Top 8 Stress Relief Essential Oils & How to Use Them

Top 8 Stress Relief Essential Oils & How to Use Them

Stress can deplete your energy and immune system, compromising your health. That is why it is so important to control stress. Essential oils can be used to help you beat stress.

Emotional and mental stress can be especially damaging to your body's immune system. When experiencing high stress, your body's immune function decreases and can lead to diseases.

Essential oils can promote balance and calming effects on emotions. Their powerful, yet non-addictive properties, make essential oils a valuable alternative for relieving the build up of stress and tension.

Top 8 Stress Relief Essential Oils & How to Use Them by Loving Essential Oils

8 Stress Relief Essential Oils

Many essential oils can help with stress, here are my top 8 I like to use for stress relief:

#1. Sweet Orange

  • Citrus scent similar to a freshly cut orange
  • Energizing and cheerful aroma
  • Gentle enough to use in blends for children
  • Feel relaxed, restored, and uplifted

#2. Lavender

  • Balances emotions and calms the nervous system
  • Offers reassurance and strength
  • Inspires deep relaxation and sleep

#3. Magnolia

  • Relaxes the mind and body
  • Creates a calm and serene atmosphere
  • Uplifts when feeling down and grounding when anxious
  • Read More: Magnolia Spotlight

#4. Roman Chamomile

  • It was known as "the physician" in ancient times because of its reputation for promoting good health
  • Excellent for soothing stress and tension
  • Acts as a mild sedative

#5. Frankincense

  • Perfect for meditation and contemplation
  • Helps center your mind
  • Offers a deep sense of tranquility

#6. Himalayan Cedarwood

  • Stabilizes during stressful transitions
  • Instills confidence and security in times of trouble
  • Enhances meditation and spiritual expression
  • Read More: Himalayan Cedarwood Spotlight

#7. Sweet Marjoram

  • Can help encourage relaxation, especially before sleep
  • Helps promote a calm atmosphere
  • Brings comfort during times of great distress or emotional grief
  • Read More: Sweet Marjoram Spotlight

#8. Rose Absolute

  • Sweet floral aroma that inspires positive emotions
  • Imparts harmony and peace
  • Brings calm in the midst of fresh grief

Ways to Use Stress Relief Essential Oils

Here are some ways you can use the above oils in your daily routine to beat stress:


- Try diffusing one of the oils above in your home or office

- Wear one of the oils on a diffuser necklace


- Add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage into feet and hands

- Make a roller blend and roll onto arms & chest

- Add several drops into a jar of unscented lotion for a custom stress relief lotion.


- Place a drop of oil in palm of hand, rub together & inhale

- Use an aromatherapy inhaler

-Make an essential oil spray

- Place 3-4 drops in warm bath or onto shower floor


Buy our 31 PC Deluxe Essential Oil Kit to help you put your essential oils to use for stress management.

Stress Relief Essential Oil Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Lavender

Add to aromatherapy diffuser with required water for your machine.

Stress Relief Essential Oil Diffuser Blend


Additional Ideas For Stress Management

Learning to manage stress is very important for your health and wellness, in addition to using essential oils here are some more ideas for stress management.

  • Physical activity
  • Good nutrition
  • Meditation or relaxation
  • Yoga
  • Positive thinking
  • Read Bible verses or pray
  • Social connections
  • Deep breathing
  • Take a walk outside
  • Enjoy a sunrise or sunset
  • Take a warm bath

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Top 8 Stress Relief Essential Oils & How to Use Them by Loving Essential Oils

Top 8 Stress Relief Essential Oils & How to Use Them by Loving Essential Oils


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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