. Both offer a valid approach to supporting health and wellbeing, but care should be taken when using oils for their therapeutic values. Buying from a company like Pranarōm, based on Scientific or French Medical Aromatherapy, is an important first step. Working with a health professional, such as an aromatherapist with explicit constituent training, is a must. How an essential oil is made is an important question that leads to many other interests and concerns when it comes to utilizing phyto-therapy, i.e. plant therapy. Extracting these plant therapy organic essential oils with care and attention to detail is key. While there are many methods to extraction, buying from a company like Pranarōm, who understands not only the plant’s characteristics, but also appropriate extraction methods based on those characteristics, is the best way to ensure quality and consistency. Shop Essential Oils

How To Use Lavender Oil For Sleep

Lavender essential oil, from Lavandula angustifolia, is known in the world of aromatherapy as a panacea. Panacea is defined as “a solution or remedy for all difficulties.” Nothing could be truer of Lavender essential oil than this. While many essential oils offer similar benefits to Lavender, no single oil has the same varied and numerous capabilities as Lavender. One such capability is to help us with sleep, equally so with routine, quality, and longevity. When it comes to sleep, or lack thereof, we all know the feeling between feeling rested and exhausted and we can often connect the lack of sleep to issues that crop up throughout the day. Irritability, impatience, brain fog, lack of motivation, sadness… the list goes on and on. While Lavender essential oil can help in each of these iterations, its ability to support us before it’s too late is even greater. First, let’s look at sleep routine. The importance of consistency A sleep routine is staying consistent to a schedule when it comes to sleep. As much as we can, for the most optimal sleep and best results from said sleep (because let’s face it, there is such a thing as ‘bad’ sleep), we need to stick to a schedule of consistent bedtime AND waking time. The former is often talked about, the latter, not as much. If we can get to bed within a half hour range every night, and wake within a half hour range every morning, we will find amazing results within a week. And yes, you can get into bed and even fall asleep before you’re supremely exhausted. Believe me, I was shocked the first time I got into bed not yet tired and still managed to fall asleep. The reason for a consistent bedtime and wake time is because our bodies like a routine, and when we consistently sleep at the same times every night our body recognizes the pattern and is more likely to do the work it needs to do while we sleep. (This is true for those who work 2nd and 3rd shifts as well, no matter what time of day you get your sleep, be consistent.) That’s right, while we sleep is when the body and its internal structures reset, regenerate, and replenish for the next day. We then wake feeling more energetic, more alert, and in a mood that makes our day-to-day activities less of a grind and more tolerable. How does Lavender support? Let’s look at how Lavender essential oil supports you in your routine and where to put Lavender for sleep. When establishing a new routine it can be helpful to have a ‘switch’ to let your mind and body know what’s coming next. Lavender essential is a great oil to put into your diffuser when you’re getting close to bedtime. If you do this consistently your mind will recognize the smell and encourage you to get to your end of day routine and into bed. Adding Lavender essential oil to your skincare routine at night is another way to both benefit the skin and relax the body for sleep. Lastly, having the smell of Lavender essential oil by your bed, either on a cotton ball or tissue next to your pillow, will further round out this oil’s support of deep, restorative sleep. What makes Lavender so effective? Lavender contains two primary constituents, linalool and linalyl acetate. In his book Contemporary French Aromatherapy, Dominique Baudoux describes Esters, like linalyl acetate, as being calming and sedative with abilities as a neurotropic antispasmodic. This means that it can help support the nervous system and the body’s ability to keep it in balance. The nervous system needs to be balanced and relaxed in order for the mind and body to relax, fall, and stay asleep. Monoterpenols, like linalool, also offer neurotonic support and sedative qualities, both of which further support the body’s ability to get restful, meaningful sleep. Some simple ways to use Lavender essential oil for sleep Palm inhalation is one of the quickest and easiest ways to use essential oil. Add a drop of Pranarōm’s Lavender essential oil to your palm and rub the palms together. As the palms rub together, the heat and friction created help to open the oil’s aroma by breaking down the molecules and offering a very rudimentary method of diffusion. Then cup the palms and bring them toward your nose. If it’s comfortable for you, close your eyes and start breathing in deeply through the nose. Let your breaths be easy and slow, not forced or urgent – slowing and softening the breath supports your body’s ability to relax. Take 3-5 breaths in and out through the nose and notice how you feel afterward. This is a great method when you don’t have a diffuser or want a more personal experience. The skin of the palms is thicker than most other places on the body (aside from the feet) which means the essential oil cannot penetrate the skin as easily or as quickly as it can on other parts of the body. And while essential oils are oils, they are volatile and act a lot like a gas, which means that the oil that can’t penetrate the skin quickly often evaporates. Diffusion is another great option to help support sleep, I recommend an ultrasonic diffuser. Ultrasonic diffusers work by decreasing the molecules size through ultrasonic movements from the small plate at the bottom of the diffuser. The smaller the molecule the easier the aroma will move with the cool mist and diffuse into the air, giving you the best dispersal in your home or bedroom. If your diffuser has an intermittent function, it will diffuse for shorter periods of time in bursts but last over a longer period, supporting you throughout the night but not overwhelming the system. Another method with diffuser is to set the diffuser and run for an hour before you go to bed, leaving the bedroom infused with Lavender’s calming and supportive scent. * Please note, if you have pets that sleep in the bedroom with you, this second method of diffusing before you get into bed is best for them until you know how they respond to having Lavender diffused in their presence. Ambient Diffusion is a great option if you don’t have a diffuser or your pets don’t respond well to diffused essential oils. Add 4-5 drops of Pranarōm’s Lavender essential oil to a cotton ball, cotton round, tissue, or handkerchief/bandana. Then place your item of choosing beside your pillow or just inside the pillowcase. This will offer close, personal aroma without affecting others or disturbing pets who don’t like the smell. Pillow & Linen spray is easy to make and easy to use. Fill an empty spray bottle with ¾ water and ¼ witch hazel or rubbing alcohol. To this, add 30 drops of essential oil per ounce, so it’s best to start with a smaller bottle to see how you like this method. Replace the top and shake well for 30 seconds, then you’re ready to go! Spray on linens and pillows 15-20 min before bed – just before you brush teeth, wash your face, etc. – and you’ll have a relaxing, calming aroma surrounding you as you get into bed and drift off to sleep. Foot massage with Lavender essential oil offers two benefits: the sedative qualities of Lavender and the relaxation of a foot rub. Using lavender oil on feet for sleep is a quick and easy option. Fill an empty bottle with your favorite Pranarōm Virgin Plant Oil, I like Jojoba for the feet thanks to its nourishing and moisturizing abilities, then add 20-30 drops of Lavender essential oil per ounce of carrier oil, then swirl or shake to disperse the essential oil into the jojoba. Each night when you get into bed, put 5-10 drops into your hands, warm the oils between your palms, and massage into your feet. Give yourself at least a minute to massage each toe, the arch, the heels – every little bit of the foot should be covered. Add a pair of socks if you’d like or wait a moment for the oils to absorb and then get under the covers and drift off to enjoy a restful night’s sleep. To avoid oil on your sheets or the need for socks, you can put a drop of Pranarōm’s Lavender without dilution right on the bottoms of the feet. Directly placing lavender oil on feet is a great way to save time and is wonderful while traveling. Body massage is another great massage option, you just need a little more oil. I like Jojoba here, too, and find this method to be best where you have a little extra time or have had a particularly difficult day. Give yourself some time to absorb the oils into the skin after the massage or sleep on sheets you’re okay with getting some oil residue on. It’s worth the extra time if you have it! Bath oil and bath salts support you when an end of the day bath is an option. Warm baths alone can help calm and relax the body. Add a Lavender-infused oil to your bath for added benefits! Using the same formulation as the Foot or Massage oil, add 10-15 drops of the mixture to your bath after the bath is done filling and you’ve gotten into the bath water. Alternatively, you can add 5-10 drops of Lavender essential oil to two cups of Epsom salts, mix well to let the salts fully absorb the essential oil, and add to the bath after you get in. Relax for 20 minutes in your lavender bath water. Combine with the linen & pillow spray for ultimate pampering. Facial oil with Lavender is an ancillary method of using Lavender for sleep and a primary way to support your skin while you’re at it. People often wonder how to use Lavender oil for face care and here we’re getting the benefits for better skin and sleep quality. Again from his book, Dominique Baudoux describes Lavender’s abilities as both a skin regenerator, thanks to its constituents, and an antiseptic agent. This means that adding Lavender oil to skin care can support clear, clean, healthy skin. Add Pranarōm’s organic Lavender essential oil to your existing serum or moisturizer for quick and easy benefits. You can also dilute 10 drops of Lavender per ounce of Argan Virgin Plant Oil for a simple yet effective DIY facial serum. To use, dampen face with Pranarōm’s organic Lavender hydrosol (or any other variety), warm 4-5 drops of your Argan-Lavender combination in the palms, then press mixture into still-damp facial skin, letting the hands press into all parts of the face for a complete rejuvenation of the skin. Quality Criteria Pranarōm’s Lavender Essential Oil offers you quality and consistency without fail. Each batch of Pranarōm’s Lavender is individually tested to be sure it is the correct varietal of Lavender. Other varietals of lavender can be stimulating and invigorating (Spike Lavender) so you want to be sure you’re getting true Lavender Lavandula angustifolia for the purposes of this article. This batch testing also ensures that the constituent levels are consistent and therapeutic, ensureing every bottle of Lavender essential oil will offer the wonderful benefits we know Lavender to contain. Each oil goes through the rigorous process of both USDA and ECOCERT organic certification as well, offering you a responsibly and sustainably grown and harvested Lavender essential oil. Blending Suggestions While Lavender has these many wonderful benefits and uses, you may be wondering other essential oil goes well with Lavender. Sometimes we need aromatic support options when it comes to the most widely-used essential oil on the market. Lavender essential oil pairs well with just about any oil, but for the purposes of a deeper, more restful night’s sleep, I’ve listed some of my favorites that have similar abilities to help relax, calm, and quiet the body and mind for sleep: Bergamot Cedarwood, Atlas Clary Sage Frankincense Lemon Verbena Marjoram, Sweet Orange, Sweet Petitgrain Roman Chamomile Sandalwood Vetiver Ylang Ylang Shop all our single note essential oils here! Pranarōm Blends are a wonderful way to get the benefits of Lavender at bedtime without having to blend anything yourself. Trust the team of Pranarōm formulators to provide you with the right oils, in the right quantities, for the best results and your most restful night of sleep. Sleep Aid offers a blend of Lavender, Spikenard, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Roman Chamomile, and Sweet Orange which you can diffuse an hour before or at bedtime. Use with a palm inhalation, rub into the soles of your feet at night, or add to a tissue or cotton ball and place by your pillow. Prana KidsSleep Diffusion Blend is formulated for safety, gentleness, and efficacy with little ones in mind. Appropriate for those 3 months and up, this blend of Sweet Orange, Petitgrain, Lavandin, Mandarin, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile offers a restful and peaceful environment so your children (and you!) can get your best rest. Diffuse for an hour before bed, briefly at bedtime, or on intermittent setting for an hour at bedtime. Down Time blends Sweet Orange, Lavender, Cedarwood (Atlas), and Roman Chamomile to help you wind down at the end of a stressful day, especially one involving excessive screen-time. Diffuse in an ultrasonic diffuser at the end of the day or at bedtimes, use for palm inhalation, mix with carrier oil to massage into abdomen or chest, or simply add to a tissue or cotton ball by your pillow. Shop all our Wellness Blends here! Aromacalm was created to help bring you peace and balance. A unique formulation of Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Fennel, this blend is perfect for the end of a day that felt foreign or difficult to process. Where the day may have caused heavier emotions like anguish or grief, this blend is perfect in the diffuser or in palm inhalation in combination with soft, easy breaths with a focus on the exhalation. Stress Recovery is a tried-and-true blend of Lavender, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Sweet Marjoram, and Rose Geranium. The name says it all. Stress has a way of preventing our bodies from fully relaxing and releasing at the end of the day. Use this blend in the diffuser, with palm inhalation, on a tissue or cotton ball, or smell right out of the bottle for a middle of the night waking that feels like it might last till morning. Breathe in the aromas, let the experience of the scent be your focus, letting your exhales come slowly and completely. Repeat as necessary. Ultra Formulas provide a little more support with the inclusion of 150ml of CBD per 10ml roller bottle. These Ultra Formulas come in both Down Time and Stress Recovery. For topical use only, roll these blends onto pulse points, the chest, the neck and shoulders, the abdomen, or the bottoms of the feet for an entourage effect like no other. Diffusion Blends offer a great way to wind down at the end of the day, starting the relaxation process well before the bedtime hour. Each of these blends includes Lavender essential oil and is intended for use in a diffuser – add 4-5 drops to start in your favorite ultrasonic diffuser. Some of my favorites for relaxation: Aix-en-Provence offers a floral combination of Lavender, Rosewood Leaf, Rose Geranium, Clary Sage, and Ylang Ylang. Avignon combines herbal notes of Lavedner, Sweet Marjoram, Rosemary, Basil, Coriander, Spearmint, and Lemon Verbena. Cannes blends for a coastal, woodsy vibe of Bergamot, Douglas Fir, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender, Clary Sage, and Cistus. Tranquility transports with a whimsical blend of Lime, Atlas Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, Cinnamon, and Vanilla. The inspiration is endless when it comes to using Lavender essential oil to support quality, meaningful sleep in your day-to-day life. Try one of these suggestions and let us know how you like it!