Do you need to get more sleep? Better sleep? Yep, join the club! For most of us, relaxation and truly restful sleep is something we are always talking about needing more of. Perhaps restless nights are the problem, or perhaps it’s insomnia. Either way, here are 14 essential oils for better sleep that will help! Plus a few great recipes to help you get started with them.
14 Essential Oils for Better Sleep
Recipes for Using Essential Oils for Better Sleep
There are so many recipes out there for helping you get a better night’s sleep. These essential oils are the best that I’ve found and you can use them in a variety of ways. Here is a infographic you can pin as a cheat sheet to help you remember which ones to try. There are ready-to-go blends such as Counting Sheep, especially formulated for kids, as well as single oils that you can use to make your own blends.
Having some good, simple recipes on hand is SO helpful when you want to get started using essential oils for better sleep. Here are my tried-and-true recipes that I know you’ll love! I’ll be sure to add more to the blog as I try them.
You might also consider trying hydrosols, especially as linen sprays or for children. You can get lavender hydrosols and chamomile hydrosols, using them individually or combined for a sweet sleep blend. Just be sure to mix a fresh batch every two weeks or so if you are blending hydrosols.
“Sweet Sleepy Time” Linen Spray
Add to a glass spray bottle and add water. Shake gently before each use. You can also add 2 tsp of alcohol or witch hazel, then fill with water, for a more lingering scent.
“Sweet Sleepy Time” Bath Salts
This is actually the same recipe as above (I love the combination) but with bath salts. You can use epsom salts, pink himalayan salts, or even kosher salt. You may also adjust the scent by omitting the bergamot if you prefer. I just happen to be a big fan of bergamot. 🙂
- 1 drop Bergamot
- 3 drops Lavender, Bulgaria
- 1 drop Orange OR Roman Chamomile
- 1 teaspoon Jojoba
- 2 oz Bath Salts
Combine the oils and jojoba, and drop over the salts. Add to a bath, soak, and enjoy!
Better Sleep Diffuser Recipe 1
Better Sleep Diffuser Recipe 2
Do you have certain recipes or essential oils for better sleep that you use? Share them in the comments!
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