Top 7 Essential Oils to Relieve Anxiety, Stress and Tension
Considered the most common essential oil, lavender oil benefits include having a calming, relaxing effect. It’s considered a nervous system restorative and helps with inner peace, sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, nervous stomach and general nervous tension.
One of the benefits of rose essential oil is it’s very settling to the emotional heart and perhaps the second most popular after lavender for relieving anxiety and depression, helping with panic attacks, grieving and shock.
Vetiver oil has a tranquil, grounding and reassuring energy, often used in trauma helping with self-awareness, calmness and stabilization. A nervous system tonic, it decreases jitteriness and hypersensitivity and is also useful in panic attacks and shock.
4. Ylang Ylang
This popular essential oil can treat anxiety and depression due to its calming and uplifting effects. Ylang ylang helps with cheerfulness, courage, optimism and soothes fearfulness. It may calm heart agitation and nervous palpitations and is a moderately strong sedative, which can help with insomnia.
Bergamot is commonly found in Earl Grey tea and has a distinctive floral taste and aroma. Bergamot oil is calming and often used to treat depression by providing energy; however, it can also help with insomnia induce relaxation and reduce agitation.
A peaceful, calming scent, chamomile benefits inner harmony and decreases irritability, overthinking, anxiety and worry.
Frankincense is great for treating depression and anxiety because it provides a calming and tranquil energy as well as spiritual grounding. In aromatherapy, it helps deepen meditation and quiet the mind.
Essential Oils Recipes for Anxiety
Easy Lavender Neck Rub
- 3 drops pure lavender oil
- 1 teaspoon fractionated coconut oil or almond oil
- Blend the lavender oil and coconut or almond oil in your palm and rub onto your neck for natural anxiety relief. You can also rub onto the bottoms of your feet. This is perfect for anytime or just before bed.
- 3 drops Clary Sage Oil
- 1 drop Lemon Oil
- 1 drop Lavender Oil
- 2 drops Roman Chamomile Oil
- 2 drops Lavender Oil
- 1 drop Vetiver Oil
- 3 drops Bergamot Oil
- 1 drop Geranium EOil
- 1 drop Frankincense Oil
- 3 drops Grapefruit Oil
- 1 drop Jasmine Oil
- 1 drop Ylang Ylang Oil
Directions: Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose which method you’d like to use the blend and follow the directions below:
Multiply your blend by 4 to obtain a total of 20 drops of your chosen blend. Add your oils to a dark colored glass bottle and mix well by rollling the bottle in between your hands. Add the appropriate number of drops from your created blend to your diffuser by following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Multiply your blend by 3 to obtain a total of 15 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 15 drop blend in the Bath Oil recipe.
Multiply your blend by 4 to obtain a total of 20 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 20 drop blend in the Bath Salts recipe.
Multiply your blend by 2 to obtain a total of 10 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 10 drop blend in the Massage Oil recipe.
Multiply your blend by 6 to obtain a total of 30 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 30 drop blend in the Air Freshener recipe.