Quality sleep is necessary for a healthy living. Most people need 7-8 hours of sleep in order to function properly the next day. Here are 10 Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Sleep to help you accomplish just that!
Essential oils are natural plant extracts that contain the plant's essence. They are used in aromatherapy and many more applications. They are highly concentrated and volatile oils (meaning they evaporate quickly). You can inhale them or apply them to your body.
Diffusing essential oils is one of the most popular ways to use them. An aromatherapy diffuser can get microscopic oil molecules into the air. You gain benefits from inhaling the molecules and smelling the aroma of the essential oils. Learn more about the benefits of diffusing.
Best Essential Oils for Sleep
Thankfully there are many essential oils that can assist with getting a good night's sleep. Here are sleep essential oils to try, this is not an exhaustive list just some of the favorites:
- Lavender essential oil
- Roman Chamomile essential oil
- Sweet Marjoram essential oil
- Clary Sage essential oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
- Vetiver essential oil
- Bergamot essential oil
- Valerian essential oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Sandalwood essential oil
10 Sleep Diffuser Blends
Below are 10 essential oil diffuser recipes for sleep! Simply pick one of the recipes below that you like, fill your aromatherapy diffuser with the recommended amount of water, add in the drops of essential oils from your chosen oil blend.
Turn on your machine and enjoy the wonderful aromatic mist that will fill your indoor space. Here are some great diffuser recipes for sleep to try:
1. Goodnight Diffuser Blend
Both lavender oil and bergamot oil have profound effects on the nervous system. They are ideal for calming anxiety, depression, and relaxing the mind and body. Try this easy essential oil recipe blend for a goodnight.
2. Sweet Dreams
Sandalwood and vetiver are both grounding oils that offer a sense of connection and balance. The sweet floral oils of lavender and chamomile oil offer more than a pretty scent they have strong sedative properties that can help those that have problems with insomnia.
3. Sleep Good Diffuser Recipe
Sandalwood essential oil promotes a sense of tranquility for those that smell and experience it. Use this diffuser blend at bedtime to alleviate worry, fear, stress, and anxiety that life brings.
4. Sleep Tight Kid-Friendly Diffuser Blend
Cedarwood essential oil is a favorite for respiratory support and perfect to diffuse at bedtime. This recipe is a safe diffuser blend for children.
5. Bedtime Bouquet
The name says it all, these flower essential oils are just right for a bedtime blend. They have calming and soothing properties that can help you drift off to sleep.
6. Peaceful Night
Frankincense oil is renowned for its peaceful effects and therapeutic properties. Add in the calming oils of chamomile and cedarwood for an ultra-relaxing diffuser blend recipe.
7. Sweet Sleep Diffuser Blend
This sleep diffuser recipe includes petitgrain essential oil. It is mainly used for its sedating and calming oil for the nervous system so it is a great option for bedtime essential oil recipes.
8. Calm Night
Bergamot oil helps to release tension and frustration. Relax and let go with this trio of oils so you can have a calm night.
9. Deep Sleep Essential Oil Blend
Here are three deep sleep essential oils that are soothing and comforting. Try diffusing this blend if you are experiencing trouble sleeping.
10. Sweet Z's
Juniper essential oil may not be one that you think of for sleep but it is helpful for emotional exhaustion. Here is a blend to diffuse with chamomile and bergamot.
Sleep Essential Oil Blends FAQ
If you're like me, you probably think of sleep as a necessary evil. I'm not a fan of sleeping, but I know that if I don't get enough, I feel awful and it is bad for my health. Thankfully, sleep essential oil blends can help promote relaxation and better sleep.
What essential oils are good to diffuse for sleep?
There are many essential oils you might want to try for a good night's sleep. Pick a floral oil like lavender or chamomile for there calming properties. Or the woody scent of cedarwood essential oil for a deep sense of relaxation. Or fall fast asleep with the rich aroma of patchouli oil.
What should I diffuse at bedtime?
It is recommended to determine what works best for you and your body. Choose an essential oil or oil blend that you find pleasant and effective so you can fully benefit from aromatherapy diffusion at bedtime.
Is it safe to diffuse essential oils all night?
You can turn on your diffuser at night to run as you drift off to dreamland but I do not recommend having your diffuser running all night. It really isn't necessary. Many aromatherapy diffusers offer timers or settings that allow you to control how long the diffuser will run. Set for 30 minutes to one hour, which should give you plenty of time to fall asleep.
What are some other everyday issues can essential oils help with?
Essential oils have the potential to provide relief from various everyday issues like headaches, cramps, pain relief, and even balancing your blood pressure. Not to mention those pesky sinus problems, especially when the flu season is here. Moreover, many people report increased energy levels and improved focus and concentration when using essential oils in their daily routines.
Maintain Healthy Sleep Habits
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet
- Create a comfortable sleeping environment (dark, quiet, not too hot or cold)
- Avoid stimulants like alcohol, nicotine, caffeine
- Make sure you have adequate bedding, pillows, and mattress
- Exercise regularly but not too close to bedtime
- Remove distractions and try to avoid screens before bed
- Relax the body with a warm bath or chamomile tea
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time every night and morning
Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more about how long to diffuse oils.
It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin. When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. Find out more about how to dilute essential oils in a carrier oil.
Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state. For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils and learn how to use them properly.
People can have different responses to essential oils, you may find what works for one person, doesn't work for you. You can learn more here about what to do when essential oils don't work.