Sleepy Blend: The Best Essential Oils for Rest

Over-the-counter sleep aids can do you more harm than good.

We’re probably all guilty of using band-aid solutions or quick fixes that do not address the root cause of our problem. So when we are deprived of sleep and need a temporary solution, we go to the nearest drugstore and buy a sleeping pill.

Easy-peasy! However, these commercial sleeping pills provide a long list of possible health side effects. Not to mention the short-term effects, memory and attention ramifications, and potential addiction.

Good thing Mother Nature has another solution for us! We are really never out of natural and healthy alternatives.

To help you rest better we recommend using the calming effects of essential oils.

However, it can be overwhelming trying to figure have to learn each of the oils one-by-one; we specially formulated a blend containing the best essential oils for sleep.

Read on to learn more about our very own Sleepy Essential Oil Blend!

What I Love About Sleepy Essential Oil Blend

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I super love how this blend helps me relax without the harm of chemical-filled drugstore sleep aids. Not only does this blend promotes rest, but it also improves the quality of my rest so I always get up invigorated. No more bad mornings with these best essential oils for sleep!

What’s In Sleepy Blend?

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Bergamot Essential Oil

Unlike other citrus oils that are known to be uplifting, the citrusy, warm floral scent of Bergamot Essential Oil is very calming. Bergamot Essential Oil promotes sleep through its calming properties. Aside from aiding sleep, according to one study, Bergamot Oil also helps soothe stress-induced anxiety1.

Grapefruit Essential Oil

To prepare you for a good night’s rest, Grapefruit Essential Oil has your back! Like its citrus oil counterparts, Grapefruit Oil is also very effective in improving one’s mood which is beneficial when resting.

Moreover, Grapefruit Essential Oil in a study has also been found to be effective in reducing stress levels according to a study2.

Lavender Essential Oil

This blend would not be complete without Lavender Essential Oil. Lavender Oil has been used worldwide to naturally induce relaxation and sleep. Lavender Essential Oil according to a study, will not only help you fall asleep but also improve the quality of your sleep3 so you’ll wake up energized the next day.

The fresh, floral, and fruity scent of lavender is so soothing that it can also help ease anxiety as found in a study.4

Ho Wood Essential Oil

Ho Wood Essential Oil’s floral and woody aroma with a camphoraceous note helps set a comfortable atmosphere to help you drift off to sleep.

How to Use Sleepy Essential Oil Blend

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Calms and Relaxes

Sleepy Essential Oil blend is naturally composed of some of the best essential oils for sleep to help induce deep relaxation, perfect for getting a good night’s rest. Aside from aiding in relaxation, you can also use this blend in DIY personal care recipes to help you unwind and ease up before sleep.

Soothes Feelings of Stress

All the essential oils in this blend are filled with chemical properties that can soothe feelings of stress. When you are well-rested and stress-free, it is easier to fall asleep. It also works the other way around! A healthy sleep routine reduces levels of stressful emotions.

Provides Natural Relaxation

Sleepy Blend provides a healthy sedative effect that is beneficial in achieving that deep sense of calm. Unlike those drugstore-bought sedatives that can cause dependence, this naturally aids sleep without harmful side effects. 

Promotes and Improves Quality of Rest

Of course, because of all the above-mentioned benefits of Sleepy Essential Oil Blend which include some of the best essential oils for sleep, the rest will surely come easy to those who use this blend.

What Earthies Are Saying About Sleepy Blend

Things to Remember When Using Sleepy Blend

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil blend is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This blend is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This essential oil blend is safe to use with kids age 2+.

Cats may find the oils in this blend irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this blend on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

Dogs may find the oils in this blend irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this blend on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and have not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Bye-Bye to Harmful Unnatural Sleep Aids

So many Americans have issues with sleep. Are you one of them? If so, how do you treat insomnia or sleeplessness? Natural or not, we’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

To learn more about how to use essential oils, check out our Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box. When you subscribe, we’ll ship you a monthly supply of four 100% pure essential oils, six natural recipes, and all the quality ingredients you’ll need to make your own wonderful products for just $39/month. All of these goodies have over $100 value, plus we’ll give you a FREE Big Bonus Box when you subscribe. 

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References:
  1. Laura Rombolà, Damiana Scuteri, Chizuko Watanabe, Shinobu Sakurada, Kengo Hamamura, Tsukasa Sakurada, Paolo Tonin, Maria Tiziana Corasaniti, Giacinto Bagetta, Luigi Antonio Morrone, Role of 5-HT1A Receptor in the Anxiolytic-Relaxant Effects of Bergamot Essential Oil in Rodent, 2020 Apr
  2. Chiaki Takagi, Saori Nakagawa, Naoto Hirata, Shin Ohta, Sadahiko Shimoeda, Evaluating the effect of aromatherapy on a stress marker in healthy subjects, 2019 Aug
  3. Namni Goel PhD,Hyungsoo Kim, Raymund P. Lao, An Olfactory Stimulus Modifies Nighttime Sleep in Young Men and Women, 2009 Jul
  4. Ezgi Karadag, Sevgin Samancioglu, Dilek Ozden, Ercan Bakir, Effects of aromatherapy on sleep quality and anxiety of patients, 2017 Mar
  5. Viviane Moura Linck, Adriana Lourenço da Silva, Micheli Figueiró, Angelo Luis Piato, Ana Paula Herrmann, Franciele Dupont Birck, Elina Bastos Caramão, Domingos Sávio Nunes, Paulo Roberto H Moreno, Elaine Elisabetsky, Inhaled linalool-induced sedation in mice, 2009 Apr