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6 essential oils that will make politics, clowns and extreme weather feel less stressful

6 essential oils that will make you feel less stressed

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“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray

Usually, I don’t experience a case of the Mondays. 

But, there was something about Monday.

Not sure what it was. But, just about everyone I spoke to that day expressed they were feeling it.

Even one of my good friends whose demeanor is almost always cheery shook her head when she saw me and grumbled, “Yeah, I’m having one of those days.”

Something about that Monday. Maybe it’s the incessant talk of politics, the spotting of evil clowns all over the country or the looming Hurricane.

There is a certain correlation between the scent of essential oils and the moods they create.

Six essential oils that relieve stress including lemon, jasmine, ylang ylang, frankincense, lavendar, and orange.

Did ya know? Essential oils are made up of tiny molecules that when inhaled travel to the top of the nasal cavity where tiny receptors send signals to the limbic system. The limbic system just happens to be the emotional center and is partly responsible for our emotional reactions and mood fluctuations.

So when you’re just looking for a little pick me up–name that movie!–grab one of these essential oils and sniff away:


It’s no surprise this is called the King of Oils! Diffuse to uplift mood and combat depression, stress and anxiety.

Frankincense essential oils helps boost mood. Diffuse to uplift mood and combat depression, stress and anxiety.

By Scott Zona from USA – Boswellia sacra, CC BY 2.0



Dab a drop or two behind your ears and on your wrists to help eliminate anxiety and bring you calm.

Lemon essential oil is best known for it’s ability to cleanse toxins from the body and is widely used to rejuvenate energy, purify skin and act as a bug repellent.


Ylang Ylang

To help calm your mind and emotions after a long day, as well as relax your body, dab ylang ylang onto a tissue and breathe in the magic. 

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil has the ability to positively impact emotions and can help create a calming, relaxing atmosphere in your home.

Photo Credit: t4t0 / Flickr



Use as an aromatherapy treatment or topically on the skin as a natural remedy for stress, depression, and anxiety

Jasmine essential oil’s sweet, floral aroma relaxes the mind and boosts self-confidence. Considered to be exotic and romantic, Jasmine also enhances the skin’s appearance.

Photo credit: ljv / Flickr



To relax and lift your mood, diffuse orange oil or inhale.

Orange essential oil offers a sweet, peaceful aroma that can fill a room with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity. Diffuse Orange essential oil in your children’s play areas.



Diffuse 20 minutes per day to ease tension and promote relaxation.

Lavender essential oil has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life.


There are 100 reasons I’m excited about essential oils and learning more about them and their benefits. Aside from these 6, I’m finding Tea Tree Oil to be versatile and helpful in kid ailments from ingrown toenails & warts to keeping that icky yicky lice away! As I learn, I will share with you my loves!

Learn more about using essential oils safely.

Which essential oils are you in love with and why?



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