Top 10 Essential Oils to Support 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.

Wow, that was my diagnosis about 5 years ago after finally seeing a psychiatrist about my crippling anxiety that I have dealt with my whole life.

About 8 months ago, after having been introduced to 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 support and direction of my doctor, I was able to support my body naturally and assist it back into balance with essential oils. I am now medication free, 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. This is simply my story and journey. None of the statements on this post have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent disease. If you have a serious medical condition, or have questions about your health and the use of essential oils, please consult your doctor. 

10 Oils to Relieve Anxiety:


#1 The Grounding Blend is a beautiful blend of spruce, howood, blue tansy and frankincense. It is grounding blend that creates a sense of calm and well being. It is know to be mood lifting, stress reducing, a nerve tonic and a good cell re-generator.

Apply the Grounding Blend on the feet daily, back of the neck, over the heart and on the wrists – rub wrists together and inhale.

#2 The RespiratoryBlend  is so versatile, being used for all respiratory issues. This blend includes laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemon and ravensara leaf, and Cardamom Seed. It is great to help you breathe deeper, and calm your system down during panic.

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  FrankincenseAh, 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 to support during 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 supports the body against panic, nervousness, 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 I absolutely love the way the Joyful Blend smells. This is another blend that is great for support the body through both anxiety and depression. 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. 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  The Calming Blend is such a wonderful relaxing blend that promotes a sense of well-being and calm. 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.

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**I am not being paid by doTERRA to write this post. This is my own personal experience. I am anWellness Advocate 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.

Disclaimer: None of the statements on this post have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent disease. If you have a serious medical condition, or have questions about your health and the use of essential oils, please consult your doctor. 

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82 Responses to “Top 10 Essential Oils to Support Anxiety”

  1. John December 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Good information but could you tell your readers if you are being paid or compensated by doTERRA Essential Oils for this post? Also, other than your own experience, is there any external research to support these claims? Thanks and glad you are able to deal with anxiety without the meds.

    • Mary Crimmins December 30, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

      Hi John. Thanks for your comment. Absolutely. 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. And yes, there have been numerous studies and research done on essential oils by renowned doctors and scientists around the world. You may want to check out these resources:
      Modern Essentials, Abundant Health, LLC, 2009
      Healing Oils of The Bible, David Stewart, 2005.
      Aromatherapy in Medicine, Jacque du Preneau, 1908.
      Aromatherapy, Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty, Roberta Wilson, 2002
      Clinical Aromatherapy, Essential Oils in Practice, by Jane Buckle ,RN,PhD.,2003
      Aromatherapy Handbook for Beauty, Hair and Skin Care, by Erich Keller, 1992
      Aromatherapy For Healing The Spirit, by Gabriel ojay, 1997
      The Art of Aromatherapy, Robert Tisserand, 1995
      Thanks for reading!

      • Trini Trance April 13, 2014 at 7:54 am #

        In your EO Anxiety Recipes, is it good for a 5ml or 10 ml roll-on, 1 oz . . .

        • Mary Crimmins April 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

          Thanks for asking! It kind of depends on what you want. I usually mix it all into a glass jar with a dropper and then drop it into the roller ball. Typically, a 5 mL bottle can hold 85 drops and a 10mL bottle can hold 250 drops.

      • Sheri September 8, 2014 at 6:44 am #

        Essential oil anxiety recipes for help with anxiety would i need to apply it daily, twice a day, weekly or how often?

  2. Todd Liles December 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Congrats on experiment. Experimenting is good (although it would have been safer to let someone know.) How long did it take for you to transition off the medication and go natural?

    • Mary Crimmins December 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

      Hi Todd. You are right, it is definitely safe to let someone know. After about a week, I did let my husband know. It took me around 6-8 weeks to fully wean off my medication. I did it very slow and gradual. Thanks for your comment!

      • Todd Liles December 30, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

        My pleasure. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Carrie December 30, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Thanks Mary! So cool. If I were to purchase just one essential oil, which one would you say I should purchase?

    • Mary Crimmins December 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

      Wow, that’s a hard question! I love them all. If you want it to help with anxiety I would suggest the Balance. It’s affordable and works wonders! Otherwise, you can get a Introductory Kit of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint which is great as well. Here is the link see all the oils just go to http://www.mydoterra.com/marycrimmins and click on Shop for Products – Oil Blends – to see the Balance or Product Packages – to see the Intro Kit
      Happy Oiling!

  4. Cindy Stephens December 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this info. Nothing inspires like personal experience. I picked up the 3 intro oils when I heard Green Smoothie Girl. Your post encourages me to look more intently into how essential oils can help my family.

    • Mary Crimmins December 31, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

      Thanks for your comment Cindy. The doTERRA oils are incredible. When I 1st started, I started with the Family Physicians Kit that comes with Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, Breathe, DigestZen®, and On Guard™. I completely replaced my medicine cabinet with oils and now treat headaches, insomnia, colds, diarrhea, muscle aches etc with essential oils. Not to mention having more energy. There are so many ways to use them for your health. Hope you get to explore a little more.

  5. Sarah February 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Hi! I am currently experiencing some postpartum anxiety. I’ve dealt with and overcome anxiety before but I just can’t shake it this time. I have some samples of breathe, serenity, balance, citrus bliss, and elevation. What’s the best way to utilize these to bring myself back to a fairly normal state? I’d like to know your recommendations for which oils, frequency, and amount. I am not on medication, never have been, and do not want to be. Thanks for your help!

    • Mary Crimmins February 5, 2013 at 12:15 am #

      Hi Sarah,
      Using essential oils are all about consistency. I use Balance every day on my feet. The more exposure you have to the oils, the quicker you will feel effects. Breathe is a great one to use during a panic attack, or high levels of anxiety as it encourages your body to take deep breaths. Overall, you want to be using these everyday. Look at the anxiety recipes I posted, and choose one that feels right to you and start taking that cocktail everyday. I would also encourage taking the Life Long Vitality Supplements everyday as well. Huge help. Hope that helps! Good luck. It takes time, but week after week you will start to feel better and better.

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  7. Jackie July 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Hi. Thanks for the information. I was wondering how many times you can put these oils on. I have them and have been experimenting for a couple of days. Not much change yet, but I am very hopeful. How many times throughout the day is it safe to apply these oils?
    Thanks for your help! It helps knowing there are ways to deal with horrible anxiety.

    • Mary Crimmins July 16, 2013 at 1:44 am #

      Hi Jackie,

      I apply them several times a day. You can’t overdose on essential oils. You just have to remember that is takes time for your body to change. You are working this out a cellular level, so depending on how unbalanced all that is it will take time. It took me several months before I felt like I was getting back to my normal. Keep at it girl and kuddos for you for starting the process of healing :)

      • Addie September 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

        Hi Mary,

        I have been suffering from insomnia, I’ll go to bed at 9:30 to get a head start and cant fall asleep until around 2 am. I have been on prozac for 5 years and started weening myself off. I decided maybe this is not the right time so I went back on the full dose. I do however want to get off it eventually and was wondering if the oils are safe to put on while on medication? I ordered the “serenity” blend and am waiting for it in the mail. I am aware that this is all phsycological and was wondering how the oils can cure my insomnia if it is phsychologically based? Thanks!!!

        • Mary Crimmins September 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

          They are absolutely safe to use while you are medication. They are a great compliment. They are able to work with psychological issues because they are all still issues of the brain. When used aromatically the essential oils travel through the receptor sites in your nose and access the Limbic System of the brain that deals with emotions, memories, trauma, your stress response, fight and flight response, hormone response. The oils help bring your body back into balance. Please keep me posted on how it goes. I also love the Balance blend combined with the Serenity. There are several other individual oils that work on insomnia including Roman Chamomile, Vetiver and Lavender.

  8. janice davies September 22, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Thanks for being so open and informational regarding your personal experience. I am interested in trying the oils, but find that they are pretty EXPENSIVE for my “senior” social security budget. I need to know if they can be injested since I can’t use them externally or in a diffuser due to family members who have severe allergies. What would you recommend I try first for stress and anxiety. REFUSE to take Valium anymore after confirming that it contributes to dementia. Who needs that, but I definately need help. Thanks.

  9. Alecia October 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing. I’m trying to do the same thing myself. Just a matter of time to collect the oils and then use them on a daily basis. I love Balance, but since it’s new to me sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Other times it’s ClaryCalm that works and other times it doesn’t. I think I’m just going through a very high anxiety/mania time right now. Looking forward to feeling balanced again. Thank you for the encouraging post.

  10. Jill October 17, 2013 at 4:24 am #

    Hi! I suffer from Panic Disorder. I am looking for a natural way to reduce the attacks. I would like to order, but don’t know where to start….any suggestions you can email?

  11. Gary S Smith November 5, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    Can Jasmine be taken as a tonic and how should it be mixed?

    • Mary Crimmins November 8, 2013 at 4:13 am #

      I would just use the pure essential oil of Jasmine for this one.

  12. Renae November 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! This is a great resource! I use the oils for my own anxiety among LOTS of other things. I’m new to it about 9 months, so I’m still learning. But what I do use on my family, I love so much! I’m excited to try a few of the oils you suggested that I haven’t tried yet.

  13. Angie Stewart February 10, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    If you were going to mix a 10ml rollerball to apply for anxiety, how would you mix it? What oil/oils and how many drops? Thanks!

    • Mary Crimmins February 12, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

      Hi Angie! It might depend on how severe your anxiety is and what you need that is personal to you. You could start off with one of the recipes I created and blending that in a rollerball. Maybe the general “anxiety relieving blend” and multiply the oils until you fill the container. Hope that helps!

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  16. Sarah March 31, 2014 at 2:26 am #

    Which oils and or blends do you use on a daily basis and how do you apply as your anxiety control? You listed several single oils and several blends. Interested which ones you like the best.

    • Mary Crimmins March 31, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

      Hi Sarah! I change what I use depending on the season or how I’m feeling. I’d say my top 2 to use for anxiety are Balance and Serenity. I use those all the time! I also love lemon and frankincense.

  17. Alexandra April 5, 2014 at 3:03 am #

    Oh no! None of the links are working :(

    • Mary Crimmins April 7, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

      thank you for letting me know! *yikes!*

  18. Danielle April 22, 2014 at 12:59 am #

    I’m Wondering If Anyone Had Experience Using Oils With Children. My 11 Year Old SoN HAs General Anxiety Disorder And Adhd And Sensory Processing Disorder. Thanks!

    • Mary Crimmins April 22, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

      Hi Danielle, yes I have helped a lot of mothers find a great oil regimen that works for their child and I’d be happy to help you. There are several that you could try and my team will email you with some more information. Thanks for your comment!

      • Jackie Bowman September 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

        Hi Mary,

        I have a friend who’s daughter who is sensitive to sounds and may have Sensory Processing Disorder with ADHD and would love if you could send me that you mentioned for Danielle. Thank you so much for all you do. I love your blog.

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  20. Di May 19, 2014 at 5:13 am #

    Hi, I have generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety… I have panics and throw up. I’ve been on Lexapro for the last year after a breakdown 1.5 years ago. I’d like to start weaning off the meds because of the side effects. Can you email me some suggestions I could try?

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      PS. Also going through a divorce and want to start dating… so I want to control the panic that goes along with being uncomfortable in social situations…

    • Mary Crimmins May 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

      Hi Di! Yes, I’d love to give you some suggestions. I also hated how I felt on my meds and am really happy to be off them now. Someone from my team will email you shortly!

      • Lindsay Stemple May 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

        Hi Mary,
        I too suffer from anxiety and have been on and off Zoloft for about 4 years now. I orginially got on Zoloft when my anxiety got so out of control during infertility treatments (I have stage 4 endometriosis). I got pregnant and 2011 and was off of them through my whole pregnancy and about 4 months after I had our daughter. I then expereince really bad post-partum anxiety/depression. Got back on Zoloft and have been on it until about 3 months ago. I have always struggled with weight gain on the Zoloft and this second time around I went to counseling for my anxiety while on Zoloft and decided to try an wheen myself off it again. I did it very gradually this time and low and behold shortly after getting off of it I found out I was pregnant again. I have been trying to stay off of it but my anxiety is coming back pretty bad. I do not want to take any medication while pregnant. My cousin has sold DoTerra for years and about a month ago I decided to finally give the oils a shot. I just started using lavender in the beginning and just about a week ago I ordered Serenity and Balance. I am difussing those two every night and putting them on my feet but haven’t noticed a big difference yet. My question for you is where on your feet should you put these ( i know there are specific reflex spots that are suppose to be more helpful than others) and also what daily regimen would your recommend to do everyday, how many times a day, and what oils to use for my situation (which sounds very similar to yours)? Can any of the oils for anxiety be taken internally and notice a greater difference then toppically? I’m kind of desperate to get a grip of my current anxiety (being pregnant and having a two year old I have no time to feel panic all the time) and would love to here some advice from someone who has been through the same thing.

        thank you so much for your time!

        • Mary Crimmins May 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

          Hi Lindsay, wow thank you so much for sharing your story. Besides having children, it sounds all too familiar. I can tell you’re just as desperate as I was to find a solution and a different way of life. I’d love to work with you and I’ll send you an email shortly with more information!

          • Lindsay Stemple May 27, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

            Great thank you Mary. I will be looking out for your e-mail. I also sent you an e-mail on the contact page. Looking forward to hearing from you!! And yes very desperate to find a natural solution.

          • Ginger June 14, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

            Can you send my an email with how to get started. I am dragging my feet because I don’t want to start Zoloft or Lexapro…..I need a good regime to begin to combat gad and panic attacks

  21. Kristin June 2, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Do you have anything that works for Postpartum OCD/anxiety. I struggle very badly with this and I am looking for something besides medication to help.

    • Mary Crimmins June 5, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

      Hi Kristin! Balance is a great oil to use for Postpartum ocd/anxiety. Elevation, lemon, and frankincense would some other great ones I’d suggest. Let me know if I can help you order these at 25% off!

  22. Cora Brown June 6, 2014 at 3:12 am #

    I suffer from anxiety which comes and goes but especially after a long winter and spring needing sunlight. I need help… please privately email me your thoughts and what oils you think might help me.

    • Mary Crimmins June 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

      I know so well what you’re talking about. This winter felt especially long and I was really craving that sunlight! I’ll send you an email shortly!

  23. Julia Claxton June 16, 2014 at 9:47 am #

    Hi Mary – I am going through the menopause or peri-menopause – basically apart from crippling migraines I also have a great anxiety generally and for absolutely no reason sometimes – this has meant I avoid the anxiety or reduce it by eating – usually sugar, chocolate, crisps etc – anything to distract me from the anxiety – would you suggest the Balance? Is there any aroma specifically for menopausal anxiety (given that it is lack of oestrogen that causes it)? Thanks

    • Mary Crimmins June 16, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your story with me Julia. I would definitely recommend Balance and you might also want to try the blend Solace. It’s great for balancing hormones and easing the transition of menopause.

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  28. Nina July 3, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    Hi Mary, thanks for this. I stopped taking Zoloft cold turkey (horrible I know) It’s been almost three months and I’m struggling with occasional panic attacks and waves of anxiety. which of theses essential oils would be more beneficial to me? I’m sure they are all awesome but you know what I mean :)

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    • Mary Crimmins July 9, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

      wow what a strong woman you are! I totally get wanting to get off your meds though. I’d probably say Balance or Frankincense would be my top two. The Life Long Vitality supplements were life changing for me as well and those aren’t mentioned here but you can learn more about them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YBcU6i8I1U

  29. Amy July 24, 2014 at 4:48 am #

    Nice Information about natural remedies. I like all essential oil for anxiety. I am also practitioner for natural flower remedies. Thanks for sharing such informative post.

    • Mary Crimmins August 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

      awesome, thanks for stopping by!

  30. Leann Welton July 31, 2014 at 11:39 pm #

    What would be the best oil for social anxiety and for ADD?

    • Mary Crimmins August 1, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

      I love Balance for Anxiety and InTune for ADD. Let me know if you need help ordering anything!

  31. Lindsay August 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    I have recently experienced unusually unexpected anxiety or panic attacks where I fear I will pass out. My legs become tingly and I start breathing rapidly. I have to use my conscious mind to talk myself out of it and have yet to pass out but the experience is miserable. I am in the operating room daily and recently the episodes have increased. Today I have a huge case and am already beginning to fear this will overcome me. With me I have Balance, elevation, on guard, serenity, frankincense, and deep blue. Oh and past tense. With what I have, what do you recommend this week that I use prior to the event and if it is coming on?

    • Mary Crimmins August 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

      Hi Lindsay, thank you for sharing with me. I think first and foremost I’d recommend you talk to someone about what’s going on in your life. Do you have any family, close friends, or anyone else you trust and can confide in? It sounds like whatever you’re going through is pretty serious. At night rub Balance and Serenity on the bottoms of your feet. Continue with Balance, Frankincense, and Elevation the next day and use them throughout the day as needed. Keep me posted and always feel free to shoot me an email :)

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  33. Tracie Vigil September 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

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      Tracie, Thanks for your comment! I’ll send you an email with all the information on ordering your oils :)

  34. Susan October 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    Great website and good advice, however, essential oils are very concentrated and potent. Even small amounts can cause harm if used improperly. Here are some tips when using essential oils:

    As a rule of thumb, essential oils should be diluted in a carrier substance (vegetable or nut oil, or water) at no greater concentration than 3-5%. The reason for this is because essential oils are very concentrated and can lead to a burn. That means if you have one teaspoon (5cc) of carrier, you would add 3 drops of pure essential oil. This would make a 3% solution that could be used on a portion of the body.

    Essential oils are absorbed through the skin, so using too much can result in an overdose.

    Make sure you store essential oils out of the reach of children.

    Do not get essential oils in your eyes, nose, or ears. Wash your hands thoroughly after using essential oils. If working with pure essential oils, you may want to get disposable latex gloves (or latex-free alternatives) from the drug store.

    Be very cautious when taking essential oils internally. Even small amounts can be toxic and potentially fatal if ingested.

    Before going out in the sun or to a tanning booth, avoid essential oils that increase your sensitivity to the sun, such as citrus oils (e.g. bergamot oil, grapefruit oil).

    Do a patch test if you have allergies or think you might be sensitive to an essential oil. Test aromatherapy products (such as lotions or creams) by applying a small dab to your arm. For pure essential oils, add one drop in 2.5 mL (or 1/2 teaspoon) of vegetable oil and apply it to your arm. If the area turns red, or if there is burning or itchiness, wash the area and do not use that product.

    Overuse of essential oils can trigger a headache or dizziness. Don’t exceed recommended amounts. If you’re working with essential oils (e.g. making your own lotions, candles, or bath salts) make sure you’re working in a well ventilated area or take breaks to go outside.

    If you have a medical condition, consult a qualified practitioner before using essential oils. Certain essential oils should not be used by people with certain conditions.

    People with liver or kidney disease should only use essential oils under the guidance of a qualified practitioner. Once absorbed in the bloodstream, essential oils are eventually cleared from your body by the liver and kidneys–using essential oils excessively may injure these organs.

    Some essential oils may interact with certain medications, e.g., relaxing essential oils such as chamomile, lavender, and melissa (lemon balm) may heighten the effect of sleeping pills or sedatives.

  35. Sheri October 3, 2014 at 6:14 am #

    I just ordered all the oils. Im a beginner wanting to be drug free however i am not yet can you tell me if any of these may interact with meds like xanax or prozac?

    • Mary Crimmins October 3, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

      Sheri, I’m so excited for you to start this journey! I think you’re going to love using the oils and feel so empowered by using them. I also started using the oils while taking prescription meds. You can use both at the same time to wean yourself off medication. Just start slow :)

  36. valeria October 13, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

    I purchased a bottle of frankencencse oil! Is that really good for anxiety,and how do I use it?

    • Mary Crimmins October 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

      One of my favorite oils! I think you will absolutely love using it.
      Here’s a link to one of my favorite sites that will give you information on using Frankincense:
      http://neweverythingessential.me/oils-and-blends-2/frankincense-boswellia-frereana/

    • Mary Crimmins October 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

      Oh no! I’m so sorry you’re feeling so miserable :(
      I think you can find some great relief from using the oils for whatever is making you so allergic. I’ll email you shortly!

  37. nmhayden October 22, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    So glad to have your blog! I just started with doTERRA to combat my adrenal fatigue and paralyzing anxiety. :-(
    Question: do essential oils change the color of your urine? I use 8 drops of Slim & Sassy in my water bottle each day…BRIGHT yellow urine now!

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