Nighttime Sleep Aid Homemade Sleep Salve

Sleeping through the night can be hard at times, and this Nighttime Sleep Aid Homemade Sleep Salve has become a favorite natural remedy.  Using essential oils safely with other natural ingredients is one of my favorite ways to stay healthy while combatting various struggles.  This is ideal for those who hate taking pills but want to sleep better at night. Struggling to sleep comes from many things in life.  Anxiety, stress, a snoring spouse or child, sore muscles, or being overly tired. Sleep plays a huge part your health, so it's important to make sure you are getting enough quality sleep each night. Using this simple homemade sleep salve as a nighttime sleep aid is life changing!

Nighttime Sleep Aid Homemade Sleep Salve: Make this simple and effective Nighttime Sleep Aid to help make bedtime easy to manage with a natural option!

Nighttime Sleep Aid Homemade Sleep Salve

I've always been jealous of people that can just lay down and fall asleep.  My husband is one of those people and he snores, which makes me lay there and fantasize about shoving a sock in his mouth. My best friend and I can be on the phone and I know the second she climbs in bed, because she passes out on the phone.  While I can lay in bed for hours trying to get my brain to shut up and let me fall asleep.  Over the years, I've learned some tricks to make it easier to get some good sleep, like taking an epsom salt bath before bed, having super soft sheets and a body pillow, having my room completely dark, and listening to soft music quietly.  Sometimes I would still find myself laying there for hours though. After complaining talking to my mom, she asked why I didn't make up an oil blend or salve for it. So I did! I used my basic salve base, added dried lavender, and some of my favorite essential oils.  What a difference it makes when I apply it before bed!  No more laying there for hours on end.  I'm normally asleep within thirty minutes now…as long as I don't get caught up in a new book!

Ingredients for Homemade Sleep Salve

1 cup coconut oil

1 cup almond oil, olive oil, or grapeseed oil (whichever you have on hand and prefer)

2 ounces dried lavender

4 ounces beeswax

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons witch hazel

20-30 drops essential oils (I use Relax from Plant Therapy, but lavender, cedarwood, and chamomile also work great)

Directions for Homemade Sleep Salve:

Preheat your oven to 170 degrees.

Combine coconut oil, almond oil, and lavender in an oven safe dish. Place in oven for 2-24 hours. The longer, the better. You can also do this in a crockpot set on warm!

Strain the oil using cheesecloth to remove the herbs. Make sure to squeeze all the oil you can out of the herbs!

Discard your herbs & pour the strained oil into a medium pot on medium heat.

Stir in the honey until completely combined.

Add the beeswax, stirring until completely melted.

Remove from heat & allow to cool slightly.

Add your witch hazel & essential oils, stirring well.

Pour the mixture into your containers and seal once it has cooled to room temperature.

Stovetop method – cook oils & herbs on low for 30 minutes.

How to use Nighttime Sleep Aid:

Apply generously to the bottom of your feet before bed.

Cover with socks.

Nighttime Sleep Aid Homemade Sleep Salve: Make this simple and effective Nighttime Sleep Aid to help make bedtime easy to manage with a natural option!

Homemade Sleep Salve Benefits:

Making homemade natural products is always going to be my favorite way to fix any issues we have sleeping.  The wonderful essential oils in this blend help to relax and calm your body.  The result is that you'll be able to fall asleep much easier.  Getting to sleep easily helps you to have a more satisfying sleep.  The result is obviously a better day the next day, and a healthier body.

I like making this in large batches and storing in a simple airtight container on my nightstand.  That makes it easy to put on my feet right at bedtime.  It works best when covered with socks, but if you struggle with sensory issues and having socks on your feet, use a slightly smaller amount and allow it to dry a bit before getting into bed.  It will get on your bedding, but will still be effective. I can't stand sleeping with socks, so I put it on after my bath with socks, and then pull them off after I'm in bed.

More Homemade Products:

Homemade Sore Muscle Salve

Whipped Lavender Homemade Body Butter

Lemon & Lavender Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

5.0 from 2 reviews
Homemade Sleep Salve
 
Author: 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond oil, olive oil, or grapeseed oil (whichever you have on hand and prefer)
  • 2 ounces dried lavender
  • 4 ounces beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel
  • 20-30 drops essential oils (I use Relax from Plant Therapy, but lavender, cedarwood, and chamomile also work great)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees.
  2. Combine coconut oil, almond oil, and lavender in an oven safe dish. Place in oven for 2-24 hours. The longer, the better. You can also do this in a crockpot set on warm!
  3. Strain the oil using cheesecloth to remove the herbs. Make sure to squeeze all the oil you can out of the herbs!
  4. Discard your herbs & pour the strained oil into a medium pot on medium heat.
  5. Stir in the honey until completely combined.
  6. Add the beeswax, stirring until completely melted.
  7. Remove from heat & allow to cool slightly.
  8. Add your witch hazel & essential oils, stirring well.
  9. Pour the mixture into your containers and seal once it has cooled to room temperature.
  10. Stovetop method - cook oils & herbs on low for 30 minutes, strain, and follow directions starting with #4.
Notes
How to use Homemade Sleep Salve:

Apply generously to the bottom of your feet before bed.
Cover with socks.

 

Join the newsletter

Subscribe to get our latest content by email.

Powered by ConvertKit

Comments

  1. Jessica @ It's A Moms' Life says:

    I already pinned this before I even left a comment. This is exactly what I needed. Yay!

    Found your link via Inspire Me Linky Party
    http://www.itsamomslife.blog

  2. My oldest son goes through periods where sleep doesn’t come easy. Even after chasing a toddler around all day doesn’t do the trick. I will be sure to share this with him.

    • Savanah says:

      It’s amazing how little kids have so much energy all day and then just drop off to sleep, while adults chase them around & then lay there counting sheep for hours! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have everything on hand!! This looks awesome!

    Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight

  4. I will have to try your magical sleep potion! I love lavender essential oil. #HomeMattersParty

Speak Your Mind

*

Rate this recipe:  

21 Shares
Pin10
Tweet9
+12
Share
Flip