Bedtime Blend - a custom essential oil diffuser recipe
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Bedtime Blend - a custom essential oil diffuser recipe

I started using essential oils early this year, and I have become quite a fan! I am not going to tell you they cure diseases, or that everything you have heard is true. I do, however, know that for someone like me who has a strong connection to different scents they are a blessing. (Anything more than that is up to you to research and decide for yourself!) We have tried several different blends from both Young Living and Plant Therapy for bedtime, but over time I have found that there is one custom blend that works really well for me!


This custom blend of essential oils is ideal for diffusing at night before bedtime to promote relaxation and help unwind from a busy day! Recipe given in both drop ratio and quantity to fill a 5ml bottle.


If you are familiar with any of the larger essential oil companies, you know that the selection can be overwhelming! While I still enjoy trying new blends (or synergies, or whatever your preferred oil company calls them), I have found that it is also really helpful to focus on individual oils that you know you like and can use in different ways according to your preference. This Bedtime Blend is one that comes from experimenting with different combinations of individual oils, and I seriously love it! No more experimenting needed, because I have found my perfect combination.

Here is what it took to fill an empty 5ml bottle (that I cleaned using the steps found here) with this Bedtime Blend:
  • 50 drops Lavender
  • 50 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 20 drops Cedarwood

Note: It seems like I have read that 5ml bottles hold 80-100 drops, but I fit 120 in with room to spare. It could be that I was counting drops from an individual bottle with a standard orifice reducer in place. Perhaps drop size differs based on oil? I am no expert by any means! I just know what smells good and helps me relax before bedtime!




Do you have a favorite essential oil blend? I would love to hear about it! 

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18 comments

  1. I wish I could smell it through the computer! haha Sounds like a good combination :)

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  2. This really sounds like a great combination! I can see how the lavender makes you calm and ready for bed! I love lavender! Happy Friday xxx

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  3. I just started using an essential oil diffuser, so this post came at a perfect time! Your blend sounds heavenly; can't wait to try : )

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  4. I need to buy Cedarwood so I can make this blend!! Sounds wonderful!

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  5. Thank you for this blend . We've just started diffusing oils, so I love reading suggestions. I've also gotten some oils from Plant Therapy.

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  6. I love lavender too! Such a soothing smell. I should make my own scents too.

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  7. I love essential oils! This sounds amazing and I may have to get some Cedarwood and try it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I've never done anything with essential oils, but have heard good things. May be time to give it a try!

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  9. My daughter swears by EO's and my theory is...if it works, use it!

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  10. I have never really used essential oils. I wonder what I am missing? Anything that could help with sleep sounds lovely, as does your special combination!

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  11. I use these 3 oils before bed time each night! It helps me sleep through the night! Love my oils!

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  12. I have been wanting to try essential oils more- I use them for a few things in esthetics for different face masks and treatments but not in our home. I pinned this to my personal pinterest board because this is sounds really awesome! THX!

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  13. Do you keep your old bottles to make your own blends? This is an interesting blend.

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  14. You had me at "I am not going to tell you they cure diseases". :) I love how oils make me feel and I know they do some good but I can't give up my advil cold & sinus. haha! I'll have to try this blend. It sounds awesome. ~Andrea

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  15. We use a blend of Roman Chamomile, lavender, cedarwood and vetiver. The vetiver keeps me asleep and the others put me to sleep. :)

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  16. I need this in my life! I have the hardest time sleeping some nights.

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  17. This is really helpful! I was recently contemplating buying lavender oil for bedtime - had no idea I could mix to make a perfect blend.

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