DIY Relaxing Balm for Stress and Tension

These days, we often take on way too many tasks and projects, and lead very busy lives. We need to remember to take a step back and breathe, but it can be so hard to remain calm. Keep this relaxing balm on hand for moments of stress, or to wind down!

I love that I can take a load off and just enjoy the scents of this balm. It smells amazing and works wonders on my stress levels.

Coconut Oil

Solid coconut oil is used in this recipe to create the base and consistency of the balm. It also has added skin care benefits that will hydrate where you apply!

Shea Butter

Shea butter also has added skin care benefits for this recipe! It will leave your skin smooth but not oily!


Beeswax allows the recipe to solidify after it was melted down!

Tranquility Essential Oil Blend

Tranquility essential oil blend has amazing relaxing and calming properties! It is a combination of Lemon, Orange, Patchouli, Ylang-Ylang, and Amyris Essential Oils.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil has the pleasant aroma of fresh and floral scents! It has calming and soothing properties as well as helps keep your skin healthy and happy!

This recipe is safe to use around children 10+.

Avoid using this recipe in close proximity to dogs and cats as the essential oils can cause irritation. For more information on oils with pets check out this blog post for dogs and this blog post for cats.

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”

DIY Relaxing Balm for Stress and Tension

Recipe by Katie Veldkamp



  • Melt the coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax together over a double-boiler or in 30 second increments in the microwave.
  • Once melted, stir in the essential oil drops.
  • Pour into container and place in the refrigerator (without the lid). Once the balm is solid, remove from refrigerator, twist on cap and label.
  • Whenever you feel stressed, rub a swipe or two of this tranquility balm on your tension points and relax. Or feel free to use this balm as a solid perfume!

There are so many added benefits to this recipe! Let us know what you think about this recipe by commenting below or connecting with us on social media @fromsimplyearth!

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