Between 18-20% off all adults have some sort of anxiety disorder each year. It has been estimated that two-thirds of all visits to physicians are for anxiety and stress-related problems. Recent evidence indicates that the physical changes associated with anxiety and stress may contribute to several health related issues.
There are many people who have successfully got off their anxiety meds with essential oils. Some people use a single oil or a mixture of several oils or rotate the oils they use. Find what works best for you!
You can use any of the following oils to help with Anxiety and Stress:
2-5 drops of Lavender, Serenity, Balance, Citrus Bliss, Wild Orange or Ylang Ylang (my personal favorite is Balance)
--Rub on back of neck and shoulders, or over heart, or on wrists or you can put a few drops in your hand and then cup hand over mouth and breathe in oils.
--You can also add a few drops to a warm bath.
--Add a few drops to a diffuser
--Add a few drops in a pot of boiling water on the stove
Other symptoms associated with Anxiety:
For rapid breathing---heart pains etc due to anxiety, rub 2-5 drops of serenity, balance, lavender or ylang ylang over heart.
For headaches: Use 2-5 drops of peppermint or lavender (or both) and rub on temples, forehead and back of neck (some people love balance)
For Nausea or upset stomach rub a few drops of peppermint on tummy, behind ears or add 1 drop to a glass of water and sip.