Hop to Bed

Hop to Bed brings a potent group of herbs together to support rest and relaxation and to help relieve occasional sleeplessness.*

About Hop to Bed: Herbalist Deb Soule created this blend over 35 years ago. Hop to Bed has remained a favorite for many, many people over all these years.

Each day, the sun and moon take their turn in the sky, reminding us of the cyclical nature of life. While everyone has somewhat different needs regarding when and how they sleep, consistent and restful sleep is essential for overall health and well-being. Healthy sleep cycles are the best opportunity our bodies have to restore and regenerate for the next day, and the benefits of ample rest support the mind and emotions as much as the physical body.

Hop to Bed helps to bring calm and relaxation so that one may fall asleep more easily and sleep more peacefully. This formula is a fantastic addition to an existing nighttime sleep routine or a good ally for starting a regular, consistent nighttime routine. Consider use when traveling or when your daily rhythm and sleep patterns are out of balance. Because these herbs are so supportive to the nervous system, this blend is also a good choice during high-tension moments or when seeking repose.

Taste / Energetics: bitter, earthly, aromatic, relaxing, soothing, grounding.

Actions: relaxing nervine.

When to reach for it: When your head hits the pillow at the same time as your "to-do" list. When traveling and to ease jetlag. When that full moon keeps you up at night. Any time you feel that your sleep cycle has been thrown off by emotional and mental worry, stress and tension. To accompany a relaxing foot bath before bed to help relax and calm the mind and physical body.


Ingredients: Fresh Hops (Humulus lupulus) strobiles†, Fresh Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) leaf†, Fresh Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) root†, Fresh Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) flowering tops†, Spring Water, Grain Alcohol (alcohol 95% by volume, water)^.

Plant Profiles:

  • Hops (Humulus lupulus) - We have created a few arbors at Avena that are covered with Hops vines. Some of us can gather the Hops strobiles from the ground and others of us climb ladders to reach the top of the arbors. We place these strobiles/flowers directly into glass gallon jars as we gather them so as not to lose any of the valuable bitter yellow pollen. The papery, greenish-yellow strobiles/flowers have bitter and aromatic qualities, helping to ease a nervous digestive system as well as soothe occasional tension and agitation. They relax the nervous system, assist with healthy sleep, and bring ease to the body and mind.
  • Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) - Calming and diffusive, Lemon Balm is a brightly aromatic and restorative herb, a favorite of ours to gather in Avena's Biodynamic garden and to drink fresh in tea throughout the summer months. Lemon Balm is a mint family plant that helps quiet the mind, soothe the belly, uplift the spirit and support a more restful sleep. Delicious and gentle, Lemon Balm grows easily and abundantly in sunny spaces and attracts many pollinators.
  • Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) - The root of this tall and fragrant plant is known for its mellowing, nervine, and sleepy qualities. Earthy, aromatic, and deeply calming, fresh Valerian root supports healthy sleep and is helpful in releasing agitation and muscle tension.
  • Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) - We continue to expand our Skullcap garden beds at Avena as many more people value Skullcap's many healing gifts. This non-aromatic, mildly bitter-tasting mint family plant grounds and soothes tension and stress, eases the mind, and relaxes the body. A common and well-loved plant with a deep affinity for the human nervous system, Skullcap cools and welcomes real restoration and ease, brings balance to the heart and mind and a feeling of harmony and peace.

Servings: 30 servings per 1oz bottle.

Serving Size: 20 drops (1ml).

Suggested Use: For occasional use, add 10-20 drops (.5-1ml) to 1 ounce of water before bed as needed, or as suggested by your healthcare provider. Not to exceed 4 times/day for a maximum of 14 days.

Safety Considerations: Consult with your healthcare provider for use during pregnancy. If you have never taken Valerian before (an ingredient in this blended tincture), start with a few drops of our Valerian Tincture by itself and see how your body responds. There a few people who get overstimulated by Valerian.

Related Items: Stress Be Gone, Valerian Tincture, Rose Petal Elixir, Lemon Balm Glycerite, Daily Balance.


^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.




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