Recently, a very sad thing happened… I ran out of my Tranquil essential oil roll-on! Over the last few years, it has been the one blend that I use, without fail, on a nightly basis as I get ready for bed.
Tranquil is a roll-on blend by Young Living that was one of the first oils I picked up back in the day when I used to sell essential oils. Even after I stopped, Tranquil has been a steadfast companion in my everyday routine to help me alleviate stress, encourage rest and relaxation, and induce a good night’s sleep.
To say I was a bit anxious to see I had finally reached the final drops in the bottle is a bit of an understatement. Seeing as how I’m no longer a member with Young Living, I no longer get a member discount and wasn’t willing to shell out the cash for a new one. I decided to forgo applying the last two swipes of oil and saved what was left so I could figure out how to make it myself.
So, that’s what we’re doing today!
How to Make Tranquil Essential Oil
This blend is a beast when it comes to fighting stress and diffusing high emotions. Whenever I feel the urge to make irrational decisions, this is the blend I reach for while I take a few minutes to calm myself.
It’s also excellent for decreases destructive and circulating thoughts which is especially handy when you’re trying to fall asleep.
In essence, Tranquil is the perfect oil to utilize during times of contention when you need some mental peace and quiet.
What essential oils are in Tranquil?
Tranquil essential oil contains:
It may sound almost too simple, but I can assure you that these essential oils are potent in their ability to relax and de-destress.
What is Tranquil essential oil used for?
Tranquil essential oil can be used for restlessness, anxiety, stress, poor sleep, and for encouraging uplifted, calm, and relaxing emotions.
Other uses for Tranquil include:
- Dispelling anger
- Emotional stress
- Feelings of revenge
- General flared emotions
- Reducing nervousness
DIY Tranquil Essential Oil Recipe
The recipe below will create a master blend from which you can make many Tranquil roll-ons.
To make a 5ml master blend, you will need:
- 56 drops lavender essential oil
- 16 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 8 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
This will make 80 drops of master blend which is just under 5ml.
Using the proper dilution for a 10ml roll-on, you can add 4-6 drops of master blend to create a 2-3% dilution. This can make 13-20 homemade Tranquil roll-ons!
To make a 15ml sized bottle of master blend, you will need:
- 168 drops lavender essential oil
- 48 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 24 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
This will make 240 drops of master blend which is just under 15ml. using the proper dilution for a 10ml roll-on, this master recipe can create 40-60 roll-ons!
Be sure to store your master blend tightly capped in a cool dark place.
How do The Essential Oils in Tranquil Work?
Lavender essential oil is perhaps one of the most well-known oils for its ability to promote tissue regeneration, alleviate nervous tension, and induce a sense of calm and relaxation.
It is especially balancing for those who experience daily mental stress, struggle getting restful sleep, and have difficulty relaxing.
Cedarwood essential oil contains high levels of calming and relaxing sesquiterpenes which directly stimulates the limbic system in the brain. This encourages feelings of security and helps ground the emotions.
I have found cedarwood essential oil to be one of the best oils for inducing sleep.
Roman chamomile essential oil combats tension, restlessness, and the inability to get a good night’s rest. It instills a sense of inner peace and tranquility and can even help alleviate symptoms of depression, minimize anxiety, and stabilize emotions linked to past experiences.
So, if you’re often stuck in your head, Roman chamomile is a great essential oil to use.
All three of these essential oils combined are what make Tranquil such an effective blend for ultimate relaxation and tension release.
How to Use Tranquil Essential Oil
Young Living doesn’t offer a pure version of Tranquil, so there are actually more options for use when you make your own.
Make a Roll-On
I actually prefer to use this blend as a roll-on since I feel like I get more immediate results from the oils both from being inhaled and absorbing them through my skin.
Cap the bottle closed and roll it between your palms to mix.
Apply a few swipes to the throat, wrists, or temples as needed.
Add 6-10 drops of master blend to a diffuser and diffuse before bedtime. I personally find Tranquil to be a great emotional pick-me-up while working and often use it for stress relief in the office.
Make Bath Salts
Add 20 drops of master blend to 1 cup Epsom salts, 2 TB baking soda, and 1 heaping TB of carrier oil. Mix everything together and store it in a jar. Add dried lavender flowers if desired.
To use, draw a bath and add half of the bath salts to the water.
Have you ever used Tranquil essential oil? Please share in the comments below!
You may also enjoy reading:
Buchbauer, Gerhard, Leopold Jirovetz, and Walter Jäger. “Aromatherapy: evidence for sedative effects of the essential oil of lavender after inhalation.” Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C 46.11-12 (1991): 1067-1072.
Moss, Mark, et al. “Aromas of rosemary and lavender essential oils differentially affect cognition and mood in healthy adults.” International Journal of Neuroscience 113.1 (2003): 15-38.
Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised and Expanded: Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, and Safe Home and Work Environments. New World Library, 2016.
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