Melissa Smith

Stress Away Spotlight

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Stress Away is your vacation in a bottle - convenient and ready to go with you to the grocery store, school, work, or wherever you need to pretend you're in a beach chair sipping something cold and watching the waves!

Studies show that stress is at the root of more health problems and diseases than we realize and learning to use tools that help us to relax and release negative emotions increases our daily quality of life. Our relationships, future, and health depend on it.



  • Has a soothing, exotic aroma
  • Can be diffused or enjoyed aromatically to create a luxurious, spa-like ambiance at home
  • Makes a great addition to your favorite skin, hair, and body care products
  • Has a well-rounded and relaxing aroma, making it great to use as a personal fragrance

BACKGROUND Stress Away, a D. Gary Young proprietary blend, brings aromas from around the world to create an on-the-go getaway just for you. It's this distinct mix of vanilla and lime that gives Stress Away its unique and exotic aroma. Stress Away also includes Copaiba, which has a history of beneficial properties in topical application when applied to tired muscles; Lavender, with its peaceful, and calming scent that comes from a few of Young Living's farms located in Utah, Idaho, and France; and Cedarwood, known for its comforting, calming aroma.

Stress Away essential oil blend features Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender for an exotic aroma used for exactly for what the name says and for achieving a happy and positive day.

  • Copaiba: an oleoresin like Frankincense, this oil has been used in folk medicine for years for its ability to support the body's response to inflammation and injury, to soothe and protect the skin, and to calm the nervous system.
  • Lime: known in folklore for its ability to cleanse and renew the spirit, Lime is stimulating to the mind and supports the immune system.
  • Cedarwood: high in sesquiterpenes, this oil helps stipulate the limbic center of the brain (where emotions and memory are processed and stored), supports focus, cognition and memory, stabilizing and grounding.
  • Vanilla: an oleoresin like Frankincense and Copaiba, Vanilla supports a calm, serene environment, helps elevate mood and stimulate joyful memories, and may help relieve nervous tension.
  • Ocotea: an oil from the cinnamon family, Ocotea supports feelings of completeness, peace and tranquility.
  • Lavender: well known for its ability to calm and soothe, Lavender also helps support focus and mental clarity.

KEY CONSTITUENTS Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them sprecic health-supporting properties.

  • Beta-caryophyllene: has a unique ability to bind with CB2 receptors which may allow it to support the body's response to inflammation and infection as well as calm the nervous system during times of anxiety and pain.
  • Alpha-humulene: a versatile terpene constituent that may have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor effects
  • Limonene: known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-stress support, this is a powerful constituent with many health benefits
  • Linalool: may support the body during injury and/or sickness and help relieve stress

STRESS AWAY & EMOTIONS Stress Away has such a gentle, loving aroma that can be used anytime you need a little extra peace and tranquility. Copaiba and Cedarwood specifically are supportive for releasing stress and tension, and the other oils in this blend have very specific ways to support the body physically and emotionally during times of stress!

Info from Courtney Crtiz:

  • Lime: Known for its ability to uplift, calm, relieve anxious feelings, and even cleanse the liver...which just might be struggling with lots of, you guessed it, stress, anger, criticism.
  • Copaiba: Powerful in its strength to reduce inflammation. What does stress cause? Inflammation. The root of boatloads of our illness and pain.
  • Cedarwood: Grounding and promoting rest and peace, this is one we can use to reset our patterns and ruts. Maybe the ones causing us stress because the same repeated actions won't change the situation?
  • Ocotea: What do we do when we're stressed? Eat, compensate, raise our blood sugar levels so we feel a high? But our friend here helps us to keep that balanced and in check for a more even response.
  • Lavender: We've discussed this Wonder Woman disguised in Grandma's cap. She is literally doing it all, working on that blood pressure, the self-loathing, the anxiousness.
  • Vanilla: Just yum. And also known for its own ability to support mental health!


  • Stress Away Essential Oil Blend
  • Stress Away Roll-On
  • Stress Away Relaxing Bath Bombs


  • Apply to wrists and neck as a daily perfume.
  • Add to your palms and breathe deeply to increase confidence and calm (or breathe directly from the bottle!)
  • Add to epsom salts in a hot bath
  • Apply it to your wrists while at work or school to enjoy this blend's soothing, fresh scent.
  • Apply Stress Away topically or diffuse it to enjoy a calming and peaceful aroma.
  • Diffuse Stress Away in your home after a long day for a fresh, soothing aroma that helps you find a moment of calm.
  • Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place it in the vent of your car to create a calming environment during a long drive or rush-hour traffic.
  • Use Stress Away in DIY recipes for a lovely, uplifting scent!


  • Grapefruit & Stress Away Sugar Scrub:
    • ½ cup sugar or coconut sugar
    • ½ cup coconut oil
    • 10 drops Stress Away
    • 10 drops Grapefruit
    • Optional: 1 tsp Hibiscus powder for a lovely pretty pink color (
    • Mix everything together and store in an airtight jar. You can adjust the coconut oil/sugar ratio or use different grains of sugar to make it more or less abrasive (more coarse raw sugar versus fine grain).
  • Magic Blue Roller:
    • This is for all of the scared of the dark, don't wanna go to school, hate flying, hate crowds, can't stop worrying about all of the things type of feelings!
    • 10mL roller bottle
    • 10 drops each: Valor, Bergamot, Frankincense & Stress Away
    • Top with V-6 Carrier oil or other carrier oil
    • Roll on wrists or over heart and inhale deeply.
  • Sunshine Roller:
    • 10 mL roller bottle
    • 15 drops Stress Away
    • 10 drops each Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Orange
    • Top with V-6 Carrier oil or other carrier oil
    • Roll on liberally and frequently for a little dose of sunshine!
  • After Shave Moisturizer:
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 10 drops Stress Away
  • Optional: 5 pumps Mirah Shave Oil
  • Add to a glass jar with an airtight lid and mix well. Apply after shaving for smooth, happy skin!
  • DIY Scented Hand Soap:
    • Recycled Thieves or Lavender foaming hand soap bottle (or a new one)
    • 2 Tbsp Liquid Castile Soap
    • 20-30 drops essential oils*
    • Top with water leaving approximately 1" so you can add the pump top.
    • Optional: 1 Tbl Vitamin E oil to help soften the skin.
  • Fall Breeze: 8 drops Stress Away, 4 drops each Clove, Nutmeg, Lemon Peppermint
  • Sunny Days: 10 drops Stress Away, 5 drops each Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit
  • Clean Hands: 10 drops Stress Away, 5 drops each Lemongrass, Lemon

DIFFUSE Diffusing is a wonderful health habit! Our diffusers are running 24/7 with blends that are supportive of individual needs or systems. Stress Away pairs well with any other citrus oil, cleansing oils like Lemongrass and Purification, and calming oils like Lavender, Valor and Patchouli. Try some of these great combinations and enjoy the calming, uplifting scent of Stress Away!

  • Apple Orchard: 2 drops Clove + 3 drops Christmas Spirit + 3 drops Stress Away + 3 drops Thieves or Cinnamon Bark
  • Windows Open: 3 drops Lavender + 3 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce + 4 drops Stress Away + 2 drops Tangerine
  • Baking Cookies: 4 drops Stress Away + 3 drops Cinnamon Bark + 3 drops Vanilla
  • Frosted Cranberry: 4 drops Cinnamon Bark + 4 drops Stress Away + 3 drops Ylang Ylang
  • Peppermint Forest: 4 drops Peppermint + 3 drops Idaho Balsam Fir + 3 drops Stress Away
  • Marshmallow Mint Latte: 4 drops Stress Away + 2 drops Clove + 2 drops Nutmeg + 2 drops Peppermint


  • Relaxation Massage Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Stress Away Relaxing Bath Bombs
  • Peace & Calming Essential Oil Blend