Essential oils for stress, anxiety and sleep
Stress, anxiety and worries have become a major mental and physical health issues in our fast-paced lives.
Stress affects our mental and physical health and impact negatively our lives (sometimes without being aware of it). These emotions can lead to depression, lack of sleep, more pressure, fights, imbalance in our lives.
Scientists have found that aromatherapy could ease these symptoms and helps us release the negative energy. And please don’t expect from the essential oils to give you te solutions for our problems… These scents have been used since ancient times to promote feelings of calm and relaxation. The fact of “Inhaling” essential oils can help to alleviate stress, insomnia or depression. Aromatherapy affects the brain immediately which is somehow responsible for our emotions.
I would suggest as well, to breathe, take breaks, practice mindfulness and gratitude.
In this article you find information about
- Essential oils for stress and sleep
- How to use essential oils for anxiety
- Essential oil blends for anxiety and panic attacks
- Essential oils for depression
- What are the best essential oils for sleep and relaxation?
Now here are the 8 best essential oils for stress and anxiety:
1- LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
One of the most common and popular essential oils for relaxation is Lavender. Lavender in all of its forms (plant, herbs, essential oil) is a must have if you regularly experience stress and anxiety. This essential oil lowers the blood pressure and heart rate, calms the nerves, appeases restlessness and improves sleep quality. Apply Lavender Essential Oil to your temples and wrists, spray it on your cushion or pillow before you sleep. Also, I like to spray it in the room sometimes just before bedtime.
2- CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL
Clary sage essential oil helps in calming stress and reducing anxiety. With its subtile earthy smell, Clary Sage essential oil could help in reducing anxiety and low energy within the house. It is a scientific antidepressant… it balances, reduces symptoms of PMS. It promotes inner peace and the connection with the divine. Diffuse Clary Sage any time during the day or apply it directly to feet or pulse points.
3- ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL
Rose is all about love and harmony! Rose essential oil is extracted from the rose petals. It soothes emotions, headaches, promotes a harmonious environment, balances hormones and reduces mood swings.. It is the essential oil of Love! Rose is known for strengthening the heart in periods of high stress, grief, and depression. Diffuse Rose any time during the day or apply directly on the skin.
4- FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
Frankincense has been used in aromatherapy for so long. Frankincense essential oil scientifically encourages easy breathing so more oxygen to the brain ! It’s sweet, woody aroma is sedative and enhances mood by decreasing the negative feelings of stress and anxiety. Diffuse Frankincense mostly during the night or apply directly on the skin.
5- GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL
As an essential oil, Geranium has been used to promote happiness and joy. It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress. It has a sweet, floral fragrance that calms and relaxes the body and mind. Its rose-like aroma is considered to have a relaxing effect on the mood and works as a natural antidepressant. Rose Essential oil is perfect to soothe the soul and certainly will help you go to sleep feeling content. Diffuse Frankincense mostly during the night or apply directly on the skin.
It should be noted that essential oils are a highly concentrated and medicinal substance, so some safety precautions need to be observed. For a healthy adult, most essential oils are safe to use within an appropriate dosage.