How to Use Aromatherapy to Cope and Empower Yourself During Stress Awareness Month

Stress is an unwelcome companion for many of us in today's fast-paced world. From juggling work deadlines to maintaining personal relationships and everything in between, the pressure can often feel overwhelming. 

Amidst the chaos, there lies a gentle and effective way to cope and empower yourself – aromatherapy. April is Stress Awareness Month, and as we celebrate, let's delve into the world of aromatherapy and discover how it can ease the chaos of our daily lives.

Woman applying Stress Relief Bath & Body Oil to neck

How Can Aromatherapy Help Ease Stress?

Imagine coming back home after a long working day, feeling exhausted and overwhelmed by anguish and anxiety. As you step into your home, the scent of Lavender fills the air, instantly melting away feelings of stress and anxiety. With each breath you take, you feel lighter, and you find yourself able to unwind. This simple example perfectly illustrates the effect of aromatherapy on stress in everyday life. Aromatherapy can be a highly effective technique to reduce feelings of anxiety, depression, and overall discomfort connected with living.

Aromatherapy is a subtle but powerful remedy, providing an approach to getting rid of the negative impacts of stress. Essential oils contain aromatic compounds that interact with our sense of smell that may affect how we feel. Breathing in these molecules makes the brain release chemicals that help us feel relaxed and calm. 

Infusing aromatherapy in your everyday life doesn't have to be complicated. Simply inhaling essential oils from the bottle, or applying a diluted amount of oil into an unscented carrier oil, can provide you with benefits on-the-go. An essential oil diffuser can transform any space into a tranquil sanctuary. You can also incorporate essential oils into your self-care routine, such as in your skincare regimen, or in a bath. Aromatherapy may also be worked into other stress-relieving practices such as mindfulness, yoga, and deep breathing exercises.

What Essential Oils Should I Use?


Undoubtedly the most recognizable oil in aromatherapy, Lavender Essential Oil is a go-to for many, thanks to its well-researched benefits of reducing stress and aiding in restful sleep. Breathing in the light, herbal scent works quickly to instill a feeling of calm and relaxation. Muscles feel less tense and the mind can begin to slow down. Diffusing Lavender oil is one of the easiest ways to enjoy its benefits. It is also a great option to add to an aromatherapy bath or use directly on pulse points. We also love our Lavender Multispray misted over our pillows before bed for a good night’s sleep.

Blue Tansy

The color and scent of Blue Tansy seemingly beg us to take a deep breath and calm down. Blue Tansy contains high amounts of Camphor, which may have a calming effect when inhaled. It’s often used in aromatherapy practices to help you feel grounded when stressed or relaxed at bedtime. Try diffusing Blue Tansy Essential Oil in your home, or slowly inhale from the bottle whenever you feel the need to unwind. You’ll also find Blue Tansy as an ingredient in our Lavender Tansy Essential Oil Roll-On.

Clary Sage

Clary Sage Essential Oil is revered for its relaxing benefits and ability to quiet an overactive mind. Thanks to its natural sedative properties, Clary Sage can be utilized to promote a calming, peaceful sensation which can be helpful for those who struggle with insomnia. Anytime you need a bit of peace, give our Tranquil Essential Oil Blend or Tranquil MultiSpray a try. Featuring Clary Sage Essential Oil along with other calming oils, Tranquil Is a fantastic way to impart some calm into your mind, body, and environment. 


The calming aroma of any Chamomile Essential Oil is renowned for its relaxation-inducing effects. Aromatherapy with Chamomile Essential Oil is also known to provide relief from stress, anxiety, and emotional tension. Inhaling the soothing aroma can have a positive impact on mood. Bring on the calm feelings with our Chamomile and Lavender Massage Oil. Chamomile and Lavender lend a soothing aroma while Sunflower, Safflower, and Grape Seed oils make skin feel smooth and nourished. We keep Chamomile German, Mixta, and Roman in stock and include it in many of our products.

Stress Relief Blend

Our Stress Relief Essential Oil Blend is one of our most popular blends. Fresh and herbal, there is nothing quite like this refreshing combination of essential oils to combat nervousness and every day stress. Breathe in this heavenly scent and feel tension start to lift away. If you ever wished for a magic potion that brought about a feeling of contentment, meet your new best friend, Stress Relief Bath & Body Oil. Indulge in a fragrant bath to decrease sensations of physical stress and overwork. You may also apply this oil to the body any time you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Try massaging it into your chest when you cannot relax.

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