6 Essential Oils That Will Make You Fall Asleep in 5 Minutes Flat

If your beauty sleep is in need of a serious boost, we've got just the remedy: essential oils. Sure, they smell amazing, but their benefits go beyond their scents. These incredible concoctions provide an all-natural alternative to the average sleep supplement. Not only do essential oils with a sedative effect promote sleep, but they can also diminish anxiety, lower blood pressure, and relieve stress that builds up throughout the day. Apply them in a variety of ways: through a diffuser, mixed in a cream, or shaken up with a base oil and spritzed on. Before we begin, a quick word to the wise: Essential oils shouldn't be applied directly without being diluted first. They're highly concentrated—which is part of the reason they work so effectively. Keep reading for six of the best essential oils for sleep and get ready to catch some z's.

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.