Top 10 Essential Oils to Relieve Anxiety
Mrs. Crimmins, I’m sorry to say that you will need to be on anti-anxiety medicine for the rest of your life. Sadly this is a chemical imbalance in your brain and medicine is the only option.
About 8 months ago, after having been introduced to doTERRA Essential Oils, and with a steady yoga practice I decided I was sick of being dependent on a pill. Without telling my friends, and even my husband I began weaning off my medication. It was an experiment. Could I survive without my Zoloft? Could I function in my day to day life? Afterall, I had been emotionally numb for about 4 years. The short answer is yes.
With the help of doTERRA Essential Oils, I am now medication free and am managing my anxiety. I have been panic attack free and can approach life with joy and grace.
Disclaimer: I do not suggest going off your meds, and in no way offer this advice as a treatment for psychological disorders. My advice is to use these essential oils as a complimentary therapy for whatever medication you are currently on. Only you know your body.10 Oils to Relieve Anxiety:
#1 Balance- Balance is a beautiful blend of spruce, rosewood, blue tansy and frankincense. It is great for anxiety as well as depression. It is know to be mood lifting, stress reducing, a nerve tonic and a good cell re-generator.
Apply Balance on the feet daily, back of the neck, over the heart and on the wrists – rub wrists together and inhale.
#2 Breathe – This blend is so versatile, being used for all respiratory issues. This blend includes laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemon and ravensara. For anxiety, it is great to help you breathe deeper, and calm your system down.
Rub a couple drops on your chest/ heart center to help your nerves relax and open your airways to breathe.
#3 Lavender – We are all familiar with the therapeutic benefits of Lavender oil as it can calm and relax. It makes it a no-brainer for anxiety.
Use Lavender to help you sleep. Diffuse in the air by your bed, apply 1-2 drops to feet before bed, and add 1-2 drops on your pillow at night.
#4 Frankincense – Ah, Frankincense – the King of Oils. Frankincense is the most valuable essential oil for slowing and deepening breathing, helping to allay fear, anxiety, nervous tension and stress. When in doubt, use Frankincense.
This is a great oil for everyday use to help maintain overall cellular balance, and also for those times of extreme anxiety. Diffuse, inhale, rub 1-2 drops on feet and back of neck mixed with lavender.
#5 Wild Orange- As with all citrus oils, wild orange is a great mood lifter. It relieves anxiety, anger, and irritation often because of enhanced circulation and detoxifying of liver, and gall bladder.
Rub on the back of neck or bottoms of feet, and the followed by peppermint when you feel that doomsday anxiety starting to build.
#6 Elevation – I absolutely love the way this smells. This is another blend that is great for both anxiety and depression and is known as the “Joyful Blend.” It is a blend of lavandin, tangerine, elemi, lemon myrtle, melissa, ylang ylang, osmanthus, and sandalwood.
Apply over the heart, bones behind the ears, ear tissue itself, neck, thymus, temples, across the brow of the forehead, and on the wrists with an expectation of feeling good and you will.
#7 Lemon – Lemon is another extremely versatile oil, but has been proven to help with anxiety. Lemon Oil is radiant, uplifting, reviving and stimulating. Lemon inspires trust and a sense of security; it relieves confusion and worry. It can help you overcome obstacles and provide a clearer perspective.
Use this everyday in your water. Just add 1 drop to a glass of water and continue throughout the day.
#8 Serenity – This is such a wonderful calming blend that promotes a sense of well-being and relaxation. This blend consists of lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood, and vanilla bean.
Use 5 drops of this in a hot bath to relax. Or apply to back of neck and inhale through a diffuser. Apply a couple drops on the bottoms of your feet before sleep.
#9 Bergamot – This is a unique blend among the citrus oils, for its calming properties. Encourages the release of pent-up feelings— feelings that can lead not only to depression but to insomnia, anxiety and sudden mood swings. It helps in addition, to redirect nervous energy away from unproductive and addictive behavior, helping us to rediscover spontaneity and optimism. Bergamot oil helps us to relax and “let go.”
Apply to wrists, feet and back of neck.
#10 Patchouli - Psychologically Patchouli works through harmonizing, grounding and stabilizing the mind when over thinking and worry develop. Patchouli oil diminishes depression and eases anxiety by heightening a sense of joy in life. It helps in recovery from nervous exhaustion, stress and stress-related condition.
Apply to base of the skull and breathe aromas to calm spirit and eliminate chaotic thinking.
Essential Oil Anxiety Recipes:
Relieve Nervous and Agitated Feelings: Lavender 3 drops, Wild Orange 2 drops and Bergamot 1 drop added to 1 teaspoon of coconut oil; gently blend and apply to forearms with an expectation of feeling Peace and renewed energy.
Anxiety Relieving Blend: Frankincense 2 drops, Marjoram 2 drops, Geranium 3 drops, Clary Sage 3 drops, Wild Orange 2 drops; gently mix and inhale – apply to back of neck and enjoy.
Anti-Anxiety Diffuser Blend: Wild Orange Oil 5 drops, Patchouli 6 drops, Frankincense 6 drops, Geranium 8 drops, Bergamot 10 drops and Clary Sage 12 drops; Blend into a glass bottle and gently roll between hands and then add 4-6 drops to Lotus diffuser and enjoy.
Anti-Aggression Personal Blend: 1/8 ounce coconut oil, Lemon oil 2 drops, Bergamot Oil 4 drops, Ylang Ylang 3 drops, Sandalwood Oil 2 drops, Melissa 1 drop.
General Anxiety Blend: Rub 3-4 drops of Frankincense Oil or Serenity Oil Blend on the neck & base of skull.
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**I am not being paid by doTERRA to write this post. This is my own personal experience. I am an Independent Product Consultant of their product, and do make commission off selling this product. However, I 100% believe in this product and use it everyday for my health. Please read my story here.