Oils for Anxiety

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Lavender 

Lavender is the most Used essential oil, has a calming, relaxing effect. It’s considered a nervous system restorative and helps with inner peace, sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, nervous stomach and general nervous tension.

Rose

One of the benefits to Rose oil is it’s very settling to the emotional heart and perhaps the second most popular after lavender for relieving anxiety and depression, helping with panic attacks, grieving and shock.

Vetiver

Vetiver Oil has a tranquil, grounding and reassuring energy, often used in trauma helping with self-awareness, calmness and stabilization. A nervous system tonic, it decreases jitters and hypersensitivity and is also useful in panic attacks and shock.

Ylang Ylang

This popular essential oil can treat anxiety and depression due to its calming and uplifting effects. Ylang Ylang helps with cheerfulness, courage, optimism and soothes fearfulness. It may calm heart agitation and nervous palpitations and is a moderately strong sedative, which can help with insomnia.  Be careful when using ylang ylang, as it can be sensitizing or irritating to the skin; avoid using in conditions of low blood pressure.

Bergamot

Bergamot is commonly found in Earl Grey tea and has a distinctive floral taste and aroma. Bergamot oil is calming and often used to treat depression by providing energy; however, it can also help with insomnia induce relaxation and reduce agitation.The blended essential oil consisted of lavender and bergamot oils.  Bergamot is generally safe, but it is photosynthesizing, meaning it can increase the risk of sunburn and rash. It is best to avoid use within 12 hours of sun exposure.

Chamomile

A peaceful, calming scent, Chamomile benefits inner harmony and decreases irritability, overthinking, anxiety and worry.  Chamomile capsules have been shown to ease anxiety symptoms.  Chamomile oil is generally safe, except for a some small risk of allergy, especially with anyone who has an allergy to ragweed.

Frankincense

Frankincense is great for treating depression and anxiety because it provides a calming and tranquil energy as well as spiritual grounding. In aromatherapy, it helps deepen meditation and quiet the mind.  Mixed with bergamot and lavender oils in a 1:1 ratio in an aroma hand massage, frankincense was found to have a positive effect on pain and depression.

 

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