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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Diana April 5, 2016 at 8:04 am

If making recipe for sleep for adults would you increase the amt of the oils any? Where do you buy the neroli oil? I have the other oils.


Andrea Butje April 5, 2016 at 8:46 am

Hi Diana – no need to increase the amount of oils! I’ve found that this is a perfect amount for the baths I take. I usually buy my neroli from Aromatics International, Essential Elements, or Florihana. Essential Elements currently has it in stock: http://essentialelementsstore.com/product/neroli-essential-oil/


Pat April 5, 2016 at 12:54 pm

How would you modify this recipe for shower instead of bath?


Andrea Butje April 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Hi Pat – it depends, are you trying to make a shower gel or a blend to drop on the shower floor for inhalation?


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 -The Aromahead Approach is extra cautious and we prefer to use hydrosols, butters and carrier oils on children under about five years old. Babies and children are so sensitive that essential oils can easily become overwhelming for them. Hydrosols, butters and carrier oils can often give a child the nudge they need towards rebalancing their health You can always use hydrosols, 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!


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