Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Anxiety and Stress Relief

Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Anxiety and Stress Relief

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.

Diffuser Blends for Anxiety and Depression by Loving Essential Oils

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.

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

    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.

    Calm Down Blend

    • 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

    Stress Buster Blend

    • 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.

    Easy Day

    • 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

    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

    Calm Your Soul

    • 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

    Anxious Relief

    • 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

    Stress Relief

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

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

    Relax Your Busy Mind

    • 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

    Renewed Calm

    • 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

    Stressed No More

    • 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

    Safety Guidelines

    Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more here.

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

    For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils.

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    Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

    BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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