Calming Essential Oils for Stress
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 Stress Roller Ball
Before you get started, make sure you have the following items ready.
10ml 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 fractionated coconut oil is my favorite.
If you can't use or don't like coconut oil, some other options are: Jojoba, Argan, Avocado, Almond, Grapeseed, or even Olive Oil, although Olive Oil does have a strong scent so I tend to stay away from it for essential oil rollers..
Calming Essential Oils for your Stress Roller
This blend uses three doTERRA essential oils: Vetiver, Balance Grounding blend, and Serenity Restful blend.
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.
Essential oils in this blend include Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram, and Roman Chamomile, Hawaiian Sandalwood and a hint of yummy smelling Vanilla Bean.
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.
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 Stress Roller ball
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.
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.
Essential Oil Rollerball for Stress
Bonus #1 - Essential Oil Diffuser Blend for Stress
These same essential oils can go in your diffuser for even more calming relief from stress and anxious feelings.
Bonus #2 - Printable Label for your 10ml Roller Ball
These labels are for personal use only and may not be redistributed.