I think a lot of us are looking for natural remedies to manage all of the added stress and anxiety that comes with the times we are living in.
I think this meme really encompasses the 2020 experience:
No? Just me? Cool.
The Benefits of Aromatherapy:
If you’re new to aromatherapy, they have been used for centuries in many different cultures to treat a variety of health conditions and ailments. Over time, as western medicine has evolved, many have transitioned to a more clinical approach to health, which is typically more symptom management based.
Aromatherapy goes back to the roots of overall wellness and harnessing the power of plants and the earth in the form of distilled tinctures that can help treat various symptoms before they progress. By smelling them, they stimulate the smell receptors in the nose, which then sends messages to the nervous system.
While I am not a person that will treat everything with just essential oils, and I never ingest them, I do believe in a well-rounded approach that takes advantage of all avenues for increased wellness – including essential oils.
To those that say it’s just a placebo effect, I say, give me all the placebo effects! The mind is so powerful! If a $10 oil tricks my mind into healing my body – I call that a BARGAIN.
Essential Oil Blends for Anxiety:
The goal for anxiety is to increase relaxation, encourage a sense of calm, help restore balance and equilibrium.
Essential oils that are known to do this include lavender, chamomile, valerian, jasmine, bergamot, rose, vetiver, frankincense (so good), ylang ylang, geranium, and several more.
Here are a few easy blend recipes to give you some inspiration. Use what you have to make your own blends and then record your favorites on the printable essential oil recipe log below.
If using a diffuser, just add a few drops of each to water. If you’re new to essential oils, start with just 2 drops each and if an oil has a fragrance you are not really drawn to, use just one drop until you know if you like it.
If using with a carrier oil in a rollerball, choose your carrier oil (sweet almond oil, rosehip seed oil, jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil, etc.) and add 1-2 drops of each oil to start. You can always add more.
1. EO Recipe for Anxiety:
- Roman Chamomile
2. EO Recipe for Anxiety:
- Clary Sage
3. EO Recipe for Anxiety:
- Clary Sage
4. EO Recipe for Anxiety:
- Roman Chamomile
- Ylang Ylang
Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, so please use essential oils carefully and at your own risk.
Essential Oil Recipe Log:
If you’d like to tweak these or make your own, feel free to print out this essential oil recipe log to record your new favorites!
To download, just click on the image and it’ll open in a new window:
Essential Oil Blends:
Sometimes, I really like to just have a rollerball or blend ready to go that I can use. I am a big fan of the easiest path to wellness. Here are some of my favorite rollerballs and blends to make it as easy as possible. These are affiliate links. I know you can spend a lot of money on EOs, but personally, I haven’t noticed a tremendous difference and some of my favorites are from the very affordable EO brand Plant Therapy.
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What do you think about essential oils? Are you a big fan? Tell me your faves in the comments below!
Have a fabulous day,