Do you suffer from anxiety from time to time? Most of us do. While living with anxiety takes several different tools, (therapy, meditation, exercise, etc), here are some essential oils to keep on hand that can limit reactions and soothe symptoms.
Chamomile is well known for its relaxing and sedating properties. This is why you'll find it in most soothing herbal teas that promote peaceful sleep.
Clary Sage can help ease tension and help manage cortisol levels in women. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone and high cortisol levels may increase the risk for anxiety and depression. Add to your diffuser or a warm bath.
Ylang Ylang has been used in aromatherapy to help lift your mood. It can also have a calming effect and may help lower blood pressure.
Lavender oil is one of the most used oils for a reason. This versatile oil can help calm anxiety and may help with sleep troubles. It's thought to impact the limbic system, the part of the brain that controls emotions. Lavender oil can be added to your diffuser, bath, or as a roll on.