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The Simple DIY For Better Sleep Is A Nightstand Necessity

DIY Sleep Sticks - woman sitting on bed with a Sleep Stick in her hand; woman's hand applying sleep stick to her foot

Slumber Essential Oil Blend Sleep Sticks For A Good Night’s Sleep

I’m always looking for ways to get a better night’s sleep, and Slumber Blend has been certainly been a big help in that regard. I have, in the past, used it to make my own sleep salve, but I was looking for a format that would be less disruptive to my early-to-bed, early-to-rise husband.

I’ve always been more of a night owl, so when I would climb in bed at night (or the wee hours of the morning), I would have to find the jar of salve, take the lid off, put it on, then replace the lid and put the jar back, which was a bit noisy and required turning the light on so I could see what I was doing. He didn’t complain about it, but I woke him up more than once (despite my best efforts).

DIY Sleep Sticks - woman sitting on bed holding a sleep stick and smiling at a golden retriever who is also on the bed
My grandpuppy, Duncan, definitely approves of my sleep sticks!

As I considered how I might solve this dilemma, I remembered the post I wrote years ago about making “winter cheeks sticks“, and realized I had my solution right there! All I had to do was use Slumber blend in place of lavender oil, and I’d be able to make my own homemade sleep sticks that would be quick and easy to apply!

Here’s how to make them.

DIY Slumber Sticks: How To Make Your Own Sleep Sticks

DIY Sleep Sticks - fractionated coconut oil, Slumber Essential Oil Blend, beeswax pastilles, coconut oil, and empty lip balm tubes

You’ll need:

DIY Sleep Sticks - woman's hand measuring beeswax pastilles into a jar with the other ingredients; woman stirring the ingredients in the jar which is in a pot of simmering water


In the top of a double boiler, or in a glass or metal bowl suspended over a pot of simmering water, combine the coconut oil, liquid carrier oil, and beeswax. Stir occasionally until melted and combined, then remove from heat.

DIY Sleep Sticks - woman's hand adding Slumber Essential Oil Blend to the melted ingredients in the jar

Add 35 drops of Slumber to the melted oil mixture and stir.

DIY Sleep Sticks - woman's hands using a measuring cup with a pour spout to pour sleep stick liquid into lip balm tubes

Pour the oil mixture into a measuring cup with a pour spot, then use it to carefully fill your empty lip balm tubes. Allow the oil mixture to solidify completely before using.

DIY Sleep Sticks - close up of woman's hand holding a lip balm tube

This recipe will fill about 20-25 small lip balm tubes. If you have any empty tubes left over afterward, you can use them to make homemade lip balm or stain treatment sticks! (Or, for a larger Slumber stick that covers more surface area, you could use an empty deodorant container rather than a lip balm tube.)

DIY Sleep Sticks - woman's hand holding a sleep stick that is open; woman's hand applying sleep stick to foot

Once you have made your sticks, using them is easy — simply swipe a stick over the bottoms of your feet once you’ve climbed into bed, or while enjoying a cup of sleepy time tea. You’ll be off to sleep in no time!

Love the idea of sleep sticks but don’t want to DIY? Just grab my Slumber Blend Ready-to-Apply Roll-On! The convenient roll-on bottle makes it quick and easy to apply Slumber blend topically. No mixing required and no mess!

You don’t just have to take my word for it that Slumber will help you sleep better! Just check out these customer reviews:

“3 weeks ago I started using Slumber. I didn’t think it was making a difference until I forgot to turn the diffuser on one night. I won’t be making that mistake again! The oils helps me relax and fall asleep easily.”


“This really works. Without it I’d wake several times a night. With Slumber I sleep thru the night. Absolutely GREAT product!!!”

Lorraine B.

“My first use was the first good night’s sleep I have gotten in well over a year! Fantastic!”

Valerie S. 

Do you ever have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep?

DIY Sleep Sticks - woman sitting on bed with a Sleep Stick in her hand; woman's hand applying sleep stick to her foot

DIY Slumber Sticks

Jill Nystul
Featuring sleep-promoting essential oils and natural ingredients, swiping a Slumber stick onto the soles of your feet will have you sleeping like a baby in no time.


  • Double Boiler
  • Empty lip balm tubes
  • Measuring Cup


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil or other carrier oil
  • 2 Tbsp beeswax pastilles
  • 35 drops Slumber Essential Oil Blend


  • To the top of a double boiler, add the coconut oil, liquid carrier oil, and beeswax pastilles.
  • Stir until melted, then remove from heat.
  • Add the essential oils, stir, then transfer the oil mixture to a measuring cup with a pour spout.
  • Fill empty lip balm tubes with the oil mixture, then allow the mixture to solidify before using.

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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    Thank you for giving everyone a chance for the amazing gifts.

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    I love your site and have made several of your “recipes” including using lemon essential oil in greek yogurt and making lemon greek yogurt frozen bites which my kids love !! I love peppermint oil and use it in a “spider spray ” around my doors to help deter spiders from coming in. Another favorite is I combine peppermint oil with coconut oil as a treatment for dandruff on the scalp. Tea tree oil is another favorite that is great for killing head lice. Sorry- can you tell I love essential oils and use them daily ! This kit would be a great addition to my small collection !!!

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  • The better question would be “What don’t I use essential oils for?” I diffuse them to improve mood, if we are sick, or just for the scent. I make my own cleaners and use it for scent and disinfecting qualities. To replace medicines (such as Vick’s) and beauty products.

  • Haven’t tried any yet, but have done quite a bit of reading about all the benefits of essential oils. This give-a-way would be a wonderful way to get started!

  • I use EOs for a number of things but my favorite (so far) is the “headache buster” blend. I have been able to cut WAY down on using imitrex for my headaches. I haven’t had much luck with the sleep issue but I will keep trying until I find some blend that works for me.

  • I just ordered some EO’s for the first time. That healing salve looks to be the trick for my 88 yr old mom who has thin and very sensitive skin. I will let you know how it works.

  • I make my own dry shampoo with different essentials oils, like lavender, lemon, mint, or any scent I feel like! When the weather is hot hot hot, I make my own mint infused baby powder and it keeps me cool all day long! I love it!

  • My favorite? One? Between you, Rebecca and Dori, I’ve been Pinning and saving my head off from all the fantastic ideas! LLP is huge for us. Lavender and Helichrysum healed a really nasty burn that my son received from an iron to virtual non-existence. I love “headach blend”. And I could go on and on and on. Thank you for all that you do to share and get the word out.

  • I can definitely relate to having a different sleep schedule than DH. And there ain’t nothing gonna change that for me, so I tiptoe and slide into bed as quietly as possible. The sticks are a great idea, but I wonder if you could do this all in the bathroom, and keep your socks in there, too. Put them all to walk into the bedroom. Anywho, I’m only just becoming aware of essential oils from reading about them in your blog. I did buy a bottle of peppermint oil for my mother to use to ward off the mice in her house. So, I’m eager to explore this new hobby.

  • I adore the Dream blend! I use Dream-y Sleep Salve every night! I am definitely trying these sticks as I have not gotten jars that do not have one solid top and the “canning” type jars with two pieces are making me crazy LOL. I also adore the Zen and Liquid Xanax I got in my Save My Sanity kit from Camp Wander!

  • I am so thankful to have found essential oils as well and Jillie and Rebecca’s websites this year. Every time my family and I am able to use essential oils instead of medication I rejoice at their natural healing power. I am learning how to use them more every day and love sharing this information with my family, friends and colleagues. I also diffuse oils in my classroom to either calm things down or infuse some energy in the room .

  • I LOVE essential oils! I can’t say I have a favorite because they each have such unique and special qualities. Here are a few of my favorite uses: tea tree for acne, lavender for burns and eczema, peppermint for headaches and so much more. I want to make my own dream salve to help with sleeping. Thank you for the giveaway…so fun!!

  • I love EO’s for so many uses. You can make your own fragrance blend, you can make up your own pain relief combo using vegetarian capsules, you can diffuse lavender in your bedroom at night to help you sleep, you can make any number of pain relief salves, skin moisturizing creams, anti-aging oil blend, room freshening sprays, oh the list is exhaustive! I am just learning about EO’s and I am hoping to be able to incorporate the use of EO’s into my nursing practice!

  • I have not used essential oils before, but am interested in trying them after reading about all the things you can do with them on your blog. I would really like to make a blend for helping to relax at the end of the day.

  • I have had to order the EO’s & supplies, a little at a time because I can’t afford to buy them all at once. I now have the ingredients to make the Dream Sticks, so tomorrow is the day I will start using it. I’d also like to try using the one for sleeping because I have never slept well, in my life & I’m 70 years old. Jillee, thank you for you great site.

  • I’ve been plagued with bladder infections about every two to three weeks. I’ve been using the flu bomb kit and including lemon also for over a month and haven’t had one in that time. I love all the suggestions in this post

  • I love using essential oils for almost anything and everything! But my most consistent use is to give my boys a lavender foot massage every night before bed. :)

  • Hi Jillie!

    I am entering your giveaway in hopes to win one of the days! I have absolutely no idea what oil blend to try since I have never ever bought or done a moisturizing regimen! But, being prego with number 2, I could REALLY use some pampering to make me feel “pretty”!

    So….you choose!


    Samantha :)

  • I am sort of new to the world of essential oils. I have just used them to make my lotions smell nice, but slowly building my arsenal of oils so I can start using them properly!

  • I am new to EO’s but have learned how wonderful oregano oil is.So far myself, my husband and 2 friends are discovering how wonderful oregano oil is for the stomach especially IBS.

  • I would really like to try Jeddy’s blend. My son has ADHD, and I probably have it too. He’s 14 and I would love for him to not have to take medicine for the rest of his life. Also since reading you blog, I have become more interested in what essential oils can do and how they can help with so many things.

  • The only one I have tried is pepermint. And I love it. I really want to try more of them. The Dream Salve sounds amazing!! I have fibromyalgia and Sleep Apnea so this realy sounds like something that would help me. Thanks for all of your posts and emails.

  • My cousin who died of brain cancer at the age of 47 was a great believer of essential oils and quietly converted all of her family members to their wonderful benefits. I am only sad that she died before she enjoy this website and share the information. If I were lucky enough to win this, I would be happy to make this for her mother and sister. Thanks for all of your wonderful info!

  • I made my own Number 2 spray, spider repellent, and lotion with lavender and orange essential oils. Love them all, especially the #2 spray. Would love to try more. Thanks Jillee. Happy Holidays

  • I am fairly new to EO. I have tried Jeddy’s blend for my son who is 9yrs old. We have had great success with it. I have the worst time sleeping. It would be be great to have

    Some thing that would get me through the night.

  • I am just getting started using essential oils – bought a ton of stuff tonight to make Christmas gift baskets of lotion, lip balm, body scrub, etc. for my sister and daughters. Can’t wait to try the Dream Blend to help me get back to sleeping nights. Thank you Jillee for your incredible posts!!!

  • I have only used a couple of essential oils but a couple of my friends swear by them. I am so curious and have been wanting to get started using them. I am very inspired by the different uses regarding oils for stress relief, sleep aid, adhd, back pain, as well as for the enjoyment of the aroma in a diffuser! I would LOVE to win this giveaway!!!

  • Thank you, Jillee, for this wonderful opportunity. I’m new to using essential oils and so far have used mostly lavendar, peppermint, and tea tree eos, for headaches, to improve sleep, to heal scratches and wounds, to improve sore throats, sinus, and allergy congestion, and to relieve GERD/reflux.- all have aided me to some extent, some more so than others. I’m excited to learn more, and you are giving someone a wonderful opportunity to do so. Thank you.

  • So far I’ve only used then in a simmer pot, but I just purchased some in hopes of learning to do more. I had planned on using them in making my own cleaning supplies’ but I am also interested in learning about personal care items too. Some many possibilities!!

  • I put a few drops of lemon, lime, mandarin, and pink grapefruit in an oil diffuser and the mix makes the whole room smell fantastic. It also helps me concentrate!

  • I have become absolutely addicted to using EO’s. I made your headache pillow and have used it often. Recently made the dream-y sleep salve…OMG I love it! I just made the pain relieving lotion and am so impressed…it works great on the arthritis I seem to be developing. I love your site and refer people to it all the time. Thanks :)

  • I have just started using a few essential oils. Eucalyptus to curb coughing from a cold, lavender for a disinfectant spray, peppermint, spearmint, & orange for toothpaste. There is so much that I would like to learn about EO’s! Such as using EO’s to help headaches , concentration, sleep aide, soothing tummies and boo boo’s… any way at all that I can to help my family & others live healthier and more green .

  • Have not used essential oils, but am interested in trying them. Especially the Sleep Salve; I also am a night owl (and my husband goes to bed early), and have a terrible time sleeping. I tried entering the giveaway, but not sure it worked. I enjoy your daily post that I receive via email.

  • I use the essential oils to help me with my sinus problems. I use the peppermint oil for the sinus headaches I get. I try to use the rosemary to help open the sinus passageway. I try different oils in the diffuser at night to help in sleeping.

  • I love essential oil for baby. The lavender and eucalyptus are wonderful! I like the lavender to help me sleep which can sometimes be hard with a baby lol

  • I use essential oils daily. I use them on my face to keep my skin healthy and nightly to relax and get a great nights rest. I also use them to heal wounds and bruises. I’m so happy to have been introduced to them. Don’t know how I got along without them. :)

  • I’ve used some EOs (lavender, peppermint, grapefruit) just for smells and nothing else. I’m just now getting into the whole knowledge of using EOs for more than smells :)

  • i apologize… forgot to mention our favorite use of essential oils,and/or favorite blends.the favorite use or oil or oil blend. Have used several… mostly for cooking, only. Will get our”‘goody pkg”, soon, filled with everything we need for making soap, or candles except a wide variety of essential oils! GOD SCENT….. SENT!

  • I have never used essential oils, except at my acupuncturist’s. I really want to get into them to help with appetite, fatigue, fibromyalgia, lupus, raynauds arthritis, joint pain etc.

  • I love using lavender essential oil in many ways – with my white vinegar for cleaning solution, on my wool dryer balls to make my laundry smell amazing, mixed with baking soda to sprinkle on my mattress to freshen it while washing the sheets, & a few drops in my bath to relax me & help me get to sleep! Thanks for all your wonderful tips & “recipes” for wonderful home-made remedies & products that contain no harmful chemicals!! You’re my inspiration, Jillee!

  • I love experimenting with the different combinations of essential oils. I have just discovered bergamot. I love the smell of it, and I’m having fun mixing it with other oils to find just the perfect smell to use in my diffuser.

  • I love essential oils! I love to diffuse them in my house and my classroom. I am always coming back to the “One Good Thing” website to re-read your recipes. I need to get to work on my eo gifts!

  • I like to mix lavender oil and coconut oil for my skin after a shower. I also like to use the poopouri. Since I’m going through perimenapause, one of the symptoms is sleeplessness. I look forward to trying the dream blend. I would also like to have a diffuser.

  • I’m loving this idea (though I like the idea of the dream salve better), and I’m crazy about everything lavender! I love all your posts about using essential oils, just haven’t made the investment quite yet!

  • I am fairly new to essential oils. I have bought a lavender and peppermint oil. I used the peppermint to get rid of some moles in my fathers yard. All you have to do is soak a cotton ball with the oil and put it at the entrance hole…….the moles must not like the smell because they went elsewhere.

    My other foray was making Naked Salve which I found on CampWanders blog….love this stuff. My next adventure will be making the Dream Sticks..

    I’m a newbie, so keep all those wonderful ideas coming

  • I’m looking forward to trying jeddys blend to see if will help my son. Right now I mix peppermint oil with coconut oil to moisturize after a shower and face the day. Thanks for the roads info Jillian! :)

  • I love lemon, lavender and peppermint for allergies – that has saved me this year from misery and being filled with medication. I also use all three and orange oil in various cleaners for my house. I am now trying a blend for hormone balance and hopefully if will work as well as the alley blend!

  • I have limited experience with essential oils BUT you and your website have completely peaked my interest in exploring and learning more about them. I read your post about coriander and I’ve recently been told by my doctor that I’m pre-diabetic. I’ve started losing weight and would love to incorporate coriander into my daily routine as well as all of the other essential oils. I would be SOOOOO excited to win the prize package. I love your site and think it’s so incredible! Thank you for all of the wonderful tips and information you provide us every day.

  • I use a lot of lavender at home – always a few drops in my toddler’s bath before bed! We recently found a locally-made dream stick that our 9 year old clammors for at bed time. No more bad dreams! Yay! I’d love to make my own. We’re also going to try Jeddy’s Blend / I think we could *all* benefit from it!

  • I’m just getting started with EO and so far I love it! I put lavender and tea tree in a bath for my kids and it helps my sons eczema and calms both of my little (and me!) down before bed time. I would love to try so etching to help my daughter and husband sleep better. My daughter is 4 and doesn’t sleep all night and my husband could use something to help him sleep when he is on the ship (Navy).

  • I have been hooked on your blog for just over a year! LOVE IT! I use lavender EO when I make all my laundry soap, scent beads and softener.I diffuse EO’s throughout my house and would love to try your dream sticks! I have 2 sons with Tourette’s, ADHD, OCD and severe anxiety disorder that affects their ability to ‘turn off’ tics etc at night and has them up until 2am or later every night! I would love to try EO’s with them.and especially see if the dream sticks helps them <3. Thanks again for all your tips etc. Look forward to each posts!

  • what great gifts!!!! thank you, so much for the opportunity to be a part of this fabulous website/blog/information/etc. community… oh, and i can’t forget your wonderful gifting!!!!

    Funny thing… my daughter goes through, at the very least 3-4 bars (of mass-manufactured) soap/week. Then, for no reason, we were given several blocks of unbelievably fragrant homemade soap. We were given several beautiful kinds/smells. I fell in LOVE with each, and every tantalizing, fragrant, soapy, block!!!
    Funny thing… my daughter goes through one block of homemade soap/week.


  • We love lavender here at our house but can honestly say that we are not yet into E O’s but the more I ready about them the more interested I am. Also,love anything lemon !

  • I love the idea of your “dream sticks” in deodorant tubes for gifts. I collected some old tubes from roll up deodorants and they all have holes in the bottoms of the containers! How do you fill yours without leakage?

  • I drip some on a piece of driftwood I have as decoration in the bathroom. It works great as a diffuser of sorts. I also dab tea tree and lavender on zits and put a few drops of orange or lemon in home made liquid soap

  • I’ve been hooked on Shield this season…using it to reduce and prevent illness. I’m convinced it has helped with all of the nasty germs around us this season! Thank you, once again, for this chance!

  • I have never used essential oils. I have used fragrance oils, is that the same thing? I don’t think it is because I got them at the Dollar Store. I really want to make some of these salves to give as christmas gifts though. My nephew has a VERY hard time falling and staying asleep so I would love to make some dream sticks for my sister to use with him.

  • I have never used essential oils but I hear many good things about them!
    I would love to hear if they have anything that helps with migraines!

  • So far I have only tried eucalyptus oil. I made up a batch of your antibacterial hand lotion with it. I am in love! Not only does it have a wonderful fresh/clean scent, it has really helped my dry hands. Plus it helps fight germs :)

  • I love using my diffuser in my computer lab, really helps with my younger kiddos.
    I use oils for personal use and for cleaning. I like so many of them, I really couldn’t choose a favorite

  • I gave a demonstration at a health fair at church on making your own cleaning products. We put drops of essential oils in the ingredients and they just smelled great, besides the wonderful benefits of cleaning!

  • My favorite blend is by far the blend in the healing salve. I use the same combo over and over – deodorant, lotion bars even put a few drops in my lotion because I love the smell so much! It’s so versatile and I love how good it is for so many skin issues.
    I have a diffuser in my amazon basket hoping DH will stumble on it and get it for me for Christmas! Thanks for such an awesome opportunity!

  • I use EO’s just about everyday! Favorites are lavender, lemon, peppermint, birch . . . I guess there are too many favorites to list :) AND Jeddy’s Blend has worked miracles for my grandson!

  • I use coconut oil for lots and I love lavender. I want to try the fractionated coconut oil. What’s the difference? Thank you for all your advice and recipes and give aways.

  • I love using essential oils. My favorite is Lavender. I use it in my coconut and olive oil mixture for my lotion and deoderant. Another way I use it is in my laundry detergent.
    I will be trying this recipe for dream salve soon. Thank you Jillee

  • I’m only a beginner in using essential oils, but I love peppermint for clearing a plugged nose! Really opens the nostrils! Just a drop or two under your nose and viola you can breathe again.