Essential Oils for Restful Sleep (and how to use them!)


Our bodies need an adequate amount of quality sleep to function as they should. Getting too little sleep robs our bodies of their ability to heal and slough off the day’s stress, including the stress put on your body by vigorous exercise. To perform at your maximum potential, getting better quality sleep needs to be a top priority!

Essential oils are amazingly effective for relaxation, calming, reducing anxious feelings and tension, and falling and staying asleep.  Here are a few of my top picks to get you started! 

doTERRA ylang ylang essential oil

doTERRA Bergamot essential oil

Serenity (restful blend)

  • relaxes and eases tension
  • promotes relaxation
  • calms restlessness
  • reduces anxious feelings


  • calms and relaxes
  • reduces anxious or nervous feelings
  • promotes peaceful sleep
  • helps ease tension, frustration, and irritability


  • soothes the mind and body
  • reduces stress and calms anxious feelings
  • encourages your body to relax 
  • grounding aroma


  • promotes restful sleep
  • calming, grounding effect on emotions
  • relaxes an overactive mind
  • reduces anxious feelings
  • restores, centers, and reconnects the spirit

Ylang Ylang

  • calms your mind and emotions
  • relaxes your body and lessens tension
  • induces muscular relaxation


  • deeply calming and relaxing
  • disperses tension, irritability, and frustration
  • helps you fall asleep


  • diffuse 3 - 4 drops of essential oil (see examples of diffuser blends below)
  • rub 1 drop between palms and inhale
  • mix 2 - 5 drops + 1 tsp carrier oil and add to a warm bath before bedtime
  • mix 1 drop with carrier oil and apply to the bottoms of the feet before getting into bed
  • place in spray bottle with water or vodka and mist onto pillow or bedding (see recipes below)


essential oil diffuser blends for better sleep


Drop essential oils into a 4 oz glass spray bottle. Fill with water. Shake before spraying on pillows, sheets, or pajamas.

Deep Sleep 

  • 10 drops Lavender
  • 10 drops Vetiver
  • 10 drops Cedarwood
  • 10 drops Frankincense
  • ½ cup water

Wind Down 

  • 25 drops Bergamot
  • 10 drops Ylang Ylang
  • ½ cup water


  • 1 cup Epsom salt for foot soaking recipe or 2 cups for one bath
  • 1 T carrier oil
  • 2 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops myrrh
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 1 drop sandalwood
  • 1 drop ylang ylang

Pour Epsom salt into a glass bowl. Add your essential oils and carrier oil. Stir contents with a metal spoon until the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the Epsom salt.

To Use for Foot Soaking: Place 1/3 cup of the mixture into a large bowl or basin big enough for your feet. Save the rest of the mixture in a small glass jar for later use. Fill basin with hot water and mix until salt is dissolved. Soak feet for 15 - 20 minutes. Relax! Dry feet with a towel. Follow with a moisturizer (ointment, carrier oil, body butter, or lotion) mixed with 1 to 2 drops of frankincense. Let it sit for 15–20 minutes. Put on socks and go to bed.

To Use in a Bath: Pour salts into warm bath water and stir to dissolve. Soak for 20 minutes. For maximum therapeutic effect, leave all electronic devices in another room.

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