We’ve all had those moments; The days when it seems like nothing goes right.
- You sleep through your alarm and start the day in a rush.
- You can only find left socks, of course no right ones, while getting the kids ready for school.
- The toddler throws his oatmeal on your last clean shirt.
- You go to do laundry only to find that the last bottle of your laundry detergent is empty.
It’s easy to fill in the blank here depending on your day to day life. There are just some days you want to crawl back in bed by noon and start over again.
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed?
Being a mom can be stressful because we’re the jack of all trades in the family. We’re the ones wiping runny noses and soothing fevers, while trying to manage the housework, and sometimes working a part time (or full time job).
Even if you’re not at the mothering stage of life yet, expectations from work, school, and home can become overwhelming sometimes.
That’s when it’s time to stop and smell the roses.
Lately, I’ve realized that I’ve been allowing the obligations in my life to consume me. The stress of trying to be everything for everybody isn’t worth it!
I decided it was time to have a conversation with myself and reassess my priorities. I wanted to pursue my passions and let go of things that really didn’t matter. Maybe for you it’s finally quitting that job you hate, starting your own blog, or pursuing a relationship with someone.
We all have stress in our lives, some of us just handle it a little differently than others. When those situations arise, take a step back and breath deeply.
Better yet, breathe deeply from an essential oil blend that relieves stress, relaxes your soul, and calms nerves.
I love essential oils for so many reasons! I use them in many of my favorite DIY products, like this 1 minute clear skin toner, or this hibiscus blush. I’ll diffuse them, and generally use them multiple times a day. One of the most traditional ways to use them though is by smelling them. Floral and citrus oils especially have a calming and uplifting effect when inhaled.
It can be a little clunky though to carry around a bunch of essential oil bottles with you all the time. And unless you have a quality travel case for them, they can easily become broken in your purse or bag.
A personal diffuser is the perfect way to have a favorite blend on hand at all times. Just pull it out and inhale the fresh aroma whenever you need a little pick me up.
I got a personal inhaler from Rivertree Life and I love the stylish purple case! And it really couldn’t be any easier to make essential oils blends and use them in your inhaler. I *love* my Rivertree Life purple EO inhaler, but if you’re not a fan of purple, there are lots of other great color options, too.
What to Put in Your Inhaler – Stress Relief & Calming Essential Oils
There are so many options available, but here are some great oils for stress relief and calming.
- Bergamot – Calming and uplifting; typically used for emotional, physical, and mental stress.
- Lemon – Antidepressant properties; invigorating and refreshing; typically used for anxiety, depression, concentration, exhaustion, grief, and stress.
- Juniper berry – Promotes emotional balance.
- Lavender – Antidepressant, sedative; typically used for anxiety, agitation, calming, concentration, depression, exhaustion, grief, insomnia, stress, and insomnia
- Geranium – Antidepressant, refreshing, relaxing; typically used for agitation and stress.
- Ylang Ylang – Anxiety, depression and insomnia; typically used for calming, exhaustion and relaxation.
- Frankincense – Antidepressant, sedative; typically used for confusion and mental fatigue.
You could just put a single oil in your inhaler, but being a Scratch Mommy you know I’m going to give you a great stress relief blend recipe! Better yet, here’s two.
To use these blends in a Rivertree Life personal inhaler: place the wick in the glass vial and drip the oils onto it. Rivertree gives detailed instructions for use on their website, too. The recipes below can be doubled, tripled, etc. as needed.
This blend smells like spring to me. It’s light, floral and very uplifting.
- 4 drops geranium essential oil
- 4 drops lemon essential oil
- 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
This blend has an Earthier scent to it and is very grounding. The bergamot and frankincense are especially good for brain power.
- 4 drops bergamot essential oil
- 4 drops juniper berry essential oil
- 3 drops frankincense essential oil
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I would love to try the April Showers blend!
I’m pretty new to EOs, so not sure about a blend, but I know orange is very calming and relaxing to me – I might put it in my inhaler! 🙂
I would need a stress blend in my inhaler..if I had one..hope I win !!
I would use the fresh forest blend because I love all of the scents of oils that are mixed in that one! (;
april showers sounds amazing! Great article!
both those blends sound amazing! That inhaler looks awesome! Never seen one like it! I love that it’s glass and not plastic!
Both sound good to me. I’ll try them both and maybe a combination of my own also! I’ve heard of personal inhalers, but it’s the first time I’ve seen them. Thank you for the chance to win one!
I’ve really jumped on the essential oil bandwagon lately! I love it!
Fresh Forest would be my ‘go-to’ for stress relief and relaxing. Love the deep woody scents; very grounding and calming to me.
this woud be so helpful. it looks awesoome.
Fresh Forest is the one I would use
I would love to win. I have asmtha and this would help so much.
lavender is very calming great for stress relief!
Lemon, Lavender and Ylang Ylang. Would love to win!!
I’d love to try April Showers.
I love Peppermint and Lavender EO…so it would probably be either of those! I just ordered Cinnamon Bark EO…so excited to try that one out!
I would make a sinus blend for the inhaler. To help clear them up and get rid of my sinus headaches!
I would use Ylang Ylang.
I love this personal inhaler. Such a fantastic idea!
Love this inhaler! Would love a calming blend
I love bergamot. But lavender is one of my favorites. I’d have a hard time deciding what to put in an inhaler if I win one.
This is great! I never knew about stuff like this. Thanks for sharing.
I have to try the Fresh Foerst blend. Thank you for a chance to win such a wonderful prize.
I would try the April showers blend!
I would make a “a Stress Relief and Calmmg” using Lavender and Frankincense!
I’d definitely try Fresh Forest! I use Bergamot essential oil nearly every day for stress relief. I’ve not tried Frankincense or Juniper Berries, but I’ve read descriptions of their scents, along with their properties, so I can almost imagine how lovely the Fresh Forest essential oil blend would smell like! Thanks for sharing and for the lovely giveaway!
I would use doTerras “Serenity” blend.
I really like the April Showers blend you suggested!
Both the April Showers and Fresh Forest sound great! I love lavender, orange, cinnamon, sandalwood and patchouli scents, so any recipe that has similar scents would likely be calming to me. Haven’t tried Bergamot or Ylang Ylang before, but they sound soothing… Would love to win the giveaway; thanks for the entry chance! 🙂
I am very new to EOs so I am not sure what blend I would use, something with lavender to help relax me probably!
Glass is the best! Lavender and Lemon for me!