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Which Essential Oil is Best for Sleep? (try this recipe tonight!)

by Andrea Butje on September 05, 2019

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Frankincense is one of the best essential oils for sleep that I know!

It’s very talented at helping people feel relaxed, and at calming down cycles of “overthinking” that can keep a lot of people lying awake and staring at their ceilings all night. (So frustrating!)

But even though Frankincense likes to spend time in peaceful solitude, sometimes it likes to be with friends, too.

So when Frankincense decided to create a new sleep recipe, it “interviewed” a few of its friends, looking for some of the best essential oils for sleep to partner with.

Rosemary ct. camphor showed up for an interview . . . and Frankincense loves Rosemary!

But Rosemary is a little too mentally vibrant for sleep. So Frankincense decided to make a headache blend with this particular friend.

Next up was Ginger. Frankincense loves Ginger too!

But Ginger’s spicy, energetic personality meant it was not the best candidate for a sleep blend. Frankincense and Ginger decided to make a pain relief blend together instead.

Finally, Roman Chamomile showed up.

“Hi Frankincense!” said Roman Chamomile. “I hope I am not late for the interview. I overslept a little.”

And Frankincense said, “Roman Chamomile, you’re perfect for the job!”

And together, these two friends made one of the most relaxing, best essential oil sleep recipes I’ve used!

I hope that little story illustrated how Frankincense and Roman Chamomile are two of the best essential oils for sleep!

They are both so calming for the nervous system and ease cycles of stress and circuitous thoughts. They soothe that restless sense of when you’re lying in bed, trying to sleep, but still feel a little too “high strung” to relax.

Here’s one of my favorite ways to use these essential oils for sleep. (This is the recipe that they made together, haha!)

Drift To Sleep Bath Salt

  • 1 oz (28 g) Pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) Castile soap
  • 4 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
  • 1 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil (Chamaemelum nobile)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass jar.

Put the pink salt into the jar. (You can actually use any kind of salt you like for this. I just love the pink salt because . . . well, it’s pink!)

Then you can put the castile soap into a small bowl, and stir the essential oils into it. Pour the castile soap and oil blend into the salt, and use a glass stirring rod to gently mash it all up!

Another way to do this is to just put the castile soap and essential oil drops directly into the pink salt. In that case, just be sure to stir it up so the oils are blended in with the soap. The castile soap is what’s going to absorb the essential oils and keep them distributed through the bath. (It also protects our skin!)

You can use the entire jar in one bath.

The warm water itself will help you relax, releasing tension from your muscles. And the essential oils for sleep in this bath salt help ease tension even more.

Not everybody has a bath tub, or likes to take baths.

In that case, you can still use this bath salt! Just pour yourself a warm, comforting foot bath, and add the entire jar of bath salt to that. 

Frankincense is one of the best essential oils for sleep, and I turn to it often.

In fact, it’s one of my favorite essential oils, hands down! Its unique, multi-talented personality has made it a must-have for a lot of people.

Frankincense essential oil is a favorite for so many people, that I created a class all about it!

The class is called the Frankincense Essential Oil Spotlight.

It tells you . . .

  • Safe use techniques every Frankincense lover should be aware of
  • A HUGELY effective way to use Frankincense for clear breathing!
  • A simple, no-fuss natural incense recipe
  • The science behind Frankincense oil
  • When I prefer NOT to use the essential oil, and instead use Frankincense HYDROSOL

There is much more in the class than I could list here!

Learn more and enroll here:

Frankincense Essential Oil Spotlight

Frankincense and I hope to see you in class! And until then . . . sleep well!

Frankincense Essential Oil Spotlight

Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

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