7 Scientifically-Proven Essential Oils To Help Fight Anxiety

January 18, 2018

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Are you suffering from unwanted stress? Then, help your body and mind relax with essential oils proven to ease anxiety.

As our lives get more and more demanding, it’s no surprise that anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems.

Overcoming the uneasy feelings of overwhelm, worry and stress day in and day out makes having a natural solution, such as an essential oil blend or even an anxiety tool kit, important.


How Do Essential Oils Relieve Stress And Anxiety

Essential Oils are known to have a direct effect on the parts of the brain that control anxiety, stress, depression, and fear. Once the essential oil enters your body, it sends a signal to the limbic system of the brain and tells it to relax.

There are a number of scientific studies that have proven just how effective different essential oils are at reducing anxiety, stress and depression. In this article by the American Journal of Nursing Science they highlight how essential oils are an effective complimentary treatment for anxiety. Read here to know more about the use of essential oils as a complementary treatment for anxiety. 

Essential Oils Proven By Science To Help Reduce Anxiety And Stress



Lavender essential oil for Anxiety

It is common knowledge that Lavender helps to relax the body and soothe the soul. This is an absolute must for anyone who suffers from stress, anxiety or depression. In a recent study, researchers explored how lavender is being effectively used to support a wide range of neurological disorders.

Simply inhaling Lavender is proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Topical application is also a great way to support you to feel more calm and relaxed. Studies have also proven that taking lavender internally can have a positive effect on reducing anxiety and stress.

You can simply add Lavender to a vegetable cap or take one doTERRA Serenity capsule in the morning to help support you throughout the day.

Read here to know more about the effects of taking Lavender internally


Vetiver Essential Oil for Anxiety

Vetiver is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine and is commonly used in eastern medicine. In fact, in India and Sri Lanka, it’s called the oil of tranquility. Vetiver supports the nervous system, it relaxes and calms the mind which decreases hypersensitivity, nervousness and panic attacks. Vetiver essential oil can alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, trauma, hysteria, and panic attacks.

Add Vetiver to your daily diffuser blends. A powerful roller bottle blend to keep anxiety at bay throughout the day is equal parts Vetiver, Lavender and Frankincense.



Rose Essential oil for Anxiety

Rose essential oil is one of the highest vibrational oils available. It’s high frequency makes it’s very comforting and helps soothe the emotional heart and helps to relive panic attacks, grief and feelings of anxiety and depression.

Researchers found that compared to the placebo, rose oil caused significant decreases of breathing rate, blood oxygen saturation and systolic blood pressure, which indicate a decrease of autonomic arousal. At the emotional level, subjects in the rose oil group rated themselves as more calm, more relaxed and less alert than subjects in the control group.


Bergamot Essential Oil for Anxiety

Best known to support the nervous system, enhance mood and build confidence, bergamot essential oil can reduce tension and agitation in the mind and the body. Similar to other citrus oils, Bergamot oil boosts your mood and energy levels and reduces feelings of anxiety and nervous tension. It stimulates hormones like serotonin and dopamine, which creates a sense of calm and happiness. Bergamot can also fight symptoms of depression like sadness, fatigue, lack of appetite, disinterest, and feelings of helplessness.

Read here to know more about the effects of Bergamot to the nervous system



Frankincense Essential oil for Anxiety

Frankincense is well known for its ability to calm the mind, ground your energy and ease anxiety. A 2009 study published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology reported frankincense “causes behavioral as well as anti-depressive and anxiolytic effects in mice” containing “an arsenal of bio-active small molecules with a considerable therapeutic potential that is far from being utilized.”

In taking Frankincense essential oil, you can use a diffuser and add about 18 drops to disperse a healing scent, rub it on the back of your neck, place 1 to 2 drops on your palm and inhale it anytime, or place a drop directly on your tongue.



Roman Chamomile

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil for Anxiety

A peaceful, calming scent, chamomile promotes a feeling of inner peace and decreases irritability, overthinking, anxiety and worry. According to a 2009 study by University of Pennsylvania researchers published in the “Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology,” found that chamomile essential oil has a calming effect on anxiety symptoms and “may provide clinically meaningful antidepressant activity that occurs in addition to its previously observed anxiolytic activity.”

Another study published by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health found that chamomile capsules have been shown to ease anxiety symptoms.

DDR Prime

DDR Prime Essential Oil for Anxiety

Our bodies are designed to balance this out but when it happens repeatedly it’s hard for your body to keep up and an imbalance in your body between the creation of free radicals and the neutralization of them via antioxidants. As a result your cells become stressed and damaged.  DDR Prime supports the body’s process of the cell’s destruction or repair. DDR Prime is a doTERRA proprietary blend of frankincense, wild orange, summer savory, niaouli, lemongrass, clove & thyme designed specifically to help protect the cells in our body from oxidative stress and rebuild them when damaged. 1 capsule twice a day has a noticeable physical and mental effect for many people.

How to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used in 3 ways: topically, aromatically and internally.

Aromatic Use

Aromatic Use of doTERRA Essential Oils

Inhaling essential oils is the most popular and well-known way to use essential oils. You can simply open your essential oil bottle and take a deep breathe in, rub 3-4 drops into the palms of your hands and cup over your nose, or drop them on a tissue, inhale and enjoy. Diffusers are also a great way to enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils.

Topical Application

Topical Use of doTERRA Essential Oils

Placing an essential oil on your body is a fabulous way to experience the benefits of essential oils. When the oils touch the skin, they penetrate and work very quickly.

Don’t forget that essential oils are extremely powerful, so it is a good idea to dilute and blend with a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil.

Internal Use

Internal Use of doTERRA Essential Oils

Many essential oils can be taken internally. However, it is critical to make sure that the oils you use are safe and pure. We only recommend doTERRA oils because we trust their quality. You can add a drop or two of oil to a glass of water, place directly under the tongue, place oil on your thumb and press the oil into the roof of your mouth, or put into a vegetable cap.



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*These products have not been approved by the FDA or TGA and are not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease. Please seek advice of a trained health care professional where appropriate, especially if pregnant or breastfeeding. The limited information found on this website is for informational purposes only. You should never rely solely on the information found here and if you have any health condition or illness always seek out the advice of a trained professional.


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