Make some no-stress stress balls

Let the calming scent of rosemary and lavender help your stresses to dissipate – keep one of these balls created by Rebecca Sullivan in your bag for stress relief on the go


Tied up with a pretty ribbon, this take on a classic stress ball provides quick stress relief wherever you are. Just pack one in your bag and whenever you are starting to feel overwhelmed, whip it out and give it a good squish. The sweet smell of lavender and rosemary will help you find a calmer place.


You Will Need

  • Cotton wool balls (5)
  • Cheesecloth or cotton (15cm square)
  • String or ribbon
  • Lavender oil (10 drops)
  • Rosemary essential oil (10 drops)
  • Dried lavender (1 tsp)
  • Dried rosemary (1 tsp)

Step 1

Add two drops of each essential oil onto each cotton wool ball. Lay your material flat and pile pile the cotton wool balls into the centre.

Step 2

Sprinkle on the dried herbs, then tie into a ball with string or ribbon. Just squish and smell for instant stress relief.