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BEST Essential Oils for Sleep with Diffuser and Roller Blends

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Using essential oils for sleep is a tried and true natural way to support your body’s ability to relax and calm down. You can find many studies showing the benefits that essential oils have on the body for sleep. I use essential oils both topically and aromatically (diffusing) to support myself and my family’s sleep. Need some sleep support? Today I am sharing the best essential oils for sleep support, and some ideas on how to use them in your daily routine to encourage a restful and peaceful sleep.

Diffusing and applying essential oils for sleep is a great way to support your body’s ability to sleep in a natural and healthy fashion.

Please know, it is crucial that you choose essential oils that are pure and properly prepared if you are looking for therapeutic benefits. I only use and recommend Young Living essential oils because of this reason. They are the only essential oils I trust. To learn more about their practices, you can visit my Why Young Living post.

12 Best Essential Oils for Sleep Young Living

12 Best Essential Oils for Sleep:

  • Lavender has a sweet, floral aroma. Creates a tranquil environment when diffused or applied topically.
  • Cedarwood has a grounding, soothing, woodsy aroma. Creates a tranquil environment when diffused to help wind down at the end of the day.
  • Tangerine has a sweet, citrusy aroma. Has a bright, cheerful aroma that cleanses and refreshes the air.
  • Roman Chamomile has a comforting, warm aroma for the mind and body. Helps create a relaxing and calming atmosphere.
  • Frankincense has a grounding, woodsy aroma. Promotes feelings of relaxation and tranquility.
  • Vetiver has an earthy, grounding aroma. Creates a calm, peaceful atmosphere when used aromatically.
  • Peace and Calming has a comforting, fresh, citrus aroma. Its comforting aroma makes it a great companion for bedtime.
  • Valor has a citrusy woodsy aroma. Creates a grounded environment when used aromatically.
  • Rutavala has an earthy, grounding aroma. This relaxing and calming aroma brings back a feeling of peace and tranquility.
  • Release has a powerful aroma that lulls the mind into a sense of comfort. It creates a relaxing aroma that facilitates the ability to let go of anything that no longer serves you, and promotes harmony and balance.
  • SressAway has a soothing, exotic aroma. Diffuse after a long day for a fresh, soothing aroma that helps you find a moment of calm.
  • SleepyIze has a floral calming aroma that promotes feelings of relaxation and tranquility, and helps create a calming, restful atmosphere. Designed specifically for children.
  • Gentle Baby has a gentle, floral aroma. Brings a moment of peace when used aromatically. Designed specifically for babies and toddlers. 

If you want multiple sleep supporting oils, the best savings is to grab a Premium Starter Bundle! It contains 5 of the most expensive essential oils listed above at a discounted price. And it comes with a high quality diffuser with a 1 year warranty! You can get it here with my favorite Aria diffuser that runs for 12 hours, or here with the budget friendly Desert Mist diffuser that runs for 8 hours.

7 Essential Oils for Sleep Diffuser Blend Recipes:

Choose from the diffuser blends below to set yourself up for a great night’s sleep. You can also diffuse the pre-made blends mentioned above: Peace and Calming, RutaVala, Release, StressAway, SleepyIze, or Gentle Baby. (Usually 6-12 drops, depending on diffuser size.)


6 drops Peace and Calming Essential Oil Blend

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil 


2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

2 drops Valor Essential Oil Blend

2 drops Tangerine Essential Oil

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil


4 drops Peace and Calming Essential Oil Blend

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Tangerine Essential Oil


3 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil

3 drops Lavender Essential Oil

3 drops Vetiver Essential Oil


3 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oil

3 drops Lavender Essential Oil

3 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil


6 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oil

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil


6 drops StressAway Essential Oil Blend

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

How to Make an Essential Oil Sleep Roller:

It is so easy to make an essential oil roller for sleep support! Simply take one of the above diffuser recipes and multiply it by 5. You will then add the recipe to a 10ml glass roller bottle, top off with a carrier oil, secure lid, and voila!

Essential Oil Rollers for Sleep Young Living

Favorite ready-made rollers for sleep support:

Don’t feel like making your own sleepy roller? No problem – you can grab some of my favorite ready made 10ml roller bottles below.

  • Peace and Calming is a combination of Blue Tansy, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Ylang Ylang essential oils.
  • Valor features Frankincense, Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, and Geranium essential oils.
  • Tranquil combines Cedarwood, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile essential oils.
  • RutaVaLa utilizes a proprietary blend of Ruta (Rue), Valerian, and Lavender essential oils.
  • StressAway features Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender for an exotic aroma used for exactly what the name says and for achieving a happy and positive day.
  • SleepyIze is an exclusive and carefully formulated blend of Lavender, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Bergamot and other premium essential oils helps set the scene for a calm nighttime routine.
Supplements for Sleep Young Living

Favorite sleep supporting supplements: 

Do you need more than aromatherapy to support your sleep, but want to keep it natural? Young Living carries 2 amazing sleep supplements that may be what your body needs for a good sleep!

  • SleepEssence combines Lavender, Vetiver, Valerian, and Ruta essential oils with the hormone melatonin—a well-known sleep aid—for a natural way to enable a full night’s rest.
  • Immupro is an herbal supplement with a delicious, wolfberry-flavored chewable tablet that gives your body the extra immune system support it needs, day or night, and includes melatonin to encourage restful sleep.

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