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Whether we’re at home or traveling the world, we sometimes struggle with sleeplessness. Nothing is worse than tossing and turning when you need a good night’s sleep! After a long-haul flight, a little melatonin can go a long way. For regular everyday life, though, we use sleep blends for diffusers. We want to share these recipes using essential oils for insomnia that actually work! 

Best Essential Oils for Sleep

If you’ve read our article about the Best Essential Oils for Anxiety, you’ll see that many of those will work for insomnia. We firmly believe in creating a natural medicine cabinet for managing our health. If you’re into that, here are some of the best essential oils for sleep that we use regularly.

Typically, small bottles of essential oils cost between $5 and $20. It may seem like a bit of an investment, especially at first, but that’s a relatively low price to pay for relief. Plus, the bottles last FOREVER! If you’re using just a few drops a night, that $8 bottle of oil will last a while. 

Diffusers for Essential Oils

There are many ways to use essential oils, but for the purposes of this post, we’ll focus on using a diffuser. If you’ve never used one before, don’t worry — it’s super easy! You’ll need to fill yours with water up until the line indicated on your model. Be sure to read the manual for specific instructions. Then, add your essential oils and let those calming scents work their magic!

We have several types in our home that we use with sleep blends for diffusers. What you choose will be determined by your personal needs and style. Have some fun with it, and choose one that makes you feel happy! 

Wood Style Diffuser

The diffuser we use most (and keep on our bedside table) is this wood style one. It’s compact, but powerful enough to fill our good-sized bedroom with soothing aromatherapy. When we’ve traveled, we’ve packed this in our carry-on luggage without any problems.

Patterned Diffuser

We don’t have this one, but our oldest daughter does! She really likes it, and I think it adds a little style to her apartment. It’s a little bohemian chic, right? Maybe I should get this one, too! Again, it’s got a small footprint, which is great for small living spaces!

Stone Diffusers

This diffuser is bigger and heavier than the previous models I’ve shared. We use this one in the kitchen because it’s sturdier and can take a bit of a beating. We use it during cold and flu season in common areas to diffuse germ-fighting blends like OnGuard. You can also spread the cheer of the holiday season with scents such as cinnamon or even pumpkin pie!

Plastic Diffusers

We bought this exact diffuser in 2016 after our twins were born. It’s important to supervise the use of diffusers with children, but adding one to a child’s room can help them have a great sleep, too! These are inexpensive, durable, and a great option for kids or if you’re just starting to experiment with essential oils.

Remote Control Diffusers

We don’t have a diffuser with a remote control, but looking at this is making me want one! There have been many times when I’ve climbed into bed without turning on my diffuser, and this would come in handy. Plus, it’s really cute!

Moon and Stars Diffuser

I saw this diffuser on Etsy and thought it was just really cute. My younger daughter is really into BTS and their color is purple. Plus, they have a lot of songs about moons and stars, so this could be a fun birthday gift!

Sleep blends for diffusers and essential oils for insomnia

 

Glowing Moon Diffuser

Remember the daughter that I said has the patterned diffuser? She’s really into astronomy, and I feel like this would be a gorgeous addition to her room. It’s kind of like a nightlight and diffuser in one!

Glass and Bamboo Diffuser

Look at this gorgeous handmade diffuser. This is so elegant and lovely! It will have to wait until our youngest kids are a little older, but I think this would be perfect for diffusing sleep blends in our bedroom oasis.

Sleep blends for diffusers and essential oils for insomnia

Sleep Blends for Diffusers

Ready to get a good night’s rest? While we highly recommend creating a bedtime routine that includes limiting tech devices, practicing meditation and/or deep breathing exercises, and maybe even a little yoga, these sleep blends for diffusers can also help you drift off to dreamland.

Combination #1

  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops bergamot essential oil

Combination #2

  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops cedarwood essential oil

Combination #3

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops vetiver essential oil

Combination #4

  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops sweet/wild orange essential oil

Combination #5

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops vetiver essential oil
  • 2 drops marjoram essential oil

Combination #6

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
  • 2 drops marjoram essential oil

Combination #7

  • 3 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil

Combination #8

  • 3 drops vetiver essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil

Combination #9

  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops vetiver essential oil

Combination #10

  • 3 drops patchouli essential oil
  • 2 drops wild (sweet) orange essential oil
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil

Combination #11

  • 10 drops Roman chamomile oil
  • 5 drops bergamot oil
  • 5 drops clary sage oil

Essential Oil Blends for Sleep

We hope you found some inspiration from this post to create sleep blends for diffusers. Our lives are more hectic than ever, so we need all the rest we can get! Essential oils can help with insomnia, but don’t ignore chronic issues. If you’ve been struggling for a while, talk to your healthcare professional, whether it’s a naturopathic healer or medical doctor. 

Taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional health should be a top priority, and that all begins with getting a good night’s sleep. We hope this post brings you some relief. Sweet dreams!