Tossing and turning every night until it's morning again and you feel like you didn't even get to have a restful sleep? Maybe you're missing something in your room?
How about you try this natural wonder that helps people relax - fragrant plants, that is!
Fragrant plants give off a soothing scent that can calm nerves and help people relax which induces better sleep. Not only do they look pretty but they also provide numerous health benefits - help boost mood and productivity, reduce stress & fatigue, purify the air and absorb toxins.
With all the above benefits, it’s no wonder everyone is becoming a plant parent!
Check out our favorite fragrant plants that you should consider keeping in your bedroom for the best sleep ever!
Gardenias are a fragrant plant from China and Japan. Their glossy and evergreen leaves make them a great choice as indoor decor too!
It's been said that Gardenias are a great natural alternative to sleeping pills. That is because the fragrance from gardenias (yes, that sweet smelling scent that just seems like it's lulling you to sleep) helps regulate excitement levels in the brain, thus leading to a better quality of sleep.
💐 Care Tip: Gardenias need bright, indirect light, for at least 4 hours per day. They love high humidity levels so if your bedroom isn't very humid, you'll have to regularly spray them with water.
Jasmine is a plant that originated from the Himalayas and Western China.
Who doesn't love the distinct sweet fragrance of Jasmine! This scent is often used in candles or aromatherapy oils or even teas as this fragrance has been shown to reduce anxiety and help improve sleep. Other studies also say that it helps in boosting alertness and productivity. It's the perfect roomie in your bedroom, right?
💐 Care Tip: Jasmine loves direct sunlight in the spring and summer, and indirect light in the winter. You only need to water them until the soil is moist.
Lavender is a beautiful plant native to the Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula, and Russia
Here's a quick fun fact: Ladies in the Victorian Era stuffed their pillows with lavender to help calm their nerves. Amazing, right? That is because the soothing scent of lavender helps reduce stress levels pacing down the heart rate to relax. So definitely consider adding this beautiful blooming plant chock full of fragrant oils to your room if you want a dreamy room that makes you feel as if all your worries will disappear.
💐 Care Tip: As long as you have enough light (best if they can have full sun), you'll have no problem having a Lavender in your room. They love well-drained soil, and require deep but infrequent watering when the soil is almost dry.
Like the other fragrant plants listed here, Chamomiles are often used in teas, candles, and aromatherapy oils because of their calming scent which makes them also perfect as a bedroom plant.
To keep your room conducive to sleep, you can even mix different fragrant plants with your Chamomile so you can maintain a relaxing aroma all night long! As a bonus, you can also use Chamomile blooms to make a homemade tea - which can also help relax nerves, and improve mood!
💐 Care Tip: Keep them near a south-facing window. Keep the soil moist but not overly wet. They prefer to be watered only once per week.
Gerbera Daisies are native to South Africa, and are also related to sunflowers and marigolds.
The colorful and bright flowers themselves are totally enough to boost your mood the moment you see them in your bedroom (or anywhere in your home)! People often associate these blooms with cheerfulness due to its flowers. They are also known to remove toxins from the air, which in turn, helps our body and mind relax.
💐 Care Tip: Be sure they get light all day. Water deeply whenever the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch and keep the leaves as dry as possible.
Other Plants and Flowers That Help Relieve Stress and Anxiety:
- Snake Plant
- Areca Palm
- English Ivy
- Aloe Vera
What are your favorites from the list above? Do you have other favorites? Let us know in the comments!