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5 Best Essential Oils For Anxiety That Really Work!

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Essential oils can be helpful with anxiety and help manage emotions and feelings. Anxiety can be different for every person who experiences it. It can be overwhelming, taking control of your life and disrupting your day, or you can experience episodes off and on multiple times a day.

Essential oils can help soothe and reduce by promoting calmness and clarity. In recent years, research has shown that essential oils can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety. Every essential oil is unique and can produce a different effect, most can help promote some degree of relaxation to ease the body and mind.
How may essential oils help reduce anxiety? Current research shows that inhaling essential oils in the form of aromatherapy has a soothing and therapeutic effect on the nervous system. This is due to the aroma of the oils traveling through the olfactory nerves to the amygdala in the brain, which elicits an emotional response to promote clarity and calm. Research the proper safety information before you use essential oils, so you are aware of how to safely use them.
Basil
Basil is a wonderful oil to help with reducing anxiety. It helps reduce stress, alleviate tension and anxiety, promotes relaxation, helps with mental focus and can reduce muscle tension. To use topically, you can dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil and massage onto areas of the body such as temples or the inside of your wrists or rub onto any sore or stiff muscles or any area of your body with tension. You can also add 2-3 drops to a diffuser.
Clary Sage
Clary Sage is excellent for helping to relax and soothe emotions and mind, it promotes relaxation within the body and helps to bring balance to the body and mind, and it helps ease nervous tension and anxious feelings. Clary Sage can be used topically or aromatically for anxiety, (it cannot be used internally.) Topically it can be used to help with anxiety by being diluted with a carrier oil of your choice, and massaged in. Clary Sage can also be used aromatically and can be put into your diffuser, typically 3-4 drops.
Frankincense
Frankincense helps with anxiety by promoting feelings of peace and wellness, promotes overall relaxation and grounding to balance emotions and the mind. It also helps with reducing negative emotions and stress. Frankincense has a very relaxing scent that helps promote soothing feelings. For topical use with Frankincense dilute with a carrier oil in a rollerball and use on tense areas. Use 3-4 drops in your diffuser, with lavender for relaxation or with a citrus scent for an uplifting scent.
Geranium
Geranium is a wonderful oil for anxiety as it helps to calm nerves and relax the mind. It helps to reduce stress and helps with grounding emotions and stress. Geranium also has an uplifting very pleasant scent that helps calm anxious thoughts. Topically, you can dilute geranium, 1-2 drops with a carrier oil and massage it into your body. Using 3-4 drops in a diffuser will promote grounding and relaxation throughout your home.
Lavender
It has many benefits, in regard to anxiety it eases the feelings of anxiety by promoting a sense of calm and easing tension. It is also a wonderful sleep aid. Lavender it can be used topically or aromatically for anxiety. (It cannot be used internally.) Topically, you can dilute lavender with a carrier oil (such as almond or coconut oil) and massage it into your body. You can also add it to rollerball and roll it over tense areas as needed throughout the day. Lavender can also be used in combination with Epsom salts for a relaxing bath. Using 4-5 drops in a diffuser will infuse your home with the fragrant scent and help provide a peaceful and uplifting environment.


*Thedowntoearth.com blog is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.*



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