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The 5 Best Essential Oils to Combat Anxiety

by Heidi Kiddle |

Everyone deals with anxiety in their life, and it’s important to know how to handle it. Whether you use a diffuser, steam inhalation, or prefer to use topically on your skin, essential oils are extremely beneficial for the mind, body, and spirit – especially when it comes to anxiety. When we breathe in the aroma of an essential oil, it travels through the nose and straight to our brain, directly affecting our mind and body – from our emotions to our heart rate – they work to help keep us cool, calm, and collected. Here are our top five soothing essential oils to help you calm down during those stressful moments.

1. Lavandin

A calming essential oil, Lavandin is great to use for anxiety experienced during the day.

Lavandin will give you the sense of calm you’re searching for with its powerfully restorative  scent. Put a few drops in your diffuser to fight headaches, midday fatigue, and reduce anxiety.

2. Cinnamon Leaf

The comforting aroma of Cinnamon Leaf is one we all know and love. With its sweet and spicy scent, reminiscent of nights in spent baking, it will provide you with a feeling of comfort and security when feeling fragile. The perfect oil for those times you’re feeling mentally and emotionally drained.

3. Lime

Lime’s citrusy scent will give you the jumpstart you need to get out of that funk! Perfect for when you need a zap of energy to meet that deadline. Its restorative nature can help to combat tension, nervousness, and exhaustion.

4. Sweet Orange

Sweet orange oil can help to  lift your spirits! Inhale or diffuse when you’re feeling a little blue or need some motivation. The bright and sunny aroma should encourage you to think positively and take on your day.

5. Frankincense

The oil to help you breathe deep. The fresh, clean scent assists with clearing your sinuses and calming your mind. Perfect for inhaling, useful when meditating, and keeping you grounded in times of stress.

We hope these essential oils are helpful in times of stress! Let us know how they kept you cool, calm, and collected in the comments below!

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