There are numerous uses for essential oils. They are used as scents for soaps, perfumes, potpourri, and candles, and to flavour foods and drinks. Additionally, essential oils are used in some pharmaceuticals, aromatherapy massages, baths, and compresses. One of the best benefits that essential oils can provide is stress relief, which makes them a great alternative to tranquilizers and other stress relief drugs. Essential oils have been known to help you relax, especially when the aromas are connected to strong memories that trigger soothing responses.