Essential Oil Blends for Anxiety

Essential Oil Blends for Anxiety

Anxious thoughts and feelings often occur daily, and the only thing that might change is the level of stress you feel. Using essential oils can greatly reduce those feelings so that you can live the life you want to live. We have compiled our top 5 recommended recipes for essential oil blends when feeling anxious or stressed. If you’re not sure what essential oils to use when making a blend for anxiety or if for use during panic attacks, we’ve also provided information for that.

Essential Oil Recipes for Anxiety

Use this blend to alleviate symptoms of anxiety:

  • 2 drops of Germanium
  • 2 drops of Clary Sage
  • 1 drop of Patchouli
  • 1 drop Ylang-Ylang
  • Completing this blend depends on the method of usage. If you want to use this blend with a roller bottle, multiply the blend ingredients by 3 and add 30 drops of the blend into a 10ml jar and fill the rest of the jar with almond oil. Roll the mixture on the different tense parts of your body, such as the wrists, feet, temples, and neck.
  • If you want to use this blend with a diffuser, simply add the blend to a diffuser pad or multiply the ingredients by 10 when using a cool air diffuser. You can also use this blend directly before bed. It is recommended to place one or two drops on the palms, rubbing them together, and left to soak into the skin while taking three to five deep belly breaths to calm the mind.

Use this blend to help reduce anxious and stressful feelings while creating a sense of calm:

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Valor essential oil
  • 2 drops of Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops of Citrus Fresh essential oil
  • Instructions
  • The best use for this blend is in a diffuser. Add water, Lavender essential oil, Valor essential oil, Frankincense essential oil, and Citrus Fresh essential oil to an essential oil diffuser.
  • Turn on the diffuser and enjoy this calming scent.

Use this blend to remove anxious feelings, improve mental health and soothe tense muscles:

  • 2 drops of Bergamot oil
  • 2 drops of Clary Sage oil
  • 1 drop of Lavender oil
  • Add each of the oils into a small bowl and mix until blended. This blend is best used during aromatherapy and should be placed into a diffuser or breathed in until the desired relaxation has occurred. Let the lavender notes relax the mind, and the Bergamot’s citrus scent boosts the energy levels and moods to a more positive state.

Use this blend to transport your mind to a place where nothing bothers you or causes you stress:

  • 2 drops of Mandarin oil
  • 1 drop of Rose oil
  • 1 drop of Lavender oil
  • 1 drop of Vetiver oil
  • Directions
  • Add each essential oil in the appropriate amounts to a small dish and stir until blended. Hold your face above the oils and take deep breaths, slowly inhaling and exhaling from the belly.
  • This blend can also be used with a diffuser. Place it in the machine for a long relaxing session, as per the manufacturer’s directions.

Use this blend to soothe frayed nerves and a tired mind:

  • 2 drops of Clary Sage
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Marjoram
  • 2 drops of Roman Chamomile
  • 3 drops Ylang-Ylang
  • 1 oz. carrier oil
  • Mix all the essential oils with a wooden stick. Add a carrier oil, such as coconut or almond, to dilute the formula to avoid irritating the skin. Stir the oils together until well blended and slowly add to lukewarm to hot bathwater. Using your hand, mix the essential oils gently in the water and then proceed to soak in the tub until you feel the tension from anxiety release from the body.

What are the best essential oils for anxiety?

  • Of the oils used in these recipes, we have highlighted a few that are considered to be some of the best oils for anxiety. 
  • Bergamot 
    • Bergamot oil is a popular choice when looking for oils to help with anxiety. It has a refreshing citrus scent, and the oil has a calming effect that can help reduce anxiety. Using Bergamot topically may increase sun sensitivity, increasing your risk of experiencing a severe sunburn. Avoid applying Bergamot essential oil to your skin if you’re planning on going out in the sun.
  • Germanium
    • Geranium, known for its sweet, floral scent, is often used as a scent in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes. The essential oil possesses sedative properties and may be used to help reduce feelings of stress or anxiety.
  • Lavender
    • Lavender is probably the most well-known essential oil, the quintessential calming scent, and comes in various forms. But of all the forms that Lavender can take, the essential oil is the most powerful.
  • Patchouli
    • Made from the leaves and stems of the patchouli plant, Patchouli gives off a musky scent. It can be used independently but is often combined with other essential oils such as Lavender. It is thought to promote calmness and relaxation.
  • Roman Chamomile
    • Roman Chamomile, also known simply as Chamomile, comes from the daisy-like flowers of the chamomile plant. It is well known for its relaxing and sedating properties and pleasant scent. You may often see it listed as an ingredient in herbal teas that promote peaceful sleep. Using Roman Chamomile as an essential oil can also help reduce anxiety.
  • Vetiver
    • Taken from the grassy Vetiver plant, native to India, Vetiver Oil possesses a sweet, earthy scent. Its oil can help calm the nervous system and help with sleep. It can also help alleviate feelings of stress or anxiety.
  • Ylang Ylang
    • Ylang-ylang comes from the yellow flowers of the tropical Cananga tree. With its sweet fruity or floral scent, it can have a calming effect and may help lower blood pressure.

Some other essential oils that can be used for anxiety include the following:

  • Frankincense
  • Clary Sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Fennel
  • Rose
  • Marjoram
  • Jasmine
  • Valerian

What’s the best way to use essential oils for anxiety?

There are three ways to use and apply essential oils: Topical, Aromatic, and Digestion. 

  • Topical application allows the oil to absorb directly into the skin. Some ways to use essential oils on your skin include:
    • massage 
    • Apply the oil to the targeted areas and rub in
    • Adding the oil to lotions or moisturizers
  • Aromatic application includes any application method that helps you experience the aroma of the oil:
    • Diffusing the oil in an essential oil diffuser
    • Applying a drop to your hands and inhaling deeply
    • Wearing the oil as a personal fragrance
  • Digestion is the ingesting or internal use of essential oils to transport the oil through your body. Make sure the essential oils are safe for internal use first, then try one of the below methods.
    • Add to a glass of water.
    • Take in a veggie capsule.
    • Put a drop under your tongue.

Can I use essential oils for panic attacks?

Depending on which oils you use, essential oils can be pretty effective against panic attacks. Due to their soothing effects, Lavender, Bergamot, and Ylang-ylang are among the top choices to use when feeling symptoms of a panic attack. Diffusing and using these oils aromatically can help calm the nerves. 


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