Homemade Sleep Salve

This homemade sleep salve is such an easy recipe to make and have handy to help lull you into dreamland! Essential oils are normally so much better than OTC medication.

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Homemade Sleep Salve with Essential Oils

This homemade skin salve with essential oils is SO easy to make. You just put the jar of coconut oil in a bowl of hot water to to liquify and do the same with the beeswax. It’s only 4 tablespoons beeswax so not too much, just enough to bind the lotion together so it’s not all runny. Add your oils, whip and voila! Your gift is made. Just add to some pretty jars.

You can always change up the oils if you’d like to…sometimes lavender is the key to sleep and lavender and lemon is good together. Even lavender, lemon and peppermint. Just make sure you add about 100 drops of oil total, no matter which combination you use.

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When Should I Use this Homemade Sleep Salve?

Use this sleep salve recipe just before bed. Rub it on your temples, the back of your neck and/or your chest. There are many reasons why one might have trouble sleeping and you will be more rested if you use a natural method over sleeping pills.

What oils will help me sleep?

  • Lavender essential oil
  • Valerian essential oil
  • Roman Chamomile essential oil
  • Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • Bergamot essential oil
  • Frankincense essential oil
  • Clary Sage essential oil
  • Cedarwood essential oil
  • Copaiba essential oil
  • Rose essential oil
  • Vetiver essential oil
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I love Rocky Mountain Oils because of their quality 100% pure essential oils that require no minimum purchase and always gives FREE shipping! Plus they always have specials going on!

Rocky Mountain Oils’ essential oils are verified by a third-party, independent lab. GC/MS tests verify purity and quality of the oils sold so you can look at the bottom of the bottle to find your individual batch code and then input that number into our website to pull up the GC/MS test results.

Rocky Mountain Products can be returned for any reason, even if opened, for up to 90 days. RMO also pays for our customers’ return shipping expenses to make our ordering process completely risk-free.

RMO includes three different icons for recommended use on each bottle for easy reference: Diffuse, Topical Application and Household. So you can look at the bottle and know in what way it’s intended for use.

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How long does homemade sleep salve last?

Homemade salves without any preservative agents will last about six to eight months at room temperature out of direct heat and sunlight.

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sleep salve recipe

Homemade Sleep Salve Recipe

20 drops cinnamon bark
20 drops ginger
20 drops peppermint
20 drops lemon
20 drops grapefruit
1/2 cup organic virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional)

Melt the coconut oil and beeswax pastilles in a microwave-safe bowl or in a double-boiler on the stove. Once melted, add the other oils and stir well. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Stir well and pour into container(s). Let sit until firm.

DIY sleep salve in jar

For good sleep, try the Kapok Pillow – a luxurious pillow that’s plush and airy and soft and supportive at the same time.

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