Essential oils can actually be helpful for aromatherapy and relaxation, going beyond their pleasing scents. Some of the most popular essential oils for aromatherapy and relaxation are bergamot, chamomile, and lavender. Bergamot has been found to have relieving properties. Chamomile, beyond its use in tea, is known for its relaxing effects to the user when given a few drops on one’s pillowcase. Lavender offers long lasting relaxing effects, decreasing the stress hormone levels in the blood. In addition, it has even been suggested to place a few drops in a bath to help a person relax in the evening.