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How to Make Sleep Balm to Fight Your Insomnia!

Getting enough sleep is vital to our general wellbeing, but, a lot of people have sleep problems. If you are one of those people, then you will find this diy sleep balm helpful!

Diy Sleep Balm

Bedtime can be a little … challenging for many people. Whether you have a rambunctious child that is not ready to wind down for the night or you suffer from insomnia, due to different reasons, sleep, often does not come quickly or easily.

But sleep is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle, and lack of sleep can be very damaging to your health if it continues over an extended period.

Many people rely on taking sleeping pills every night to summon a few hours of interrupted sleep.

But, these sleep pills (prescription and over-the-counter) actually do more harm than good.

They are very addictive, not to mention their negative impact building up over time.

I have been there, so I know how dangerous these pills can be. I used to have chronic insomnia in the past. It was really bad and there were nights I couldn’t get up to 1 hour of sleep.

Tired and desperate for sleep, I did what most people with insomnia do…. sleeping pills.

Even though I didn’t like how the pills made me feel (they made me feel woozy and unproductive the next day), I kept taking them because I thought I had NO other choice.

But I did have BETTER and SAFFER options, I just didn’t know about them. You don’t know what you don’t know I guess! Fortunately, I do now and this diy sleep balm is one of these options.

Natural Sleep Aids

I started using natural remedies for sleep because not only did the sleeping pills made me feel woozy, they stopped working after a while.

At first, I wouldn’t sleep without popping a pill; it even got worse because I had to continually increase the dosage to get the pills to work!

It was a horrific experience! But luckily I was introduced to natural remedies and I couldn’t be happier.

Although I still struggle to fall asleep once in a while, I no longer have chronic insomnia… thanks to natural sleeping aids.

Diy Sleep Balm Recipe

I infused the oil used with chamomile.  One of the ways that I usually summon sleep is with a warm cup of chamomile tea. But did you know that chamomile can be infused and added to a herbal sleep balm?  I find it effective, and thus have added it to this recipe.

This recipe also uses two essential oils that I find helpful.  Lavender essential oil, which is well-known for its calming effect, and orange essential oil, a powerful antioxidant that also has a calming impact and promotes peace and tranquility.  I find that by adding these two essential oils I can create a highly therapeutic herbal sleep balm that helps induce a restful night’s sleep for me.

Related Read: Essential Oils for Sleep

*This recipe will make 4 ounces.

How to Make Sleep Balm

What You Need for the Diy Sleep Balm

Amber Glass Straight Sided Jar - 4 oz (4 Pack) + Spatulas and LabelsAmber Glass Straight Sided Jar – 4 oz (4 Pack) + Spatulas and LabelsCTKcom Screw Top Round Steel Tins,Aluminum Tin Jars, 4 oz (Pack of 6)CTKcom Screw Top Round Steel Tins,Aluminum Tin Jars, 4 oz (Pack of 6)


  1. Heat your carrier oil in a glass container in the microwave until melted. (If using liquid carrier oil, you still need to heat.)Diy Sleep Balm Recipe
  2. Place your Chamomile tea bag in the hot carrier oil until oil turns yellow and fragrant, then remove bag. (I suggest leaving for up to an hour in oil)
  3. Next, melt your beeswax in a glass container in the microwave.
  4. Once Beeswax is completely melted, mix your carrier oil with your beeswax and stir until completely combined.
  5. Add in the Vitamin E Oil to the Carrier Oil and Beeswax mixture.
  6. Let oils cool for a few minutes before adding the essential oils. (When the bowl is not hot to the touch, add the essential oils)  Stir well.
  7. Pour into clean container.

If you need your homemade sleep balm to harden quicker, place it in the refrigerator for approximately 15-20 minutes.

Rub generously on your pulse points and the bottoms of your feet and enjoy a restful night.

Lavender Sleep Balm

Now that you know how to make sleep balm for insomnia, it is important to note that stress is one of the major causes of insomnia… it is mine! If you are like me, then you will need to look for natural ways to reduce stress.

You can also check out my post on the best essential oils for stress and anxiety.

Homemade Sleep Balm Recipe

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.


  1. Dhammika says:

    Thank you for giving useful information, sometime I am also battling with insomnia, so what I do is rub some lavender oil on my skin and try to go to sleep. Sometimes its help sometimes not. Definitely I am going to try this balm.

    • Carol Dike says:

      Hi Dhammika,
      I’m happy to hear that you found the information helpful. Try the balm, you will love it. It also helps to rotate oils once in a while to prevent your body from getting used to one particular oil, which could reduce its effectiveness. You can try using lavender for 1 week, then use any other sleep-inducing oil like sweet orange or ylang ylang another week and go back to lavender the week after that. I do this sometimes and it helps a lot!

  2. Paula says:

    Thank you so much for the information. My husband died 2 yrs ago & I am lucky to get 1hour of sleep each night since then. I most certainly am going to make the balm. What could be added to help with restlessness? I’m so over this. Are there any studies that show how essential oils that might help those addicted to pain pills or meth. I know some people that would benefit from this. Again Thank you.

    • Carol Dike says:

      Hi Paula,
      I’m really sorry to hear that you have been having sleep problems since your husband died 2 years ago. I’m also happy to know that you found this post helpful and are willing to try the homemade sleep balm. I will look around to see if I can find any resources on the information you requested. I will surely provide an update here if/when I find any.

  3. Suji Pak says:

    I am happy to here about sleep balm I like to make and try but what is carrier oil and how much to put in.Thank you suji

  4. Tamara says:

    Hi I love the sound of this and that many of you find this works.
    A much better option than popping pills.
    I just want to ask, do you have to use lavender?
    Lavender is a scent I don’t like, but also causes some irritation to my skin.
    Is there something else we could use instead?
    Thanks for your help.

    • Carol Dike says:

      Hi Tamara,

      I’m sorry to hear that you don’t like lavender and that it irritates your skin. You can use Ylang Ylang instead of lavender.

  5. Teresa says:

    Can you add Camomile E.O. instead of tea? TYIA

  6. Yvonne says:

    Thanks for this recipe I will try tonight. Can you use white bees wax or soya wax .Also I suffer from hot feet have you any creams for tjis

    • Carol Dike says:

      Yes, Yvonne, you can use white beeswax for the sleep balm recipe. I don’t have any recipe for hot feet at the moment but will give an update when I do.

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