Best Essential Oils for Sleep


Note: This information is not a replacement for a trip to your doctor. Though essential oils are powerful, consult your medical practitioner before adding them into your own practice.

Are you tired? Maybe you’re lying awake every night wondering if you will ever get to sleep. You anxiously see the clock creep towards morning. Anxiety is getting overwhelming, not only about the project tomorrow but also about how you aren’t going to get any sleep.

People today are getting 33% less sleep than they did 100 years ago.The development of technology is keeping us up longer, and consequently, we’re sleeping less—the lightbulb and computer are just a few of the culprits. 

With this huge decrease in the amount of sleep people are getting, a new pharmaceutical industry has flourished: sleep aids.

 But, rather than high tailing it to the pharmacy after one poor night of sleep, it is important to be aware of the natural ways to improve sleep. We don’t always have to turn to the medicine aisle to cure our latest crux. We can turn off technology and get away from our screens, take melatonin, set a routine bedtime, and getting enough water every day.

Essential oils are a natural solution for getting better and deeper sleep. 

How will essential oils help me sleep better—Sounds hokey?

In several sleep studies, it has been proven that putting essential oils, like lavender, on our pillows before sleeping helps us not only sleep longer but also with less nightly interruptions.

Sleep disruptions are commonly caused by several physical and psychological issues such as loneliness, anxiety, pain, incontinence, hunger, constipation, noise, light, and temperature. When using essential oils, people are able to overcome these disturbances.

It has been shown that the use of essential oils, specifically lavender, heightens the parasympathetic nervous system (the sympathetic nervous system is the fight or flight system while the parasympathetic aids in bodily resy) and prepares the body for sleep.

What are the Best Essential Oils for Sleep?

The chemical constituents of the following essential oils are the best for deep sleep:

Lavender - Calming and soothing properties

  • Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feelings and promotes peaceful sleep*

  • Helps ease feelings of tension* before bedtime

Main Constituents: Linalool, Linalyl acetate, Ocimene derived from the flower of the plant*

Vetiver - Calming and exotic properties

  • Calming, grounding effect on emotions* before bedtime

  • Immune-supporting properties*

Main Constituents: Isovalencenol, Khusimol*

Roman Chamomile - Soothe and calm

  • Has a calming effect on the skin, mind, and body* before bedtime that supports a good night’s sleep.

Main Constituents: 4-methylamyl angelate, isobutyl angelate, isoamyltiglate*

The Best Oil doTERRA Blends for Deep Sleep:

Serenity - Calming and Restful

  • Promotes relaxation and a restful sleeping environment

  • Lessens feelings of tension and calms emotions

  • Calms the mind and soothes the senses

  • When accompanied with doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels, provides a natural solution for a restful night’s sleep*

Main Ingredients: Lavender Flower, Cedarwood, Ho Wood Leaf, Ylang Ylang Flower, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Vetiver Root, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Hawaiian Sandalwood

Serenity Soft Gels - Calming and Restful

  • Relieves occasional sleeplessness*

  • Promotes healthy relaxation and sleep*

  • Helps you get the refreshing sleep you need without leaving you feeling groggy or sleepy the next day*

  • Helps make a difference in the quality and the ease of going to sleep*

  • Encourages restful sleep*

  • Calms the nervous system*

  • Helps to reduce stress*

Main Ingredients: Lavender Flower, Cedarwood, Ho Wood Leaf, Ylang Ylang Flower, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Vetiver Root, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Hawaiian Sandalwood

Calmer - Peace and Serenity (great for kids)

  • Creates a restful atmosphere conducive to sleep*

  • Promotes a positive and stress-free mood*

  • Provides soothing and relaxing feelings throughout the body*

Main Ingredients: Lavender, Cananga, Buddha Wood, and Roman Chamomile essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil*

Balance- Calm and well-being

  • Promotes a whole-body sense of relaxation*

  • May help ease anxious feelings*

  • Evokes feelings of tranquility and balance*

Main Ingredients: Spruce Leaf, Ho Wood Leaf, Frankincense Resin, Blue Tansy Flower, Blue Chamomile Flower, and Osmanthus Flower essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

How to Get Started?

Every night you spend tossing and turning is another year off of your life as sleep deprivation is proven to shorten your life expectancy. You health and your life can’t wait. The good news is that you don’t have to wait nor do you have to try to justify nasty side effects. We’ve all heard that one terrifying story about sleep aid medicines. Yeah, let’s not go there. And, why should we when we don’t have to? Essential oils offer a natural sleep solution with zero side effects. None. Don’t wait any longer.

To save you time, I’ve created this essential oils sleep kit that has all the oils you need to get a full night’s sleep. Don’t spend more time searching and researching for the right oils---quality and price. I’ve done years of research, and I’m here to give you the best.

As essential oils have become more mainstream over the past years, we have to be more careful when buying them. The essential oil industry doesn’t have a regulating body to monitor what goes into each oil. So, more often than not you get oils that contain synthetics and fillers. That is why you can find oils at the store for as cheap as $6.99. Typically, a lower price comes with many concerns.

doTERRA essential oils have been third party tested, and when you receive your oils, you can look up the testing results specific to your batch online. No other essential oil manufacturer can say this. Though many manufacturers tout third party tests, the tests can rarely be found.

Essential oils are not only a natural sleep solution they are also effective in supporting a sleep routine. Get essential oils that will support better sleep so you can show up big during your day.

Check out the special sleep solutions kit just for you.

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