Sweet Dreams Aromatherapy Bath Oil

Sweet, soothing, sleep-inducing bath oil recipe

Deep, rich and sensuous, this aromatherapy bath oil is one of my favorite homemade bath products.

It calms your nerves and quiets your mind, while the self-care relaxes your muscles, so you can fall into a deep, peaceful sleep.

Not only that, but these essential oils are especially good for repairing the skin and reducing wrinkles (Bonus! I'm all over that!)

If you don't have time for a bath, simply massage some of the lavender aromatherapy oil into your face and torso before sliding into bed - you'll get the same luxurious effect!

Sweet Dreams Aromatherapy Bath Oil Recipe


20 drops Lavender essential oil

16 drops Orange essential oil

4 drops Clary Sage essential oil

1 drop Vetiver essential oil

1 drop Ylang Ylang

4fl oz (125ml) carrier oil of your choice (see below for ideas)


Combine all the ingredients in a dark glass or PET plastic bottle. Store it in a cool, dark place (not your bathroom cabinet - it's too warm and humid.)

To use your aromatherapy bath oil, pour about a tablespoon into the bath after you've finished running the water. Click here for tips on how to take a perfect aromatherapy bath.

Choosing the Best Carrier Oils for Your Skin

Choose carrier oils that nourish and support your skin type.

Dry or Maturing Skin

You could add a bit of borage oil or sea buckthorn oil to a base of sweet almond oil or jojoba oil.

Oily Skin

Use grapeseed oil or jojoba.

Sensitive or Problem Skin

If you have troubled skin, eczema or psoriasis, or if your skin is really sensitive, try avocado oil, calendula oil, or kukui nut oil.

You can really boost the skin-repairing powers of the essential oils by tailoring your carrier oils to your skin's needs.

Experiment - it's fun, and your skin will love you for it! Click here for the secret to super-soft skin.

Where to Get Essential Oils

I started using essential oils from doTerra after comparing them to the other brands in my stash.

I found myself using fewer drops per recipe and actually getting better results. Plus, I've never had a bad reaction, which sometimes happens with other brands.

doTerra's oils cost more than other brands, and that's as it should be. It's like buying a BMW vs. a Kia - the more expensive car is the better quality vehicle.

If you can afford them, I recommend giving doTerra's oils a try and comparing them for yourself.

You can buy doTerra's oils at retail prices by clicking the Shop button at the top. Or click Join & Save to become a wholesale customer and get a store-wide 25% discount. Message me if you want more details on the wholesale thing - why spend more than you have to, right?

I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs if you're on a tight budget. Their oils are more affordable and the quality is good. They supply all the basic ingredients, like the carrier oils and glass bottles. I trust them - and their customer service is terrific.

Or... If you love having tons of options to choose from, browse through Amazon and see what looks good to you. Just remember that inexpensive oils are likely to be lower in quality - how else do they get the cost so low?

What Next?

Take a look at some good aromatherapy recipes for stress (most of them will also help put you to sleep.)

Or check out some more soothing aromatherapy bath oil recipes...

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These handy tips on how to make the most of your homemade bath products will help you wring every last drop of benefit from your bath.

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When your nerves are shot, fill the tub, lock the door and give yourself a 'time out' with this balancing, calming bath and body oil. (Especially good for comforting you during PMS and menopause.)

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Make this energizing eucalyptus bath oil to help break up congestion and boost your energy. Bonus: it also helps kill germs. Good for acne.

Soothing Lavender body & bath oil

Make this soothing lavender bath and body oil to help you sleep and ease your tired, achy muscles. Good for dry, aging and irritated skin.

Sunshine Happiness body & bath oil

My all-time favorite recipe! This bath and body oil is terrific for curing crankiness - it lifts mood while relaxing edgy, buzzing nerves. You emerge from the bath calm, happy and refreshed. Good for oily skin.

Super-Relaxing body & bath oil

Use this super-relaxing bath and body oil to come down to earth after a hectic day. Its deep, woodsy scent is especially nice for men (try using it as a massage oil... mmmmmm!) Good for all skin types.

Bath Oil Recipes Main Page

There's nothing like some quiet time in a warm bath, softly scented with the perfect aromatherapy bath oil, to work out the kinks.

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