Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Essential Oils for Anxiety

What is it about essential oils? Is it the direct sales that encouraged the recent growth of popularity? Perhaps it was because we have used them for generations before now, and they've always been effective. Living in a country of skeptics, it's raised a lot of questions. How can essential oils help with my Social Anxiety Disorder? Is it just some hippie dippie thing I should ignore?

First off, I am not a doctor. I am merely someone who suffers from social anxiety, and I have seen results from a variety of ways, and I want to help other people. 

Are essential oils safe? What essential oils are safe for consumption? How do you use essential oils? Can essential oils help relieve symptoms of anxiety? What is the best essential oil for panic attacks? 

People who suffer from anxiety or panic attacks are often looking for ways to find relief from the attacks without turning to medications. There are so many ways to alleviate some of the symptoms naturally, without medication, I talk about a few natural social anxiety remedies here, as well as some daily habits for reducing anxiety here. In addition to watching your diet and getting regular exercise, it is also might be a good idea to give essential oils a try. Here are a few of the best oils for anxiety. I hope they help you like they help me!


Lavender is recommended for any ailment that has to do with relaxing your body because it has such a calming effect. You can relax, get better sleep, get rid of nervousness, and even reduce your overall amount of panic attacks by using lavender. Lavender is really great in a bath when you are trying to calm down, or you can put it in an oil diffuser. There are also DIY lotions and scrubs that can use lavender essential oils that will also help to relax you.


Another relaxing and calming essential oil is chamomile. This oil helps with your anxiety, worry, and irritability. It is often recommended for people who are having trouble sleeping because you will feel your body and mind start to relax when you use it. However, it is not typically recommended to people with allergy problems, so if you suffer from allergies, please use caution. 


Rose is an essential oil you can take for stress, anxiety, and depression. It is safe whether you have allergies, are pregnant or nursing, or even if you are extra sensitive to certain oils. As with all oils, just make sure your rose essential oils is properly diluted or mixed with a carrier oil. You can easily add some to a pot of boiling water and inhale it to relax or add it to a foot bath to start relaxing your body.

Other Essential Oils

There are a lot of other essential oils you can try for your anxiety. You can use them alone with a carrier oils or create your own blends for anxiety or stress. These oils include:

* Frankincense
* Basil
* Geranium
* Jasmine
* Clary Sage
* Mandarin
* Lemon
* Wild Orange
* Bergamot
* Marjoram

This is the brand on Amazon I trust the most, however, you can try lots of different brands to find the one you love the most. Try making your own blends with these essential oils to help with your anxiety. You can add some drops to a hot bath to relax your body and mind, use them in a footbath, or create your own body treatments. During a panic attack, applying oils to your skin directly with a carrier oil might give you the fastest results.

What essential oils do you love for anxiety?
Do you have any tips or tricks?

Beth Ann
Beth Ann

Beth Ann is a mom to 3 crazy hooligans, and a wife to one (mostly absent against his will) sailor.


  1. Thanks for posting this! I use these regularly, especially Bergamot oil for anxiety. Hopefully getting the word out will help, bergamot basically replaced my previous anxiety med. :)

    1. That's incredible! I wasn't a firm believer in essential oils at first, I've always been hesitant. But after my tooth broke and I needed instant relief, a friend recommended thieves. I had no idea what I was missing until then. Now if I can find a solution with oils, it's my first step!

      I'm glad bergamot helped you!

  2. Thanks for posting this! Great list and I will definitely be trying some new scents. I love Rose scent and it helps with calmness for me.


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