When some people think of essential oils, they probably think of a suburban mom named Barbra who hosts oils parties and obsesses about it on Facebook. I was once this person who thought it was only for moms and hipsters, but I have recently tried essential oils for myself and have since begun to resent ever thinking this stereotype to be true. I have always suffered from anxiety, and even sometimes panic attacks. Essential oils proved to be a great way to help me relax and stay calm in times of stress.
I was lucky enough find a good brand of oils the first time around, which was Radha Beauty. They are good quality oils that are not super expensive. Since I was not sure what oils I needed specifically, I decided to purchase their “Top 8 oils” which is exactly what the title says, their top 8 most popular oils. These oils are lavender, eucalyptus, lemongrass, tea tree, peppermint, frankincense, rosemary, and orange oil.
Learning which oils had what benefits and how to mix them properly took some time, but eventually, I became hooked, and I now know cannot live without my oils. As far as which oils are best for anxiety, my favorites are lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, and orange oil, which I use in my oil diffuser. Orange specifically can be mixed with any of the other three oils. Orange oil works by boosting one’s mood and also acting as a natural muscle relaxer through aromatherapy, while also smelling good with almost any other oil.
Lavender and eucalyptus are great for relaxing and falling asleep, but rosemary is best at clearing one’s mind from any stress and helps one stay focused on anything that may need to get done, such as homework or studying. I like to mix rosemary with lemon oil since lemon is known for helping one feel more energetic. So, when I combine rosemary and lemon, I can feel both energized and focused at the same time. I can count on not getting too stressed out while getting a lot of things on my to-do list done when I put these two oils in my diffuser.
Other good uses for oils, besides helping with anxiety, include using tea tree oil as an anti-bacterial for surfaces, your skin, and even the air, peppermint for digestive issues, and frankincense for a stress reliever as well as a toner for your skin. There are endless types of oils with endless benefits. I highly encourage anyone and everyone to try to use them. They are great natural remedies for so many different physical and mental problems.
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