“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.” ~Viggo Mortensen

Life has a way of presenting you with good and challenging surprises. It is very easy to accumulate stress on a day to day basis thanks to traffic, work situations, family situations, finances, and so on. Stress that is not managed and is accumulated will create a build-up of cortisol in your system which can lead to a variety of health complications.

No one wants that to happen! That’s why it is important to find tactics to help keep stress levels to a minimum and properly managed. Tactics such as meditation and exercise will help keep stress levels low, in addition to aromatherapy. This is why you will want to know about the 5 must-have essential oils to have on hand in order to keep stress at bay! Not to mention they smell amazing! Let’s check it out now!

1. Lavender

You may already know that lavender essential oil is highly helpful when it comes to getting you sleepy at night which can put you in a night of deep sleep if you add a few drops into a diffuser. Lavender has properties that are meant to help you relax, lower blood pressure, and help with the restoration of the nervous system. If you are kept up by stress each night, then add a few drops of lavender onto your pillow or diffuser and you will fall asleep!

2. German Chamomile

Do you like chamomile tea? And if so, do you find it relaxing? Then German chamomile essential oil is a great option as well to help keep you soothed and calm. It helps reduce anxiety and is great for soothing the nervous system. In order to utilize it for stress reduction, you will want to mix it with a carrier oil. Then take it and rub it against your solar plexus region which is your abdominal and navel area. It will feel refreshing.

3. Jasmine

Jasmine essential oil is a popular one in China as well as in different areas of Asia as it has been known to help with reducing stress and is a great way to detoxify the body. It is also known to help make you drowsy which is a great essential oil to use when you are facing issues such as insomnia. The way to use this one is by rubbing a few drops of this oil on your neck. You can also do it on your wrists. Or if you take a bath, add some jasmine essential oil drops and you will have a relaxing bathtime.

4. Basil

Many people are not aware of basil essential oil, but it is a powerful one when it comes to helping to reduce stress and anxiety. It provides an aroma that is relaxing, and it will help bring you a feeling of peace and calmness. Just add a few drops into the diffuser and you will feel so much calmer!

5. Clary Sage

If you like the earthy-like aroma, then you will love clary sage essential oil. This will help you relax and feel great. Add some drops to your feet and you will have a feeling of peace and serenity all of you!

There is never a reason to allow stress to take over, and by adding aromatherapy into your daily routine by using any of the top 5 essential oils, you will have a great handle on your stress! Enjoy it!

Which essential oils do you use to help reduce stress? Let me know in the comments section, below.