Natural stress management with essential oils

Science-based, natural ways to manage stress and anxious feelings with essential oils.

Essential oils can help you manage stress naturally.

Stress is a natural part of life.

It’s meant to help you respond to dangerous situations and get to safety. Once the danger has passed, stress is supposed to calm down.

But what if stress doesn’t pass so easily? It could be that you’re in prolonged, challenging circumstances, or that your mind continues to register danger where none exists. Those are times when you’ll need to practice natural stress management.

In this guide, you’ll learn to use essential oils to ease mental, physical, and emotional stress.

Everything is clearly explained, with easy-to-use lists that map out which oils to use, which aspects of stress they can calm, and the basic chemistry behind how and why they work. (We promise you’ll understand, even if you’re not a scientist!)

You’ll start by reviewing the fundamentals of the body’s stress response, so you fully understand the role that essential oils can play and why they’re so effective. You’ll continue by learning two ways to manage stress with essential oils: relaxation and boosting your mood.

The chapters on relaxation include techniques like calming your nervous system, soothing tight muscles, and getting restful sleep at night.

The chapters on boosting your mood will help you overcome sadness, regain energy, calm “hot” emotions like anger, stay peacefully focused on work, and feel more positive about every day.

Stress can make creating your own aromatherapy products feel overwhelming or exhausting. If this sounds like you—or if you know someone else who may benefit from natural stress management—the convenient ready-made blends in chapter 6 can help.

Natural stress management is a journey, and essential oils can support you every step of the way. Remember to be patient and kind toward yourself as you cultivate peace and joy in your life!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Your body’s stress response and your health

Understand how stress begins in your mind and affects your body.

Chapter 2

Relaxation: the natural solution to stress!

Learn how essential oils can relax your mind and body for more restful sleep.

Chapter 3

Relaxing essential oils & recipes for stress relief

Our top 10 oils and recipes for relaxation, and the science behind how they calm stress.

Chapter 4

Using essential oils to boost your mood

Don’t skip one of the most important parts of natural stress relief: cultivating joy!

Chapter 5

Mood-boosting oils & recipes for stress relief

Our top 10 oils and recipes for happiness, with the science of how they make you smile.

Chapter 6

Ready-made stress relief blends

Too stressed to make your own products? We’ve got you covered with this list of ready-to-use blends.


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Our products are 100% pure and completely natural. They are organically grown and free from additives of any kind. We take the extra step of testing each batch to guarantee its purity and share the test results on our website so you can see all of the details.


To support your health and wellness, we only select products that have the ideal chemistry for maximum therapeutic benefit. Our recommendations are guided by expert aromatherapists based on the latest research and science.


We keep the earth in mind during each step of our process, making sustainable choices from plant to package. Our small scale producers follow organic practices and all of our materials are selected for sustainability, including plant-based inks and biodegradable shipping materials.