Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Anxiety and Stress Relief

Sometimes, all you need is a little aromatherapy to get through the day. Diffusing essential oils can help calm anxiety and lift moods while providing other benefits like purifying the air and helping combat allergies. Let's explore some of our favorite diffuser recipes for anxiety relief that are simple to make!

Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Anxiety and Stress Relief by Loving Essential Oils

Have you ever noticed that smelling the fragrance of a familiar aroma like a rose, an orange, or a lavender flower can give a soothing feeling? Using essential oils, natural aromatic plant extracts can do the same. Let aromatherapy help ease your stress with these essential oil diffuser blends for anxiety. 

Learn all about diffusing essential oils for anxiety and stress relief.

How to Use Essential Oils to Help Ease Anxiety

The strong, attracting aroma from herbs and flowering plants helps stimulate the receptors from the person’s nose and sends a message to the nervous system that tells the mind and the body to relax.

Smelling numerous types of extracts from flowers and plants for therapeutic benefits is practiced in the process of aromatherapy. Anxiety relief can be experienced by using certain essential oils that have a soothing and calming effect.

Use aromatherapy oils for their natural healing and therapeutic properties. Essential Oils are unlike other medicines, which are manufactured and synthetically made from substances that lost its natural properties and are replaced with highly processed compounds.

Diffuser Blends for Anxiety and Depression by Loving Essential Oils

Ways to Use Essential Oils for Anxiety

If you are new to essential oils, it is really important to always make sure to use 100% pure essential oils for inhaling or applying to your skin. The essential oil market is not regulated which can bring the chance of adulterated oils with synthetic ingredients.

Essential oils can be used through inhalation by a variety of methods, here are a few ways:

  • Inhale directly from the bottle
  • Drops on a cotton ball or tissue
  • Through diffuser jewelry
  • Aromatherapy diffuser machine
  • Essential oil inhaler
  • Aromatherapy bath (this one offers both topical and inhalation benefits)

Personal inhalers are a popular way to use aromatherapy anytime and anywhere you need it to help reduce anxiety. 

Diffusing Essential Oils for Anxiety Relief

Diffusing essential oils is a natural way to help improve levels of anxiety through inhaling aromatic oils.

A few drops of essential oils can be inhaled by using aromatherapy diffusers. The diffuser machine can help to disperse the essential oil aromas into the air. Inhale the scent that is diffused gives the signal to your smell receptors to relax and calm down.

Diffusing sweet and soothing oils can bring a sedating effect to help you sleep easily when anxiety troubles your ability to calm down and rest. Through the use of diffusing essential oils, reducing levels of stress or anxiety is possible. 

Frankincense essential oil is one of the popular oil for nervous feelings. Its earthy-sweet aroma will help ease the feeling of anxiety and tension. Dilute a few drops of frankincense oil in a carrier oil then massage it to your feet and hands for a relaxation. Here are more essential oils that are perfect for calming nervousness and anxiety.

15 Anti-Anxiety Essential Oils

Commonly people know that the sweet aroma of flower oils, like ylang ylang or lavender, can be very calming and soothing. One amazing thing about essential oils is that there are always several oils that can be beneficial to a particular ailment, thanks to their versatility.

Anti-anxiety oils are no different, there really is a large number of essential oils that you can choose from. Here are some to try:

  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Clary Sage
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Patchouli
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Rose
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Vanilla
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Sweet Orange

10 Diffuser Blends for Anxiety

Create a calming sensation to the nerve system with just a few drops of essential oils in an aromatherapy diffuser.

To use, just add essential oils recipes below to aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank. I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer. Adjust the drops if you desire.

 1. Calm Down Blend

Do you feel anxious or stressed more often than not? If so, it may be time to try something new and see if diffusing essential oil helps reduce those feelings of tension and worry. 

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Sandalwood

Anti-anxiety Diffuser Blends - Calm Down Blend with Lavender, Geranium, Lemon, and Sandalwood by Loving Essential Oils

 2. Stress Buster Blend

Stress is an inevitable part of life, but it's important to find ways to manage your stress in a healthy way. This stress relief blend can be used to help with both physical and mental relief from stress.

  • 2 drops Lime
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Sandalwood

Essential Oil Blends for Anxiety Stress Buster Blend by Loving Essential Oils | Diffuser Blend with Lime, Bergamot, Grapefruit, and Sandalwood essential oils.

 3. Easy Day Diffuser Blend

When you are feeling stressed, exhausted or just need a little pick-me-up, nothing beats diffusing these calming essential oils. This blend promotes relaxation with its soothing scent. We have created this recipe to help you relax so that you can take care of yourself, hope it helps!

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Sweet Orange
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Clary Sage

Essential Oils for Anxiety by Loving Essential Oils | Easy Day Recipe with Bergamot, Orange, Lavender, and Clary Sage

 4. Chill Out Diffuser Recipe

This oil diffuser blend for anxiety might just help calm those anxious feelings and get you back on track with living your best life. Give it a try and chill out!

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 1 drop Bergamot
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang

 

Diffuser Recipes for Anxiety - Chill Out Blend with Lavender, Frankincense, Bergamot, and Ylang Ylang by Loving Essential Oils

 5. Calm Your Soul

We all know that essential oils are an amazing way to stay calm and relaxed. This calming diffuser blend promotes feelings of peace and tranquility. It has been proven to be very effective at reducing feelings of stress and anxiety.

  • 4 drops Rose
  • 3 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 2 drops Tangerine

 

Anxiety Diffuser Blends by Loving Essential Oils | Calm Your Soul Recipe with Rose, Roman Chamomile, and Tangerine

 6. Anxious Relief Diffuser Blend

Do you find yourself feeling anxious throughout the day? Whether it's in anticipation of a big meeting, or because your mind won't stop racing with thoughts about what needs to get done today. This oil blend I've found helpful for calming my nerves and balancing my emotions!

  • 3 drops Clary Sage
  • 3 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 2 drops Lavender

 

Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Anxiety - Anxious Relief by Loving Essential Oils with Clary Sage, Lavender, and Sweet Marjoram

 7. Stress Relief Diffuser Recipe

This stress relief essential oil blend recipe has citrus oils with a drop of spearmint.

  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Grapefruit
  • 1 drops Spearmint

 

Stress Relief Diffuser Blends with Lemon, Grapefruit, and Spearmint by Loving Essential Oils

 8. Relax Your Busy Mind

This relaxing oil blend will fill your home with an aroma that can calm nerves and reduce feelings of stress or anxiety while giving off positive vibes throughout the entire house.

  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Juniper Berry
  • 2 drops Tangerine
  • 2 drops Siberian Fir

 

Anxiety Relief Essential Oil Diffuser Blends - Relax Your Busy Mind by Loving Essential OIls with Bergamot, Juniper Berry, Tangerine, and Siberian Fir

 9. Renewed Calm

You may find yourself feeling like you need to get away, but with the kids in school and work piling up it's not always easy. One way to renew yourself is by diffusing this calming oil blend that will help clear your mind and allow for some much needed relaxation.

  • 5 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Patchouli
  • 1 drop Vetiver

 

Calm Diffuser Recipes for Anxiety Relief by Loving Essential Oils - Renewed Calm Blend with Bergamot, Patchouli, and Vetiver

 10. Stressed No More

This lavender and frankincense oil blend is great for promoting relaxation while also relieving tension and stress from your daily routine. Turn on your diffuser and enjoy some serenity.

  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Rose

 

Essential Oil Blends for Stress and Anxiety - Stress No More with Frankincense, Lavender, and Rose by Loving Essential Oils

Diffusing Essential Oils Safety Guidelines

Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more about how long to diffuse essential oils.

Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state. For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils and learn how to use them properly.

When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin.

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More Ways to Use Essential Oils For Wellness

Essential oils are great because not only do they make you feel good physically but mentally as well. I love having them around since they have so many benefits like clearing the air of bad odors and improving moods by releasing calming scents in your home or office!

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Frequently Asked Questions on Essential Oils

Essential oils are popular as all-natural, homeopathic remedies for everyday health issues. From headache pain to sleep issues, many people have reported positive results from essential oils. Yet despite their growing popularity, there is still much confusion and many misunderstandings about what they are and how they can be used safely and effectively. We've compiled our top frequently asked questions (FAQs) in therapeutic essential oil use.

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