10 Essential Oils To Use When You're Stressed

10 Essential Oils To Use When You're Stressed

Stress is something that occurs on a day to day basis. It can be caused by relationships, work, finances, and so much more. When stressful feelings get too overwhelming, finding a way to cope with them is a must. One of the best ways to find an escape from your stress is by relaxing and enjoying some of the benefits that essential oils offer. Today we are going to talk about a few of the essential oils that are known for decreasing stress levels and calming emotions, let’s get started.


One of the more commonly known essential oils that aids in stress relief is lavender. This essential oil is known for adapting to various moods and providing a pick up with it’s light, flowery smell. Use some lavender in a bath or pour a few drops in your diffuser and you’ll see just how calming this scent can become.

Cinnamon Leaf

It’s a little bit surprising to see cinnamon on the list, we’re sure, but the cinnamon leaf is actually a fantastic essential oil to use when feeling stressed out. This essential oil has various anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe muscles and relax the body. For that reason, it’s a great option if your body is feeling the stress you’re experiencing. Taking a whiff of this scent is one of the best ways to enjoy it, but you can also dab a little bit behind your ears or on your wrists to make the most of it.


A typical essential oil used in spas and massages is eucalyptus and for a good reason. This is one of the most relaxing and calming essential oils around! This essential oil is excellent for relieving stress, boosting energies, and improving the mood. Aside from that, it’s also a great way to get a good night’s rest. If you are having a hard time falling asleep, or you’re stressed, but a few drops of eucalyptus in your diffuser by your bed and let the refreshing eucalyptus lull you to sleep.


Another essential oil that you may be surprised to find on this list is orange. When people think about using orange essential oils, they think about mood-boosting mixtures or energizing concoctions. That’s because this is the exact type of reaction this essential oil can provide! For that reason, orange is one of the suggested essential oils for individuals experiencing high levels of stress. Studies have shown that people using orange oils have been able to get a grip on their stress to the point of being able to reduce or completely stop the antidepressant medication they were taking. How incredible is that?


Sunshine doesn’t have a scent, but lemongrass is about as close to smelling sunshine as you can get. This essential oil is another mood changing option that is known for reducing stress levels and improving moods. Mixed with essential oils like orange, and put into a diffuser, lemongrass can provide you with the good day you need to have.

Keeping some of the mood-boosting essential oils in the areas that are stressful, like your work desk or your home, can help ensure that you’re prepared to reduce stress when it comes up.

Tea Tree

The last oil that we’re going to talk about is one that is commonly blended with eucalyptus oil: tea tree! This is another oil that is great to have when trying to achieve a great night of sleep or calm down at the end of a stressful today. What’s great is that it’s also refreshing and breathing in even the smallest amount can make for a much calmer end to your day. Aside from that, it’s extremely easy to mix, and even though it is slightly minty, it blends well with just about every essential oil you could think of.

Sweet Grass Farms uses only the highest of quality essential oils in all of our products, making them a perfect way to decompress at the end of a long day. From our handmade soap bars and natural ingredient bath soak to our soy candles and all natural cleaning products, you can find everything that you need to relieve your stress right in our store. Shop our products today and start relaxing today!

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