Most latest humidifier models come with a built-in essential oil diffuser. Therefore, it’s time to show our wellness guru side! Today, we will share the top 8 stress relief oils that we use every day to make our life easier, and what essential oils are good for humidifiers.


Right after we got a humidifier for the bedroom, we restocked on Lavender oil. We honestly can’t think of a more effective solution to promote better sleep. Lavender oil is also one of the more diffusible oils, meaning it vaporizes quickly and spreads easily: Perfect for your humidifier!


This is another one of our favorite night-time or naptime stress relievers. And since chamomile is so light, it works great even for those highly sensitive to scents. By the way, did you know chamomile stands for “the power to strive through difficulties?”

Ylang Ylang

This is a flower often used by major perfume brands. But did you know Ylang Ylang essential oil is a great stress reducer? It reduces blood pressure and heart rate has proven anti-depressant effects, and also repels bugs as a bonus!

close up of an essential oil bottle


Lemongrass goes beyond Thai cuisine! It works magic during allergy season as it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. So if you feel your throat is itching, your brain is foggy, your eyes are teary, and even slightly nauseous because of the weather, give Lemongrass a try!


If the woods is your happy place, sandalwood will be your favorite essential oil for humidifiers at home. The refreshing smell of sandalwood will wake you up and give your brain a boost. So go away, sluggish days!

Clary Sage

This one might be a little hard to find, but it is a fantastic mood lifter. Besides relieving stress, clary sage also works wonders for those going through menopause and gives you an energy boost. Meanwhile, when mixed with lavender oil, it helps you sleep through the night.


Bergamot is probably the best essential oil for humidifiers with a built-in diffuser because of how easily it vaporizes and spreads.

Bergamot is also the king among essential oils, given its many benefits. From stress relief to mood boost, rejuvenation, and allergy relief… It’s like the all-in-one solution for those who don’t want to waste time going through an oil catalog.

If you are new to essential oils, just grab some bergamot and put that in your diffuser. We guarantee you’ll see its magic in no time!


You’ve tried Jasmine tea. But have you diffused jasmine oil? This light scent is perfect for those needing a little calming effect in the house but doesn’t want to go too overboard. Jasmine is good both day and night, whether you use it to help you through a rough WFH day or need some assistance with getting good sleep.


essential oil for humidifiers for stress relief

Mixing Your Own Formula

You never have to stick with pre-made essential oils. Instead, feel free to mix your own formula and see what works the best for you!

Generally, essential oils within the same function family go well together. For example, you can mix sleep aid oils for a more all-rounded sleep formula. But you may not want to put a sleep aid and an energy booster together even if they all have stress-relieving effects.

There are also plenty of premixed formulas nowadays. In addition, you can easily find unique formulas online, such as on Etsy and any small independent shops. So, have fun exploring and let us know what formula you came up with!


  • Felicia Casper said:

    I lost the tiny sponge for the oil. Is there a replacement available? I’ve looked everywhere!

    March 03, 2023

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