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What is anxiety?
Anxiety is feeling nervous or worried about things to come. Most people experience anxious feelings from time to time but some people deal with those feelings more frequently.
Some people also deal with anxiety that is debilitating and causes them to shut down. These are known as anxiety disorders and if you think that describes you then you should talk to your doctor.
Ever since having my daughter I’ve dealt with anxious feelings more often than before. It’s not every day or even every week but it’s often enough that I’ve had to find ways to cope with those feelings.
One of the main ways I’ve been able to combat my anxious feelings is with essential oils which is what we are going to talk about in just a little bit.
Other things that have helped me are deep breathing, walking, and lying in a quiet, dark room.
Using essential oils to help my anxiety
Emotional support oils are some of my favorites because they help calm my anxious feelings, my racing heart and my heavy breathing which are all things I experience when I feel anxious. Here are the oils I use to help me and why I like them.
These are all Young Living oils and blends.
Valor is my all time favorite essential oil blend. It’s a blend of Black Spruce oil, Camphor oil, Blue Tansy oil, Frankincense oil and Geranium oil.
All of these work together to create an oil that promotes feelings of bravery which is exactly what I need when I’m feeling anxious.
I love to use this oil by applying a drop to my wrist and then rubbing my wrists together. I also like to diffuse it with Lime. Citrus oils are a great mood booster and I love the way Valor and Lime smell together.
Peace & Calming
The name gives this one a way but it’s great for relaxation and promoting calm feelings. It is a blend of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli and Blue Tansy.
I love using this oil by applying it to my wrists or over my heart. I also love diffusing it by itself or with a citrus oil.
I waited way too long to try this oil but I love it now. It smells amazing and it is very calming. It is a blend of Bergamot, Myrrh, Geranium, Sacred Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Coriander, Black Spruce, Melissa, Hyssop and Rose.
The Young Living website describe this oil by saying, “With the aroma of White Angelica essential oil blend, you can create a positive atmosphere and inspire feelings of security and optimism—no matter what life throws at you.”
I use this oil mainly by diffusing it but you can also apply it to your skin.
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Other oils you could use to promote feelings of calm
Once again the name kind of gives it away. This oil is great for promoting calm and relaxing feelings and emotions.
It is a blend of Balsam Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Ocotea and Lavender oils. It also includes vanilla extract. You can diffuse this oil or apply it topically.
Most people know that Lavender promotes feelings of calm and relaxation. You can diffuse it or apply it topically.
There are also a few roller blends out there that are said to help with anxious feelings so I thought I would share those. You would put these oils into a 10 ml roller bottle and top the rest with the carrier oil of your choice.
15 drops Valor
10 drops Vetiver
10 drops Grapefruit
10 drops Joy
5 drops Release
5 drops Cedarwood
30 drops Lavender
20 drops StressAway
15 drops Cedarwood
10 drops Valor
10 drops Vetiver
12 drops Lavender
10 drops Cedarwood
10 drops Vetiver
10 drops Peace & Calming
10 drops StressAway
5 drops Valor
I also really like combining Frankincense, Orange, StressAway and Valor but I don’t measure drops I just do it until I think there’s enough.
I just wanted to say that not everyone responds the same way to things. Just because these oils work for me doesn’t mean they will work for you. You have to find what works best for you and your body.