Essential Oils Connection To Anxiety #AMCoffee

Essential Oils On the Anxiety Path

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The studies on the benefits of the essential oils are many. Some of them directly study certain oils, others investigate whether essential oils have a direct connection of improving the functioning of certain organs and the list can go on.

What’s known is that essential oils have been used for centuries throughout the history of the mankind. Different cultures adapted the use of the oils in certain ways, gave preference to certain oils, and revered the oils in their religious and daily practices.

In our society, many have tried essential oils in many of their forms and shapes and via different products: candles, air moisturizers, herbal teas and tea infusions, jewelry lockets, insect repellents and pure oils in their glass containers.

Let’s take a look at a dozen of essential oils that have been known for centuries and used by herbalists for anxiety and calming us down during the times of huge stress.

There’s an interesting concept that exists among many essential oils. Some essential oils being known for their energizing effect, in some people produce a calming effect. And vice versa, calming effect from some oils can be a great energy lift in some people. This phenomenon in herbs is known as being adaptogenic to the needs within a body.

There are many ways to use essential oils. Here’s just a handful ideas how you could maximize the use of those aromatic powerhouses in your daily life.

Like with anything that comes close into contact with our bodies, it is strongly recommended to consult your physician or health care professional before you use any alternative products and methods for any condition you may be experiencing.

  1. Inhale directly: Rub 1-2 drops in cupped palms and take a long, deep breath
  2. Rub directly: Rub 1-2 drops of oil into your temples, wrists or anywhere, for full body relaxation
  3. Use on-the-go: Put a few drops on a handkerchief, cotton pad or on a scarf and inhale as needed. You’ll get instant calming support throughout your day. There are a lot of products like pendants and bracelets having an aroma pad enclosed into the lockets with your choice of essential oil.
  4. Add to your shower: Immerse yourself in an essential oil steam by adding a couple of drops in your shower. Remember to plug or cover the drain and inhale deeply.
  5. Use a diffuser: To get long-lasting benefit, use a diffuser. It is great for everyone at home – adults, kids and pets!

 

Let’s give a shoutout to the essential oils that have been used for anxiety for centuries in many cultures.

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  1. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    LAVENDER

    Lavender Essential Oil is one of the widely-spread and used oils out there! It is well-documented and incorporated into hundreds of products and supplements.

    Here are some ways for you to widen the use of this oil and take advantage of the ways it has affect on your well-being during the day.

    1. Inhale lavender oil directly for an immediate calming effect

    Simply rub 2-3 drops of lavender oil in your palms and take a deep breath. The scent enters the amygdala, the center for emotions, and provides a feeling of instant relaxation. Great for use in the office, while traveling or in crowded areas!

    If you’d rather not apply the oil directly, put 1-2 drops in a handkerchief or a cotton pad and inhale.

    2. Relieve stress headaches

    Rub 1-2 drops of lavender oil into your temples to ease a tension headache. In fact for full body relaxation you can rub 1-2 drops on the wrists or the feet as well.

    3. Lavender tea for stress relief

    Making a fragrant lavender herbal tea at the end of a long day, can be a great way to unwind. Sip and whiff at the same time!

    4. Lavender stress relief essential oil blend – Use as a body massage oil/moisturizer

    6 drops Clary Sage Oil
    2 drops Lemon Oil
    3 drops Lavender Oil
    6 tsp of a carrier oil – such as fractionated coconut oil (which is a liquid at room temperature and does not stain), jojoba or moringa oil. Moringa oil is great for dry skin so this recipe also makes an excellent moisturizer!

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    GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL

    Some mornings are harder to just pick up and go. Grapefruit Essential Oil could be called to your rescue! It is an excellent companion to alleviate stress-related headaches, lower fatigue, and provide a boost in our mental activities.

    Here are some ways to use it:

    1. Use in a diffuser: Perhaps best used in a diffuser, you will be blown away by how it makes you feel after a long day at work.

    2. Apply Topically: Add a few drops to a cotton pad along with a dab of a carrier oil such as jojoba or grapeseed oil (a light oil that is absorbed quickly into the skin) and rub the blend onto your wrists and neck.

    3. Add to your shower: Envelope your senses by adding a few drops in your shower and covering the drain. Inhale deeply to get the full medicinal benefits.

    4. Grapefruit stress relief essential oil blend Air Freshener:

    Clean 4 oz. fine-mist spray bottle
    6 tablespoons of distilled water
    20 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
    10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
    Fill the bottle with the distilled water and add the essential oils. Shake, spray and breathe!

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    EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL

    I use this oil on the daily basis. And during the flu season, it is one of the best to be used in the infuser to spread out all the nice aroma alongside with the antibacterial effect of this oil for the air we breath in.

    When growing up, I was sent to the spa camp for 45 days where they used Eucalyptus Essential Oil therapies for our lungs and tracheas. That was for the profilactics of flus and colds and to strengthen our immune system to fight those colds during the flu season. I loved the inhalation therapies there. They were fantastic! That is why I have incorporated this essential oil into my daily life.

    I also use it for cleaning and disinfecting the surfaces in the bathroom!

    Here are some ways to use this essential oil:

    1. Add to your shower: Add a few drops in your shower and cover the drain. Inhale deeply to get the full medicinal benefits. Works especially well to clear congestion and uplift the mood at the same time!

    2. Apply topically: Rub in a few drops directly in your temples, wrists, feet and aching muscles and let the cooling, tingling effect calm your muscles after a tiring day. Alternatively, rub onto your chest and back to relieve a cold.

    3. Eucalyptus stress relief essential oil blend Air Freshener:

    Clean 4 oz. fine-mist spray bottle
    6 tablespoons of distilled water
    20 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
    Fill the bottle with the distilled water and add the essential oil. Shake and spray your pillow for a long-lasting effect, and relaxed sleep all night long.

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    ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL

    A beautiful oil to relief anxiety feelings and fatigue. It is one of the strongest ones and need to be used sparingly.

    Here are some ways to benefit from it:

    1. Inhale Directly: Inhale directly from the bottle or by rubbing onto the palms or putting 1-2 drops on your wrists or a handkerchief.

    2. Rub Directly: Rub 1-2 drops on your wrists and your neck for an instant pick-me-up.

    3. Infuser Use: Alternatively, add a few drops in the diffuser and let it spread through the air to stimulate the senses and invoke feelings of joy and happiness.

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    ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL

    Another strong essential oil from the citrus family is Orange Essential Oil. It’s been used to energize the entire body during the day or even in the beginning to wake up and go.

    Here are some ways to use it:

    1. Use in a diffuser: Orange essential oil is perhaps best used in a diffuser to uplift and refresh the mood. Great for boosting energy and improving concentration.

    2. Inhale Directly: Directly inhale orange oil to awaken the senses and get an instant lift.

    3. Orange stress relief essential oil blend (use as a full body massage oil):

    6 drops orange essential oil
    2 drops lavender essential oil
    4 tsp carrier oil – a neutral oil like jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil (remains a liquid at room temperature), that balances well with the strong aroma of orange oil works best.

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    JASMINE ESSENTIAL OIL

    Jasmine oil is one of the unique oils out there. For centuries, it’s been used for anxiety, insomnia, low libido, and overall calming effect.

    Today, studies suggest that Jasmine Essential Oil has indeed a calming effect on our nervous system. Using it with other essential oils that work together as great overcomers of stress could lift us during the day and make it much easier to cope with anxiety and unpleasant situations that generate negative feelings.

    Some ways to use this oil are:

    1. Inhale directly: Inhale directly from the bottle or by putting 1-2 drops on your wrists or a handkerchief.

    2. Apply topically: Rub a couple of drops directly on the wrists and ankles to subdue feelings of anxiousness.

    3. Jasmine stress relief essential oil diffuser blend:

    3 drops grapefruit essential oil
    1 drop jasmine essential oil
    1 drop ylang ylang essential oil
    Add 4 tsp carrier oil (such as coconut, grapeseed or olive oil to the above recipe to use as a massage blend).

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    LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL

    This is one of my best-loved essential oils. Obviously, I am prejudiced, but I use it everywhere: in my laundry drying, in diffuser, massaging my sore muscles. I also love lemongrass herbal tea!

    A thin essence of lemongrass can quickly transfer us into the world of tranquility and positivity of the emotional state.

    The ways to use it are:

    1. Use in a diffuser: Diffuse a few drops of lemongrass essential oil in the air and let the mild, fragrant scent refresh your senses

    2. Inhale directly: Inhale directly from the bottle or rub 1-2 drops in your palms and cup to your face. You can also put 1-2 drops on your wrists or a handkerchief or on your pillow before you sleep.

    3. Lemongrass stress relief essential oil massage blend:

    8 drops Lemongrass oil
    2 drops Lavender oil
    4 tsp carrier oil – such as jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil (remains a liquid at room temperature), that balances well with the aromatic fragrance of lemongrass oil works best.

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    PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

    This essential oil is so widely used! Yet again, many undermine the power of its narrow use.

    The Peppermint Essential Oil is more concentrated than any other oil and has a positive effect on breath, mental fatigue and restlessness. Beware that this oil is best used when it is diluted in the carrier oils like almond oil, jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil.

    Here are some ways to use the Peppermint Essential Oil:

    1. Use in a diffuser: Diffuse a few drops of peppermint essential oil in the air to enhance focus and boost mental concentration.

    2. Inhale directly: Feeling drowsy at work? Inhale directly from the bottle or rub a drop under your nose for a quick pick-me-up.

    3. Apply Topically: To alleviate mental and physical fatigue rub a few drops at the back of the neck and shoulders, for a cool, refreshing, invigorating feeling.

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    COPAIBA ESSENTIAL OIL

    This unique essential oil with light aroma is one of the infrequent uses so far. The copaiba trees are found in Tropical Africa and North and South America.

    To use a refreshing and light scent from this oil could truly carry us through our days and lower anxiety and stress in situations that make us go through unpleasant emotions.

    Here are some ways to use this essential oil:

    1. Inhale Directly: Take a quick whiff of copaiba oil directly from the bottle. The pleasant aroma can do wonders for improving your mood.

    2. Use in a Diffuser: Diffuse a few drops of copaiba oil or inhale it directly to experience emotional balance.

    3. Copaiba stress relief essential oil massage blend:

    10 drops Copaiba essential oil
    4 tsp carrier oil – such as jojoba or sweet almond oil, that does not overpower the light, sweet aroma of copaiba oil.
    Massage into the temples, back of the neck and shoulders and feet to relieve tension. Copaiba essential oil also works great to relieve stress caused by muscle and rheumatic pain.

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    LIME ESSENTIAL OIL

    Want to embrace more positive vibes in life and go through your daily life with an uplift head? Lime Essential Oil is such a gift from Nature to us!

    It is used to energize us from stress and fatigue, lift our mood and attitude during the times of challenge and grief.

    You can use it in many ways:
    1. Use in a diffuser: Lime essential oil is perhaps best used in a diffuser to cleanse the air and also refresh the mood. Great for high-stress situations at work or at home.

    2. Inhale Directly: Need to get some urgent work done but just can’t concentrate? Directly inhale lime oil for an instant lift.

    3. Lime stress relief essential oil blend (use as a full body massage oil):

    4 drops lime essential oil
    2 drops lavender essential oil
    2 drops mandarin/orange essential oil
    4 tsp carrier oil – a neutral oil like jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil (remains a liquid at room temperature), that balances well with the freshness of lime oil works best.

  13. wow that is a lot of good information i have a few of these oils i must try some of these suggestion you just gave me thanks

    • Karen,
      My goal was to give you options and some NEW ideas how you could enhance, improve your lifestyle using different oils and different applications as well.
      For me, I have to move forward with learning for myself and catch up with all technology in food and health and even essential oils. There’s so much we know, and even more that we still need to learn.

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