Essential oils can be really helpful if you’re having trouble falling asleep. Try this easy rollerball recipe for sleep the next time you find that counting sheep isn’t working for you!
If you’ve ever had any trouble falling to sleep at night, you know what a frustrating experience it can be. You spend all night wide awake and then you’re exhausted the next day. Luckily, essential oils can be really helpful in this situation, just like they are in so many others! I have two kids, so I have to admit that falling asleep is rarely an issue for me, but I have had it happen a few times so I know that it can just about drive you crazy! I always reach for the essential oils if falling to sleep is proving to be challenging. I put together this rollerball recipe for sleep to share with you today so you’ll have your essential oils ready to use when you really need them!
To make this recipe you’ll first need an empty, clean rollerball. I definitely recommend picking up a pack of these if you’re starting to get into using essential oils more because they make it so easy to bring your essential oils with you and use them wherever you might be. You always want to use dark glass rollerballs to keep the essential oils safe from light, which can degrade them and cause them to be less effective. I have these dark brown glass rollerballs, but these pretty blue ones work just as well!
How to Make the Rollerball Recipe for Sleep
So here’s how to make your rollerball for sleep!
To your dark glass rollerball bottle add:
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- 4 drops of cedarwood essential oil
- 4 drops of frankincense essential oil
- 2 drops of vetiver essential oil
Top your rollerball up with a neutral carrier oil such as sweet almond oil or fractionated coconut oil (basically a liquified coconut oil) and firmly replace the rollerball cap on top. Gently turn the bottle up and down to mix the oils and you’re all set!
If you’ve been making some of my other rollerball recipes, make sure you add a label to the outside of your bottle so you know which one to grab before bedtime!
Using the Rollerball Recipe for Sleep
Before bed, apply the rollerball to the back of your neck, your wrists, and the bottom of your feet.
I love how this combination of oils makes me feel like I’m drifting to sleep in the middle of a forest. It’s kind of like camping without having to sleep in a tent. 🙂
The lavender essential oils is classic oil for creating a calm environment and is often diffused to help kids calm down and get to sleep. The cedarwood oil helps to reduce stress and is known for its sedative properties. It’s also supposed to improve focus and wisdom so you may even wake up smarter and wiser after using it at night! 🙂
Frankincense oil has been shown to reduce heart rate and blood pressure and has powerful anti-anxiety properties. Vetiver essential oil has been used in traditional societies for thousands of years and has been known as the “oil of tranquility”. It has anti-anxiety properties as well, but it’s powerful stuff! Just a drop or two will do!
I should mention that the oils that you see in the pictures are the oils that I usually use at home and they’re from PURE, where I get most of my essential oils. You need to order directly from them, so let me know if you’re interested and I can get you some more info. Just leave me a comment or send me an email. 🙂 The PURE oils go through 9 different purity tests and are super high quality. They’re also about 1/2 the price of a lot of oils that you can get from the other big essential oil companies so that’s why I almost always buy from there. 🙂 I linked to some oils from other manufacturers in this post for your convenience so you can see what the bottles look like or buy them instantly through Amazon. This brand that I’ve linked to is the brand that I usually go with if I’m out of something and need to pick it up from a local store and don’t have time to wait to get my PURE order for that month. I find that if I don’t provide enough info about which essential oils I choose and why in these posts, that someone always asks to have that part of things explained a little better. So if you want to know more about this (or anything else I write about ever, just drop me a line!)
Of course, sleep deprivation can be a very serious thing and I’m not a doctor, just a mom who likes to share things that work for her. If you’re having ongoing trouble with falling asleep and it’s affecting other areas of your life, definitely go see your doctor. Also, this recipe is meant for adults who are having trouble sleeping. Although the oils in this recipe are generally considered safe and helpful to use on kids, you’ll need to use a much less concentrated recipe.
Let me know what you think of this rollerball recipe for sleep! Do you have any other essential oils that you’ve used to help you with falling asleep?
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