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Top Essential Oils for Anxiety

April 06, 2018 0 Comments

Top Essential Oils for Anxiety

If you are constantly having feelings of nervousness, fear and unnecessary stress, chances are you suffer from anxiety. Anxiety affects how we behave and feel. It can even cause physical symptoms like fatigue, palpitations, elevated blood pressure, headache, dizziness, trembling, stomach upset and many more. When you don't do something to relieve mild anxiety, it can seriously affect your day-to-day life.

Aromatherapy and massage with essential oils has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to relieve stress and anxiety. In fact, a 2014 study conducted to a select group of hospice patients suffering from mild to severe anxiety received aromatherapy and massage with essential oils for one week. These patients reported less pain and depression over the course of the experiment.

Here are the top essential oils you can use to relieve stress and anxiety.

Lavender oil is one of the most commonly used oils out there. It has a calming effect and helps with restlessness, irritability, insomnia, tension headaches and migraines. Its fresh and floral scent serves as a great pick me up for a rough and tiring day. You may use lavender oil in bath, diffusers or for massage.

If you plan to use it in bath, you may add a few drops to your warm bath water, soap, shampoo, or moisturizers. For topical application or massage, dilute your lavender oil in a few drops of carrier oil (olive, jojoba, almond, coconut oil). You may even put this mixture in a roller bottle for immediate stress relief on the go. If you are home and ready to cap your day, add a few drops of lavender oil to your diffuser and take deep breaths, inhaling through the nose and exhaling from the mouth. It is so relaxing, you'll doze off before you could even say "good night".

Sweet orange oil has an uplifting fragrance. It has proven stress-relieving properties, great for boosting energy and improving concentration.

If you are feeling down and would need a boost, add a few drops of sweet orange oil to your diffuser. For instant boost on the go, keep a small bottle with you and inhale directly, rub on your wrist or handkerchief when you need it. For a full body massage, you may mix orange oil with lavender oil and your favorite carrier oil

The aroma of cedarwood atlas oil promotes the release of the chemical neurotransmitter, serotonin. Low serotonin level is said to cause depression. Cedarwood oil helps uplift and stabilize your mood. Like sweet orange oil, you may keep a small bottle of cedarwood oil with you and rub it in your wrist, palms, handkerchief whenever you need an instant lift. You may also rub it to your nape and temples to relieve tension headaches.

Just like other citrus oils, pink grapefruit oil has a refreshing, uplifting and calming scent to it. It is also a great pick me up. Diffusing grapefruit essential oil will give you a sense of relief and calm, you'll forget that you had a rough day at work.

Feeling sluggish? Don't feel like going to work? Too stressed and worrying too much about your workload for the day? Start your day with the fresh, minty scent of eucalyptus oil! You may use it in your bath or diffuser and enjoy its aroma. It will rid you of your stress and lift your spirits. If you have nasal congestion and feeling under the weather, this can help too!
These are the top essential oils we recommend to rejuvenate your mind and body, fight stress and ultimately combat anxiety. There are other essential oils you can choose from like lemongrasspeppermint and tea tree oil

If you want to learn more, drop us a line at hope@houseofpureessence.com or follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram where we post tips about using essential oils daily!

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