5 Best Essential Oils to Relieve Stress


If you’re looking for the best essential oils to relieve stress, look no further than these great options. You’ll fall in love with the scent and calmness that the use of essential oils can bring!

I’m a huge fan of essential oils. And honestly, I often wonder what took me so long to discover them. They’re one of those things that have been around for a while, but for some reason are just now really starting to pick up steam. Better late than never, right? If you use essential oils already, you know that they are great at helping out with a lot of different things. From stress to migraines, it seems that there is an essential oil that can help.


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With stress being one of the biggest issues adults deal with, let’s dive in and highlight the best essential oils to relieve stress!


5 Best Essential Oils to Relieve Stress


5 best essential oils to relieve stress


While these aren’t the only essential oils known to help with stress, these are 5 that need to be on your radar:


1. Lavender


For many people, using lavender essential oil tops their list. It’s known to have a calming effect on entire bodies and systems which is what makes it such a popular choice for helping to relieve stress.


2. Chamomile


You’ve heard of chamomile tea, right? It’s the same scent as what you’ll smell when using chamomile essential oils and is often the tea of choice for people to drink before bed to calm them down enough and relax them to sleep. It’s no secret that stresses can cause issues with sleeping patterns so using chamomile essential oil at night can help.


3. Lemon


The smell of lemon essential oil is intoxicating. And in a good way. It’s light and airy and it just makes everything smell and feel more positive. Using lemon essential oil to help manage stress can actually work really, really well. All you need to do is add a few drops to your infuser and you might feel relaxed almost immediately.


4. Frankincense


With a strong musky scent, getting a whiff of frankincense essential oil can help calm and slow down your mind. One way to keep that scent with you all day long is to get a diffuser necklace or bracelet that you can add a few drops of the essential oil onto. Then you’ll have that calming scent close to you at all times to keep those stressful thoughts and vibes at bay.


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5. Fennel


Fennel essential oil has a distinct smell and one that has an immediate calming effect. You’ll find that while it may smell different than the other essential oils, it still offers a pleasant aroma that you’ll love and adore.

When it comes to finding the best essential oils to relieve stress, this list of 5 is a great place to start. Some people find luck with using these while others tend to prefer different scents altogether. There are even some who create and combine essential oils together to get the calming scent that they need.


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No matter what essential oil you choose, hopefully, you’ll find calmness and peace when using it!




With love, Vinma



5 Best Essential Oils to Relieve Stress


  1. Great list, Vinma!

    I absolutely love the citrus smell of lemon, so I’m definitely going to try a lemon essential oil! Some stress relief is definitely needed in these busy months from now until the end of the year! 🙂

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