Stress balls originated in ancient China around 1368 AD as hard Baoding balls and are still used today. The traditional, small metal balls are intended to be rotated in one’s palm, and help stimulate a person’s acupressure points on the hand.

These DIY balls are perfect for home, the office, the car, a backpack, you name it. They’re easy to make and even easier to keep. And even better, they’re wonderful for all ages and make excellent gifts!

So if you’re looking for some on-the-go stress relief, here are some of my favorite stress ball remedies.

Large, heavy-duty balloons (they need to be strong for best results)
1 cup uncooked rice or flour (you can use one or both, depending on what you like for texture)
Essential oils
Place the rice/flour in a bowl and add 3 drops of oils (see my favorite combos below).
Place the funnel in the opening of one balloon.
Slowly spoon the rice/flour mixture into the funnel and shake it into the balloon.
Keep filling until you get to the base of the balloon’s stem or until you get to a comfortable size to hold in the palm of your hand.
Remove the funnel and tie off.
Squeeze gently when you feel the need to fidget.
Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Rosemary
Lavender, Frankincense, Wild Orange
Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Bergamot
Here’s a fun find that I can’t live without…
Wool dryer balls!

Regular dryer sheets can be so toxic. I love that I’ve found this simple lifestyle hack that saves me money and saves our health (and clothes!)

The harsh chemicals found in most dryer sheets cannot only break down clothing, they can also leave residue that’s unhealthy for our skin and body.

Try these little quick fixes for a better solution!

All you need are a few good dryer balls (I got mine from doTERRA, but you can get them anywhere).

Add 3-4 drops of your favorite oils to the balls and you’re good to go for 2-3 loads of laundry!

1. Lemongrass
2. Lavender + Lemon
3. Wild Orange
4. Bergamot + Lavender
5. Purify
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