Lavender oil not ingested may be effective but dosages unknown.
Take 80 mg of Silexan, a lavender oil preparation standardised for the active component linalool at 25–46% of total weight, 30 45 minutes before bed. After two weeks, if no benefit has been observed, the dose can be increased to 160 mg (this is the maximum dose).
Lavender oil is also used in aromatherapy — burned as a candle, heated, placed in a vaporiser, or added to a hot bath. The number of variables (product concentration, proximity of the user to the source, size of the room …) makes recommending dosages exceedingly difficult, but studies have used at least thirty minutes of exposure in a well-ventilated room either at night or in the afternoon.
0.5mg (500mcg), up to 5mg.
Time of Day:
30-60 mins before bed