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7 Ways To Use Young Living Stress Away To Help Calm The Mind
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Essential Oils And Wellness

7 Ways To Use Young Living Stress Away To Help Calm The Mind

By October 3, 2019 No Comments

I know your ears perk when you hear the words Stress Away. All of us would like a little less stress in our lives (or a lot less!).

So any way that we can chase stress away from us is welcome. Especially if it’s all-natural and healthy!

Enter Young Living Stress Away, an incredibly helpful essential oil blend that does exactly what it says it does.

We love this oil in our home so much, and we know you will too! Here’s everything you need to know about this vacation in a bottle as they say.

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What Is Young Living Stress Away?

The Young Living Stress Away essential oil blend is by far one of their most popular products, and, consequently, one of my favorite oils to use of all time.

It’s a unique blend that combines

  • Lime essential oil
  • Copaiba essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Cedarwood essential oil
  • Ocotea essential oil
  • Vanilla extract

And if you couldn’t guess from the name, this blend is perfect for fighting off stress and encouraging happier, uplifted emotions and promotes feelings of relaxation and rest.

It’s unique because there are a few different things going on in this blend that support a stress free state.

First, it uses oils such as lavender and cedarwood as the base. These 2 oils are widely used and praised for their ability to

  • Encourage rest and good sleep
  • Create a calm, comforting environment
  • Help you unwind and relax before bed
  • Helps put your mind at ease

On top of those already relaxing oils, they use the combination of lime and vanilla to create a truly unique aroma that creates a tropical, sweet vibe that almost makes you feel like you are lost on a Hawaiian island (and don’t want to be found).

So it helps to create a peaceful, vacation-like environment right in your home, office or car. I think we need that for at least a few minutes every day.

On top of that, it also blends in Copaiba, which also has a sweet, comforting, dessert-like aroma with Ocotea, an exotic oil from Ecuador with a one-of-a-kind tropical aroma as well.

So there are tons of reasons why this blend can help to support you when you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or anxious.

Unfortunately, I fly through Young Living Stress Away at home faster than most of my other oils. But fortunately, it exists and it helps me where I need help!


Benefits Of Stress Away Essential Oil

There are a ton of benefits that  Stress Away essential oil can provide.

As mentioned above, it helps with stress. Plain and simple.

I once made a Stress Away roller for my mother-in-law (she’s a teacher). She took it to school and let some other teachers try it. She said a few of them kept coming back constantly to use it because they loved it so much and simply rolling it onto their wrist helps them feel a lot better.

Let’s face it, teachers are STRESSED.

Aside from the actual stress support, as mentioned above, there are a bunch of reasons to use this blend.

Use it to create a calm, welcoming, relaxing atmosphere at home. This is specifically helpful in the late afternoon or evening when you encouraging you and your family to wind down and relax before bed.

Personally, I like to diffuse it in the car as I get quite anxious when driving.

You can also diffuse it when working, or in a classroom or other learning times to encourage deep, creative and reflective thinking. The exotic aroma is great for this.

Young Living Stress Away also has a ton of skin properties as well.

Lavender, copaiba, and cedarwood are all loved for their skin-supporting properties, ranging from cleansing and moisturizing to supporting blemishes, bites, and sores.

Who Should Use Stress Away Oil?

Honestly, everyone! 

If you ever get a little stressed, anxious, fatigued or overwhelmed (which, I mean, c’mon, it’s the 21st century), this oil will be your friend.

It’s for parents. It’s for teachers. It’s for people who work in hospitals. It’s for people who work in customer service. It’s for anyone who has a stressful job in any capacity.

It’s for anyone looking for 30 minutes of vacation every day.

Is Stress Away Safe For Anyone?

This blend is safe to diffuse around your whole family, babies and littles alike. So feel free to diffuse in the evening when everyone is winding down, during homework time, or really any point in the day.

For adults and older kids, feel free to apply this oil blend directly to your skin. The oils are gentle enough that you don’t need to dilute (though dilution is always recommended for babies and very little ones).

Because this blend contains lime, a citrus oil, it is photosensitive meaning that it can cause a negative reaction with sunlight. So don’t apply this to your skin before spending time outside. 

For those who are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before using this oil.


7 Ways To Use Young Living Stress Away Essential Oil

1. In the diffuser

Obviously the standard way to use this essential oil blend is simply by diffusing it. Add 5-15 drops of this blend to your diffuser. It’s perfectly balanced to fill your home with a pleasant, relaxing and uplifting aroma.

Diffuse it in the living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, office or playroom. You can also blend it with other oils.

2. Diffusing In The Car

This oil is perfect for using in your car diffuser. If you are like me at all and get anxious or stressed when driving, this helps quite a bit.

And even if you don’t necessarily get stressed while driving, it’s perfect to support a calm, relaxed state either on your way to work, on your way home from work, when going to the grocery store, or when you simply want to be in a great mood!

3. Young Living Stress Away Roller

One of the best things you can do with this oil is to make a Stress Away roller. That way, you can take it with you anywhere and apply it to your wrists, neck, or chest whenever you need it.

Have an important or scary meeting at work in the middle of the day? Just rub the roller on your wrist before.

The easy way to do this would be to just put a roller fitment right on the Stress Away bottle. Your Starter Kit should include some of these.

Otherwise, if you want to use an actual roller bottle, just add anywhere from 15-30 drops of Stress Away and fill to the top with your carrier oil of choice.

Stress Away uses gentle oils that don’t necessarily need to be diluted for adults.


4. Relaxing And Detoxing Bath

We all wish we had a little more luxury in our life, right?’’

Well using Stress Away in the bath can absolutely help with that. You can add 3-4 drops directly to the hot bath water along with ¼ cup of Epsom salts as it’s filling up the tub, allowing the steam to diffuse it throughout the bathroom (close the windows and doors).

But if you aren’t quite in the mood for a bath at the moment, simply pour 3 drops in the tub as the shower is running to “steam diffuse” the oil for an amazing smelling shower (it won’t be very strong, but it will be luxurious).

5. Make A Linen Spray For Fresh Sheets And Cushions

Refresh your bedding, couches, pillows, blankets and all the other soft stuff in your home with a super-easy Stress Away linen spray.

Take a medium-sized glass spray bottle, add 30 drops of Stress Away, a little bit of witch hazel, and distilled or filtered water.

Shake it up and start spraying everything!


6. Make A Stress Away Perfume or Cologne

This oil smells good. Obviously.

So use it as a perfume or cologne to impress everyone else, and to make yourself happy by smelling this all day.

You wouldn’t want to use water, as the oils won’t mix properly. You also wouldn’t want to use any type of oil, since you’ll likely be spraying this on your clothes. Alcohol is the perfect scentless liquid safe for spraying on skin and clothes, that mixes properly with essential oils.

If you didn’t want to use alcohol, you could use witch hazel, but it will likely affect the aroma of the oils somewhat. But definitely worth a try! It wouldn’t be bad by any means.

7. On the go, at work, or other high-stress Envrionments

There are many high stress, or even low stress (but still stressful) envrionments we find ourselves in throughout the week.

Instead of simply plowing through them by gritting our teeth and hoping we make it home eventually, you can bring Stress Away with you anywhere for immediate use in the midst of those envrionments.

Aside from using oils in the car with a car diffuser, or applying it to your skin with your roller, you can use an essential oil inhaler for a powerful boost of Stress Away literally anywhere.

This really just scratches the surface of what you can do with Stress Away. There are SO many uses.

Trust me, this oil will become your new best friend.

8 Blends to make with Stress Away

It’s kind of funny since Young Living Stress Away is already a blend of oils. But that doesn’t mean you can’t blend it with other oils!

Some blends worth making are:

Cozy Flannel Shirt
+ 5 drops Stress Away
+ 5 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce 

Summer Afternoons
+ 4 drops Stress Away
+ 3 drops Grapefruit
+ 3 drops Peace & Calming

Summer Joy
+ 5 drops Stress Away
+ 5 drops Tangerine

Refresh & Relax
+ 5 drops  Stress Away
+ 5 drops Peppermint

Or try these sweet treat diffuser blends straight from Young Living:

Candy Cane
+ 4 drops Stress Away
+ 3 drops Christmas Spirit
+ 3 drops Peppermint

Cinnamon Roll
+ 5 drops Stress Away
+ 2 drops Citrus Fresh
+ 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
+ 1 drop Cardamom

Lemon Bars
+ 4 drops Lemon
+ 4 drops Stress Away
+ 2 drops Lemongrass

+ 5 drops Stress Away
+ 3 drops Cinnamon Bark
+ 2 drops Nutmeg


So Long, Stress!

There is so much you can do with this oil. It’s one of the oils we use the fastest in our home.

I’m so glad this comes with the Young Living Starter Kit. So anyone who wants to get started with essential oils will get this when they order either their 

So if you are ready to start using essential oils and other natural, essential oil-infused products for a healthier lifestyle, choose a starter kit!

Each comes with amazing products and you’ll become a Young Living member, which will get you lifetime access to the best pricing and there are no membership fees or minimum spending requirements!

I recommend getting the regular Premium Starter Kit which comes with a diffuser, tons of oils, and samples of  Thieves and NingXia.

Then, try out all of their other products once you have access to wholesale prices.

And make sure to follow along on Instagram for daily inspiration with essential oils and natural, toxin-free living at home!


Disclaimer: The statements on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to be medical advice. Suggestions here are specific to Young Living and should not be combined with oils from other sources. Examples and experiences do not guarantee similar results. Read our full disclaimer here


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