Essential Oils for Sleep

Sleep is imperative for our bodies to recover and rejuvenate overnight. After the stress of everyday life, sleep allows our body to recharge and refocus both mentally and physically.

Studies have shown that when our body is deprived of sleep, it can be associated with many health risks and place a tremendous burden on virtually every organ system in our body. Not only does it have a negative impact on our overall health and wellbeing, it can also influence how we feel, learn and behave.

Busy people with busy minds need to be able to shut down, relax and recharge in order to function effectively. Essential oils have had a profound impact in supporting our bodies in going to sleep and staying asleep, as well as grounding and soothing emotions.

The aroma and chemical composition of essential oils have the ability to support a restful sleep so that you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day.

Whether you need support to calm you nerves and release tension, or soothe and quieten a busy mind, diffusing or applying essential oils will help to create a calm & peaceful environment and support a restful, quality sleep.

Get the Sleep You Need with Essential Oils

Essential Oils for Sleep

Essential oils for calming down

  • Chamomile essential oil

  • Lavender essential oil

  • Ylang ylang essential oil

Essential oils for grounding

  • Frankincense essential oil

  • Patchouli essential oil

  • Vetiver essential oil

Essential oils to quieten your mind

  • Bergamot essential oil

  • Vetiver essential oil

Essential oils to soothe your mind

  • Cedarwood essential oil

  • Chamomile essential oil

  • Cypress essential oil

How to Use Your Essential Oils to Get to Sleep


Choose your essential oils place drops in and aromatherapy diffuser to circulate and create a calm and peaceful environment, whilst purifying the air as you sleep


Use chosen drops of essential oil diluted with the carrier oil of your choice and massage into bottom of the feet, wrists and across forehead.


Add a few drops of calming essential oils to 1 cup of epsom salts and dissolve into a warm bath.

Extra Tips for a Good Nights Sleep

Diet and lifestyle

Eat a healthy diet and try to refrain from eating too close to bedtime, especially processed, high sugar foods. Try snacking on a handful of nuts - these little power houses provide protein and fat and are rich in magnesium, a mineral that helps to calm the nervous system.

Reduce you intake of caffeine and alcohol.


Get into a rhythm and go to bed at the same time each night.

Wind down

Allow your body time to wind down and shift into “sleep mode”.

Diffuse essential oils before bed

Use calming essential oils like chamomile, jasmine and ylang ylang before bed to prepare your body for sleep.

To support optimal and restful sleep, here at The Essential Life, we like to diffuse our essential oils as well as apply them topically. Using both these methods allows the essential oils to relax tense muscles and calm and soothe active minds.

Essential Oils Blends for Sleep

Quiet minds aromatherapy diffuser blend

  • 6 drops - vetiver essential oil

  • 4 drops - cedarwood essential oil

  • 3 drops - lavender essential oil

Soothing sleep essential oil roller bottle blend

In a 10ml roller combine the following essential oils and top the blend off with the carrier oil of your choice.

  • 20 drops - lavender essential oil

  • 15 drops - vetiver essential oil

  • 10 drops - frankincense essential oil

  • 5 drops - ylang ylang essential oil

  • 5 drops - chamomile essential oil

Massage into soles of feet paying particular attention to the under side of the big toe area, across forehead & on wrists

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