7 Soothing Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Sleep

Can’t sleep? Diffuse some essential oils! Here are 7 soothing essential oil diffuser recipes for sleep and relaxation!

Research has shown the aromatherapy aids in promoting sleep and relaxation while calming the mind, reducing stress, quelling anxiety and solving many issues that lead to sleep deprivation. (1)


The inhalation of the various scents of calming oils is what makes aroma therapy good for sleep and relaxation. When inhaled, the aroma compounds from essential oils travel deep into the nostrils where the olfactory cells send information to the brain, which sends signals to the body to relax and calm down.

One of the best ways of inhaling essential oils is through cold-air diffusion! Here, a few drops of essential oil or a blend of essential oils are placed in a cold-air diffuser which used water to disperse the essential oil molecules into the air, filling the room with their scents.

Before we look at the 7 essential oil diffuser recipes for sleep, here’s a list of the top 15 essential oils for sleep:

Top 15 Essential Oils for Sleep

1. Lavender (where to get it)

2. Cedarwood (where to get it)

3. Vetiver (where to get it)

4. Ylang Ylang (where to get it)

5. Roman Chamomile (where to get it)

6. Sandalwood (where to get it)

7. Rose (where to get it)

8. Valerian (where to get it)

9. Patchouli (where to get it)

10. Bergamot (where to get it)

11. Sweet Marjoram (where to get it)

12. Neroli (where to get it)

13. Angelica (where to get it)

14. Mandarin Orange (where to get it)

15. Basil (where to get it)

7 Soothing Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Sleep


Main instructions: Add the essential oils drop by drop into the cold-air diffuser, together with the required amount of water, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Diffuse for 15 minutes before bed.

Where to Get a Diffuser

Before looking at the essential oil recipes, make sure you have a high quality diffuser. One of my favorites is the URPOWER 300ml Aromatherapy Diffuser. You can buy it off Amazon. For other options, please see Top 10 Best Essential Oil Diffusers Under $20 and Best Essential Oil Diffusers Under $50


1. Sweet Dreams Diffuser Recipe

2. Starry Night Diffuser Recipe

3. Stress Relief Diffuser Recipe

4. Peaceful Child Diffuser Recipe

5. Sleep like a Log Diffuser Recipe

6. Hit the Hay Diffuser Recipe

7. Cuddle Up Diffuser Recipe


(1) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115001033

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