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The Best Essential Oil for Reducing Anxiety? 4 Oils Shown to WORK!
I get a lot of questions about which essential oil is BEST for reducing anxiety.
And I am so happy to share what I know about this!
Because anxiety can feel like a really disruptive force in your life—your emotions, the balance of your mind, your schedule, your work, and even your relationships can all feel the influence of it. It’s as though anxiety “takes you away from yourself,” and you might not feel like you can fully show up for the people who are important to you.
There are a lot of essential oils that can help. If you ask me, there really is no “best” essential oil for reducing anxiety.
That said, some essential oils are more effective than others.
Which essential oils to use for stress, why they work, and how to use them! As an Aromatherapy educator, I’ve guided people to use essential oils for over 20 years, showing them things like how to use essential oils for pain relief, what safety concerns to be aware of, and yes—which essential oils to use for stress. It’s so important to me to base all of my suggestions on science and research (and along with that, experience!). All of the essential oils I’m about to share have been researched. They’ve been shown to have components that can genuinely help calm the nervous system, and help us feel relaxed. […]
I have been getting a lot of questions about using essential oils for anxiety. I understand that anxiety and overwhelm are difficult emotions. I understand that you can’t just “think yourself into a better place.” (If only it were that easy!) And I get that you’re looking for natural ways to relieve your anxiety. For some people, turning to medications just does not feel like the right answer. For others who have found medications that are helping, finding natural ways to complement that feels very supportive. […]