Lavender Essential Oil would have to be one of the best oils for helping you sleep for its calming and sedative properties. Other Essential oils that can help with sleep include: Clary Sage, Chamomile, and Jasmine. Put a couple of drops of essential oil onto a cotton ball and put under your pillow case. Another way is by putting a drop of essential oil neat onto either your temples or wrists. We choose these areas because they are warm areas and light heating of essential oils helps to disperse the fragrance for inhalation, resulting in faster acting benefits.