Natural Remedies for Insomnia and Stress

Looking for natural remedies for occasional sleeplessness? Or to help unwind after a stressful day? Essential oils and herbal teas have been used for centuries to aid sleep and relaxation.

Best Essential Oils for Sleep and Relaxation


Lavender has been widely used as a remedy for everything from depression to fatigue. It is also a popular sleep aid for insomnia, and for its relaxing properties that helps relieve anxiety and stress.

Editor’s Note: Regular user of NOW’s best-selling Pure Lavender Oil? Try the ORGANIC version! The scent is brighter and fresher, you’ll love it!


Chamomile is a powerful calming agent. It can also help lift mood and aid depression. There are several kinds of chamomile oil available in the market, but Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is known to be the most effective.

Marjoram essential oil can help ease anxiety, stress and fight fatigue. It comes with a calming and sedating action that reduces hypertension and eases the nervous system.


Frankincense alleviates anxiety and depression. Incensole acetate, which is a compound present in Frankincense, is mainly responsible for the results.

NOW Peaceful Sleep Blend
This is one of NOW’s most popular blends! Ingredients: Orange Oil, Tangerine Oil, Lavender Oil, Chamomile Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Sandalwood Blend

One of the safest and most effective methods to enjoy the benefits of essential oils is to use a good quality ultrasonic diffuser. Check out our best selling Bliss! Ultrasonic Diffusers.

Herbal Tea for Sleep and Relaxation

Caffeine's a no-no, but caffeine-free herbal tea may actually help you sleep and relax. Check out NOW’s best-selling Nighttime™ Tea and Kick Back™ Tea. If you like green tea but hate how it keeps you awake, NOW’s Green Tranquillity is a tasty, caffeine-free blend with a hint of lemon myrtle to liven things up without the worry of jitters or sleepless nights.