5 Essential Oils for Anger Management

5 Essential Oils for Anger Management

Last Updated on April 8, 2022 by Pegura Chad

Sometimes the pressures of daily life can build and eventually cause us to break. The stress, tension, and outbursts of anger are no fun for anyone, so it’s crucial that you take some time for self-care so that you can manage your anger. One of the best tools for anger management is aromatherapy. Aromatherapy can help reduce stress and anger and help promote mindfulness and a sense of calm. So if you are looking for a natural way to manage anger, consider trying aromatherapy.

How Aromatherapy Reduces Stress

Aromatherapy can reduce stress in a number of ways. The primary method of aromatherapy anger management is through inhalation. Inhaling calming aromas whether you use a diffuser or simply inhalation can reduce adrenaline, increase serotonin production, and trigger positive sense memory. All of these things can help you reduce feelings of anger and frustration and help you manage your stress in a healthy and relaxing way.

The Five Best Anger Reducing Essential Oils

To begin aromatherapy treatments for anger management, it is important to use the right essential oils. You can use them individually or mix them together to create a powerful anger-reducing blend.

Five essential oils for anger management

Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender is one of the most calming herbs in the world and has been used for thousands of years to help with anger management. Inhaling lavender can reduce anxiety and lower your heart rate. Lavender also has been shown to reduce depression, insomnia, and help with the pain management of headaches, inflammation, and muscle aches. All of these issues are side effects of too much anger.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: Ylang ylang is a considered an antidepressant and can be incredibly powerful in managing anger. It has sedative properties and can help regulate heart rates to keep your body feeling calm. It also has a wonderful floral scent that can trigger romantic and uplifting feelings which has a positive impact on emotions. It also increases blood flow to help reduce headaches, migraines, and keep you calm and clear-minded.

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil: Roman chamomile has calming effects on both the nervous system and the digestive system. It can help reduce stress, anger, and insomnia by promoting a restful sleep and healing. Roman chamomile also provides antioxidant support which can heal your body from the damage of anger at the cellular level. Roman chamomile also works as an emotional trigger and can help promote positive thinking and sense memory.

Myrrh Essential Oil: Myrrh was used in ancient times to help uplift moods and help promote mindfulness and facilitate mediation. Myrrh helps slow down and deepen breathing, helping relax your body and bring mental clarity. Myrrh also reduces headaches and migraines which can increase your anger and tension. Finally, myrrh promotes cellular regeneration and reduces inflammation which can help reduce the physical damage of anger.  

Sweet Orange Essential Oil: Sweet orange essential oil is incredibly effective at reducing stress and depressing and creating a calm sense. Sweet orange is also energizing and uplifting, so it’s a great essential oil to use during the day when you cannot allow your anger to interfere with your productivity. Sweet orange has another important therapeutic benefit. It supports the detoxification of the body. A body full of toxins is more susceptible to stress and anger.

How to Use Essential Oils for Anger Management

Inhalation is the most powerful way to help support anger management. There are two methods of inhalation that are recommended for anger management. The first is to keep the essential oil with you and throughout the day when you start feeling moments of anger, rub the oil between your palms. Then place your hands in front of your nose and mouth and inhale slowly and deeply. The other method is the best form of inhalation and that is to use a diffuser. A few drops of essential oil in a diffuser can deliver a calming aromatherapy session whether at work or at home.


In order to ensure that you are getting the most benefit of aromatherapy, you need to ensure that you are using the best products. Not all essential oils are alike. Some are perfume oils that use chemicals and carriers oils and do not provide the healing benefits of the herbs, barks, or flowers. So make sure you are choosing 100% pure essential oils like those found at Organic Aromas. Also, not all diffusers are the same. Some diffusers burn the oils which change their chemical properties producing less helpful benefits, while others diffuse with water which dilutes the power of the essential oil and reduces the overall effectiveness. Instead you need to make sure you are purchasing a nebulizing diffuser that only releases the pure essence of the essential oils into the air.

With the right oils, the right diffuser, and the practice of aromatherapy inhalation you can manage your anger and reduce the damaging effects of tension and stress. Try it today!

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  1. Very informative, and couldn’t have seen it at a better time in my personal journey. Challenges in ‘fixing me’ are bringing out some inner anger. Going to try these oils for better management of the frustration and anger.

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  3. I wasns’t aware that Ylang Ylang Essential Oil was good for depression. Don’t suffer from it myself but a lot of people seem to. There’s a lot of angry people out there too.

  4. This is a very informative post. I enjoy learning about the properties of essential oils and their effects on regulating stress. Thus summed it up well and I am learning to appreciate ylang ylang and camomile as I have never before. They are so calming.
    Thank you for sharing.

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