Aromatherapy Recipes for Stress Relief
Below are four specially formulated essential oil blends can be helpful during times of stress. Everyone can respond to essential oils and blends differently. These blends are offered as a starting point and as inspiration in discovering essential oils and blends that work best for you.
When selecting and using essential oils, be sure to follow all safety precautions and remember that aromatherapy should not be used as a substitute for proper medical treatment.
- 3 drops Clary Sage Oil
- 1 drop Mandarin Oil
- 1 drop Lavender Oil
- 2 drops Roman Chamomile Oil
- 2 drops Lavender Oil
- 1 drop Vetiver Oil
- 3 drops Sweet Orange
- 1 drop Geranium Oil
- 1 drop Frankincense Oil
- 3 drops Yuzu Oil
- 1 drop Jasmine Oil
- 1 drop Ylang Ylang Oil
Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose which method you'd like to use and follow the directions below.
Diffuser Master Blend
Multiply your blend by 4 to obtain a total of 20 drops of your chosen blend. Add your oils to a dark colored glass bottle and mix well by rolling the bottle in between your hands. Add the appropriate number of drops from your created blend to your diffuser by following the manufacturer's instructions for your diffuser brand and model. Some essential oils such as thick oils or citrus oils aren't compatible with all diffuser types.
Essential Oil Inhaler Blend
Multiply your blend by 3 to obtain a total of 15 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by reading to the Essential Oil Inhaler Blends page and using the 15 drop blend in place of the suggested blends shown on the page.
Multiply your blend by 6 to obtain a total of 30 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 30 drop blend in the Air Freshener recipe.
Additional Essential Oil Suggestions
Visit the Aromatherapy for Emotional Well-Being article for a list of oils that may help with this condition and for information on using aromatherapy to support and balance your emotional outlook.
General Safety Information
These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.
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