Fall Asleep Faster With This Easy-To-Make Lavender Sleep Balm

I have struggled with not sleeping well for years. There are nights when I can fall asleep fairly quickly, but staying asleep is usually an issue for me. I took an over-the-counter sleep aid for many years. I knew it wasn’t a good choice, but I was desperate for some good sleep. I just don’t function very well when I don’t get the sleep my body needs.

Thankfully, now I have this lavender sleep balm. It includes several essential oils. When they are combined together, they form a mix that promotes good sleep. Lavender and vetiver are great for calming and relaxing the mind and body. Frankincense, myrrh and cedarwood blend well with lavender for a very restful sleep. Wild orange helps me stay asleep longer. Goodbye over-the-counter sleep aids!

Lavender Sleep Balm Ingredients

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  • 3 tbsp beeswax
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp jojoba oil
  • 12 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 12 drops myrrh essential oil
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 8 drops vetiver essential oil
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops wild orange essential oil


  • 12 empty lip balm containers (or tin containers)
  • Microwavable glass measuring cup


1. Gather all ingredients and containers.

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2. Get the lip balm containers ready to fill. This mix will start to harden right away once it is all mixed.

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3. Measure the beeswax.

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4. Place beeswax in glass microwaveable container and melt slowly.

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5. Measure out coconut oil and jojoba oil.

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6. Once beeswax is fully melted, add coconut oil and jojoba oil, then stir well.

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7. Allow mixture to cool for a minute or two. Otherwise, the heat will kill the properties of the essential oils.

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8. Add the essential oils.

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9. Mix well and pour into lip balm containers.

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10. Let them sit for several hours to harden or you can pop them into the refrigerator to speed up the process.

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11. Apply a small amount of lavender sleep balm to your neck, wrists, temples and under your nose. You can even add some to your pillow. Sweet dreams!

— Leilani Hampton

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