6 Best Essential Oils for Sleep

Essential oils for sleep

Tossing and turning at night? Getting your 8 hours of sleep can be challenging, especially if you're feeling stressed out and anxious. Thankfully, many scientific studies have shown the benefits of using certain essential oils to help get a good night's rest. So whatever is getting in the way of relaxing into sleep, a calming and soothing essential oil is an excellent natural remedy. 

Here are a selection of some of our best essential oils to use for sleep:

Lavender Essential Oil

Known for its soothing qualities, Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils for sleep. It's also one of the most studied. Research has found that lavender contains chemical compounds linalool and linalyl acetate, which have been proven to help calm the nervous system. In addition, lavender oil is known to help improve sleep quality, especially for people with insomnia and heart conditions.

Bergamot Essential Oil

This spicy citrus scent is not only known to help treat fever but also has a calming quality that can help ease tension and anxiety. Bergamot has been found to help reduce blood pressure and improve mental health, which may be why it can enhance sleep quality.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Native to Indonesia and derived from the fruits grown on Canga trees, Ylang Ylang oils offer a deep, rich, and floral aroma known to be an effective stress relief. No wonder the scent is commonly used for massages. Ylang Ylang essential oils are great for those who experience anxiety at night or need to alleviate tensions in their body.

Orange Essential Oil

Did you know that the smell of oranges can help provide a good nights rest? Oranges are not just a tasty juice to drink in the morning. In fact, it's warm and sweet scent that can create a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. The citrus scent is particularly popular for children who struggle to fall asleep.

1001 Nights Essential Oil

Our 1001 Nights Essential Oil provides a sweet, woody aroma. It has proven to lower symptoms of insomnia, depression, anxiety, and whatever mental health issues can get in the way of a healthy sleep cycle. The warm blend of sandalwood, cedarwood and patchouli was created to help ease feelings of restlessness and stress and give you peace of mind when it's bedtime.

Floral Beauty Essential Oil

The Floral Beauty blend uses a mixture of Rosewood, Lavadin, Cananga and Geranium to help boost your happy hormones and mellow out any feelings of depression and anxiety. Lavadin is the sister flower to Lavender and offers the same soothing qualities that can help you dream peacefully at night. 


No matter what keeps you up at night, our selection of essential oils can help ease your mental and physical symptoms right before bedtime. When you purchase one of our essential oils, you can either add a few drops to your pillows, wrists or even to a diffuser like our Nimbus 2.0 Diffuser. Check out our complete collection of essential oils and diffusers and say goodbye to sleepless nights.