NOTE: This article has multiple DIY: Simple, Natural Recipes for Stress, Relaxation. To make it easier to navigate, use the Table of Contents button to your right!

Jasmine Tea Recipe for Stress

(Also Helps Anxiety/Depression)

  • 1 teaspoon of green tea (You can also use Green Tea capsules to make green tea.)
  • 1 drop Jasmine
  • 3-4 cups of hot water

Serve immediately. Jasmine helps with anxiety, stress and depression – learn more about the health benefits of Jasmine.

Relaxing Essential Oil Blend

  • 50 drops Mandarin
  • 25 drops Lavender Oil
  • 12 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 5 drops Sandalwood

Add drops to empty amber bottle and fill with any carrier oil or massage oil for use.  Apply to skin close enough to your nose for you to enjoy the benefits of the aroma.



Calming Massage Oil

  • 4 drops sweet Almond oil
  • 4 drops Basil essential oil
  • 4 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops Chamomile essential oil

In about 2 tsps of a Base Oil such as Sweet Almond, pure vegetable or Grapeseed.

Stress-Soothing Massage Oil

  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Petitgrain

Add 2 drops Lavender, 1 drop Ylang Ylang and 2 drops Petitgrain to 5 teaspoons of a massage oil base (or any plain base/Carrier Oil). to the massage base. Stir gently to mix and massage into body.

Relaxation Herbal Bath

  • 1/2 cup fresh or 1/4 cup dried Lemon Balm
  • 1/2 cup fresh or 1/4 cup dried German Chamomile blossoms
  • 2 cups boiling water

Add the Herbs to the boiling water. Cover and infuse for 20 minutes. Strain and add to your bathwater.

Oil Blend to Ease Stress

Try the following combination of essential oils in a warm (not hot) bath to ease Stress and muscle pain:

  • 3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 2 drops Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara)
  • 1-2 drops Frankincense (Boswellia cateri) – optional

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals!

Essential Oil Blend Recipes to Relieve Stress

The below blends can help during times of Stress. When selecting and using oils, be sure to follow all safety precautions and remember that aromatherapy should not be used as a substitute for proper medical treatment.

Blend #1

  • 3 drops Clary Sage
  • 1 drop Lemon
  • 1 drop Lavender

Blend #2

  • 2 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Vetiver

Blend #3

Blend #4

  • 3 drops Grapefruit
  • 1 drop Jasmine
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang

Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend – Diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air freshener.

Aromatherapy Sprays to Ease Your Mind

Most of us go through periodic bouts of worry and stress, or times when our thoughts seem to go round and round like a hamster wheel. Fortunately, there is sweet-smelling relief close at hand.

Find out which essential oils can help to settle your mind, alleviating worry, obsessive overthinking, and muddled anxiety. We’ll also tell you how to make a simple and effective spray that you can use just about anywhere for soothing and comfort. You can even add it to your house-cleaning sprays!

  • Essential oils of Marjoram and Chamomile help to quell the worry of a mind under pressure and in need of comfort. Camphoraceous and clarifying, yet sweet and reassuring, Marjoram oil is useful for hazy, fretful states of mental fatigue. It helps to settle those who feel they have no one to talk to, and must consequently struggle with their worries on their own. It’s also good for those who tend to worry incessantly about others.
  • Roman and German Chamomile oils are for the overthinking of the tense perfectionist, and for the person who finds it difficult to ’switch off’ from work.
  • Clary Sage is recommended for the type of overthinking that seems from a tense and changeable search for ideal solutions. Even when such a person has actually made a decision, they worry if it is right and whether they should change their mind.
  • Fennel oil’s ability to encourage self-expression benefits those whose tendency to worry is exacerbated by a difficulty with communication. Thoughts and concerns ‘ferment’ because they have no positive outlet.
  • Patchouli oil, like Vetiver, is rich and grounding, restoring awareness of the body and senses. Earthy and sweet, it is supportive to the Spleen, and always the worry that comes of excessive mental strain. Like Coriander seed oil, Patchouli gently stimulates the Mind, and through its spicy warmth uplifts and arouses. Patchouli and Coriander are suitable for the worry of the depressive, remote individual.
  • Lemon oil clears mental ‘congestion’ — the plethora of thoughts that ‘bog down’ the mind. Grapefruit disperses the worry that comes from Tension and frustration.
  • Geranium essential oil increases one’s awareness of the senses, helping to settle a restless and scattered mind. It’s indicated for people whose overthinking stifles and obscures the emotions. It may be used to encourage the capacity for receptivity and intuitive insight.
  • Cardamom oil is effective for worry in all its forms, grounding and inspiring contentment and tranquility. Cardamom is uplifting and clarifying, benefiting anxious, muddled, and depressive types.

Calming Mind Sprays

Place the oils in one cup of water in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray in the air or on non-staining surfaces.

For Obsessive Overthinking

  • 4 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Vetiver

For Those Over-Preoccupied with Detail

For Those who are Over-Analytical and Detached

  • 3 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 drop Patchouli

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals!

Anti-Stress Bedtime Bath Mixture

This will help you unwind and relax after a stressful day.

  • 2 drops rose geranium oil
  • 2 drops lavender oil
  • 2 drops chamomile oil

Mix the oils into a warm bath and soak for at least 15 minutes.

Stress-B-Gone Blend

Use this in bath water, body lotions, cosmetic creams or Diffusers.

  • 15 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Cedarwood
  • 20 drops sweet Orange
  • 2 to 3 drops Clary Sage
  • 1 teaspoon of Jojoba, Hazelnut, Sunflower, Almond or Apricot kernel oil.

Catnip and Chamomile Tea for Stress

  • 1/2 cup dried catnip
  • 3/4 cup dried chamomile
  • 1 cup dried lemon balm
  • 1/4 cup dried mint
  • 1/4 cup dried lemongrass

Mix the herbs thoroughly, and store in an air tight container. For a cup of tea, use 2 tsp in a cup of boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes and strain out the herbs. Great for stress, nervousness and insomnia!

Stress, Relaxation Essential Oil Blend

Pamper yourself with this blend for relaxation and stress relief. It helps to induce a deep relaxation of the tissues, muscles and joints, and re-establish a good energy balance. Blend the following essential oils into one ounce of carrier oil of your choice; Massage as desired. May also be used as a bath oil.

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Tangerine
  • 3 drops Marjoram
  • 1 drop Chamomile

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals!

How to Make an Herb Pillow or Bath Sachet

Buy Muslin bags or use knee high stockings and add 2-3 spoonfuls of any combo of the following relaxing herbs:

  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Catnip
  • Lemon Balm
  • Rose

If used as a sleep pillow, just put under pillow and enjoy. If used as a bath sachet, throw it into the bath for a great herbal bath. You may also use the bag to scrub with.

Using Herbs to Calm Tension, Anxiety, Panic and Stress

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