Anxiety essential oil blend recipes

More and more people speak out about living with anxiety. It is not the same as occasionally being worried or fearful about something. There are physical changes happening in the body such as increased blood pressure, sweating, dizziness and feeling tense and tearful. Anxiety is a common condition which can include panic attacks or specific phobias.

When you are put into an anxiety-provoking situation, an automatic chain of events begins, often known as the ‘fight or flight’ response. This response happens without us thinking about it because it is triggered by the part of our nervous system whose job it is to control our automatic functions (e.g. breathing, heartbeat, etc).

This part of our nervous system is called the ‘autonomic system’ and is divided into two components: the parasympathetic and the sympathetic systems. These work opposite each other and only one can dominate at a time.

When we are in any situation that causes us anxiety, our sympathetic system starts to dominate and the ‘fight or flight’ reaction begins.

There are essential oils which show anxiety reducing and balancing properties.

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • German and Roman chamomiles
  • Clary sage
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Marjoram
  • Neroli
  • Sweet orange
  • Palmarosa
  • Patchouli
  • Rose absolute
  • Rosewood
  • Sandalwood
  • Siberian fir
  • Spikenard
  • Ylang ylang

The best way is to use the oils in a massage or ina anxiety essential oil blend to enhance their balancing and grounding properties.

I’ve put some anxiety essential oil blends you can make easily below:

Balancing anxiety essential oil blend

  • lavender                    2 drops
  • lemon                          5 drops
  • sandalwood                 2 drops
  • spikenard                     7 drops
  • vetiver                         2 drops

Blend the essential oils in 30 ml of a carrier oil such as sweet almond or grapeseed and use it to massage it into your belly or feet.

Emotionally balancing anxiety essential oil blend

  • frankincense                         2 drop
  • lemon                                       1 drop
  • neroli                                       3 drops
  • sweet orange                           3 drops
  • ylang ylang                              1 drop

Blend the essential oil in 30 ml jojoba oil and use freely topically.

No more fear essential oil blend

  • Roman chamomile                  1 drop
  • lavender                                  1 drop
  • neroli                                       1 drop
  • sandalwood                             10 drops

Blend undiluted in a small bottle and carry with you or diffuse in your diffuser.

If you have any anxiety essential oil blend that you would like to share please leave it it in the comment section below for other to enjoy, thank you!

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