DIY: Essential Oil Blends to Relieve Holiday Stress

1 November 13, 2013 - Archive

The holiday season can be stressful—with planning parties, shopping for gifts, preparing meals, and more. To help you avoid holiday stress, we have prepared some do-it-yourself blends to help you relax and enjoy this special time of the year.

Quick Aromatic Blend

7 drops Lavender Essential Oil

3 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

2 tablespoons V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex

Massage the temples, forehead, neck, and shoulders.

Hand Bath

5 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Marjoram Essential Oil

3 cups of warm water

Place your hands into a hand basin and soak for a few minutes.

Icy Compress

2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

2 drops Ginger Essential Oil

1 drop Marjoram Essential Oil

1 quart ice-cold water

Soak a clean cloth in the mixture and apply it to your forehead or neck.

Relief Bath

3 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil 

3 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Marjoram Essential Oil

2 drops Thyme Essential Oil

Disperse the oils in bathtub and soak in the water for 20 minutes.

If you have any tips for relieving holiday stress with Young Living essential oils, please leave a comment.

—Gloria Russo, YL Product Marketing Manager



  • Deborah Callahan- Capone November 19, 2013 - 9:59 am Reply

    Thanks Gloria!! Love it!!

  • Rose Curtis November 13, 2013 - 5:08 pm Reply

    Sounds awesome!

  • elisa November 13, 2013 - 5:05 pm Reply

    I’ve had better luck mixing the oils with epsom salt and then putting it in the bath, otherwise the oils just float on top of the water. And I add a little V6 or coconut oil to it to moisten my skin.

    • ghotch November 13, 2013 - 6:02 pm Reply

      can you mix the oils with the salts and store them in a container for future use?

      • Deborah Callahan- Capone November 19, 2013 - 9:56 am Reply

        Yes!! I Use a glass mason jar and mix epsom salts, ground organic oatmeal, and anything else you might like with your essential oils. I use this 1-3 times per week so it goes quick but I bet it would last 3-6 months with no problem. Depending on what is going on with me (or a client i make them for) will depend on which essential oil I will put in the mix. Blessing in your Bath!!

        • Diana Hansberry December 14, 2013 - 9:37 am Reply

          How long does the scent last in the bath?

          • Deborah Callahan- Capone February 21, 2014 - 6:14 am

            I am in the tub for a minimum of 20 minutes and the scent is there the entire time. Even after I drain the tub the scent lingers and I love it! I never just drop the oils in the water, they will evaporate way to fast for me. I always put them in Epsom salts first.

      • Melissa Martin November 22, 2013 - 6:36 am Reply

        That is how we always do them, and they keep really well. I have a friend who used to just drop oils in her bath water, and they kind of burned her once. Some oils would be ok, but especially if you’re using any “hot” oils, I would definitely mix them with the epsom salts. 6 or so drops to about a cup of epsom usually does the trick, and makes enough for two or three baths.

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