Essential Oils Blog: 7 Essential Oils for Stress

While we are living this thing called ‘Life” there are days that are more challenging than others. It is during those times that our level of stress increases. Stress can come in many forms, from standing in the line at the grocery store to major life changes. Since we cannot escape stress totally, there are some things we can do to reduce and find some relief. Essential oils are great and one of the safer ways to deal with stress.

7 Essential Oils for Stress

Below is a list of my  7 favorite stress relief oils. You can diffuse them, apply them under the souls of your feet, use them in a detox bath, drop a couple of drops in the shower, or mix them with a massage oil. It is always best dilute an oil before applying it to your skin with a carrier oil like sweet almond, grape seed, or jojoba oils.  It may take some time to figure out which oil your body responds to.


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1. Rose is the queen of all oils, and is the most valuable oil you will find. It has a rich sweet aroma that can uplift your mood, relax your mind, and  be found in many skin care products.
2. Lavender has many benefits. Lavender has relaxing/ calming properties, and when diffused it adds a clean/ fresh sent to a room. It also offers pain relief, especially for burns.
3. Frankincense has an rich earthy aroma that is good for grounding and spiritual practices.  It can create a comfortable environment for meditation and prayer.
4. Lemon has a bright/joyful aroma, and is both stimulating and refreshing. It can be used for so many things around the house. It eliminates orders when diffused.  When washing fruits and vegetables place a couple of drops in the water to kill bacteria.
5. Geranium oil has many benefits beside reducing stress. This oil helps balance hormones, reduce inflammation, and can help with menopausal symptoms.
6. Bergamot has a light citrus aroma that is uplifting and relaxing. When blended with lavender, it can help reduce anxiety, stress, and depression.
7. Ylang Ylang has a sweet floral scent that is calming and relaxing. This oil is good for depression, anxiety, and stress.


It is important for you to know that not all oils are the same, some that say “natural” or “pure” are NOT. You want to look for a therapeutic grade essential oil, and check to see how the company produces their oils.

I’ve used Young Living Essential Oils for 15 years, and have never had a problem.

To get any of the therapeutic grade essential oils listed above CLICK HERE.


If you already use essential oils, what’s your favorite?

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  1. I love essential oils and use them regularly in my home. Lavendar remains one of my favorites.

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      Lavender is one of my favorites especially for relaxation.

  2. Lavender oil is my absolute fave. I’ve never tried the others but I’m going to start! Great post

  3. I have never just essential oils but I have heard a lot about them. One of the teachers at school used the infuser during winter and it helped her kids not get as many colds and it helped those that did get sick sleep well during nap time.

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      They are wonderful and can help with so many things, if you want more information or if I can help in any way let me know. Your can order oils from

  4. I’ve started to use essential oils more, but haven’t had a chance to try too many. Thanks for sharing some for stress, my boyfriend could definitely use these hehe

  5. I’ve really been loving essential oils lately & it’s nice to have some new recommendations. I really love peppermint for stress & headache relief!

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      AS soon as I feel a headache coming on I quickly grab my peppermint.

  6. Frankincense, lavender and ylang ylang work wonderfully for stress release and enjoying a restful sleep too. I think using essential oils is a nice way to wind down after a hard day’s work

  7. Lemongrass and basil are my favorite oils. Something about that scent mixture just relaxes me.

  8. I’ve been using Lavender and Lemon essential oils in my diffuser and its quite relaxing! I also love the aroma of Frankincense!

  9. I have never tried essential oils before! I am going to have to give it a try! I wish I read your article when I started law school! Lol

  10. Thanks for this! I am trying to learn more about these oils for stress!

  11. I love essential oils, I don’t use them for stress but I might use them for stress.

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      They are excellent for stress that’s what I use them for the most and I get great results. If you would like to order some just go you my website

  12. I currently do not use essential oils to reduce stress. I think I would love using lemon and lavender to give me a sense of ease as they are both very lovely scents to smell.

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      Hi Lian, Lavender and lemon are wonderful oils, you can use them for so many things. If you have any question or would like to order some you can go to

  13. Great idea to release stress naturally. Blogging can be stressful so will try your suggestions soon!

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      You are absolutely right about blogging, I am just at the beginning of this blogging journey so I do use the oils for stress and creativity and found that when I use them and get still before I write it helps so much. You can order some from

  14. Right now this stressed out mind is calling for some Frankincense with a drop of my all time fav Bergamot. I love the smell, it makes me think of summer and fresh newness.

  15. We use essential oils for so many things in our house. My favorite blend for stress is Young Living’s Stress Away. I turn on the diffuser and relax.

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      I love Stress Away too the smell just puts me in a different frame of mind.

  16. Thank you for the list! I use rose, lavender and lemon but I will def check out the rest! This stressful mom of two could use more essential oils!

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