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Essential Oils for Sleep

Essential Oils for Sleep2:00 am…2:20 am… 2:47 am ….still no sleep.

There’s nothing worse than sleepless nights. Sometimes it goes on for days, sometimes for months or years. But no matter how long it lasts, it’s miserable.

There are tons of reasons for lack of sleep. Noise, exposure to electronic devices,  hormone changes, stress, or worry: Take your pick. And whatever the reason, not sleeping can seriously affect your health.


Essential oils can promote relaxation, helping with falling asleep.

Essential Oils for SleepCalming not only to the mind but also to the body, these oils can help to quiet intrusive thoughts, and relax tense muscles, promoting sleep. Plant Therapy has some great synergies just for this purpose.

Just One Sleep Blend

Essential Oils for SleepYou can also create your own custom blends that help promote good sleep cycles

Plant Therapy has this great chart, showcasing oils that can help you get some zzzzz’s;

Download Sleep Chart HERE :

Essential Oils for Sleep


55 thoughts on “Essential Oils for Sleep”

    1. Ooh, that’s good to know. I use that one for allergies, but I am going to try this at bedtime. I’m having the worst time falling asleep lately. Looks like Relax may work, too. I’ll put that on the list.

  1. Sadly Nighty night kept me awake all night long. I have been using one drop of relax on a cotton ball under my pillow case. And its sweet dreams all night.

    1. Sandy, I’m sorry that Nighty Night is not working for you. There are some instances when Lavender can be stimulating for some. I would suggest for you to try something without Lavender and see if that helps. Like Sweet Dreams. thanks 🙂

    1. I’m glad that it is helping her. Be sure to check out any ongoing sleep issues with a dr to rule out sleep apnea or other serious issues….

  2. I never go with out lavender for sleep. I have to use Cederwood only when I have 8+ hours to sleep. It knocks me out.

  3. i love the relax synergy for myself at bedtime and nighty night for my toddler! my toddler will go right to sleep if she knows in turning on her special night light! (which is her diffuser)

  4. Relax Synergy was one of my first purchases, and one of the first I had to restock on because I love it so much! A couple drops in my diffuser helps calm and relax my brain, so I can drift off to sleep 🙂

  5. Great blog post and I love the handy sleep chart. I suffer from insomnia and oils have helped a lot. Always looking for new ideas.

  6. I use Bergamot or Mandarin in sleep blends to help the scent of the stinkier oils that work great – Chamomile Roman, Vetiver, etc. I love them all!

  7. Which blend would work well for a 10 year old who has trouble getting to sleep and waking up before completely rested? He recently went through a stressful event which is likely the cause of his trouble. We have tried a combo of Self Esteem and Worry Free on a bracelet during the day for anxiety, and that has worked well. Needing help for nighttime now. Thanks!

    1. I’ve had the most luck with Nighty Night for my kiddo. Diffusing it intermittently throughout the night is great.

  8. The chart is helpful! I love lists of what oils are good for specific things. I usually blend and diffuse individual PT oils at night but I just ordered Relax Synergy. I am looking forward to trying it out and seeing if it helps me fall asleep quicker, and sleep better. My insomnia comes and goes in waves but when it comes I can be awake for hours on end, despite being exhausted. My mind won’t turn off and allow me to sleep.

    1. Sweet Slumber is one of my favorites! I use for my kids and for myself – it just smells so good 🙂 We are so glad you like this chart and hope it helps!

  9. I have no problems going to sleep. I just wake up every 2 hours it seems like. Just received the Relax roll-on during CAM and will definitely try it out. I am desperate to get a good night’s rest.

  10. I have so many of these oils, and use them for my boys to help sleep but for some reason always forget or neglect to use them for me to help me fall asleep quickly. I need to change that up as my sleep has been in need for awhile now.

  11. I’ve always had a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. I recently switched to sweet slumber for my night time diffuser session because it doesn’t have Lavender and, I also use the relax roll on on my wrist and neck, works amazing! I found my night time regime! Also, on a side note, I was so excited when I bought Jasmine I brought it to work to have all the girls smell it and I put a drop neat on my neck, it was a struggle to stay awake lol Super strong oil that one!

  12. I used away dreams last night & slept Great!! Have been having sinus headaches & the blue tansy helped with that.

  13. Thanks! This is great! My husband has issues falling/staying asleep at least a few times a week. I’m going to try the blend and definitely use the chart to create my own.
    I love the Nighty Night for my kids.

  14. This is great timing! Vetiver and sweet orangehas always been my go to for sleep but I think I am sentisised to it now! Always ready to try new oils to promote a restful sleep

  15. My now ex-wife got me using essential oils. Until she got me to try diffusing Sleep Aid when I went to bed in the mornings (yay night shift!), I would sometimes get less than 4 hours of sleep. Now all I do is smell the 4 blends I use to help me sleep and use whichever one smells the best that morning.

  16. I’ve always had troubles whit falling a sleep, and also with sleeping trough the night. I used lavender years ago but for some reason stopped using it. The last couple of years I started using melatonin, but I needed more and more to help me fall asleep and I still woke up during the night. Last year my interest in herbs came back and with it the use of lavender to help me sleep. I’n happy to say I no longer use the melatonin.Recently I learned it’s better to rotate oils instead of using the same one for a long period of time. So after raving reviews about Sweet Slumber my second order from PT contained a bottle of this synergy. It arrived last Tuesday and it didn’t disappoint. It helps me fall a sleep fast and I dont’t wake up during the night(with the exception of a thunderstorm waking us up, but I think nobody slept trough that one ) I’m so happy to discover PT and there facebook group. So much great info on this site and in the FBgroup.
    Can I rotate lavender and sweet slumber or should I add some other oils(singles or synergies)to?

  17. I guess I need to blend up some concoctions to see if I can get something to help with sleep. Not a lavender fan but have tried a few of the synergies which did not help. Thanks for the ideas and the chart!

  18. I am so happy that most people do not know anything about the most serious type of insomnia. This kind is not just a matter of calming down. I am a lifelong insomniac because of brain and body chemistry. I can relax. If I don’t do it naturally, then I know how to force myself to do it. However, when I am at the point of losing consciousness I seem to bounce off a wall. I wake up. This happens over and over, sometimes once or twice and sometimes all night long. Even so, some sleep blends can help. They can’t give me complete relief, but they can help me relax and sometimes help me stay asleep once I am asleep. Even serious sleep abnormalities can benefit from essential oils!

  19. I love the sleep chart! I also love how the constituents are listed. This is SUPER helpful!! You should make more charts like this!!!

    1. Lori, we do have a diffuser blend that includes both Cedarwood and Vetiver — It is called Deep Woods: Add 4 drops Balsam Fir, 3 drops Fir Needle, 2 drops Cedarwood Atlas, and 1 drop Vetiver. Hope you love it!

  20. Thanks for this. I am constantly looking for variations of sleep blends to help my daughter to go to bed in reasonable time. We already have Nighty night and currently are experimenting with Vetiver. The table is very helpful.

  21. I’ve always had a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. I tried Relax and Tranquil, but they didn’t help. Relax actually gives me a headache, so I gave it to my son. He found that it helps him get rid of headaches. I decided to try Sweet Slumber and that has helped. Thank you for the blend suggestion and the chart. I’m going to give the blend a try and see if that helps too.

  22. I never have a sleepness night anyone since I started using essential oils. I love diffusing several oils before bed, I get so excited!!

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