Essential Oil Blends for Insomnia!


Essential Oils for Insomnia

There are essential oils to help us relax and have a restful night of sleep. These oils will help with sleep difficulties that are primarily stress based. For more serious problems, I suggest you consult a physician.

Most of us have heard about the relaxing and sleep inducing effects of Lavender Essential Oil. A few drops rubbed into the soles of the feet are often the road to dreamland! There are other oils to help as well.  A synergistic blend can be made as well!

Valarian Essential Oil, Marjoram Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essentail Oil (sparingly!), Clary Sage Essential Oil, and Neroli (Orange Blossom) Essential Oil all are useful for deep relaxation into sleep.


A fragrant and healing blend:

4 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Bergamot Essential Oil

2 drops Marjoram Essential Oil

1 drop Clary Sage Essental Oil

1 drop Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Combine in a 10 or 15 amber or cobalt blue glass bottle. Add a carrier oil to fill the bottle (Jojoba, for example). Cover and roll the bottle between your palms to combine. Apply top the soles of the feet, nape of neck, temples, soles of feet or chakra points about ½ hour before bedtime.


Spikenard, or Jatamansi Essential Oil promotes sleep and dreams. Use sparingly, as it is very powerful! Some people experience very vivid dreams. Best applied to the soles of the feet with a carrier oil.


Sleep-inducing Massage Oil

2 drops Lavender essential oil

2 drops Sweet Marjoram essential oil

1 drop Vetiver essential oil

Blend with 1tblsp (15ml) of Sweet Almond or Grapeseed oil or other carrier oil and give a gentle, soothing massage.

Sleepy Head Bath Blend

4 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil

4 drops Clary Sage essential oil

2 drops Neroli essential oil

Add to a warm bath and disperse well – or blend with 1tblsp grapeseed oil or 1 tblsp unscented bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapours. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting.


Do not take the essential oil internally.

Essential Oil should not be applied directly to the skin but in carrier oils, putting the oils directly on the skin is too harsh due to their concentrated form. Add a few drops of essential oil to the carrier oil.

If you are pregnant, receiving cancer treatment, or have a weakened immune system the use of essential oils is not recommended!

While essential oil will not go rancid, carrier oils can. Store your carrier oils in a cool, dry, and dark place.


While I’ve attempted to use credible sources for information, this is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If there is a disparity between the information presented within this blog and the advice given by your medical professional, please follow the medical professional’s advice as he/she will know you and your medical circumstances.


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