Sleep should always be restful and rejuvenating. But maybe you aren’t getting enough sleep, you’re having trouble falling asleep, or your sleep is restless which results in fatigue during the day. Below, we’ve compiled a list of 9 essential oils for insomnia that will help you get a deep, restful sleep.*
To use, we recommend diffusing these oils. You can also put a few drops onto a cotton ball and keep by your bedside; use the oils in a hot bath before bed; or give our Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Spray a try.
1. Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend is made with the pure essential oils of Blue (German) Chamomile (calms the body and mind), Rose (allows love and peace into the heart), Jasmine Absolute (for relaxation and serenity), Lavender (a sedative), and Nutmeg (supports adrenal function).*
Lavender is a natural sedative, so it relieves tension, induces relaxation, and helps alleviate insomnia. It’s calming, soothing, and stress-relieving.*
3. Clary Sage
Warming and comforting, Clary Sage essential oil contains thujone, which works as a muscle relaxer and anti-stress agent, making it a great sleep aid.*
4. Roman Chamomile
Of the 9 essential oils for insomnia, Roman Chamomile essential oil is a must-have for those who struggle getting to sleep or getting a deep sleep.* It packs a particularly strong punch when combined with Lavender, and is known to calm a racing mind.*
Valerian essential oil has sedative, hypnotic properties, making it a powerful sleep agent that reduces stress and tension and instills a feeling of peace.* The aroma is probably the least pleasant of the 9 essential oils for insomnia, but its effectiveness can’t be beat!
Cedarwood essential oil is thought to stimulate the pineal gland, which releases melatonin and induces sleep.* It also helps the brain relax and stop processing.*
Marjoram essential oil calms and warms the soul while helping you relax!* A great oil for naps.
A sedative (with possible antidepressant properties), Sandalwood essential oil is effective if you’re struggling with sleep issues! It helps to diminish the need to overthink, which makes it easier to fall asleep.*
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.