In this blog, we're talking all things essential oils, anxiety and why they might be just what you need.
Essential oils have been around for a while and with popularity increasing they are being used as a natural remedy to help ease various symptoms. Not only this, but they are commonly used to create beauty products as they have many benefits for hair, skin and the face (but we'll get into that later). They are full of uses. That's why we love em'!
We're looking at the benefits of essential oils and how their natural essence can help ease stress and worry. Let's remember that they will not eliminate your anxiety completely, rather help soothe symptoms and encourage you to let go and relax. Which is what we're all after to be honest.
We live in real busy world that sometimes feels non-stop. It is hard to find something that is going encourage relaxation. The simplicity and accessibility of essential oils is what make them so easy to help us take five minutes. You can create an atmosphere of utter ZEN!
Let me paint a picture for you:
You get home from a long day at work (sorry about that), you're tired right? On some days can you really be bothered to move? Imma say, no, it's unlikely. Grab your diffuser, your favourite essential oil, pop a few drops in and there we have it! Before you know it the fragrance from your favourite scent will diffuse into the air creating a sense of relaxation, all from the comfort of your home own! Go figure. What more you could you want? Oh, also your home smelling gorgeous and fresh? They've got that covered too.
The majority of essential oils have de-stressing qualities, we've focused on the main 4 that are commonly known help ease symptoms of stress, worry and anxiety.
Our Top 4 Essential Oils For Anxiety...
How to Use Essential Oils for Anxiety?
Grab your favourite massage/carrier oil and add 2-5 drops of your chosen essential oil to create a relaxing massage oil to help soothe muscles.
For on-the-go relaxation, add few drops to a cloth to use to calm yourself down in stressful situations by inhaling the aroma. (traffic jams normally a good idea for this one)
Adding a few drops into a diffuser/humidifier can help to create a de-stressing and calming atmosphere at home. Tiny fragrance particles are released into the air and will bring a freshness to your home.
Mix water with 2-5 drops of your chosen essential oil and spray on bedding and furniture to bring freshness and a soothing feel to your home.
For ultimate relaxation add 2-5 drops to a hot bath, mix in and then soak. The aroma will gently diffuse into your bathroom through the steam from the hot water, allow yourself to inhale the fragrance to help ease anxiety.
What is a carrier oil?
When it comes to using essential oils always dilute with a carrier oil if applying to skin!
Carrier oils generally have little or no scent, they provide the perfect base to dilute essential oils. Perfect for creating lotions, massage oils, or any beauty products they help ease stress and moisturize skin. Coconut oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil and Avocado Oil are some common examples, they're so many others out there to choose from, that will suit your skin type.
It is important to do a patch test first when using any of these products on your skin, to ensure you do not have any allergic reactions.
Essential Oil Blends for Anxiety...
Try out some of our essential oil blends to create the ultimate anti-anxiety remedy and bring beautiful, fresh fragrances to your home. Add the recommended drops into your diffuser with water and allow the steam to diffuse into the air.
3 Patchouli, 2 Ylang Ylang, 2 Bergamot
4 drops Lavender, 2 drops Ylang-Ylang
3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Bergamot
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