Essential oil recipes for sleep and calm

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By Sherri Young, RN, Nurse-Educator

Infuse your self care routine with the natural healing benefits of essential oils with these simple, inexpensive blends:

Soothing Sleep essential oil blend recipe

Whether you use them topically or in a diffuser, essential oils give you a restful calm before bedtime and help you find a deep sleep. Our favorite is this lavender and chamomile blend:

  • Combine 10 drops of lavender essential oil with 10 drops of chamomile essential oil into a 5 ml roller bottle.
  • Fill remaining bottle space with carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil or jojoba oil)
  • Shake well to combine. Roll mixture on bottom of feet, neck, shoulders or spine.
  • You can also add 5 drops of each oil to an essential oil diffuser.

bath blend essential oils

Blissful Bath Blend essential oil recipe

7 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops jasmine essential oil
5 drops thyme essential oil
5 drops sandalwood essential oil
1 C Epsom salts
1 Tbsp jojoba oil, olive oil or sweet almond oil
1/4 C Himalayan pink salt (sea salt works too!)

Combine ingredients in a jar and stir thoroughly. Add desired amount of mixture to warm bath water and enjoy.

When you are choosing essential oils, look for quality oils as many are synthetic and not natural. This can affect how well they work even if they seem to smell the same.

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