I Need Sleep Now Essential Oil Recipe

by Andrea Butje on July 10, 2013

Essential oil recipes for sleep

We all love to sleep well. This bath salts recipe can really help! It’s one of my favorite essential oil recipes for sleep.

I have a lot of essential oil recipes for sleep, and I especially love this one in pink bath salts. But you can use any natural salt you like.

1 drop Neroli essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara)
3 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
1 drop Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
2 oz (56 gm) pink Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)

This recipe is just the right amount for one bath, but you can easily make a larger amount and store it in a glass jar for future baths.

If you don’t like to take baths or don’t have a bath tub, this same blend can be used in 2 oz (56 gm) of lotion and applied to your back and shoulders right before bed. Another idea is to use the same recipe (minus the salt) in a spray bottle of water for your linens.

I recommend making a fresh batch of bath salt or linen spray every few weeks.

Do you have any essential oil recipes for sleep you like? Please share it in the blog comment section below! (If you’re reading this via email, just click the link to the blog post and you can comment there.) Thanks!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Cheryl L. May 29, 2015 at 9:58 am

Is this safe to use on babies in lotion form? He is awake every 1 – 2 hrs. (5 months old)


Andrea Butje June 1, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Hi Cheryl – we follow the safety guidelines set forth by Robert Tisserand, who says to never use essential oils on children under the age of 5 unless it’s through diffusion. You can always use hydrosols though, as they are much gentler. I also have this suggestion using lavender: http://www.aromahead.com/blog/2014/07/22/great-idea-using-lavedner-around-babies/
Hope this helps!


Elizabeth July 10, 2013 at 8:27 am

This sounds like a great idea for a spray. Our weather is so unpredictable these days, I am having a hard time sleeping through the night!

A bedside spray could help me get back to sleep and cool me off as well.


Diana Young July 11, 2013 at 8:20 am

I am going to try this in my diffuser , hopefully it will help me sleep longer than 2-4 hours.


Fiona Hedigan July 11, 2013 at 9:47 am

I love that sleep blend… another one that I do is to substitute 2 drops of Vetiver instead of the Neroli and you just drift off to sleep…


mariluci July 11, 2013 at 4:03 pm

gostei muito desta receita.
uso tb laranja com camomila azul e lavanda.


Rachel Hobbins July 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Can’t wait to try the sleep blend and Neroli smells so good too. An added benefit!


Louise August 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

I tend to get a rash from the citrus oils in the bath. Is there another oil I could substitute?


aroma essential oils August 29, 2013 at 7:33 am

Essential oils have been used medicinally in history. Medical applications proposed by those who sell medicinal oils range from skin treatments to remedies for cancer and often are based solely on historical accounts of use of essential oils for these purposes.


Andrea Butje July 10, 2013 at 8:38 am

Perfect! Let me know if it helps you sleep. :)


Andrea Butje July 11, 2013 at 8:38 am

Diane-great idea, this recipe is wonderful in a diffuser, inhaler, bath salt, linen spray or a cream. So many ways to use the same oils for sleep! Please let me know if it helps. :)


Andrea Butje July 11, 2013 at 11:03 am

Perfect, I love that substitution! :)


Andrea Butje August 2, 2013 at 8:45 am

Sure, 1 drop of sandalwood, patchouli or spikenard would be perfect. Or, Roman Chamomile.


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