The Best Essential Oils For Sleep and Relaxation

Tossing and turning, watching the clock and struggling to get comfortable. That’s right, we’ve all been there. Falling into a peaceful slumber can often be anything but calming, but fear not, we’re here to help.


If you’re looking for a natural fix to your current sleepless slumber, aromatherapy could be the solution that you’ve been looking for. Focussing on the power of essential oils, aromatherapy utilises aromatic treatment to improve the health of the body, mind and spirit, enhancing the feeling of relaxation and promoting deep and successful sleep.

Why Choose Essential Oils?

Introducing essential oils to your current sleeping routine is a great way to enhance relaxation at bedtime and aid your drift into a peaceful slumber. Whether you choose to add a couple of drops to your bed sheets or spread the scent around your room using either a diffuser or atomiser, we’re here to help you find the best essential oils for sleep and relaxation.


Read on to find out our 5 favourite essential oils for sleep and relaxation and which blends to look for when choosing your desired scent.

The Best Essential Oils For A Perfect Night’s Sleep

From soothing lavender to perky peppermint, the list of the best essential oils for sleep and relaxation is endless. Whether you’re looking to clear your airways and prevent sleep disruptions such as snoring or sleep apnea, or simply trying to work on your relaxation technique, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks for the best essential oils for a perfect night’s sleep.

Lavender Oil

An obvious choice, but an essential one. Lavender oil is known for being one of the calmest scents on the planet. As one of the best essential oils for relaxation, lavender is a great choice for anxious sleepers and those who struggle to fall into a deep sleep. Known to increase slow-wave sleep, promote muscle relaxation and reduce anxiety, it’s a great choice for those who suffer from either insomnia or muscle aches at night.


We recommend the Goodnight Pillow Mist from Neal’s Yard Remedies, for the perfect hint of lavender scent on your pillow before a peaceful night’s sleep.


Chamomile Oil

Chamomile oil has been used in herbal medicine for centuries thanks to its powerful ability to calm the soul and aid conditions such as anxiety and depression. Used as a great stress reliever, this essential oil is a great choice for anxious sleepers and those of us who know the pains of tossing and turning all too well. 


For you, we recommend the Bramley Sleep Spray made with a calming mix of Chamomile, Lavender and Yarrow essential oils.

Bergamot Oil

You may wonder why a citrus scent has made it onto our list of the best essential oils for sleep and relaxation, but while other citrus-based scents are used to stimulate, bergamot oil is known to have a great calming effect. In fact, studies show that this essential oil not only lowers blood pressure but opens up airways for a distraction-free slumber.


If you’re looking to add a touch of bergamot to your sleep scent list, we recommend the Balancing Room Spray from Neal’s Yard, for a fresh take on a relaxing night’s sleep.

Looking For More?

If you’re still undecided, why not head over to Bower Collective’s large range of essential oils and sprays for that perfect peaceful slumber. From sleep-inducing mists to candles, diffusers and much more, find great organic oil blends for ultimate relaxation.

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