Best Bedtime Blends: Essential Oils for Sleep and Relaxation

To be healthy, we have three basic needs to meet each day: eat well, move your body, and sleep. Although sleep might seem the easiest, many struggle with getting a good night's sleep - whether it's not getting enough rest, facing difficulty falling asleep, or waking frequently.

While there's no magic solution to a good night's sleep, creating a calm environment with essential oils can help set you up for success. These Essential Oil blends offer relaxing aromas that can make it easier to wind down before bedtime. 

Let's help you get the rest you deserve.


Best Bedtime Essential Oils and Blends

Lavender Essential Oil

The serene scent of Lavender has been used for centuries as a proven, gentle way to fall into a relaxing sleep and improve sleep quality.

Serene Blend

Experience the calming and stress-relieving properties of this blend, promoting relaxation, improved sleep quality, and emotional balance.

Grounding Blend

Drifting off to sleep, inhaling this gorgeous aroma, makes you feel as if all is right in the world. 

Balance Blend

Improve the quality of your sleep with this balancing blend.


How to use the Essential Oils:

There are several ways to use essential oils, each offering unique benefits. Here are some common methods:

  1. Aromatic Use: Add a few drops of essential oil to a diffuser or inhale directly from the bottle for aromatherapy benefits. We recommend diffusing in your bedroom at least 30 minutes before going to sleep for best results.

  2. Topical Use: Dilute essential oils with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, or almond oil before applying to the skin. The recommended dilution ratio is typically 2-3 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil for adults, and 1 drop per teaspoon for children. 


    1. Mix the essential oils together in a small dark glass bottle.
    2. Add the carrier oil and shake well to blend before each application.
    3. Apply to the bottoms of your feet, on the back of your neck, or over your heart before bed. 

Note: You can also add 20-30 drops of essential oils directly to a warm Epsom salt bath before bed. 

When using essential oils at bedtime, you may find you like different applications for different essential oils. Depending on the sleep routine you’ve established, you may want to try different methods each night or use a few every night. The key is to find what works best for you.


Bonus: 10 Tips to Drastically Improve Your Night’s Rest

Along with using essential oils for your sleep routine, you can try other simple tips to help you get a better night’s rest. If you’re having trouble sleeping, try some of these tips and see if there’s any improvement.

  1. Be consistent: Your body appreciates routine. Going to bed and waking up around the same time each day trains it, making it easier to sleep and wake each day.
  2. Set the mood: Creating a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere is what we’ve been talking about with using essential oils for sleep. And you have other ways you can do this too. Making sure you have a quiet, dark room helps. A clean space that’s comfortable and free of clutter also promotes good sleep.
  3. Avoid screens: TVs, computers, phones, and tablets release blue light that stimulates brain function. Avoid using these 30 minutes prior to bedtime to help your brain wind down.
  4. Move your body (but not right before bed): Daily physical activity leads to better sleep. But vigorous exercise before bed can actually have the opposite effect. Move throughout the day, but save the one to two hours before bed to wind down. If you move any during that time, it should be light yoga or meditation exercises that are designed to calm your body.
  5. Create a ritual: We’ll say it again, your body appreciates routine. Create a ritual you go through before bed to signal your body and mind that it’s time to settle in for sleep. This can include physically getting ready for bed, reading a book, dimming the lights, listening to music, drinking herbal tea, taking a relaxing bath or shower, or whatever else works for you.
  6. Invest in a quality bed and bedding: An uncomfortable mattress, pillow, or bedding can make you toss and turn at night and rob you of a good night’s sleep. While you don’t have to have the absolute best of the best, take the time to find quality materials that fit your budget so you can be comfortable all night.
  7. Be cool: Your body temperature naturally drops when it’s time to sleep. Keeping your bedroom cool is a good way to signal your body that it’s time to wind down and settle in for a long winter’s nap—or at least several hours of shut-eye.
  8. Limit alcohol and caffeine: Alcohol and caffeine are stimulants that can keep you awake when you’d rather be asleep. Both stay in your system for hours and can really mess with your sleep cycle. Avoid them later in the day and for sure before bedtime, if possible.
  9. Don’t eat meals at bedtime: Eating puts your body to work. Your digestive system fires up to process all the food you just gave it, which can lead to being more awake. Eat your last meal a couple of hours before going to bed. If you’re hungry later on, have a light and healthy snack, but stay away from heavy meals.
  10. Wear a sleep mask: Sleep masks can be calming as well as practical. A solid sleep mask helps block out light and other distractions so you can stay asleep longer.
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