best essential oils for anxiety

The Best Essential Oils for Anxiety

Do you suffer from anxiety? If so, you’ve probably tried everything to keep those familiar anxious thoughts in check. Many people who suffer from anxiety find that using essential oils for anxiety are wonderful for providing temporary relief from the condition.

What is Anxiety?


According to a recent report in Medical News Today,

“Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion.”

Dr. Dillon Browne, Medical News Today

He goes on to explain that for over 40 million Americans, this healthy emotion turns toxic when people begin to feel feelings of dread, fear, being overwhelmed, or feeling impending doom on a regular basis.

And, it is not just a mental condition. Constant anxiety manifests itself in destructive ways to the body. It triggers physical manifestation like hypertension, unhealthy eating habits, headaches, stomach pains, and more physical symptoms are often present.

The key is in striking a healthy balance. Essential oils for anxiety help to achieve that goal.

The 22 Best Essential Oils for Anxiety

We’ve done the research for you and rounded up the best essential oils for anxiety. These are easy-to-find and commonly available essential oils plus a few you might not have tried yet.

Take a look.

anxiety essential oils

Peppermint essential oil

When you think of peppermint essential oil, you probably think of the energizing, crisp fragrance and wonder how it can possibly help your anxiety.

Peppermint oil contains menthol, an organic compound with natural anesthetic properties.

So, while the fragrance energizes you and gives you mental focus and clarity, the natural anesthetic can soothe the thoughts that are churning in the deep reaches of your mind.


Effective Ways To use peppermint essential oil:

Shower: Add peppermint essential oil to your shower, cover the drain, and inhale the steam for quick delivery.

Diffuse: Add peppermint essential oil to your favorite essential oil diffuser. Do some deep breathing exercises to take in the vapor.

Topically: Place a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a carrier oil (like coconut oil); massage into your temples and the pulse points of your wrists.

Jatamansi Essential Oil

Jatamansi essential oil dates back to the ancient Shamans of Nepal and Tibet.

This essential oil is derived from the ancient Nardostachys Jatamansi herb (also called Indian spikenard) that grows at altitudes of 3,000 to 5,000 feet in the Himalaya Mountains.

Use of Jatamansi oil pre-dates Bibilical times and has been utilized for thousands of years to relieve stress and sleeplessness that results from anxiety.

Effective Ways to Use Jatamansi Essential Oil:

Make a massage oil: Mix 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil with 6 drops of jatamansi essential oil to create a massage oil. Rub into your skin and enjoy the fragrance.

Bathe: Fill your tub with hot water and 3 drops of jatamansi essential oil. Savor the “you time” as you let the worry leave your body.

Topical: Place 1 drop of jatamansi essential oil into a teaspoon of your carrier oil; massage onto the pulse points of your wrists. Inhale deeply to release the tension as soon as you feel it starting to build.

Holy Basil Essential Oil (Tulsi Essential Oil)

Tulsi essential oil, better known as holy basil, dates back over 5,000 years to ancient India.

A native to tropical and sub-tropic regions, holy basil essential oil is a natural stress reliever and anxiolytic (stress-reducer).

Those properties, combined with its ability to protect your internal organs against the physical damages of stress, make it a positive addition to your essential oil lineup–especially if you suffer from anxiety.

Effective ways to use holy basil essential oil:

Face mask: Add three drops of holy basil essential oil to your favorite carrier oil to create a face mask. Let your skin soak in the oils for five minutes, then clear away with a hot towel. You will feel calmer, and your skin will glow because tulsi also contains antioxidants and Vitamin C.

Diffuse: Add holy basil essential oil to your favorite diffuser. Allow the fragrant, spicy floral scent to surround you and lift your spirits.

Inhale: Uncap your essential oil bottle and breathe in the holy basil essential oil directly. Focus on your deep, slow breathing for maximum impact.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil dates back to ancient north Africa–Somalia to be precise. The essential oil is harvested from the Saharan sacara tree.

What makes frankincense unique is that it’s molecules can penetrate the human blood-brain barrier, a tightly knit network of blood vessels that surround and feed the brain.

This quality make frankincense remarkable as an anti-depressant and anti-anxiety remedy.

Effective ways to use frankincense essential oil:

Diffuse: Add several drops of frankincense essential oil to your diffuser, inhale, and relax.

Bathe: Shake two to three drops of frankincense essential oil into a tub of warm water. Slide in, breathe in, and treat yourself to a break.

Topical: Place one or two drops of frankincense essential oil directly to your wrist. Whenever the anxious thoughts begin to stir, inhale for quick relief.

Bergamot Essential Oil

Unfortunately, anxiety and depression often go hand-in-hand. The bright citrus notes of bergamot make it instantly brighten your day.

Bergamot essential oil is derived from the Bergamot orange, so it’s zesty aroma comes as no surprise.

Recent medical studies prove that bergamot essential oil lessens feelings of depression in both humans and animals.

Effective ways to use bergamot essential oil:

Inhale: Saturate a cotton round with 3 or 4 drops of bergamot essential oil. Carry it with you and inhale it deeply when you need a mood boost.

Shower: Cover your shower’s drain and add 2 or 3 drops of bergamot essential oil. Let the water and bright, citrus aroma cleanse you of your depression.

Diffuse: Add bergamot essential oil to your diffuser for a long, relaxing treatment for your senses.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Like its cousin bergamot, sweet orange essential oil is highly useful for conquering depression that comes along with anxiety.

Citrus notes invigorate the spirit, revive the senses, and help you clear your mind of depressing thoughts and the anxiety that triggers them.

sweet orange

Effective Ways to Use Sweet Orange Essential Oil:

Apply topically: Add 2 drops of sweet orange essential oil to 1 tablespoon of your choice of carrier oil. Massage the oils into your temples and pulse points of your wrist and neck.

Bathe: Relax in a bathtub filled with warm water and three drops of fragrant sweet orange essential oil. Indulge in the fragrance that surrounds you.

Diffuse: Add sweet orange essential oil to your diffuser and let the vapors relieve your depression.

Sweet Basil Essential Oil

Sweet basil essential oil has long been linked to anxiety relief. The key ingredient is a water-soluble compound called “phenols.”

Phenols offer both the ability to relax the mind when inhaled and serve as an antiseptic if needed. This duality makes sweet basil essential oil a fantastic addition to your essential oil kit.

sweet basil

Effective Ways to Use Sweet Basil Essential Oil:

Apply topically: Mix 6 drops sweet basil essential oil with a tablespoon of sweet almond oil. Massage it into your temples, neck, arms, and legs. You will feel physically and mentally refreshed.

Diffuse: Release the aromatics of sweet basil essential oil by using it in your diffuser.

Inhale: Carry a bottle of sweet basil essential oil with you. Uncap and take a sniff when you feel the building feeling of anxiety.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Have you ever walked into a high-end spa and immediately noticed a lovely floral aroma that puts you at ease almost magically? More than likely, that was ylang ylang essential oil.

Practitioners of aromatherapy have employed this essential oil to aid relaxation and lower stress for centuries. Its oil is extracted from a tropical flower which grows on the tree of the same name.

The species is native to the tropical regions of the South Pacific, including Sumatra, the Philippines, Java, Indonesia, and Polynesia.

ylang ylang

Effective Ways to Use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Roll on: Invest in a roll on of ylang ylang essential oil. You’ll be able to apply it discreetly anytime and anywhere you need it.

Bathe: Fill your tub with warm water and infuse the water with 3 drops of ylang ylang essential oil and a teaspoon of a carrier oil. You’ll feel less anxious and your fragrance will be alluring on your skin.

Inhale: Soak a cotton ball with 2-3 drops of ylang ylang essential oil and carry it with you for when you need fast, calming relief.

Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli essential oil is a long-time favorite of practitioners of an ancient Indian healing called ayurvedic medicine. Its musky scent is notably used for fostering feelings of well-being and calm, making it ideal for use in treating anxiety.

The scent of patchouli is complex and lovely and pairs well with floral essential oils when you’re in the mood to create a custom blend.

Effective Ways to Use Patchouli Essential Oil

Wear it: Invest in an essential oil necklace that has refillable felted pads. Add two drops of patchouli essential oil to the felt and surround yourself with the fragrance all day to dispel anxiety.

Diffuse: Add patchouli essential oil to your diffuser. Kick back, breathe deep, and relax away your worries.

Shower: Stop your shower drain up, and shake 3 drops of patchouli essential oil into your shower. Steep yourself in the rich fragrance and let your worries go.

Lavender Essential Oil

There is perhaps no more classic a floral fragrance than lavender. It’s easily identifiable, soft aroma is heavenly and transforms you from anxious to calm within minutes.

A native species to the Alpine region of Europe, lavender is now grown around the world and remains a popular essential oil for anxiety and stress relief. Try using it at night to help calm your racing mind and improve your sleep.

Lavender is also a good starting point when you need an essential oil for children. It’s soft fragrance won’t overwhelm.


Effective Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil:

Diffuse: Dispense lavender essential oil with your diffuser after a stressful day or before your bedtime.

Wear it: Invest in an aromatherapy bracelet. Saturate the pad with lavender essential oil and take in the fragrance as needed throughout the day.

Massage: Mix a few drops of lavender essential oil with sweet almond oil. Massage it into your body 15 minutes before you wish to retire to squash anxious bedtime thoughts.

Lemon Balm Essential Oil

Lemon balm offers a fresh, invigorating aroma that relieves the tension that’s often triggered by your anxiety and also helps to stabilize your mood.

While the fragrance may evoke thoughts of lemon, this herb is actually a part of the mint family.

Effective Ways to Use Lemon Balm Oil

Diffuse: Choose lemon balm essential oil for your diffuser after you’ve had an anxiety-ridden day. It will calm your frazzled nerves and allow you to unwind.

Roll on: Carry a roll on of lemon balm essential oil in your tote bag or pocket. You can apply or sniff it as needed to get through the challenges that life tosses your way.

Bathe: Dispense three drops of lemon balm essential oil and one teaspoon of jojoba oil into a warm tub of water. Take a long soak and feel your skin soften and your worries disappear.

Geranium Essential Oil

The distinct floral fragrance of geranium essential oil has been used for centuries to guide women through anxiety during labor and childbirth.

They are indigenous to the eastern Mediterranean region but growers cultivate this flower around the globe.

As an added benefit, geranium essential oil repels mosquitoes.


Effective Ways to Use Geranium Essential Oil:

Wear it: Wear an aromatherapy necklace, soaking the felt pad in geranium essential oil before use. You will calm your anxious thoughts and repel mosquitoes, too!

Roll on: Spring for a geranium essential oil roll on. You can apply it within seconds for fast relief of anxiety.

Massage: Mix 3 drops of geranium essential oil with a carrier oil like avocado oil. Massage it into your body for a calmer mind.

Sandalwood Essential Oil

The woodsy aromatics of sandalwood essential oil work efficiently at calming your thoughts and easing your worries.

This essential oil also serves as a mood stabilizer and enhances relaxation–a bonus for those suffering from anxiety disorder.

Sandalwood essential oil comes from the sandalwood tree. This tree is a native to India and across the Pacific islands. It was used by ancient yogis and remains well-documented as one of the best essential oils for anxiety today.


Effective Ways to Use Sandalwood Essential Oil:

Topical application: Mix two drops of sandalwood essential oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil. Gently rub into your pulse points to release the comforting fragrance

Shower: Place 3 or 4 drops of sandalwood essential oil in to your shower, with the drain covered. As you shower, the warm mist will permeate your pores.

At work: Invest in a USB powered diffuser. Plug into your computer to help stave off anxiety during a challenging workday.

German Chamomile Essential Oil

German Chamomile essential oil is remarkable for its many therapeutic properties. In fact, Germans label this herb “alles zutraut,” translating to “capable of anything” due to the number or uses that apply.

In treating anxiety, German Chamomile releases a mild sedative impact. This effect stops the mind from racing during bouts of anxiety and encourages relaxation.

If you suffer from headaches on anxiety-filled days, German Chamomile also relieves headache pain.

German Chamomile essential oil ranks among those “must-have” oils to add to your arsenal because of its flexibility in usage.

german chamomile

Effective Ways to Use German Chamomile Essential Oil

Diffuse: Put German Chamomile essential oil into your favorite diffuser and let its healing properties surround you.

Spritz your bed linens: Mix 20 drops of German Chamomile essential oil with 1 cup of distilled water in a small spray bottle. Shake well and spritz a fine mist of the fragrance onto your pillow and bed linens. It helps you get the sleep you need after suffering from anxiety all day.

Inhale: Directly inhale German Chamomile essential oil from the jar. Or, saturate a cotton ball and carry it with you in your pocket to enjoy when you need it.

Clary Sage Essential Oil

clary sage

A fabulous, although perhaps lesser-known, essential oil for anxiety relief is clary sage essential oil. This sage is not the kind you stuff inside your Thanksgiving turkey; it’s a different sub-species cultivated for cosmetic and pharmaceutical use.

The smell is similar to the culinary sage herb, but it has a more distinct aroma. I know this firsthand, as it’s a primary crop in my area.

This is a photo taken of the sage in bloom behind my home.

Clary sage essential oil helps stimulate the release of dopamine to you balance out anxious feelings and cope with stress.

Effective Ways to Use Clary Sage Essential Oils:

Wear it: If you suffer from frequent anxiety, invest in an essential oil necklace (also called an aromatherapy necklace). Soak the felt necklace insert with 3 drops of clary sage essential oil. You will surround yourself with the aromatic properties throughout your day.

Bathe: Fill a tub with warm water. Shake 4 or 5 drops of clary sage essential oil and 1 tsp of sweet almond oil into the bath water. Relax, try deep breathing, and be mindful of the fragrance as you push anxiety out of your day.

Roll-on: If you never want to be caught without your clary sage essential oil, invest in a refillable roll-on bottle. Mix your carrier oil and several drops of clary sage essential oil, cap, and tote it every place you go.

Valerian Essential Oil

Valerian essential oil is kin to a previous entrant on our list–Jatamansi and has a similar woody aroma.

Originially used in Indian medicine, Valerian essential oil works by interrupting the neurotransmitters that send signals to release the hormones that trigger anxiety and stress.

At the same time, it stimulates a feeling of safety and wellness, making it extremely fast and effective. It has remarkable use as a sleep aid–great to use before bedtime if anxious thoughts keep you awake.


Effective Ways to Use Valerian Essential Oil:

Spritz your bed linens: Mix 20 drops of Valerian essential oil with a cup of distilled water in a small sprayer. Shake well and liberally spritz a fine mist of the fragrance into your pillow plus bed linens. Store capped, and shake well before each use.

Diffuse: Scent your space with Valerian essential oil. The light woody fragrance will help you unwind, relax, and calm your anxiety.

Inhale: Uncap your vial of essential oil and inhale deeply to experience an instant burst of Valerian essential oil.

Jasmine Essential Oil

Enthusiasts prize Jasmine essential oil both for its therapeutic benefits and its delicate, sweet, floral fragrance.

Jasmine essential oil fights anxiety and is equally adept at battling the side effects of depression, mood swings, and stress by quieting the central nervous system.


Effective Ways to Use Jasmine Essential Oil

Diffuse: Add jasmine essential oil to your diffuser to release the soothing aroma into the air.

Roll on: Purchase reusable roll-on bottles. Add a few drops of jasmine essential oil and your favorite carrier oil. Keep it in your pocket or purse for a convenient use.

Shower: Run a warm shower, close the drain, and dispense four drops of jasmine essential oil to the water. Inhale the soothing vapors as you shower. Enhance the effect by practicing deep breathing techniques.

Vetiver Essential Oil

Indian healers have been extracting veviter essential oil from a grass native to India since ancient times.

Those healers knew that vetiver essential oil calmed the fears and anxieties of those who struggled with the condition and passed down this knowledge through the centuries.

Vetiver releases an earthy, pleasant scent that can calm your nerves in just a few moments.


Effective Ways to Use Vetiver Essential Oil

Massage: Mix 5 drops of vetiver essential oil with 3 tablespoons of jojoba oil to create a fragrant massage oil. Rub the fragrance into your skin. You’ll experience quick relief and the wonderful extra benefit of softer skin.

At work: Plug in a USB-powered essential oil diffuser and add vetiver essential oil; you’ll appreciate it as you deal with the challenges of work.

Diffuse: Add vetiver essential oil to your diffuser and let the aromatics permeate your room.

Inhale: Mix three drops of vetiver essential oil with a teaspoon of jojoba or avocado oil. Massage into the pulse points of your neck and wrists. Inhale the fragrance from your wrist as needed.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Aromatherapists embrace the woody fresh fragrance of cedarwood essential oil in reducing anxiety.

Extracted from the cedar tree, the fragrance has a soothing effect that relaxes the body mentally and physically. It can even help reduce blood pressure during stressful moments.


Effective Ways to Use Cedarwood Essential Oil

Diffuse: Use your diffuser to dispense cedarwood essential oil throughout your enviroment. You’ll remain relaxed and productive as you conquer your anxiety.

Inhale: Saturate a cotton ball with 4 or 5 drops of cedarwood essential oil. Carry it in your pocket or handbag and inhale when you feel anxious.

Topical: Mix 3 drops of cedarwood essential oil with 2 teaspoons or sweet almond oil. Apply to mixture to the pulse points of your wrist and neck for fast anxiety relief.

Rose Essential Oil

Rose essential oil is one of the most sought-after fragrances in the world. Extracted from rose petals, the scent is familiar, comforting and relaxing to our nerves.

A study conducted in the Middle East in 2014 concludes that women experiencing stress and anxiety during childbirth became more relaxed after being treated to a footbath filled with warm water and rose essential oil.

Rose oil

Effective Ways to Use Rose Essential Oil

Foot bath: Treat yourself to a relaxing foot soak like the study participants! Fill a foot tub with warm water, 10 drops of rose essential oil, one teaspoon of jojoba oil or avocado oil. You’ll feel rested and calm–follow up by rubbing in your favorite foot salve to pamper yourself.

Wear it: Add several drops of rose essential oil to the chamber of your aromatherapy jewelry. You will surround your area with the fantastic, calming aroma and smell great all day!

Diffuse: Add rose essential oil to your diffuser. Let the aromatics release into the air and take deep breaths to inhale the fragrance and calm down your anxious thoughts.

Lime Essential Oil

Lime essential oil dispels anxiety due to its primary component, a liquid organic compound called limonene. Limonene is responsible for the zesty flavor and aroma of the fruit.

That distinct lime fragrance uplifts your spirits and stabilizes your mood when you are battling anxiety and helps you relax as you recover from an anxiety attack.


Effective Ways to Use Lime Essential Oil

Massage oil: Make a homemade massage oil by mixing 4 drops of lime essential oil with a carrier oil. Massage into the skin for post-anxiety recovery.

Bathe: Place 4 or 5 drops of lime essential oil and 2 teaspoons of jojoba or sweet almond oil into a warm bath. Treat yourself to a fifteen-minute soak. Be mindful of the fragrance as you feel yourself relax.

At work: Purchase a USB-powered essential oil diffuser to use at work. Diffuse lime essential oil to keep yourself feeling great all day.

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Like the other citrus fruit essential oils that made this list, grapefruit essential oil elevates the spirits, supports a stable mood, and aids in relaxing–all vital for those struggling with anxiety.

Grapefruit essential oil contains healthy compounds that create a positive impact on mental alertness and your mood: citronellal and limonene. Aromatherapists employ grapefruit essential oil to support mental stability by decreasing anxiety and stress.


Effective Ways to Use Grapefruit Essential Oil

Inhale: Inhale grapefruit essential oil directly from the vial for an almost instantaneous feeling of relief from anxiety.

Wear it: Fill the pad of your aromatherapy bracelet or necklace with 3 or 4 drops of grapefruit essential oil. You will carry the scent with you. Additionally, you’ll keep pesky mosquitoes away thanks to the citronellal.

Shower: Renew yourself with an invigorating shower that boosts your mood while helping you to relax. Run warm water, close off the shower drain, and shake in 4 drops of grapefruit essential oil. The scented steam will help release your tension and anxieties.

Anxiety and Co-occuring Disorders

Anxiety rarely exists in a vacuum, devoid of related disorders.

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Some of the other mental challenges faced frequently by those who struggle with anxiety are the following:

  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Unmanaged stress

Furthermore, anxiety disorders are more widespread than you probably have imagined. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) reports that 40 million adults–which equals a staggering 18.1%– in America today struggle with anxiety.

Let’s break our list of essential oils for anxiety down into some specific categories to show you which ones may work best for anxiety’s co-occurring disorders.

Best Essential Oils for Depression

The best essential oils for depression are primarily those derived from citrus sources. This positive impact stems from the fact that limonene from the citrus peel stimulates the brain to release chemicals that lift our spirits.

  • Bergamot essential oil
  • Sweet orange essential oil
  • Lime essential oil
  • Grapefruit essential oil

Best Essential Oils for Panic Attacks

If you suffer from full-blown panic attacks, you are familiar with the feeling of dread and helplessness that can appear out of nowhere. By equipping yourself with the knowledge about the best essential oils for panic attacks, you have a new tool to fight the feelings.

Our picks for the best essential oils for panic attacks are the following:

  • Clary sage essential oil
  • Vetiver essential oil
  • Cedarwood essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil

Each of these essential oils have mild sedative properties that can help you transition back into a calm mind frame.

Best Essential Oils for Stress

Some of the best essential oils for stress are those that are floral in nature. There’s something comforting and relaxing to our senses about floral notes.

Our top picks for the best essential oils for stress are as follows:

  • Rose essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Ylang ylang essential oil
  • Jasmine essential oil
  • Geranium essential oil

Children and Anxiety

children and anxiety

Unfortunately, adults are not the only people who feel the impact of anxiety disorder. Our little ones also suffer.

Essential oil can help your children, too! Take care to do a patch test, checking both the essential oil and the carrier oil. Then, start them off slowly trying just one type of oil at a time.

Best Essential Oils for Child Anxiety

Some parents swear that the best essential oils for child anxiety are the ones your child will tolerate. It can be challenging to get children to accept new routines, so start off with familiar smells that your child may have experienced around the household.

We suggest that the following rank among the best essential oils for children who suffer from anxiety:

  • Lavender essential oil
  • Sweet orange essential oil
  • Cedarwood essential oil (which also helps calm ADHD)
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Geranium essential oil

Start by administering essential oils indirectly through a diffuser before directly applying essential oils to children’s delicate skin.

Dogs and Anxiety: Essential Oils for Dog Anxiety

dog anxiety

Do you have a dog who becomes anxious during storms, fireworks, or when you welcome visitors to your home? Canine anxiety is a real thing, we kid you not!

Apply essential oils by mixing 1 cup of distilled water with 6 drops of essential oil and 2 teaspoons of carrier oil in a spray bottle that can be adjusted to a fine mist. Carefully spritz your pet, avoiding eyes and ears!

Best Essential Oils for Dog Anxiety

Our picks for the best essential oils for dog anxiety?

  • Peppermint essential oil
  • German chamomile essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Bergamot essential oil

Before administering any essential oil to your dog, do your research. Some plants and fruits that are generally safe for humans are toxic to dogs, including geranium and grapefruit!

Custom Essential Oil Blends for Stress and Anxiety

If you have anxiety mixed with other symptoms, you don’t need to choose between treating one symptom or another. Instead, you can create custom blends that address them all!

The best part of creating your own blends is the fun of experimenting with what works best and concoting some great-smelling results!

Essential Oil for Depression + Anxiety: A custom roll-on blend

  • 3 drops of ylang ylang essential oil to stop the anxiety in its tracks
  • 3 drops sweet orange essential oil that elevates your mood
  • sweet almond oil

Mix the essential oils in a refillable roll-on bottle. Top off with sweet almond oil. Cap and shake. Take it with you on travels, to work, or wherever life takes you. You’ll never to be caught off guard without your essential oils again!

Essential Oil for Anxiety-induced Headaches: A Custom Bath or Shower Blend

  • 2 drops of German Chamomile essential oil
  • 2 drops of clary sage essential oil
  • 1 tsp of sweet almond oil

Use these for showering or bathing with essential oil. The hot water creates vapor for fast relief of your headache while also stopping your anxiety and releasing tension.

Essential Oils for Anxiety + Insomnia: A Custom Linen Spray Blend

  • 5 drops of valerian essential oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 1 cup of distilled water

Mix the essential oils and water in a plastic spray bottle that can be adjusted to a fine mist. Spritz your pillow and bedding 15 minutes before you plan to retire.

Some recipes for linen sprays add isopropyl alcohol into the mixture, but I find that as long as I shake the bottle often, I can omit that. Plus, the alcohol odor hampers the wonderful fragrance.

Pre-made Essential Oil Blends

Are you feeling a little less adventurous? You can also purchase pre-made essential oil blends. Leave the mixing to the aromatherapy experts and enjoy all the benefits!

Can Essential Oils Cure Anxiety?

There’s a burning thought many of you are asking right now:

Can essential oils cure anxiety?

Anxiety is a complex disorder, and medical experts combine numerous therapies to uncover the root of the anxiety and treat it. While essential oils are accepted therapies, they are just one piece of the puzzle.

Therefore, essential oils are fantastic for providing relief from anxiety and related conditions like stress, depression, and mood swings. They are quite effective at calming those conditions. However, they are not to be used as a cure-all or to replace any instructions issued by your doctor.

Final Thoughts

Essential oils for anxiety can facilitate fast relief from panic attacks, feelings of overwhelm, and the tension that goes hand-in-hand with the disorder. Studies prove that aromatherapy is beneficial, although the benefit is considered relatively short-term.

Diffusing your essential oils provides longer-lasting benefits, while you’ll feel the effects faster by topical application, inhaling. or a roll-on.

Once you balance out which method of delivery–and which particular essential oils for anxiety–work best for your symptoms, you will have an additional weapon at your disposal to help you fight the battle.

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