The Good Night blend is a selection of essential oils aimed at helping you rest better by fighting insomnia and anxiety.
Essential oils that make up the blend
The plants from which the essential oils that make up the Good Night blend are obtained are: sweet orange (Citrus sinensis, sometimes also called Aurantium dulcis), juniper (Juniperus communis ), common chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), marjoram (Origanum majorana) and lavender (Lavandula angustifolia).
The plants from which essential oils are obtained
Sweet orange is a fruit belonging to the citrus group, as a botanical classification citrus fruits constitute the Citrus genus and belong to the Rutaceae family. It is a medium-sized tree, reaching 12 meters and like almost all citrus fruits it is a hybrid, probably originating 4000 years ago from a cross between pomelo and mandarin. Originally from China, it arrived in Europe only following the great explorations of the Portuguese.
The common juniper belongs to the same family, that of the Cupressaceae, as the cypress and the sequoias, a family that takes its name from the cypress. The juniper can develop as a small tree or as a perennial, evergreen and needle-shaped shrub.
The common chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is an annual herbaceous plant (that is, one that does not survive the winter, in just one season it concludes its life cycle with the production of seeds) belonging to the Asteraceae family, It is a small bush that in the wild does not exceed 50cm, when it is cultivated it can reach 80. Among the peculiar characteristics the tap root and the small flowers with yellow corolla and white petals which are very fragrant.
Marjoram oregano or more simply marjoram (Origanum majorana) is a perennial herb (perennials are plants that burn the aerial part during the winter but keep the roots or other parts vital which in spring are able to regenerate the lost parts) aromatic belonging to the Lamiaceae family. In cold climates, however, it has an annual life cycle. It looks like a bush between 20 and 60cm tall, along the stem it has small leaves arranged in opposite pairs, the length of the leaves varies from 8 to 20mm.
officinal lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a plant native to the Mediterranean basin belonging to the Lamiaceae family. The term angustifolia in the scientific name originates from the most evident characteristic that distinguishes it from the numerous other species of lavender: the narrow leaves.
Properties of the essential oils in the Good Night blend
The sweet orange essential oil has calming properties which in aromatherapy are appreciated for combating insomnia and stress. The juniper essential oil has an invigorating effect which, by banishing tiredness, can promote peaceful rest. That chamomile promotes rest is a universally recognized notion, in particular the essential oil is rich in azulene which is a powerful sedative. Marjoram essential oil has sedative and calming properties, it is recommended for example in the tub for a relaxing bath. The calming and pain-relieving virtues of lavender essential oil are among the most renowned of all essential oils, it seems that some of its components act with