We could all use a little help when it comes to the stress we have in our life! These essential oils for stress relief have helped me a TON! Read on for how I use them on a daily basis!

Essential Oils for Stress Relief

Catch up on laundry. Plan birthday party. Balance the checkbook. Pick up the kids. Sign up for spring break camps. Take out the trash. Life is busy! And with that we can find ourselves stressed out. While it is easy to tell someone to just take it easy, sometimes we need a little help in the area of stress relief. 


Best Essential OIls for Stress Relief

According to the American Institute of Stress, stress is hard to define and is very subjective. We all have things we can handle, and we all have different stressors that just are too much to handle. Basically, we all have different pieces of straw that could break the camel’s back! When it comes to the best essential oils for stress relief, I think it is important to look at the type of stress.

If your stress is due to anxiety, you’ll want to consider an essential oil that has anti-anxiety properties, they include:

  • Black Pepper,
  • Bergamot,
  • Geranium
  • Jasmine,
  • Lavender,
  • Lemon Balm
  • Marjoram,
  • Roman Chamomile,
  • Sandalwood,
  • Valerian,
  • Tangerine,
  • Orange

If you find yourself to be stressed due to an inability to calm down, you may want to consider an essential oil that has a calming effect. These include:

  • Bergamot,
  • Geranium,  
  • Jasmine,
  • Lavender,
  • Mandarin,
  • Neroli,
  • Palmarosa,
  • Patchouli,
  • Petitgrain,
  • Sandalwood,
  • Ylang Ylang


As you can see there are some that overlap between being calming and anti-anxiety. So, based on your needs and any allergies you have (if you have a citrus allergy, for example, tangerine and orange essential oils shouldn’t be used) you’ll want to try one of the above essential oils. Young Living has specific blends that give you a mix of oils pre-made and ready for you. If you want one less decision to make, that may be your best option. But these are some fabulous blends that I LOVE for helping to deal with stress and anxiety in my own life 🙂 

Favorite Essential Oils for Stress Relief Blends for the Diffuser!

I would LOVE to know which essential oils and blends you use for stress relief! I love mixing up my oily routine and trying new things! 

*Please note, I’m not a licensed physician or herbalist, so always talk to your trusted healthcare professional before trying something new!* If you’d like to learn more about essential oils or have questions, send me an email! I’d love to chat with you!

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2 Responses to Essential Oils for Stress Relief

  1. Rosie says:

    I’d like to try some of these, I’ve tried lavender and orange, it would be fun to try some others.

  2. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I am always looking for natural ways to relieve stress, I will have to try these. Thank you for sharing.

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