Essential Oils for Stress & Anxiety

Essential Oils for Stress & Anxiety

During the Holiday Season, stresses increase and anxiety is usually at an all-time high… We have combined four essential oils profiles that work together to help ease stress and anxiety, as well give your immune system a boost and help fight insomnia/sleeping difficulties.

  1. Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
  2. True lavender (Lavandula officinalis)
  3. Mandarin (Citrus reticulate)
  4. Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoiodes)
Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil

Sweet Marjoram

Has the following properties:

  • Balancing and Calming: aids with anxiety, stress, and is helpful for those with restless sleep
  • Antifungal and Antiseptic: aids in healing wounds and fungal skin infections
  • Bactericide: eases respiratory distress and respiratory infections
  • Analgesic and Antispasmodic: helpful with muscle aches and stiffness, especially with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Emmenagogue: helpful in regulating menstrual cycles, and soothing painful periods

* Note: avoid if you are in your 1st trimester of pregnancy, or if you have low blood sugar.

True Lavender

Has the following properties:

  • Sedative and Calming: aids in relaxation and restful sleep
  • Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic and Antifungal: helps with acne, infectious skin disease, wounds, scars and muscle pain
  • Decongestant: aids with cough, colds, and flu

* Note: avoid True Lavender if you are in your 1st trimester of pregnancy.

True Lavender Essential Oil
Red Mandarin Essential Oil

Red Mandarin

Has the following properties:

  • Tonic: used as an immune stimulant
  • Antispasmodic: useful with muscle cramps and spasms
  • Cell Regenerating: aids with stretch marks and scars, and is extremely moisturizing to dry skin
  • Antiseptic: aids in detoxification, lymphatic circulation, and drainage
  • Calming: helps calm digestive complaints

* Has a very similar profile to Tangerine, so can be substituted for this.


Has the following properties:

  • Calming: aids in restful sleep
  • Immune Stimulating: stimulates and aids with depressed immune systems
  • Antiseptic: helpful with acne, cuts, wounds, infected and inflamed skin
  • Stimulating: stimulates circulation and blood flow, and is helpful with PMS and post-partum depression
Vetiver Essential Oil

The simplest and safest way to use essential oils is by diffusing the oils using a cold diffusion ultrasonic diffuser. We love diffusing essential oils in the office, at home, or in the bedroom, to take advantage of the therapeutic effects of essential oils.

Find our soothing essential oil blend for the diffuser

Another way to enjoy the therapeutic properties of these essential oils is to add them to a bath. This brings relaxation to a deeper level.

See our favourite essential oil bath recipe for calming the nerves

michelle m.
michelle m.
Michelle is passionate about all living things. Her mission in life is to be someone's healing sunshine on a cloudy day. There is no greater reward to her then providing a positive impact on a person's health and well-being, through Clinical Aromatherapy. Michelle's love of Holistic Medication fueled her desire to become a Certified Registerable Aromatherapist, and she accomplished her goal and graduated in Spring of 2017.


  1. Is anxiety curable? I’ve been getting treatment for years and I still get bad symtoms sometimes.
    I would appreciate any insight you can provide.

  2. kolya kolya says:

    Hi there,

    Sorry to hear you are still experiencing negative symptoms of anxiety. People experience anxiety for many reasons, and we, therefore, cannot answer this question. Perhaps look into other ways of relieving anxiety, along with the treatments you mentioned you are getting.

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