Calming roller with doterra serenity, balance grounding blend, and vetiver essential oils

This essential oil rollerball recipe for stress and anxious feelings is EVERYTHING!


Calming Essential Oils for Stress and Anxious Feelings 

By nature, I am a very anxious person.  


I encourage you to try out your own combinations as everyone’s body chemistry is different, and what works well for one person won’t necessarily be what works best for someone else.  

Feel free to comment down below with your faves!  I’m always open to trying new things!

This essential oil stress relief blend recipe is my personal favorite oil combo to help me get through the day.    I pull out the roller throughout the day and apply it at the base of my neck, and pulse points, like my wrists and neck.  The calming scent is super relaxing and instantly helps frayed nerves.

One of the most aggravating parts of my day.  If your a mom, you know what I’m talking about, right?!

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Supplies to Make your Essential Oil Stress Roller Ball

Before you get started, make sure you have the following items ready.

10ml Essential Oil Roller bottle

You’ll need a 10ml empty roller ball bottle. 

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Carrier Oil for your Essential Oil Stress Roller

Carrier Oil is what you will use to fill your roller bottle after you have added the essential oils.  Most people prefer fractionated coconut oil because it doesn’t have much of a scent.    Jojoba oil is another popular choice.

Fractionated Coconut oil is a little more processed than regular coconut oil which can solidify in cooler temperatures. Pretty much any oil can function as a carrier oil.  

Coconut Oil is really amazing for our skin and has many practical uses.

This is the Fractionated Coconut Oil that I usually buy from Amazon.

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If you can’t use or don’t like coconut oil, some other options are:

Use the right carrier oil for your skin type when using essential oils

You may want to read my related article on Carrier Oils for more help choosing the best carrier oil for your needs

Essential Oils for your Stress Roller Ball

This blend uses three doTERRA essential oils:

  1. Vetiver
  2. Balance Grounding blend
  3. Serenity Restful blend (you can use Lavender instead of Serenity)
doTERRA Balance Grounding blend can bring a sense of calm and harmony to the mind and balance emotions especially good for stress

The doTERRA Balance blend   doTERRA Balance can bring harmony to the mind and body, and balance to the emotions.

This oil just by itself is enough to help with stress and anxious feelings.  

doterra serenity restful blend essential oil

doTERRA Serenity® essential oil blend soothes the soul, providing a safe haven from life’s daily stressors.   doTERRA Serenity Restful Blend combines several of the calming essential oils to help calm and relax us when stressful feelings arise.

Don’t have Serenity on hand?  You can order it here, or you can easily substitute Serenity with Lavender Essential Oil.  Lavender essential oil is well known for it’s calming effects and I have used it in this recipe many times.

Vetiver essential oil from doTERRA is extremly calming to the mind and can help calm the chaos in your brain and help relieve stress and insomnia

Vetiver essential oil  is a tree root, and helps calm the crazy in my brain. It has a sweet, woody, smoky smell and can be used as a base note in essential oil blends like this one.  It can help promote better sleep, relaxation, stress, and balance.

How and Where to Use Your Essential Oil Roller for Stress

Essential Oil Rollers, like this one for stress, are best applied on location.  However, for stress, it affects our entire body and there is no one specific location to apply it like there would be for an upset tummy roller, for example.My recommendation is to apply it as you would a perfume roller.

The best places on your body to use an essential oil roller for stress are:

  • pulse points like wrists
  • Behind ears like perfume
  • The inside of your elbows
  • Along the spine wherever you can reach
  • At the little soft spot on the base of your skull and top of your spine, just below the hairline

You can reapply the roller as needed throughout the day.  You really can’t overdo it.  Apply it as often as needed.

Recipe for How to Make an Essential Oil Roller ball for Stress and Anxious Feelings

The instructions listed here are for an average size adult.  If you are making this stress rollerball for someone who is small, elderly, or very young, then you will want to dilute the roller more than what is listed in these directions.  

What I mean by that is, use less essential oils and more carrier oil.  This is for safety.  Just like with traditional medicine, young, small or elderly need a smaller dose.

Here is a handy chart you can use as a guide to determine dilution ratios.

essential oil rollerball dilution ratio guide

doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil will make you happy

If you’re new to essential oils or have never made an essential oil roller before, you may want to read my article on how to make an essential oil roller.

How to Make your Essential Oil Stress Rollerball

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  • Add the drops of essential oil into the empty roller bottle
  • Top off the roller bottle with carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil)
  • Pop the roller onto the bottle and gently shake to incorporate the ingredients
  • To use, apply as needed throughout the day or before bed to pulse points such as wrists, inner elbows, base of skull under hairline, down spine

Essential Oil Diffuser Blend for Stress and Anxious Feelings

These same essential oils can go in your diffuser for even more calming relief from stress and anxious feelings.

Add these three essential oils to your diffuser for calming relief from stress

Printable Label for your Stress 10ml Roller Ball

The pdf pages are formatted to print on Avery 6793 durable labels that fit 10 mL roller bottles (2 x 2-5 /8). Buy the labels on Amazon here.

These labels are for personal use only and may not be redistributed. Click HERE to download the printable file.

Stress Roller Blend labels sample

3 doterra essential oils and calming rollerball on wood with text Stress and Anxiety buster

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