The Best Essential Oils For Anxiety

Posted on December 06, 2016 by Chad Pegura | 43 comments

The Best EOS for Anxiety

Anxiety is a mental health disorder that plagues millions of individuals in the world every single day, and if you're unlucky enough to be included in that number, then you're likely to welcome any break from the terrible feelings you may feel so often. Essential oils are here to save the day. Put only a few drops in an Organic Aromas essential oil diffuser, and almost instantly you will begin to feel your mind ease and your mental health restored.

Lavender

Lavender is first on our list, due to its scent and calming effects. Because of this, this essential oil is considered a nervous system restorative, and is helpful in maintaining inner peace, a healthy sleep pattern, and alleviating symptoms of anxiety, such as:

  • Irritability
  • Panic and anxiety attacks
  • Nervous tension
  • Upset stomach

Rose

Rose is an essential oil which is known to have very settling effects on the heart in terms of emotional balance, and this makes it very helpful in alleviating the symptoms of both anxiety and depression, and also helps with panic attacks, grief, and shock.

Chamomile

Because chamomile has an extremely peaceful and calming scent, it is one essential oil which is popular for improving inner harmony by decreasing:

  • Irritability
  • Overthinking due to stress
  • Anxiety
  • Worry

These can be used in the bath as well as paired with one of our essential oil diffusers to help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, but be wary: There is a small risk of allergic reaction in those who have a specific allergy, so be sure to do a patch test before using it in the bath.

Rose Geranium

Rose Geranium is an essential oil which contains citronellol and geraniol to help improve your mood and health, and this can work wonders when you're having feelings of anxiety. It works best when absorbed through the skin and affecting the limbic system, the center for emotional control in your brain. In addition to this affect, it also affects your nervous system to lower an elevated heart rate, lower blood pressure, and to control your breathing and overall stress level.

Serenity Blend

If you're living with anxiety and looking to balance your mind, body, and spirit to help alleviate your symptoms, our signature Serenity blend is the essential oil for you. Each ingredient has its own therapeutic effect, and combined they help to lift tensions and spirits to help relax your mind and body. Therapeutic effects included are:

  • Sedation or relaxation
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Analgesic

Ylang Ylang

This essential oil is known for its calming and uplifting effects, and because of this, it's a great choice if you need something to help alleviate your symptoms of anxiety and depression. It can help to reduce heart agitation and nervous palpitations, as well as working as a moderately strong sedative for those suffering from insomnia brought on by anxiety. Alongside this, its uplifting properties work to promote cheerfulness, courage, and optimism to fight through those anxious thoughts.

Bergamot

Bergamot essential oil is an ingredient which can commonly be found added in small amounts to Earl Grey tea, as it has a distinct, but not overpowering fruity taste, and its aroma is very appealing. Rather than soothing the heart, like our other picks, this essential oil works to alleviate symptoms of anxiety by providing positive energy, while at the same time also being helpful for those with insomnia by inducing relaxation.

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25 Responses

Rachael
Rachael

January 06, 2017

Great article thank you! I have been searching for more natural ways to manage my anxiety. My mother often had an oil diffuser when I was growing up, may have to take a trip down memory lane!

esteri
esteri

December 17, 2016

THank you for this helpful article. Looking forward to my first purchase

Sheri
Sheri

December 17, 2016

Sage. Using sage right now too.

Anne-Marie Tvete
Anne-Marie Tvete

December 15, 2016

I have always used Lavender for anxiety. Will have to try out the rest on this list. thanks

Paulina Kowalska
Paulina Kowalska

December 14, 2016

I’d love to get one of this wonderful diffuser to show and convince my husband to use it for our healthy living,thanks for sharing such us valuable informations .Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to all:-)

Paulina Kowalska
Paulina Kowalska

December 14, 2016

I’d love to get one of this wonderful diffuser to show and convince my husband to use it for our healthy living,thanks for sharing such us valuable informations .Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to all:-)

Gena
Gena

December 14, 2016

I need all of these in my life! :)

Tara Davis
Tara Davis

December 13, 2016

In 24 months my husband has written a screenplay, produced a movie, enlarged his business, added employees, sold our house and moved, is building a house, and has witnessed his movie hit theaters and now released on DVD and digital! It has been a busy two years! I just started essential oils and this diffuser with lavender will be the perfect gift for his office for Christmas! Thank you for creating this wonderful handmade product!

ginger
ginger

December 12, 2016

What a great article! Thank you for the information; I’ll have to use these oils more often!

Kristin
Kristin

December 10, 2016

My mother has been getting me into essential oils. It’s great to read articles like these for those of us who don’t know what each one is used for.

Tania
Tania

December 09, 2016

I’m just starting to use essential oils, they are amazing natural cures.

Annette Buckvich-Brown
Annette Buckvich-Brown

December 09, 2016

One of my favorite blends for anxiety. In a 10 ml roll on bottle add
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Sandalwood
5 drops Geranium
Fill the rest with carrier oil of choice

Mandy
Mandy

December 09, 2016

Lavender is awesome and so relaxing!

Connie H.
Connie H.

December 09, 2016

Thank you so much for this info! After my mother’s very aggressive cancer diagnosis I went into panic. I didn’t think I could survive seeing her go through it, but believe it or not, essential oils diffused in my bedroom had an enormous calming effect. I now use them for the whole family. :)

Brian Wood
Brian Wood

December 09, 2016

great to know!

DV
DV

December 09, 2016

I used to suffer from chronic headaches and migraines that run in my family, as well as depression and anxiety. Essential oils completely changed my life! I am so grateful to have researched and experimented with them! ")

Cindy Gray
Cindy Gray

December 08, 2016

Thanks for this information.

Laura
Laura

December 08, 2016

Thanks for the info. I suffer from GAD and already use rose oil and lavender but now I will get some of the others!

Catherine B
Catherine B

December 08, 2016

Received my diffuser today, can’t wait to try all the different smells!

Ismael
Ismael

December 08, 2016

Very nice engraved Christmas Diffuser!

Siu
Siu

December 08, 2016

Very helpful article!

Richard Hannam
Richard Hannam

December 08, 2016

I’ve just tried a mix of peppermint & cinnamon in my nebuliser. Refreshing, relaxing & inspiring – all at the same time!
And quite a seasonal aroma too.
My recommended mix is 60% peppermint & 40% cinnamon as the latter is quite a powerful aroma.

gloria patterson
gloria patterson

December 08, 2016

I am slowly learning about oils and how to mix…………. it takes a lot to aquire a lot of different oils……BUDGET

Gayle
Gayle

December 08, 2016

I received one of your diffusers as a gift and I absolutely love it! Can’t wait to get another one!

Laura
Laura

December 08, 2016

This is so interesting and helpfull information thanks

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