Rub a drop or two in the palms of your hands, cup them over your nose, and inhale deeply.
Essential oils have very small molecules, which, when inhaled, travel directly from the olfactory bulb to the amygdala (a cluster of neurons in your brain), which is intimately involved in feeling emotions, especially fear (anxiety, stress and tension) and anger (frustration and irritation).
Once there, they begin to harmonize and balance your emotions, thus making it easier to feel calm, harmonious, peaceful and relaxed.
Rub a drop or two on the back of your neck – every nerve in your body goes through your neck.
Rub a drop on as perfume. Or rub it on your hair – you then become the ‘human diffuser’ – you may notice people around you relaxing as they inhale the beautiful scents.
Read on for some ideas of soothing scents. The single oils are listed first, followed by our beautiful blends.
Angelica has soothing aromatic qualities that help create a relaxing environment. It has been referred to as the “oil of angels,” in part because of its calming aroma.
Feel your connection with the Angelic realm; inhale Angelica and be transported.
Bergamot’s aroma is tart yet sweet and uplifting yet relaxing.
Blue Tansy is a rare botanical in the chamomile family, typically native to Morocco. Strategic, conscientious sourcing allows us to bring our members access to the elite Blue Tansy essential oil.
Chamazulene is the naturally occurring constituent that provides the oil’s characteristically rich, deep-blue color, which appears only after steam distilling the tiny yellow flowers.
With a sweet, pleasant aroma, any use becomes both relaxing and uplifting.
The warm, sweet aroma of Davana essential oil is the antidote to a stressful, unbalanced day. The davana plant is a member of the daisy family and is native to southern India, where it’s traditionally used by Ayurvedic healers to balance the three Doshas, or energies, throughout the body and spirit.
- Davana can help curb occasional stress and gear you toward positive thinking with its exotic aroma.
- Personalize your scent: Davana is adaptive, which means that it smells and reacts differently to each person.
The complex, earthy yet uplifting aroma of Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) has been sought after since ancient times for its ability to help us feel calm and relaxed.
Diffuse, inhale or apply this special oil when you need to feel a sense of inner peace.
Combine frankincense with lavender for a fragrant, relaxing scent of serenity.
Geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens) is steam distilled from the fragrant flowers and leaves of the popular plant native to southern Africa.
Use Geranium oil to create a pleasant environment by diffusing. Its calming, rose-like aroma can encourages peaceful, spiritual feelings, making it a great oil for your living room or meditative spaces.
- Diffuse in the office or classroom for a comforting aroma.
- Combine with oils such as Lavender and Ylang Ylang and add to a hot bath for a relaxing spa experience.
German Chamomile has a beautiful aroma that helps create a peaceful atmosphere. This oil can be applied neat or as part of massage to desired areas.
Jasmine essential oil (Jasminium officinale) has a rich, sultry aroma that makes this oil feel alluring and romantic. It’s extracted from the flowering jasmine plant—part of the olive family—through absolute extraction.
To maximize the fragrance of Jasmine oil, the flower must be picked at night before sunrise, adding to the oil’s mystique and allure. Additionally, this precious oil requires more than 10 pounds of flowers to make one 5-ml bottle.
It’s easier to relax and let go when we feel grounded and connected.
Idaho Grand Fir has a woodsy and refreshing scent. Diffuse for a grounding and calming aroma.
Lavender is one of the most well-known and widely used essential oils – and has been called ‘The Swiss Army Knife’ of oils for a reason. Its rich molecular structure includes so many molecules that lavender can be used for many purposes.
One of the most popular uses for lavender is for encouraging a sense of calm and relaxation. Diffuse, apply topically, or inhale – lavender loves to lavish you with peace.
Patchouli oil (Pogostemon cablin) is carefully extracted through steam distillation of a low, bushy shrub native to tropical regions in Southeast Asia. Although the plant is part of the mint family, Patchouli essential oil has a powerful, musky scent, and because of its complex aroma, Patchouli oil uses often include perfumes, soaps, incense, and essential oil blends.
With a rich history and unique aromatic profile, Patchouli oil is perfect for the free spirit. Use its calming, relaxing aroma during meditation or yoga practice.
Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) has a sweet, herbaceous aroma with notes of bright apple. Its warmth and gentleness can help create a relaxing and calming atmosphere that can make a wonderful addition to children’s nurseries or play areas.
Chamomile has been used as an herbal remedy since ancient times. The word “chamomile” is derived from the Greek words “khamai,” meaning on the ground, and “melon,” meaning apple—likely because of its distinct fruity aroma. Roman Chamomile is a low-growing plant with parsley-like leaves and daisy-like flowers.
Sacred Sandalwood™ essential oil provides an uplifting, warm, woodsy, and sweet aroma – the perfect complement to yoga, and meditation.
To ensure the purest, most authentic oil possible, Young Living’s Sacred Sandalwood essential oil comes from the highly sought-after Santalum album tree species transplanted from its native home in India to our partner farm in Australia, which has a similar landscape and climate.
To know the qualities of an oil, look to the qualities of the plant from which it is harvested.
Vetiver is distilled from the roots of a perennial grass native to Asia’s tropical regions. Its roots grow so deep and strong that farmers often plant vetiver for irrigation control.
It makes sense that the earthy and woodsy scent from this deeply rooted plant would help to root, ground and stabilize us.
Ylang Ylang essential oil is extracted by steam distilling the waxy, golden flowers found on the tropical ylang ylang tree.
With its rich, romantic floral scent, Ylang Ylang essential oil is a natural for deep relaxation.
Which oil calls to you?
Harmony™ contains scents to provide an uplifting aromatic experience. This blend is said to be balancing for ALL the chakras.
Blended from the therapeutic-grade essential oils of Sacred Sandalwood, Lavender, Ylang ylang flower, Frankincense, Orange peel, Angelica root, Geranium flower, Hyssop leaf, Spanish sage leaf, Black spruce leaf, Coriander seed, Bergamot peel oil, Lemon peel, Jasmine flower, Roman chamomile flower, Palmarosa and Rose flowers.
One Heart™ was created to celebrate the joy of creating unity and connection by opening our hearts to love and service for others.
This balancing and refreshing blend encourages a bright outlook on life and the awareness that we are all in this together as it helps you find your center and connect to your inner spirituality.
One Heart’s blend includes 100% pure essential oils from around the globe, including
- Ylang Ylang and Valor® to invoke confidence
- Ocotea from Ecuador and Lemon and Lime to uplift
- Northern Lights Black Spruce and Spearmint to invigorate the senses.
One Heart’s hope is to help create awareness of The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation. In this spirit, 35% of each wholesale purchase goes to the Foundation to empower, improve, inspire, and change the lives of those in need.
Peace & Calming® essential oil is a gentle, sweet blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy. This fragrant oil is a wonderful addition to your meditation, evening routine, or playtime with the kids. With a comforting, fresh aroma, Peace & Calming oil creates a relaxing environment that’s especially great for homes with children. You’ll love that you can use this oil for your children’s bedtime and then for yourself for a moment of quiet after the house has settled down.
D. Gary Young specially formulated Peace & Calming II™ essential oil blend to stay true to the original constituent character of its predecessor.
The gentle aroma of Peace & Calming II includes Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, German Chamomile, Vetiver, Cistus, Bergamot, Cassia, Davana, and Young Living’s exclusive Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oils.
This proprietary blend creates a relaxing and pleasant aroma when inhaled or diffused. Dilute and apply topically to moisturize and beautify the appearance of skin. Along with Peace & Calming, you’ll now have two unique and powerful options that can be used individually or together for a complementary experience!
A bottle of lullabies for your Inner Children.
Dreamland is only a few drops away with Young Living Seedlings Calm essential oil blend.
This soothing, gentle scent was formulated with the little ones in mind.
With its soft, relaxing, floral notes, this special blend can help you relax and unwind.
Stress Away™ essential oil blend is the first product to contain the unique combination of Lime essential oil and Vanilla extract. The distinct mix of Vanilla and Lime gives Stress Away essential oil blend its unique and pleasant aroma—among other benefits. Stress Away oil also includes Copaiba, which has a history of beneficial properties in topical application; Lavender, with its refreshing and calming scent; and Cedarwood, which features the powerful plant constituent cedrol. All of these ingredients are expertly blended with the exotic scent of Ocotea, a unique Ecuadorian-sourced essential oil.
With a perfectly balanced aroma of both tropical and citrus notes, Stress Away essential oil blend is a uniquely relaxing oasis in a fast-paced world.
Its Roll-On applicator provides convenience and portability, and its proprietary essential oil combination offers a warm, slightly sweet fragrance. Just inhale deeply or roll onto your wrists to enjoy a moment of tranquility.
- Keep a Tranquil roll-on in your purse or the kids’ backpacks for busy work or test days.
- Usher in bedtime for kids and parents alike by applying Tranquil to the bottoms of feet during evening routines.
- Inhale or roll Tranquil over your heart during troubling times for a centering aroma.
- Wind down after a hectic day by applying Tranquil to your neck or shoulders, then massaging for 20–30 seconds.
Valor’s woodsy scent comes from a blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, and Frankincense.
Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to unwind at the end of the day. Said to have been based on a recipe used by Roman soldiers before they went into battle, its powerful yet calming scent is known for reminding people of their inner confidence.