The One Oil You Need For A Good Night's Sleep

Sleep... that's a big topic right? If we don't get enough we are ill, ratty, tired, woolly headed and much much more.

How do you ensure a good night's sleep though? When you've got some many things on your mind, so many things to do and so little time to do it all. Well, if I ever find myself struggling to sleep there is always one oil I turn to and here are the best ways to use it.

What is this wonder oil you ask? Well, it's good old fashioned lavender essential oil. Hailed as a wonder ingredient by so many (most probably your Nana!), this essential oil is known to help with insomnia plus so many other ailments. These are my favourite ways to use it...


Around 30 minutes before you go to bed, add 3-5 drops of essential oil to some water in an oil burner and light a tea light underneath. The smell of lavender will fill your room and help you get a restful night's sleep (plus make your room smell delightful!). Obviously ensure you blow out the tealight before going to sleep!


I never recommend applying essential oils directly to your pillow as the oils can very easily stain. The best thing to do is to put a couple of drops of essential oil onto a tissue and place it at the top of your pillow so the smell is nearby.