Essential oils have been utilized for hundreds of years for their medicinal properties, and there are many different oils to select from in modern aromatherapy. These oils can help you care for yourself naturally and holistically, whether you are pregnant, a new parent, or a mother of any age with kids.

Essential oils are a great tool for anybody, especially busy women looking for methods to care for themselves and their families. Essential oils give emotional, immunological, and spiritual support, as well as non-toxic and holistic methods of doing daily activities such as cleaning, dishwashing, and laundry.

According to one study, moms who inhaled Lavender and Bergamot essential oils, either alone or in combination with other essential oils, obtained alleviation from feelings of sadness. In another study, Peppermint, Rosemary, and other citrus essential oils were said to promote feelings of confidence and peace that are much needed by mothers on their daily lives. So, not only does aromatherapy smell wonderful, but it also has non-invasive, therapeutic advantages.

Top 10 Essential Oils for Mothers

There is an essential oil for everyone, whether you are a working mom with a full meeting schedule or a stay-at-home mom who is always on the go.


  • Known as the ‘Queen of Essential Oils’, Lavender is a go-to oils for mothers with kids experiencing occasional skin irritation
  • Offers emotional balance and reassurance
  • Promotes deep relaxation and sleep

Clary Sage

  • Allows creative inspiration to flow and is known for its ability to relieve from menstrual cramps
  • Uplifts the mind and emotions



  • With various beautifying purposes, Geranium promotes healthy, glowing skin and hair while providing a sweet, floral aroma. 
  • Eases physical and emotional pain and promotes feelings of positivity


  • With its grounding and earthy aroma, Patchouli offers deep relaxation and peace when inhaled or diffuse
  • Helpful in repelling insects and calm bug bites while it nourishes the skin

Wild Orange

  • Known as one of the happy oils, Wild orange promotes a restored and uplifting mood while setting your mind at ease
  • Being used in different beverages (morning-coffee, tea, chocolate)


  • Can dissipate anxious feelings and promotes relaxation while ensuring restful sleep. 
  • Balances and uplifts mood (perfect for pick-me-up oils for moms)


  • Inspires positive energy and uplifts mood. 
  • Supports a healthy relationship with body and can be used to mix with healthy beverages for extra refreshment and additional nutritional support

Ylang Ylang

  • Creates harmony and encourages trust and can be used for meditation and contemplation activities
  • Top choice for natural pure-fume blends


  • A symbol for joy and happiness in ancient cultures, this oil is also known as “Wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains” because of its versatility. This can be used in culinary dishes importing a unique flavor to soups, stews, dressings and sauces. 
  • Valuable aid for women's health (menstrual cramps too!)
  • Restores an inner sense of courage and confidence
  • Relieve sore muscles and body aches.


  • Reduces appearance of scars and blemishes making this one of the best essential oils for skin care
  • Offers a restorative effect on mind and emotions

Mother-inspired Recipes

Diffuser Blends

Combine the recipes below into your favorite diffuser to create amazing, natural aromas to fill your home.

Happy Mama

2 drops Grapefruit

2 drops Wild Orange

2 drops Lemon

2 drops Bergamot

All Star Mom

4 drops Wild Orange

2 drops Ylang Ylang

2 drops Patchouli

DIY Recipes

Sleepy Momma Roll-on Blend

Combine all oils in a 10ml roller bottle, top with Fractionated Coconut oil and roll on wrists, neck or feet, to promote calm feelings and deep sleep. 

10 drops Lavender

10 drops German Chamomile

10 drops Frankincense

Tantrum Calm Spray

Start with a 4 oz glass spray bottle and add in the essential oils. Put in 1 tbsp of witch hazel (optional) and fill the rest with water. Shake well

10 drops Wild Orange essential oil

12 drops Lavender essential oil

8 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil

Easy Toilet Bowl Cleaner

To make your toilets sparkle, put ½ cup of baking soda, 10 drops of Tea Tree and ¼ cup of White vinever directly into the bowl. Scrub as the vinegar and baking soda react. 

Wrapping Up

Just because Mother’s Day only comes once a year that doesn’t mean we should stop making the mightiest women in our lives feel the extra love and care that they deserve. Motherhood is a 24/7 and lifetime job and essential oils are the best way to get them reconnected with themselves and the world around them, simply and naturally. 

In what other ways do you think we can show love and care to the mothers in our lives? Share it with us!

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