3 Powerful Essential Oils for Stress Relief

December 20, 2021

3 Powerful Essential Oils for Stress Relief

Common Effects of Stress

Stress can take a heavy toll on your mind, body, and spirit. It can cause a number of ailments, included:

Stressed woman in red sweater surrounded by unfinished work

  • Overthinking
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Lethargy
  • Lack of sleep
  • Low self esteem
  • Soreness
  • Headaches

Although a certain amount of stress can’t be avoided, prolonged stress can have damaging effects on your overall health as it takes a physical, mental, and emotional toll.

It’s important to find ways to manage stress so you can reset your health and get back to feeling like yourself again.

How Can Essential Oils Ease Stress?

Essential oils are like the immune system of plants. They hold all the goodness that helps keep plants healthy, supports their growth and wellbeing — and protects and heals them when they’re injured or stressed...

And that’s why they are such powerful wellbeing tools for us.

Today we’re sharing our top three oils for stress relief, and ways to use them alone and in combination — to destress and combat some of the most pervasive symptoms of stress.

Frankincense Serrata

Frankincense Essential Oil, SerrataUsed for centuries as a traditional incense for cleansing and ceremony, frankincense has been frequently burned in public spaces and places of worship.

Frankincense Essential Oil, Serrata has a resinous scent reminiscent of the calming reverence of the incense, and when diffused, will make your house smell like a temple.

How’s that for stress relief?

Not only is this beloved oil calming to the mind, it can help physically relax the body. When added to a carrier oil, it’s a powerful botanical for physical manifestations of stress, and can be used to massage muscles and soothe joints.

Lavender Bulgaria

Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgaria

Lavender is beloved around the world, and has been used for centuries to calm the mind and promote sleep, which can be hugely beneficial when you’re under stress and experiencing racing thoughts before bedtime.

This particular oil is remarkable for relieving stress-induced agitation throughout the day. Inhale it directly from the palms, or use it on your wrists for a light, organic perfume. It’s herbaceous, flowery, and rich, and is calming to the nervous system when inhaled.


Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver Essential Oil is a popular Floracopeia oil because of its innumerable benefits and multitasking abilities.

Soothing to the mind, body, and nervous system, Vetiver Essential Oil can calm anxiety, soothe agitation, comfort the mind, skin, and joints, enhance concentration, support restful nights, balance emotions, and restore centeredness. That’s a lot of stress relief.

How to Destress with Essential Oils

These wondrous oils have many uses (even beyond stress relief… they are total multitaskers). Below are a few ideas for how to use them in stress relieving concoctions to ease the body, mind, and spirit during the hard times.


A diffuser running next to plants on a windowsill

Diffusing is a popular way to access the many benefits of essential oils. It can make your space smell amazing; it turns the oils into small particles to be gently inhaled; it can purify the air and surfaces; and it’s a great way to share the benefits with others.

At Floracopeia, we use ultrasonic diffusers to disperse the oils into the air in microdroplets, through ultrasonic vibrations.


Palm inhalation is the simplest way to incorporate essential oils into your routine. Place a couple drops of the oils on your palm, and rub your hands together. Then bring your hands up to your face, covering your nose and mouth gently. Inhale deeply.


As a general rule, we advise diluting essential oils with a carrier oil if you intend to use essential oils topically. We love Jojoba Carrier OilFlower of the Sun Essential Oil Blend, and Champa Infused Almond Oil.

Woman sitting on the edge of the bath tub


Essential oils are wonderful bath additions, but should be used with bath salt. We always caution against dropping essential oil into bath water directly. Instead, we recommend placing several drops of essential oil on Epsom salt, then adding the salts to bathwater.

Essential Oil Solutions for Relieving Stress Symptoms


A grey haired woman sleeping under a grey comforter at night

Without a good night’s sleep, everything else falls apart. Stress can cause sleeplessness, and then, your sleeplessness can cause more stress. It’s a vicious cycle.

However, this pillow spray is a dream for deep sleep. Wake up fully restored, ready to tackle pesky stress-inducing problems in the morning… But tonight, sleep!

Dreamland Pillow and Room Spray

Use this mist for your pillows and bedsheets at bedtime.

Shake well and misting your pillow, bed, and bedroom.


Stressed woman with neck tension

Tight shoulders? Neck pain? Muscles seeming to inexplicably ache?

It might be that you’re holding stress in your body.

Use this body-relaxing massage oil on your neck and shoulders, rub your palms and feet, and even over your calves and lower back— whatever is holding the stress as aches and pains— and let the relaxation come. Your skin will love it— stress won’t.

Destress Massage Oil


It might make us cranky to admit it, but we’ve all been irritable at once time or another.

And mixing up essential oils might not be what you feel like doing. So let’s keep it simple when the agitation button is hot.

Choose one of these oils, or if you want, both, and let’s breathe a little from our palms, shall we?

Destressing Palm Inhalation





Stress is hard to do for long periods of time. And it can lead to fatigue and exhaustion.

When this happens, it’s time for a bath.

Not just any bath, of course. We’ll need to add some powerful destressors and rejuvenation.

Rejuvenating Bath Soak

Mix essential oils and the epsom salt. Shake, and add to warm water. Soak, and let the stress melt away.

We all face stressful times now and then. In fact, after the last year or so, we’re experiencing higher levels than ever.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t find some relief.

For a limited time, we’re offering 20% Off Essential Oils. Don’t go another day sore, irritated, or exhausted from stress — grab these destressing wonders today, and use the code Purify20 at checkout through Thursday, December 30, 2021.

Don’t have a diffuser? Our Build Your Own Collection lets you choose one of our gorgeous ultrasonic diffusers for $30 when you select 3 of your favorite oils (likeVetiver Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgaria, and Frankincense Essential Oil, Serrata)!

Diffuse the stress away!

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