How to Use Essential Oils for Tiredness/Fatigue

Using essential oils for tiredness can help heal a lot of ailments. For example, an aching body, insomnia, stress and anxiety, feelings of negativity, mental strain and emotional exhaustion. Find 7 essential oil recipes for tiredness in this article!

The term tiredness is used to refer to a feeling of exhaustion. It encompasses emotional exhaustion, mental strain and bodily weariness. Some of the types of tiredness include:

► Body Fatigue – This includes sore muscles, cramps and body pain.

► Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – This is a medical condition that individuals suffering from long – term fatigue and other symptoms that reduce their quality of life are diagnosed with.

► Emotional Exhaustion – Also referred to as being emotionally drained, emotionally exhausted individuals are in a long – term state of physical and emotional depletion which is brought about by too much stress whether at home or work.

► Compassion Fatigue – This is a condition where one gradually loses compassion overtime. Compassion fatigue is common among those who work directly with trauma victims including therapists, psychologists and more.

Essential oils have a wealth of therapeutic benefits and healing properties that can tackle both external fatigue such as sore muscles and joint pain as well as internal weariness such as compassion fatigue, mental tiredness and more.

Let’s take a look at a list of essential oils for tiredness:

List of Essential Oils for Tiredness/Fatigue

While the first instinct when looking for relief for tiredness is to look for oils to relax, sedate, and calm down, it is also important to include oil that clarify, de-stress and uplift. Below, find a list of a few all – round oils that ease tiredness and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul:

Calming Oils

  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Marjoram
  • Ylang Ylang

Grounding Oils

  • Angelica Root
  • Black Spruce
  • Benzoin
  • Blue Tansy
  • Cedarwood
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver
  • Patchouli
  • Rosewood

Uplifting Oils

  • Bergamot
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Sweet Orange

Clarifying or De – Stressing

  • Peppermint
  • Frankincense
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Palo santo

How to Use Essential Oils for Tiredness

Below are 7 valuable essential oil recipes for tiredness – you can choose one or more remedies for instant relief. Remember the key to easing tiredness is relaxing your whole body including the mind and getting complete rest so if possible, take some time off work to achieve these things or use the weekend wisely

1. Mediation Diffuser Blend Recipe 

What you need

  • 2 drops sandalwood
  • 2 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops bergamot
  • Non – plastic cold air diffuser


Add the oils to your diffuser, with the required amount of water, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

2. Peaceful Sleep Roller Bottle Recipe 

What you need

  • 8 drops roman chamomile
  • 24 drops lavender
  • 16 drops sandalwood
  • 12 drops lemon
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • 10 ml roll – on bottle


  1. Remove the roller ball and add the essential oils, drop by drop.
  2. Top with fractionated coconut oil then fix the roller ball back on.
  3. Close the cap and shake the bottle well to combine the oils.
  4. Roll onto temples, back of neck, behind ears and shoulders for deep peaceful sleep.

3. Soothing Bed Time Bath Recipe 

What you need

  • 1 cup of Epsom salts
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 15 drops lavender
  • 10 drops cedarwood
  • 10 drops vetiver
  • 10 drops patchouli


  1. Run hot bath water, throw in 1 cup of Epsom salts and let it disperse.
  2. When you’ve drawn your bath, mix the essential oils in the whole milk and pour it in.
  3. Stir the bath water with your hand and hop in immediately.
  4. Soak for as long as you want with your eye closed, relaxing your muscles.

4. Relaxation Massage Oil 

What you need

  • 10 drops vetiver oil
  • 10 drops lavender oil
  • 10 drops sandalwood
  • 7 drops frankincense
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 4 oz amber glass dropper bottle
  • Someone to massage you – optional


  1. Mix all the oils together and store the blend in an amber glass dropper bottle.
  2. To use, place 5 – 7 drops on your hand, rub your palms together and deeply massage your temples, shoulders and back.
  3. If you have a partner who can massage you, then ask them for a full body massage, back massage or foot massage with this blend.

5. Foot Massage Blend 

What you need

  • 10 drops ylang ylang
  • 10 drops chamomile
  • 10 drops lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oz amber glass dropper bottle


  1. Shake up all the oils in the glass dropper bottle.
  2. To use, place 5 – 7 drops on your hand, rub your palms together and press your feet systematically until all areas are massaged.
  3. Throw on a pair of comfortable socks and call it a day.

6. De – stressing Diffuser Blend 

What you need

  • 2 drops spearmint
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops sweet orange
  • Non – plastic cold air diffuser


Add the blend to your cold air diffuser together with the required amount of water, following the manufacturer’s directions.

7. Stress – Busting Balm 

What you need

  • 4 tbsp shea butter
  • 10 drops lemon
  • 15 drops lavender
  • 10 drops peppermint
  • 4 oz amber glass jar
  • Popsicle stick or wooden spoon


  1. Place the shea butter into the salve tin and add the essential oils.
  2. Use a popsicle stick to mash up the ingredients so that you get a smooth cream.
  3. Flatten it down the salve tin and put on the lid.
  4. Use just a tiny amount on your forehead, temples, back of neck, shoulders and wrists during a stress time at work or school.

Essential oils can instantly breathe a new life into you if you’re suffering from tiredness all the time! Have you ever used essential oils to help alleviate tiredness?

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