Say goodbye to countless sleepless nights with our DIY Bedtime Balm with Lavender for Sleep. It’s an all-natural remedy that combines the sleep-inducing benefits of lavender with the luxurious feel of a balm. Easy to prepare and fun to use, this DIY balm is a great way to add some sweet dreams to your bedtime routine.
Sometimes I have serious trouble sleeping. I have my entire life and it’s even worse since my husband passed away. It’s not quite insomnia, but more of a relaxation issue, sometimes anxiety and at other times simply because my circadian rhythm is thrown off. Most of the time I am either left with a crazy sleep schedule if I don’t do something to put myself to sleep.
I could take an over the counter sleep medicine, but the truth is that I try to stay away from them. They often have more side effects than I care to deal with and even Melatonin tablets can affect your sleep quality.
Instead, I’d rather use something that has all-natural ingredients and that I can make it my own home. That’s why this DIY bedtime balm made with lavender for sleep is my go-go. Not only do I know exactly what went into making it, but I know it works!
How to Make Ointment with Lavender for Sleep?
This sleep ointment is super simple to make and uses just a few ingredients. It contains beeswax, coconut oil, sweet almond oil or whatever carrier oil you prefer and essential oils including lavender essential oil. Because of the effectiveness of lavender in creating a calming mood with just it’s aroma, it can help to relieve depression, improve the quality of sleep you get and may even lower blood pressure and a high heart rate!
Does Lavender Actually Help You Sleep?
Yes. It is well known that the effect of lavender aromatherapy can help you get a good night’s sleep. This is why lavender products are everywhere. They’re made into lavender sprays, massage oil with lavender scent, pillow sachets and more. Some people simple put a few drops of lavender essential oil on their pillow or add a few drops with some witch hazel to a spray bottle to create a pillow spray.
Because lavender is thought to calm the central nervous system, the use of lavender oil is a great way to treat occasional sleeplessness or sleep disorders like circadian rhythm disorders. In short, it’s a very quick way to help yourself get a better sleep.
In this homemade sleep ointment with lavender, we also include Myrrh essential oil, Vetiver essential oil, Cedarwood essential oil, and Frankincense essential oil. The combination of these four oils with the effects of lavender oil creates a powerful sleep product that is toxin-free and works so much better than anything over the counter.
Where to Apply DIY Bedtime Balm with Lavender for Sleep
To use this DIY bedtime balm, apply a small amount to your temples, wrists or collarbone when you are ready for bed. How quickly your sleep balm works will depend on how sensitive you are to the scents we use to make it. For me, it works within 15-minutes normally.
Is this Lavender Sleep Balm Kid-Safe
Yes, this bedtime balm is generally kid-safe, but only for children over the age of 8. Because of the risk to younger children, it is not recommended for use with smaller kids.
When using for kids, you will want to speak to their doctor beforehand to ensure that you are absolutely okay to apply it to their skin since children have more sensitive skin than adults. The best way to do this is to take the list of ingredients into their office and show them. Lavender is commonly recognized within the mainstream medical community so you should not have too much of an issue with getting an okay to use it on your kids.
DIY Bedtime Balm with Lavender for Sleep
- Prep lip balm containers to be filled quickly while beeswax is melting. Measure coconut and sweet almond oils and set aside.1.5 oz. Beeswax
- Melt beeswax in a double broiler or in the microwave. If using the microwave, melt in 30-second increments and stir in between. Do not overheat.
- Once beeswax is fully melted and clear in color, add the coconut and sweet almond oils. Stir to combine and melt the coconut oil. Combine until there are no lumps of coconut oil.2 tbsp. Coconut Oil, 2 tsp. Sweet Almond Oil
- Allow the mixture to cool 45-60 seconds then add each essential oil. Use a silicone spatula to mix the oils into the wax mixture until fully incorporated.10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil, 10 drops Myrrh Essential Oil, 8 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil, 6 drops Vetiver Essential Oil, 6 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- Quickly fill each container. It's important to move fast but steady. Your sleep balm with lavender will begin to set almost as soon as you fill a pipette.
- Allow the containers to sit undisturbed with lid off for a minimum of 12 hours. Do not add the lids while cooling. This can create condensation which can lead to mold or mildew in your product. Once fully cooled, the ointment is ready to use.
- To use, apply a small amount to your temples, back of your neck, wrists and even a dab under the nose or on the pillow will help.