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Calming Essential Oils for Anxiety – 7 Blends to Use if You’re Stressed!

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In this post: Feeling stressed and filled with anxiety? Here are 7 calming essential oil blends to use for anxiety and depression. 


Calming essential oil blends are a wonderful way to help lessen your stress or feeling of being anxious. In this post, I’m sharing 7 oil blends are great for helping you to feel more relaxed and calm, plus how to use them.

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Grab your essential oils and create a calming oil blend to help take the edge off your anxious mind.

Which Essential Oils are Good for Calming

If you are a fan of essential oils you might already know how awesome they are for so many things.

From making your home smell fresh and clean, soothing a tummy ache to disinfecting naturally. But did you know there are a handful of essential oils that are wonderful for for calming you down?

Here are the most helpful essential oils for anxiety:

My favorite brands of essential oils are NOW, Aura Cacia and Plant Therapy. You can usually find all of these on Amazon, which is where I get most of the essential oils we use in our house. Occasionally, I will buy other brands. 

If you have babies or pets, always double check which essential oils are not safe to use with them. 

3 Ways to Use Essential Oils For Calming

You will find that you have options in terms of how you choose to use your oils to relieve stress. I will give you options below and you can decide what fits your needs the best.

1. Rub Directly on Skin

With a diluted oil mixed with a carrier oil, you can massage your essential oils directly on the skin. This is a quick and easy way to get those oils to work.

Many look at massaging oil on the wrists, behind the ears, back of the neck, and more. Depending on the oils you might decide what fits you best.

You will be able to smell the oil blend but it also soaks into your skin, helping to soothe and relax your body and mind.

2. Inhale

One method that is very popular is adding the oils in palm of your hand and rubbing your hands together. Then lift up and inhale the vapor (NOT the oils themselves) directly.

You will get a stronger concentrated smell that can work fast at calming your mind. The only thing to watch with this method is once you are done to wash your hands.

I only say this because you don’t want to forget oils are on your hands and then you touch your eye or something. It can sting and hurt, especially if you’re using an oil like peppermint.

You could, of course, alternatively, just remove the lid from your essential oil bottle and inhale the scent that way. 

3. Diffusing

Using a diffuser is an amazing way to fill your room or home with a relaxing and calming aromatherapy.

Add your oil blend and then just carry on working or lay down for a bit to clear your mind.

Want to know more about diffusers? Read Essential Oil Diffusers 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

No matter what choice of way to use your oils, I think you will find this helpful.

 

7 Essential Oil Blends for Calming and Stress

Here are some really amazing oil blends that help you to relax but also smell pretty amazing too.

1. Peace and Calming

This is a wonderful blend to help calm and center your mind. It can relax and soothe an anxious mind. A great one to use at night as you lay down to sleep to diffuse.

2. Exhale

A mood booster but also a quick way to exhale all that worry and racing of your mind. The citrus is fantastic to help
stimulate your mind and the Bergamot will relax the mind.

3. Uplifting and Relaxing

Great blend to diffuse in your home or  office. Within a few minutes of deep  breathing in your oil blend you will feel that weight lift off your shoulders. Plus it leaves the room smelling amazing.

4. Minty Fresh Blend

A fantastic blend for inhaling from your palms. You can also massage onto the neck, wrists, or diffuse. If you diffuser you might do 3 drops each. The peppermint can sooth and the Orange will be a nice boost in your mood.

5. Focus And Relax

A really fantastic blend to diffuse for your morning focus time or mid-day when you need to clear your mind from the stress and worry.

6. Center Your Mind

Re-center your mind with this soothing and relaxing blend. This is awesome for  diffusing or making a roller ball to  massage on your points.

7. Cozy And Re-Focus Blend

Another blend that will have you feeling warm and cozy. A fantastic blend that is so aromatic you can’t help but breathe deep and soak in the relaxing mood.

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What is your go-to blend for calming when it comes to essential oils?

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I'd love to chat with you in the comments!

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