Sleep is so important, because it acts like a reset button. During sleep, especially deep sleep, our bodies and minds sweep out internal clutter, leaving clearer, more open space for fresh energy and ideas.

During busy, challenging or stressful times, though, sometimes it can seem harder to fall asleep or stay asleep.

Here are some of my go-to essential oil products to support sustainable sleep. I promised myself that I would limit the selection to five, so the five key ones are shown below. In addition to these, though, there’s always the standbys of lavender, sandalwood (which is said to help boost melatonin) and Valor.

A recipe for rest –

Dream Catcher starts with the deep, resonant aroma of Sandalwood, which has been said to support melatonin production.

Add the lovely, soothing scents of Blue Tansy, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine and precious Rose for sweet dreams.

Sprinkle in citrus and spearmint scents to clear the mind, the grounding accents of Juniper and Blue Cypress, and finish with a potpourri of exotic oils, this  complex aroma is ready to support you in your dreams of sleeping soundly.


RutaVaLa Essential Oil Roll-On utilizes a proprietary blend of Ruta, Lavender, and Valerian essential oils.

Ruta graveolens herb is farmed, harvested, and distilled at Young Living’s Ecuador farm. RutaVaLa oil is formulated to create a refreshing aroma that can be quickly and conveniently applied as a fragrant scent to your wrists, neck, or temples.

I use this easy roll-on to apply it to my carotid arteries at bedtime. Nighty-night!

SleepEssence contains four powerful Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils that have unique sleep-enhancing properties in a softgel vegetarian capsule for easy ingestion. Combining lavender, vetiver, valerian, and Ruta graveolens essential oils with the hormone melatonin—a well-known sleep aid—SleepEssence is a natural way to enable a full night’s rest.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

SleepyIze™ is formulated as a gentle support for your little ones – or your inner children.

With lavender, geranium, Roman chamomile, tangerine, bergamot, Sacred Frankincense, Valerian and Ruta graveolens diluted for ease and safety of use, this soft blend is as soothing and comforting as a much-loved teddy bear.

Valerian essential oil has an earthy smell that promotes feelings of relaxation and eases occasional restlessness that can keep you from unwinding in the evening.

Massage valerian into the soles of your feet after a long day to bring feelings of peace.

Native to Belgium and Croatia, valerian now can be found growing throughout North America and Asia. One source of Young Living’s Valerian is our Balkan Botanical Farm in Bulgaria.

After careful harvesting, the root of the plant is steam distilled; the resulting essential oil contains the constituents bornyl acetate, camphene, alpha-fenchene, and alpha- and beta-pinene.

Sleep deeper so you feel more rested