Anxiety and fear are some of the most common mental health problems facing both adults and children. Using essential oils can help to lessen fears and anxiety and allow you to get relief.
Where does fear come from?
Fear can come from a wide variety of sources. Some people who have experience trauma develop a response that causes fear to swell up when triggered. For others panic attacks and disorders are related to stress and chemical imbalances in the brain.
Dealing with daily stress can bring on fears such as financial problems, troubles in your relationship, and work issues. While fear is common and almost normal in today’s world, it’s important to recognize that fear can become a barrier to living a happy, productive life.
No matter where your fear started, essential oils can support you in feeling calmer and less anxious while you work through the situations and root causes.
What essential oils should I use?
There are many essential oils that can help you to feel more at ease. For example, sandalwood, cedarwood, and bergamot are all known for calming the body and mind. Lavender, chamomile, and neroli can also have the same effect.
Citrus oils such as lemon, bergamot, and orange can also help you to feel more grounded and at the same time help you to feel revitalized and energized. But this energy will feel more natural and calm rather than nervous energy.
Lavender is widely known to help calm the mind and body. Geranium essential oil can also be used to help calm your emotions and nerves. If you’re struggling with sleeplessness, geranium can help you to sleep better at night. By combining it with lavender and ylang ylang you’ll get an even better effect.
How do I use essential oils for my fears?
Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways. If you want to promote a general feeling of calm all the time, diffusing oils regularly – even when you’re not having a panic episode – is beneficial.
Adding a few drops to your room diffuser or a personal diffuser that goes where you go can help with this. You can also add essential oils to your laundry to help your clothing carry the fragrance or add a couple of drops to your hair.
If you want to use oils just when you’re having a specific problem or issue, rollerball containers are perfect. You can add a few drops of essential oils to carrier oil and then roll them on your temples, wrists, or chest when you’re experiencing anxiety. Even just waving one under your nose can help give you instant relief.
The fragrance of essential oils can help draw you to the present moment and help you to be more grounded. They can also work on receptors in your brain that are responsible for mood and emotions to help you feel more positive and calm.
Using essential oils will give you relief without any harsh side effects. It can be a wonderful way to support you while you deal with the negative effects of fear and anxiety.