The 10 Best Essential Oils to Relieve Stress and Anxiety Symptoms

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About Essential Oils

You may already be familiar with the many benefits of essential oils as they have gained mainstream popularity over the past few years. There seems to be an oil for just about every mood or ailment, as well as various applications, which I will touch on below. Be sure to do your own research in regards to benefits and purchasing oils - they are not all created equal! There are many essential oil brands to choose from, so before purchasing you will want to be sure the oils are pure and of good quality.











The 10 Best Essential Oils to Relieve Stress and Anxiety Symptoms |
The 10 Best Essential Oils to Relieve Stress and Anxiety Symptoms |

What is an essential oil?

An essential oil is produced from a plant that has been steam or pressure distilled to generate the chemical compound from the plant - its odor and flavor in a concentrated form. Many of these concentrated plant chemicals have beneficial and medicinal attributes. These oils can be used as part of a daily wellness routine, as well as assist with mental and physical ailments.

For more in-depth information, I highly recommend these 3 books:

  1. "Emotional Healing with Essential Oils," by Leslie Moldenauer

  2. "The Healing Power of Essential Oils," by Eric Zielinski DC

  3. "The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy," by Valerie Ann Worwood.

How to use essential oil

There are various ways to use essential oils, such as through INHALATION using an aromatherapy diffuser or a nasal inhaler; TOPICALLY with a carrier oil; you can even INGEST some essential oils for more benefit **Make sure you seek professional guidance prior to ingesting food-grade essential oils.

My favorite essential oil brands (non-MLM):

10 essential oils for anxiousness

Essential oils to help with anxiousness

Of the many benefits the use of essential oil offers, it can help with mood through the use of aromatherapy. Feeling anxious has been an increasing problem in our world and people are looking for natural ways to deal with the feelings of stress. Using essential oils in your daily routine can be used along with other tools you may find beneficial to help you feel your best.

Below are 10 essential oils that can help relieve anxiety symptoms, and suggestions for their use.

Note: always check with your health professional prior to using essential oils. Essential oils are powerful and potent; some people may have sensitivities leading to an adverse reaction. Pregnant women check with their doctor prior to use.

10 Best Essential Oils to Relieve Anxiety Symptoms

1. Lavender | Lavender has long been associated with calmness and relaxation. It has been shown to calm the nervous system, reduce anxiety, and even help with depression. Lavender has also been used for years to assist with getting better sleep. Suggested uses: Dab some lavender essential oil on a cotton ball and inhale; add a few drops to your pillow; add a few drops with a carrier oil to your bath; add lavender oil to your diffuser.

2. Orange | My favorite for a quick pick-me-up, Orange essential oil has an uplifting scent that is refreshing and energizing. It has been shown to help lower stress and help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. It also has antimicrobial properties. Suggested uses: add orange essential to your diffuser; dab a couple of drops to your wrist and smell; add a few drops to a nasal inhaler

3. Jasmine | Who doesn't love the summery, sweet floral smell of jasmine? Jasmine is known for its many properties including as a mood booster and even as an aphrodisiac. Jasmine has been used to help people sleep better and to reduce anxiety. Suggested uses: Mix with a carrier oil in the bath; add to a diffuser; dab one or two drops on a diffuser necklace to wear

"I seem to have developed an addiction to essential oils. Is there an oil for that?" - Unknown

4. Bergamot | Bergamot essential oil is from a citrus fruit called a bergamot orange. Similar to orange essential oil, bergamot has antimicrobial properties and has been shown to help ease anxiety. Suggested uses: Add a few drops on a diffuser necklace or a cotton ball and inhale a few times throughout the day.

5. Ylang-Ylang | A combination of sweet, earthy, and floral scent notes, ylang-ylang has been used to reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, and promote relaxation. Ylang-ylang is commonly mixed with other essential oils such as bergamot, grapefruit, or Sandalwood. Suggested uses: Add a couple of drops to your wrist, neck, or feet; add to a necklace diffuser; mix with a carrier oil for a relaxing massage.