As we are gearing up for the holidays here at Aromatics, we wanted to create a list of affordable essential oils for emotional support, that you can easily give as presents or enjoy in your own personal blends.

Essential Oils for Emotional Support

After lavender essential oil, which we always reach for right away for emotional support, we decided to create a list of some of our favorite, affordable essential oils that are so helpful when looking to promote balance, calm, reassurance, motivation, and a greater sense of self-confidence. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, but it can help point you in the right direction if you are wanting to create beautiful essential oils blends on a budget!

If you don’t know much about our company, you can click HERE to read about our AROMATICS approach to sourcing and using essential oils. We are all about traveling the world looking for pure, stunning, organic, sustainably produced oils that not only encourage a healthy, natural lifestyle, but help to support an incredibly passionate global community of small-scale growers and producers, who bring magic and sparkle to the practice of aromatherapy through their attention to detail and dedication to quality.

In alphabetic order, here are 20 essential oils, all $20 or under, that are so deeply emotionally nourishing and supportive.

1. Balsam Fir Oil – stabilizes, uplifts, and supports during times of emotional transformation. Safety tip: use in a lower dilution topically (5-6 drops per ounce of carrier) as it could cause skin irritation. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Perfect for massage blends, bath salts, inhaler, and diffuser blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping to support healthy lung activity, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $7.50 for 5ml.

2. Bergamot Oil – relaxes and restores, particularly during times of situational anxiety or depression. This essential oil is especially calming during moments of anger or frustration and is often used to help usher a restful night’s sleep. Safety tip: if applied topically, avoid sun exposure, or tanning beds, for up to 18 hours after use. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Perfect for diffuser and inhaler blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping to ease unwanted muscle spasms, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $8 for a 5ml.

3. Cedarwood Atlas Oil – is grounding, strengthens confidence, and empowers, especially during times of change or heightened stress. There are no specific safety precautions for cedarwood atlas essential oil. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Perfect for massage and lotion blends, bath scrubs, inhaler and diffuser blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping manage minor pain and inflammation relief, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $13.50 for a 5ml.

4. Clove Bud Oil – warms and comforts. Spicy in nature, clove bud essential oil promotes greater self-assurance and fosters confidence during challenging times or unexpected transitions. Safety tip: use in a lower dilution topically (5-6 drops per ounce of carrier) as it could cause skin irritation; this essential oil could potentially interact with certain blood thinners. Clove bud essential oil is not recommended for kids under the age of 10. This essential oil is lovely in body butters, room sprays, diffuser and inhaler blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping manage minor pain and inflammation relief, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $7.50 for a 5ml.

5. Clary Sage Oil – uplifts and nourishes the heart and spirit, especially during times of situational anxiety or depression. This essential oil can help open the heart and allow creative inspiration to flow more freely. No known safety concerns. Kid friendly over the age of 5. This essential oil is lovely in a carrier, inhaler, and diffuser blends, and especially comforting during a monthly cycle. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping to ease unwanted muscle spasms, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $12 for a 5ml.

6. Frankincense Oil – rich with emotional benefits, this essential oil is deeply calming and balancing. This essential oil encourages emotional healing, supports reflection and introspection, and brings peace. No known safety concerns. Kid friendly over the age of 5. This essential oil is exquisite in almost any kind of blend. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as its deeply skin nourishing properties, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $15 for a 5ml.

7. Geranium Oil – uplifts and stabilizes, especially during periods of situational anxiety or depression. Geranium essential oil expands the imagination and provides greater intuition. No known safety concerns. Kid friendly over the age of 5. This essential oil is perfect in a clay mask, bath salt blend, or in an inhaler or diffuser blend. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping to improve circulation, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $13 for a 5ml.

8. Ghandi Root Oil – calms and soothes, especially during periods of situational anxiety or depression. This essential oil is often used for spiritual healing or to help facilitate a deeper meditation experience. No known safety concerns. Kid friendly over the age of 5. This essential oil is exquisite in a massage blend as well as in an inhaler or diffuser blend. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping boost a compromised immune system, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $19 for a 5ml.

9. Gingergrass Oil – refreshes and uplifts, offering increased emotional protection. This essential oil can help reduce mental fatigue and improve overall outlook. Safety tip: occasionally it does cause skin irritation for those with more sensitive skin and should be used at a lower dilution until you feel comfortable increasing the dilution ratio. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Gingergrass essential oil is a lovely choice for a tension headache relief blend, a DIY cleaning blend, massage blend for muscle tension, or inhaler or diffuser blend. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping manage minor pain and inflammation relief, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $7 for a 5ml.

10. Grapefruit Rose Oil – cleanses and uplifts, promoting positive energy especially during times of situational depression. Safety tip: cold pressed grapefruit essential oil is slightly phototoxic and skin irritating and should be limited to a 4% dilution (no more than 24 drops per ounce of carrier) when used topically. Kid friendly over the age of 5. At the appropriate dilution, pink grapefruit essential oil is a lovely choice for shower scrubs, bath salts, hand soaps, and perfume blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping reduce the presence of unwanted bacterial activity, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $7 for a 5ml.

11. Hemlock Oil – restores and uplifts, encouraging relaxation and comfort during times that are particularly stressful. No known safety concerns. Kid friendly over the age of 5. This essential oil is exquisite in a massage blend as well as in an inhaler or diffuser blend. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping to support healthy lung function if experiencing a cough, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $12 for a 5ml.

12. Larch Tamarack Oil – is grounding and strengthening, inviting forgiveness and self-acceptance. This essential oil is perfect to use when looking to start fresh or revitalize a dampened spirit. No known safety concerns. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Larch tamarack essential oil is lovely in a roller bottle blend, inhaler or diffuser blend. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping to support healthy lung function if experiencing allergies, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $16 for a 5ml.

13. Marjoram (Sweet) Oil – comforts and calms especially when one is perseverating or prone to overly obsessive thinking. During moments of intense emotional grief, using sweet marjoram for a short amount of time can help heal and bring comfort during these times of acute emotional distress. No known safety concerns. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Sweet marjoram essential oil is perfect to use in lotion blends, massage blends, inhaler and diffuser blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping to ease unwanted muscle spasms, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $8.50 for a 5ml.

14. Mandarin (Green) Oil – releases and re-circulates positive energy. This essential oil often provides courage to those reluctant to ask others for help and can foster greater self-confidence. Safety tip: occasionally it can cause skin irritation for those with more sensitive skin and should be used at a 1% dilution until you feel comfortable increasing the ratio. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Green mandarin essential oil is perfect for shower scrubs, bath salts, massage blends, inhaler and diffuser blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping ease nausea, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $7 for a 5ml.

15. Orange Blood Oil – uplifts and energizes, especially during times of situational anxiety and depression. This essential oil helps combat a negative outlook and usher positive energy to the mind and spirit. Safety tip: there is a low risk of phototoxicity and this essential oil should be limited to around a 1% dilution (5 or 6 drops in an ounce of carrier) if applying topically and not washing off right away. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Blood orange essential oil is lovely in hand soaps, shower scrubs, and bath salts, as well as inhaler or diffuser blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping ease nausea, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $9 for a 5ml.

16. Palmarosa Oil – stabilizes and fortifies, especially during times of situational anxiety and depression. This essential oil can help open and stabilize the heart, especially if there is an element of jealousy present. No known safety concerns. Kid friendly over the age of 5. This essential oil is wonderful in body butters, lip balms, lotion blends, as well as in inhaler or diffuser blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as its deeply skin nourishing properties, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $11 for a 15ml.

17. Plai Oil – settles and calms, and is often used during times of situational anxiety or depression. This essential oil is often used to quiet anger and soothe an injured heart. No known safety concerns. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Plai essential oil is lovely choice in topical blends as well as inhaler and diffuser blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping manage minor pain and inflammation from muscle tension, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $14 for a 5ml.

18. Palo Santo Oil – calms and balances, especially during times of situational anxiety or depression. This essential oil is sometimes used to help prevent a panic attack, if used at first signs of the situation. Palo santo essential oil promotes deeper meditation, provides enhanced emotional protection, and fosters a greater sense of inner unity. No known safety concerns. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Palo santo essential oil is lovely in roller bottle perfume blends, body butters, lip balms, and inhaler or diffuser blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping to support healthy lung function if experiencing minor tightening due to asthma, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $16 for a 5ml.

19. Rock Rose Oil – quiets and restores, and is especially helpful in times of crisis as it can work to ease the emotional shock. Rock rose essential oil soothes the heart and helps restore after challenging moments or situations have occurred. No known safety concerns. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Rock rose essential oil is lovely choice in topical blends as well as inhaler and diffuser blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as helping manage pain and inflammation when dealing with wound care, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $14 for a 5ml.

20. Ylang Ylang Oil – uplifts and opens the heart, creating a sense of joy. This essential oil can promote sensual awakening and encourage feelings of euphoria. Ylang ylang essential oil is associated with the heart and is deeply emotionally supportive, especially when one is experiencing shock or trauma. This essential oil is a fabulous sleep support. Safety tip: a few drops goes a long was with this essential oil and it is best used in small quantities to avoid the potential of headache or nausea. Kid friendly over the age of 5. Ylang ylang essential oil is gorgeous in just about any kind of application such as body butters, perfumes, roller bottle blends, inhaler and diffuser blends. Click HERE to read more about this essential oil and its other benefits, such as its deeply skin nourishing properties, and for recipe ideas. Starting price: $9 for a 15ml.

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