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.
Below I’ve compiled a list of 10 different Certified Pure essential oils you can use to support your anxiety in a natural way. You do not have to use them all together. What works for one person may not work for the next person. The most important thing you should know is to use them with consistency. They are not a magic potion, but instead is a beautiful process of bringing your body back to health and vitality.
10 Oils to Relieve Anxiety
This 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. I love mixing this oil with the Calming Blend.
This blend 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.
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.
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 to support during times of extreme anxiety. Diffuse, inhale, rub 1-2 drops on feet and back of neck mixed with lavender. I also love mixing this with 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.
#6 Joyful Blend
I absolutely love the way this 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.
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.
One of my favorites! It 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. Smells wonderful with the Grounding Blend!
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.
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.
Disclaimer: One of the most vital things you must know about essential oils is not all essential oils are created equally. In fact, most of them are worthless to your health and often synthetic. When buying essential oils make sure they are certified pure therapeutic grade. If you want to order the brand I trust and personally use, email firstname.lastname@example.org.