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15+ Bedtime Diffuser Blends

Ready for a great night of sleep? Essential oils aren't miracle solutions, but they can help you relax and unwind to help you sleep better. In this post, we're sharing over 15 bedtime diffuser blend recipes we think you'll love.

One of the reasons I fell in love with essential oils was the way they help calm me down for sleep. As a small business owner (and just as a human in general) I find my mind racing at all hours of the day. When I add those lovely little drops into my diffuser each night, I know I'll be able to slow my mind down and finally get some rest.

My recommendation is to make diffusing essential oils at bedtime a nightly ritual. Yes, you'll get the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy when diffusing, but you'll also create a a ritual that signals your mind and body that it's time for sleep.

 

Bedtime Diffuser Blends:

As a general rule, you need around 6-12 drops of essential oil when diffusing depending on your diffuser’s size and the strength of the oil. As you start using essential oils more often, you’ll be able to adjust the recipes based on what you like and need.

Similair to how everyone likes different foods, everyone likes different essential oils and essential oil blends. It might take a few tries to find a recipe that fits the needs of your mind and body. As you try these recipes, take note of how they make you feel.

Let's dive into the fun stuff, the diffuser blends!

1. Classic Lavender:

If you’re new to essential oils, I’d recommend starting with the old faithful lavender. It smells quite heavenly on its own.

Lavender is an all-around calming and soothing oil and can promote better sleep for both children and adults alike.

2. Midnight Breeze

This is a great diffuser blend to help support your respiratory system while sleeping. The peppermint and lemon help open up your airways, lavender ads a soothing element, and the warmth of copaiba brings it all together.

3. Sweet Harmony:

Cedarwood essential oil is a sweet, woodsy oil that brings warmth and comfort. When you mix that woodsy scent with orange, it creates a sweet and comforting blend that feels like being wrapped in a blanket. No to-do lists, no deadlines. Just harmony.

This is a great diffuser blend to use in the fall.

4. Sleep Well

Not only does this blend smell like a spa, it helps support your respiratory system. This is my favorite bedtime diffuser blend because I get a little stuffed up at night when I'm laying down.

5. Summer Sleep

Not everyone loves lavender for sleep. Citrus essential oils are equally fantastic for sleep in that they promote peace and calming at night by helping to lift your mood. Mixed with cedarwood and fennel, this blend is bright and woodsy, so it’s perfect for summer months or spring nights.

6. Let That Shit Go

Frankincense is a grounding oil that can help us to focus on what’s important and clear our minds before bed. Roman Chamomile can help to create a relaxing environment, especially after hard days.

If you have a hard time clearing your mind of negative thoughts or the heaviness of your day, let that shit go with this diffuser blend for sleep.

7. Let That Shit Go II

I've included 2 versions of this blend because roman chamomile is less accessible than other essential oils. It smells amazing and has calming benefits, but if it isn't available to you, you can still let that shit go.

8. Total Knock Out

I call this blend Total Knock Out because it’s got all the big players in the essential oil sleep game. Combine them together for a truly amazing sleep experience.

9. Sleep Support

Combine the soothing effects of lavender with the grounding of vetiver and the warmth of cedarwood in this bedtime diffuser blend.

Try this blend when you’re feeling lonely or detached.

10. Lavender-Mint

Lavender and mint are seriously an award-winning combo in the scent department. I like to diffuse this blend on lazy evenings because it’s bright and fresh but also calming and soothing.

At night, this blend can help to provide respiratory support while you sleep.

11. Ultimate Calm

Lavender and Roman Chamomile are two of the most calming oils. This blend can be helpful with kids and adults alike who struggle to wind down in the evenings.

12. Stress-Free Sleep

This warm and calming blend adds a few drops of Ylang Ylang to calming cedarwood and lavender essential oils to help combat stress.

13. Sweet Dreams

This blend smells like what I imagine sleeping in a field of flowers would smell like. If you dream of falling asleep on a picnic blanket in a sunny grove, then this blend is definitely for you. 

14. Nighttime Ritual

Bergamot is helpful in releasing negative emotions. Often times, we have a hard time sleeping because we are building up negative emotions in our minds and bodies.

Use this blend to say goodbye to any stress and transition into a calm evening. This relaxing blend is both stress relieving and soothing to help you wind down for bed.

15. Spring Sleep

I love this blend because it’s bright enough for spring but soft and sweet enough for bedtime. It’s a soothing blend that also helps to combat stress and negative emotions.

15. Deep Breath

Want to use a premade blend instead?

Deep breath is an essential oil blend hand crafted by me (Shelby). It helps open up your airways and is a great blend to work into your breath or meditation practice at the end of a long day.

It's a blend of lemon, peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary.

Try a few (or all!) of these recipes above to find your perfect bedtime diffuser blend. Let us know in the comments below which essential oil recipes are your favorites.

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