Woo welcome to April & #StressAwarenessMonth!

& what better way to overcome the stress in your life right now than cheating!

So, here’s my top 6 essential oils for cheating stress

Well, almost…

There’s a reason I have a top 6 (and not, 3, 5 or 10…).

You see, there’s 3 different types of stress; emotional, mental and physical.

& as I love being super useful I’m giving you my top 2 for each of these 3 different types of stress.

So, all you need to do is work out which type of stress you’re struggling with & then which oils will be useful.

Most people are a combination of more than one type of stress (e.g., having difficulties with thinking and remembering things [mental stress] and have aches and pains in your neck [physical stress]).

Don’t forget – you can mix and match as much as you want – just make sure you’re not using too many drops!

Emotional Stress:

When you’re up, down, happy, sad and overwhelmed all at the same time!

6 stress oils - clary sage (1)Number 1: Clary Sage

Clary sage is a fantastic oil to help you balance your emotions & get you back in alignment with your natural relaxed state.

This oil is super useful if you are struggling with your emotions during your menstrual cycle.

Simply rub a couple of drops on your pulse points (behind your ears, back of your neck or your wrists).

Number 2: Bergamot

Ah, bergamot (the oil which automatically makes me think of Romeo & Juliet’s balcony scene although I have no idea why…), another oil great for doing a bit of emotional balancing and harmonizing.

Because this one is a citrus oil you’ll get both calming and uplifting effects.

It’s best to use bergamot aromatically (diffuse or sniff straight from the bottle) due to its high photosensitive properties. Just add 2-4 drops to a diffuser.

Mental Stress:

When your brain is being naughty and struggling to think, process information or remember anything!

Number 3: Lavender

Yeah, you guessed this was going to be in here somewhere! In fact, lavender actually helps with all three types of stress but I know some people really don’t like the smell so I’ve contained it to one.

Lavender has fantastic consitiuent properties (the genetic make up of the oil if you like) which are associated with relaxation and calming.

It’s also fabulous for helping you get to sleep if you’re struggling to get your 40 winks due to everything that’s going on in your life.

You can go nuts with lavender (if you like the smell/taste) because its classed as one of the safest oils. You can apply a couple of drops to your temples, add to your pillow, rub a couple of drops to your big toe and even stick it in some water & drink.

Number 4: Grapefruit

Grapefruit is another citrus oil (not as photosensitive as bergamot but still be careful with topical use) so you’ll get to be uplifted and chilled out.

Sticking a 2-4 drops of grapefruit in your diffuser not only helps to keep you perky but also can help reduce all those sugar cravings.

You may think I’ve gone off topic but sugar is really bad for our health (both physical and mental) and anything unhealthy can keep us trapped in the stress cycle.

I really love this oil & it’s my go to oil in the summer because a couple of drops in a glass of sparkly water whilst I’m out in the garden is just the best way to relax and refresh after a hard day at work (OK, so I don’t really ever have hard days anymore – but I still love relaxing!).

Physical Stress:

When your body is aching all over, your digestive system has gone on the brink and you have run through all the toilet rolls because your nose just won’t stop running!

6 oils for stress - marjoramNumber 5: Marjoram

Such a fabulous oil for calming & having a positive effect on the nervous system. It’s got great antispasmodic properties so can help relax your muscles and is a digestive stimulant so can stop your digestion feeling quite so sluggish.

Your feet have the biggest pores & are full of nerve endings. You can be more targeted if you need (e.g., rub the drops on your inside arch to motivate your spine’s inflammatory response) but essential oils are so fantastic they’ll get into every cell in your body within 20 minutes.

Number 6: Geranium

Geranium is great for your skin (your biggest organ and the one which shows stress most visibly [e.g., acne]), and can really help ground you.

Because of it’s immune boosting effects geranium can help you increase your physical resilience to all those bugs you’ve been catching because you’re just so run down.

You can either use geranium topically as part of your skincare routine (e.g., 2 drops rubbed on your face before bed & first thing in the morning) or diffuse throughout the day.

Regardless of how you use essential oils they will get into your system and help your body do what it should already be doing.

Essential oils are a great kick-start but if your lifestyle is completely out of wack (no exercise, rubbish food & no sleep) you’ll still have a whole host of underlying issues.

So, if you’re ready to change your situation, reduce your stress levels and start really enjoying your life again then why not take part in my free virtual wellness consultation.

Simply, click the link below to answer a few questions & then receive a personalised wellness report from me all for free!

Have a fabulous day & I’ll catch up with you soon – Katie.

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Have a fabulous day & I’ll catch up with you soon – Katie.


  1. It’s important to seek the advice of a professional before embarking on a new health regime.
  2. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
  3. This website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
  4. Essential Oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
  5. Not all essential oils are of the same quality and it’s important you check with your oil brand whether you can use your oils aromatically (A), topically (T) and/or internally (I).

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