Essential Oils for Sleep

Essential Oils for Sleep

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural
medicine, and founder of Today I want to talk to you about essential oils
for sleep, and essential oils that can help you get a better night sleep, and even help
with things like insomnia. If you’re a person who really at night is looking to relax, and
just sleep deeply throughout the entire night, you’re going to want to learn about these
specific essential oils. So there are three main essential oils I’ll
talk about, and then a few others that can help support the body in sleep. And those
three oils are lavender essential oil, roman chamomile essential oil, and vetiver essential
oil. Lavender oil is one of the most and popular
essential oils. It’s been used now for thousands upon thousands of years. It’s referenced in
Egyptian medicine, Chinese medicine. It’s also referenced in the Bible, and Jewish medicine.
So again, we know lavender oil contains certain types of compounds that actually help really
relax the body. So if you’re looking to get a good night sleep, lavender essential oil
is probably the number one essential oil that can really help your body start to relax and
wind down at night. So I recommend lavender. Number two, probably my favorite essential
oil for helping the body relax is roman chamomile. Now roman chamomile works in a very interesting
way to where it not only helps the brain relax, but it also causes your digestive system to
relax. There are studies done on women that during times of their menstrual cycle, it
actually helps with abdominal cramping. Also studies have been done on patients with
IBS syndrome. They found that it helped calm the digestive track, and reduce symptoms of
leaky gut and inflammatory bowel disease. So chamomile helps relax the brain, but also
your muscles and even your organs. So chamomile essential oil is absolutely incredible, probably
my number one essential oil that can help you sleep at night. Jumping back to lavender, there’s some great
studies on that as well. In fact it was shown to be the number one essential oil for helping
people that were struggling with insomnia. So again, if you’re having trouble sleeping
at night, doing that combination of lavender, plus roman chamomile, plus my next oil, vetiver
oil. Now vetiver oil of all oils works most directly
on the nervous system. If you’re having issues with your brain constantly going and you can’t
turn it off, vetiver oil really helps calm the nerve system. This is why vetiver oil
is also very good for those struggling with neurological conditions, whether it’s be dementia,
also like ADHD and autism. It really helps again, calm the body and calm the nerves.
So when you think of wanting to calm your body down, if you’re worked up at all, vetiver
oil is one of the absolute best oils for that. So again, if you want to get a good night
sleep tonight, number one should be lavender oil, roman chamomile oil, and then vetiver
oil. What I would do is take about two drops of lavender, two drops of chamomile, one drop
of vetiver, and rub that on your neck, and on your forehead, and sometimes I even take
just a little drop, and rub it right below my nose, so I’m breathing in those vapors. Now another thing my wife Dr. Chelsea likes
to do at night is we actually have a diffuser by our bed, so she diffuses a blend that goes
for about the first three hours of sleeping of those essential oils. We’ve absolutely
noticed we sleep a lot deeper, we fall asleep faster by using these essential oils. So again
you can simply buy a diffuser on and have those oils diffusing even while you’re
sleeping at night. And then a few other essential oils that can
help with sleep, one of my favorites is ylang-ylang. Ylang-ylang is a floral oil, and it’s been
shown to be a natural aphrodisiac. It’s been shown to help your body improve your mood,
and it’s also been shown to help your body in practicing forgiveness. So if you’re a
person who, that’s part of the reason you’re not sleeping is you’re struggling with some
sort of emotion bound up inside of you, ylang-ylang is one of those essential oils that helps
your body release those locked up, and bounded up emotions. So ylang-ylang is great for that. Two other oils that are also good for releasing
tension stress, orange essential oil is fantastic. In fact in clinical studies at Vanderbilt
University it was shown to actually help patients reduce fear and anxiety. Also vanilla essential
oil is another great one. It also was shown to improve and boost moods. So again, if you want to get a better night
sleep lavender, roman chamomile, and vetiver essential oil are fantastic, and then adding
another essential oil to that like a ylang-ylang is the ideal combo for you to get a better
night sleep. Hey guys, I hope you’ve enjoyed this video.
By the way if you want to learn more about essential oils, make sure you subscribe here
to the page. I’m always putting up more information about healing herbs and oils. Also if you
go to my website, that’s, I’ve got a free essential oils guide that
I think you’d absolutely love. It goes over a bunch of essential oil recipes, how to make
your own homemade sleep serum at home that you can use for a better night sleep. So again, this has been myself Dr. Josh Axe
talking about the best essential oils for a great night sleep.


  • Rick Lamb says:

    You're such a fantastic teacher of essential oils

  • aaron medina says:

    I wanna try some oils, but can't find any pretty single women to take me shopping

  • aaron medina says:

    I wanna try some oils, but can't find any pretty single women to take me shopping

  • Ali O says:

    Is it better to diffuse the oil or put it on your skin? What diffuser do you recommend

  • Michelle Light says:

    are these essential oils supposed to smell good? i dont mind but my bf didnt like the scents when we smelt them at the market. I thinking theyd smell more pleasant diffused.

  • TeamOilObsessed says:

    I've been applying frankincense around my ears and neck before bed and getting the best sleep! I just ordered vetiver so I'm going to try them combined!

  • Nicholas Brown says:

    Vetiver daily helps with my tourette syndrome motor tics as well

  • Rosmery l says:

    thanks for the video, now i have 2 questions, are these oils safe for pregnant and babies? and can you pls tell me a trustful brand to buy online?? thanks very much

  • Tipene Taylor says:

    Would it be safe when applying on a mattress, to have a electric hot blanket on?

  • Sarah Holding says:

    Do other types of chamomile work, German is expensive

  • bleb M says:

    lol. doctor…

  • ron anderson says:

    does these essential oils healthy for a pregnant woman

  • scijak says:

    Will lavender oil cover up my farts.? Ole lady not crazy about Dutch oven…

  • Jeanine Herbert says:

    Hey man moving all the videos, ??? best oils and we're to buy.

  • W J H says:

    Dr Axe,What oils should i use to mist my sheets-before going to bed??

  • VictoriaKatheryn says:

    Valerian root is incredible for sleep as well!

  • Diane Blue says:

    Can these oils combined and put i a defuser with water?

  • MAX'SDAD CHRIS says:

    LAVENDER, gives me a super headache when i defuse it.

  • Rosario García says:

    I love your videos Dr. Axe

  • vondez redman says:

    Great video i would like to ask if this oil blend for sleep be put into a carrier oil and apply to the skin at night for sleep, thanks

  • THESocialJusticeWarrior says:

    I liked this product a lot more when it was called Snake Oil. What did they change?

  • Lukraze Alumbaugh says:

    hey Dr axe I'm currently new to essential oils just baught some online came with quite a variety idk if they're organic tho n I would like to go the organic route next time I need to order more.BTW I really enjoy n bennifit from your Chanel I have been hospitalized so much my whole life I had to have a liver transplant when I was one because I got diagnosed with believe area Tresa. I also had to have my spleen removed
    then bout two years ago I had got this big swollen red bump on my left eye come to fine out they had found two brain anyersmss in my head they couldn't figure out why for a while. then I had to have a genetic test it came back as tgfbr1. had one brain aneurysm colied but I have a smaller one-by-one my left side of my head that they didn't mess with because they said it wasn't big enough to worry bout I was just wondering if you had any knowledge about anything that you think would really bennefit me I would love to hear it because going through all that and I'm 24 not only that more because going through that has made me think differently about myself in a slef dreppressive state.

    thanks my names Lucas Alumbaugh

    really love what your doing here

  • Mildred Figueroa says:

    HI. ..can u write te oil?thanks

  • Tank Odom says:

    i sleep with a cpap machine and was wondering if i could put the drops in the water tank of my cpap machine

  • Tan Kiara says:

    thank you xx

  • Missys Organics says:

    I would never ask unless it was important… I'm grinding bad at night. so bad it's chipping teeth even with expensive mouth guards. I need a few options… I use lavender but it's not enough. is there one that will knock me out like a muscle relaxer? No pills please lol. just sleep. without grinding.

  • Stephanie Reeves says:

    Don't you need a carrier oil to put essential oils on your skin? I'm new to essential oils.

  • Carla Veronica says:

    I so grateful to find you Dr. Axe!

  • Amelia Tuttle says:

    i am defusing esentail oil and i am looking for romen chamomile do you have any sugestions as to where i can get it. the only place i have been able to find it wants $27

  • Patrizia Armfield says:

    U make it so easy to understand

  • Zach F says:

    Just getting into the oil life but idk some of the effects of some oils seem to be a little bit over hyped. Idk I still love it tho

  • Dana Daugherty says:

    Any ways to help silence snoring (non-apnea related) with EOs?

  • Duncan Idaho says:

    you give the examples of which oils to use for better sleep but not hiw to use them, ingesting, defusing, topical…?

  • Ruby Chew says:

    What about oil to help snoring?

  • Social Media Love says:

    Love these oils! Lavender yeah! Chamomile, I drink tea… I should try it as an essential oil!

  • Mama Wabbit says:

    Dr. Axe, your lectures are fantastic and I am really interested in all you teach. However, I am not a native speaker and many of the oil or supplement that you mention are difficult for me to get the exact spelling in order to google them as you suggest. I would like to ask you if you could consider writing with bullet points your lecture behind you on the board as does dr Burg – so that people like me could understand and take notes in order to implement the great advice and info you are giving. I will be really very happy to use this knowledge if I could understand everything. Just a suggestion. The main and important things one should do, the products /food we should use or avoid etc.

  • reann beckles says:

    where can i buy these oils from ???

  • who loves wwe apryl wwe apryl says:

    so when a woman is. cramping how do you. use the lavender. oil??????

  • April Joy Ford says:

    Yes! I love Serenity blend since it has all three these ingredients !!

  • Stella Thas says:

    Thank you for your information 😀

  • Alex Trl says:

    What oils would i use for a workplace environment, but also somewhere to be sleeping (such as my bedroom) where i have a desk. Would lemon work, or orange?

  • Rafi Atalla says:

    Dr.Axe you are such a fabulous teacher.u teach with so much enthusiasm & love

  • Eclipse says:

    peaceful man :))))

  • Richie says:

    Since when did Corey from Big brother become a doctor????????

  • Carola Wingert says:

    I always slept good until I started GAPS
    I pray I can sleep again one day.

  • Yvonne Ramirez says:

    Can I give this blend to a 6 year old

  • Patricia Scott says:

    Dr Axe you for sharing all this knowledge for FREE!!! Thank you soon much for your generosity!!!!!!!

  • Patricia Scott says:

    Thank you soon much for your generosity!!!!!!!

  • Oday Media says:

    There are many types of essential oils. Which does the doctor mean?

  • AmberBear says:

    Hi everyone, I'm new to essential oils so I'm a little confused when he says you can rub the oils on your skin.. I've read you're supposed to dilute them first??

  • Amber S says:

    I like these videos. I'm going to try get some of these for sleep also hoping it will help my neck. I have dystonia.

  • Sara BunnY M.D. says:

    I much rather watch his youtube videos to educate myself than read an article because it's so time consuming.

  • Happy Ineffable says:

    what oil i used i am in school after 2 3 lecture i feel low energy is there any oil can help

  • Marge Verschuyl says:

    Thank you SO much for this information!! I use the Roman Chamomile and Vetiver in a diffuser; within a few minutes, I'm out!

  • AAM A says:

    What’s insomnia?

  • Maniak says:

    Can you mix these with a drink? I drink diy lavender lemonade and it relaxes me very well.

  • robert olson says:

    I will be the first to admit I am addicted to coffee to perk me up, but it appears people are inhaling essential oils to relax. (Just the opposite of caffeine) Are people becoming addicted to inhaling essential oils? Now we are going from diffusing to vaping essential oils. Why? Vaping EO's would be like the relaxing effects of nicotine in a cigarette. The common denominator is benzene compounds. Nicotine is a benzene compound. I can't help but wonder if the benzene compounds in EO's are addicting for their relaxing properties. I think I see chemical dependency happening.

  • lillyho12 says:

    Again, thank you 🙏 I use oils in my yoga classes. It’s so great to share specific blends to help our body heal🙏

  • Febri Rakhmad says:

    This is great! How many drops for deep sleep with 500 ml tank?

  • Shireen Saira says:

    What about geranium ?
    Does it have a calming effect ?

  • InDroVidual says:

    I've heard that lavender essential oil is amazing. There are a couple different ways to use it too, check it out

  • Evim Cicek says:

  • Unicorn says:

    I got autism and Don't sleep but I mix lavender and peppermint together in my aromatherapy burner I really does help and I like the smell because I'm fussy about smells

  • Pokemon Breeder Benny says:

    IBS syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome syndrome

  • dayday naynay says:

    what about olive oil dose that help

  • Rae Russell says:

    I’m so happy I found you! Awesome sauce.. thank you Dr.Axe!

  • gamecockphil says:

    Ameo essential oils absolute best i have found. Made by Zija international. Clinical grade.

  • Lorry Buehler says:

    Thank You ❤️🌿📖📖🙏🏼🌹🌿🤗🎶🎵🌈💭💭💭💭😉

  • Ana Lucia Artunduaga says:

    Dr Axe. I love your videos, I have a testimony that Essential oils are powerful and beneficial for our health. I also think that good quality organic food from a trusted source is medicine for our bodies. A drop of Lavender, Roman Chamomile and Vetiver on a diffuser will guarantee a full night of deep sleep.

  • adrain white says:

    Be careful where you buy your Frankincense from. True Boswellia Sacra Frankincense
    is sold by PureSacra I highly recommend this company. They work direct with the distilleries and have alpha penine of over 80%. There website is and deliver worldwide

  • Phillips Mom says:

    Ylang Ylang is the best I use it in a defuser all the time. And it’s also one of the top ingredients in Chanel No.5 my favorite perfume. Bergamot is my second favorite. It’s one of the ingredients in Earl Grey Tea.

  • Ranjita Saha says:

    i like ur videos. plz make a video on the benefits of cederwood oil separately

  • Frank says:

    Roman chamomile is insanely expensive. : /

  • Subash K says:

    Im from India thanks bro for your information

  • Ash Inkelaar says:

    Are these safe to diffuse in a toddler's room?

  • Tara Threesix9 says:

    I thought we weren't supposed to put essential oils directly onto our skin?

  • onkar says:

    Hey doc I'm using lavender oil in my handkerchief for smelling when stressed out.Will this decrease my testosterone or give man boobs

  • Reabetswe Matuna says:

    Thank you Dr Axe!

  • mixmaster_djknight23 says:

    Is it true that lavender is no good for guys that will grow your breasts?

  • Soap Enthusiast says:

    Essential oils are the new DIY to use for remedial purposes. Josh did a good job going in depth explaining the essential oils in this video as not only explaining how they are useful in curing insomnia and sleeping disorders, but also explaining other benefits associated with the different essential oils like stomach digestion with chamomile for example. I came across a webpage with many essential oils, and was wondering if there are any other oils in this page that might have some other medicinal purpose behind them.

  • Boss L says:


  • Joey C says:

    Tongue ring!

  • nikos t says:

    how about cannabis essential oil?

  • sweetysakura1377 says:

    Thank you for your sharing Dr Josh Axe, it does help me on education of essential oils.

  • A. S. VanHoose says:

    When I want to unwind I apply about ten drops of undilluted thyme essential oil directely to the genitals. It really calms you down. lol

  • priyanka mishra says:

    I m suffering for lupus,Which essential oil is good for me…
    Please reply me

  • Melodic Nostalgic says:

    Hello, I'm from India 🙂

    I was suffering from Lower Leg Pain for a few months because I had put on some excess weight and hadn't exercised for a while. I was afraid the Pain would cripple me and make me unable to walk.

    I tried Neem Oil Baths for a few days with quite skepticism and it actually worked wonders. Today, My Pain is all gone and I actually feel like I'm way younger now and much energetic.

    Just dropping this for someone who suffers from same kind of ailment as me, Thought it would help you, Peace !

  • Sarah Brown says:

    Can you do more oils that will help you sleep and put in a worm vaporizer

  • Sarah Brown says:

    Is peppermint oil good for sleep

  • Galadima Lugs says:

    Dr Axe, thanks a million! Your videos are always exquisite.

  • Ελένη Τσέρου says:

    Do they have the same effects if we put them in bath bombs and have a shower with bath bombs at night that contain essential oils like lavender, or not?

  • Akib Shaikh says:

    How we can use Vetiver Essential Oil to reduce Parkinson's Tremors? I have heard that that the Vetiver oil can help in such cases.

  • Cj Lively says:

    Do you mix the oils in a carrier oil before you apply them on your skin? Thank you so much!

  • Piru K says:

    can lavender and vetiver essential oils be applied without dilution?

  • Carolyn Sparks says:

    Will you please write all the name's for me? because I don't understand what you are saying..thank you..

  • D Lish says:

    I've found that Frankincense works well too. I usually mix Lavender and Frankincense in my diffuser.

  • frederic gnana says:

    which type of lavender oil ( there is several lavender EO)

    thank you

  • Angel Ivy says:

    My sleeping essential oils are Frankincense.. Lavender ..and Vedivier! You will sleep like a baby!!!

  • Shobhana Patel says:

    How can I stop my son drinking problem he does not want to go for help so how can I help him without him knowing by using any essential oil he does not talk when asking just says ya ya ya he is 29

  • ChocolateBreakfast says:

    This sounds unscientific

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