But before we begin, if you are new to aromatherapy or essential oils, be sure to check out our Beginners Guide to Aromatherapy & Essential Oils for history, uses, best diffusers, carrier oils and storage tips.
What is Anxiety?
Why Essential Oils Work for Anxiety
Ways to Use Essential Oils for Anxiety
Massage Blend – Mix the essential oil with an unscented carrier oil like jojoba or almond oil and give yourself an abhyanga.
Aromatic Bath – Immerse yourself in a bath for 15-20 minutes. The number of drops of essential oil to place into a bath will depend on the oil you're using. On average use, 5-10 drops along with 1 -3 cups Epsom sea salt will be okay.
Compress – Fill the sink or large bowl with 1 liter of hot or cold water (as desired). Put 5-10 drops of selected essential oil into the water. Place cotton or flannel cloth in water and swish around the water. Wring out the cloth to the desired amount of moisture and place on forehead.
Spritzer – A spritzer is a combination of essential oils and water. In general, spritzers are useful for a room air freshener, body sprays, to soothe emotional states. Use 2-4 ounce glass bottle of spring or distilled water with atomizer spray top. Add 15-30 drops of chosen essential oil or a synergy of oils and then shake.
Diffusion – There are different methods to diffuse essential oils into the air. For instance, there are nebulizing diffusers, evaporative diffusers, heat or candle diffusers. Different machines have various delivery methods.
Best Essential Oils for Anxiety + 4 Runner-ups
1. Roman Chamomile
I like chamomile because it's one of the gentlest, most soothing essential oils. Also, it's useful in fighting depression and raising spirits.
2. Clary Sage
Romans believed Clary Sage was a cure-all. The Latin name means “to save.” Clary Sage is a highly potent sedative that has euphoric effects. It can give you a sense of well-being and promotes feelings of relaxation. For this reason, Clary Sage was once in German beer and wine.
The most significant value of the scent of a rose lies in its emotional benefits. Above all, Rose is immediately relaxing and uplifting. It gives a sense of security and spiritual attunement and keeps your heart open, so you feel connected to the world around you.
4. Ylang ylang
Ylang ylang has a variety of properties that make it especially useful for relieving stress. It's an antidepressant, nervine and sedative. This means it eliminates anxiety, depression, nervous breakdown, fear, and sadness.
Now… The Best Essential Oil for Anxiety
Lavender is the most valuable oil to have in your home first-aid arsenal. There's nothing quite like it for anxiety, and it's good for almost any imbalance. In fact, Author Susanne Fischer-Rizza writes that besides calming anxiety, lavender has 167 tested medicinal uses.
It has a delicious, sweet-herbaceous, floral odor, with woody-herby sweet undertones.
Where to Buy Essential Oils
When using essential oils for anxiety, it's essential that you choose a 100% pure essential oil, free from fillers and additives.
I've used a lot of different oils, and still recommend Jade Bloom for their high quality, comprehensive selection, excellent customer service and low prices. PLUS, they also offer FREE RETURNS & FULL REFUND guarantee. Jade Bloom is not an MLM company so they can keep their quality high and the cost low.
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Essential oils are an efficient way to calm anxiety!
Absorbing Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Rose, Ylang Ylang and Lavender support relaxation and have a calming effect on your body, mind, and spirit. Essential oils can change your thoughts and life.
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