How Essential Oils Promote a Better Night’s Sleep

How Essential Oils Promote a Better Night’s Sleep

It is not a secret that everyone is searching for ways to get a better night's sleep nowadays. Almost a third of the adult population in the UK fails to enjoy their 7-8 hours of sleep, which directly damages their health and hinders work productivity. Medical research proves that aromatherapy is a perfect and safe way to enjoy a sound 8 hours of sleep. 

Aromatherapy uses naturally extracted essential oils for mental as well as physical healing. So if you are suffering from the same sleeping problem, its recommended to try adding aromatherapy to your sleeping routine. 

If you are a newbie in this field,you don’t know how to use essential oil for sleep, how to blend and which oils are suitable for you, then I have put together an easy guide to master such practices.

Essential oil for a better sleep

Table of Content 

How to Use Essential Oils for Sleep?

How Do Essential Oils Work for Better Sleep?

5 Recommended Essential Oils for Sleep 

Best Essential Oil Blends for Sleep

Ready to Use Essential Oil Blends 

How to Use Essential Oils for Sleep

 how to use essential oil for sleep

To extract the maximum benefits of essential oil, there are three methods that you can use. 

1. Inhaling

Inhaling is a common way to use essential oils to ensure a good night's sleep. You can do this by using a diffuser, To use an oil diffuser, you have to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil blend, then simply inhale the aroma.

2. Application on Skin, Clothes & Pillow

This is also a common way to get the benefits of essential oil. As you apply perfume, you can apply a few drops of essential oil on your skin,clothes or pillow. It is recommended to always start with a small amount, this is because essential oils are highly concentrated.

How Do Essential Oils Work for Better Sleep?

Usually, essential oils help you enhance sleep by spreading a pleasing aroma in the air or making your nasal cavity clear to ensure convenient breathing

In aromatherapy, the essential oil vapors enter into your body and affect your emotional brain and the olfactory system, the controlling center of smell-related tasks. When reaching the Limbic system, these oil molecules generate positive emotions. Also, oil vapors affect your olfactory system and produce neurotransmitters to improve mood and relax your body resulting in better sleep. 

6 Recommended Essential Oils for Sleep

best essential oils for a good night sleep

Here, I have the most recommended essential oils that boost your sleep efficiently. Also, the purpose of the list is to help you pick the suitable essential oil to ensure a valuable addition to your bedroom environment. 

1. Lavender Oil

Lavender essential oil is the most researched oil by scientists. It has linalool and linalyl acetate that helps to release stress and make your mind calm. This is suitable for people suffering from insomnia and heart diseases because of its healing properties. Also, in students, it improves the sleep cycle that boosts productivity.

2. Jasmine Oil

Jasmine is used to promote relaxation,, lift depression and increase confidence. Jasmine oil is said to soothe the nerves and produce a feeling of   confidence and optimism, while also restoring energy. It reduces childbirth time by strengthening contractions and easing pain. It is believed to relieve impotence, frigidity, and premature ejaculation due to its soothing and calming properties. It helps cough and   laryngitis and is also useful in a massage oil to ease muscle pain, sprains, and stiff limbs. Jasmine oil tones dry, oily, or sensitive skin, increases elasticity and is said to reduce stretch marks and scarring.

2. Chamomile Oil

This oil has apigenin which gives sedative effects. It reduces stress and calms your body to make sure you sleep fast. Also, with essential oil, you can enjoy chamomile tea, made with chamomile flowers to boost its effect. 

If you suffer from sleep problems due to anxiety, you need to try it. Also, it is the best paired with music therapy to improve the healing process. 

3. Bergamot Oil

Bergamot essential oil improves the sleep cycle by lowering blood pressure and improving mental health. You can use it with the help of a diffuser or by applying it directly to the skin. People suffering from cardiac rehabilitation must pick this essential oil. Although it is an ideal choice for people who have anxiety and stress. 

4. Clary Sage Oil

Clary sage oil improves the sleep cycle by reducing cortisol levels which gives an antidepressant effect. Cortisol is a hormone that keeps you alert and has a connection with the heartbeat; by lowering it, clary sage oil improves sleep. 

This is an ideal pick for people suffering from heart-related or respiratory system problems by lowering cortisol and stress.

5. Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood not only has soothing effects on humans but also works on animals. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system, making it a perfect pick for young and older adults. Also, it increases the sleep time that reduces random awakening events. 

If you are tired of getting awake at midnight, then cedarwood oil is what you need. 

Best Essential Oil Blends for Sleep 

essential oils for sleep

To boost the effect of essential oils, you can mix them in a specific ratio. Here I have the most popular essential oil blend alternatives to our 'sleep blend'.

Essential Oil Quantity
Lavender essential oil 3 drops
Cedarwood essential oil 3 drops
Bergamot essential oil 3 drops
Lavender essential oil 3 drops
Lavender essential oil 3 drops
Sweet (wild) orange essential oil 3 drops
Lavender essential oil 2 drops
Vetiver essential oil 2 drops
Marjoram essential oil 2 drops
Roman chamomile essential oil 3 drops
Bergamot essential oil 2 drops
Frankincense essential oil 2 drops

Ready to Use Essential Oil Blends 

If you have no time to mix and match different essential oils then you can try out our ready to use essential oils blends, specially designed to provide a better nights sleep. These blends save your time and give effective results without putting any effort. 


Once you find a perfect blend for you, a restless night becomes part of the past. You can choose a blend in-line with your health status and the results you want. Also, if you want to apply it on the skin, make sure to do a patch test prior to testing.

If you want a better nights sleep to improve your productivity, health, and well-being, essential oils could be your answer.

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