I am sorry if this is offending, but why does DoTerra price their oils so high? I will never buy from them because I have used them and they are the same quality as all the other brands not greedy for money. For example: I can buy 100% pure (and I have this to compared to other brands, still work the best) Frankincense oil for about $14 for 4oz. But if I got DoTerra, that would cost me a hefty $558 wholesale. DoTerra retail for that would be even more, $744. That is 53x the price of the same quality oil I get. So is DoTerra really 53x better that what I get?
fbq('track', 'PageView'); window.is_wp=1; window._izq = window._izq || []; window._izq.push(["init"]); HomeAboutCheck Out Habit Videos!Read Top-Rated Habit BooksContact 1 11 Best Essential Oils for Anxiety (2020 Aromatherapy Oil Review)Last Updated on December 12, 2019There might be affiliate links on this page, which means we get a small commission of anything you buy. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Please do your own research before making any online purchase.11K SharesPin7KShare4KBuffer3TweetRedditPocketImagine what it would be like to stand up in a crowd of people and give a speech…completely relaxed.Or come home from a long day at work and just be able to let it all go.Can you believe that using essential oils for anxiety can actually make a significant difference?In this article, I will detail the benefits of essential oils for anxiety. How they can help relieve your anxiety to the point where you can leave the prescriptions and their risky side effects behind.Don't have time to read the entire post?Here are our top choices for essential oils for anxiety (plus their Amazon links)!Go-to oil for anxietyGo-to oil for anxietyLavenderCLICK HERE FOR PRICE Calming scent benefits your inner harmonyCalming scent benefits your inner harmonyRoman ChamomileCLICK HERE FOR PRICE Gives you a quick burst of alertnessGives you a quick burst of alertnessPeppermintCLICK HERE FOR PRICE Works as an antidepressantWorks as an antidepressantClary SageCLICK HERE FOR PRICE Helps induce feelings of comfortHelps induce feelings of comfortYlang YlangCLICK HERE FOR PRICE Used to relieve anxiety, depression, and stressUsed to relieve anxiety, depression, and stressPatchouli OilCLICK HERE FOR PRICE Has a calming scent; natural perfumeHas a calming scent; natural perfumeGeraniumCLICK HERE FOR PRICE Proven to have positive effects on your moodProven to have positive effects on your moodLemonCLICK HERE FOR PRICE Helps to reduce anxiety Helps to reduce anxiety Rose OilCLICK HERE FOR PRICE Helps improve restorative sleepHelps improve restorative sleepSandalwoodCLICK HERE FOR PRICE Helps combat anxiety by relieving tensionHelps combat anxiety by relieving tension​Valerian RootCLICK HERE FOR PRICE What You Will LearnWhat causes anxiety and how can aromatherapy and essential oils reduce its effects?Causes of Anxiety We Can ControlSleepDrugs and AlcoholAttitudeOur Reactions in Social SituationsCaffeineWorryNutritionExerciseDeclutter Your MindStressTime-OutForget About PerfectionGive BackLearn and Manage your TriggersLet GoTalk to Someone11 BEST Essential Oils for Anxiety1. Lavender2. Chamomile3. Peppermint4. Clary Sage5. Ylang Ylang6. Patchouli Oil7. Geranium8. Lemon9. Rose Oil10. Sandalwood11. Valerian RootHow to Use Essential OilsTopicalAromaticFour Pre-Made Essential Oil Anxiety BlendsAnxiety Relief Essential Oil BlendAnxiety Ease Synergy Blend Essential OilRelax Synergy (Mental Relaxation)Mood Bliss for AnxietyFive DIY Essential Oil Recipes for Anxiety1. Last-Minute Anxiety Relief2. All-Day Relief3. If You Are Going Through a Stressful Time4. If Your Children Need Anxiety Relief5. If You Need a Mood BoostConclusionWhat causes anxiety and how can aromatherapy and essential oils reduce its effects?There are a lot of things that can lead to anxiety. Unfortunately, some of the factors are out of our control. One of these is your genetic predisposition.Studies have shown that when someone develops anxiety in their teens, it is likely that they have a close relative who also suffers from anxiety.Along with your genetics, your early life experiences and environment were likely out of your control, so those cannot be changed either. However, these can cause you to suffer from anxiety later on in life.The good thing is that there are many causes of anxiety that you do have control over, and with some conscious effort you can improve your well-being.Apply aromatherapy to all aspects of your life for your health, your home and your happiness. Before we continue, I wanted to recommend a FREE Udemy course called “FREE Aromatherapy-Using Essential Oils In Your Daily Life.” Learn what the oils are used for, how to blend them and which oils you can use for different ailments.Causes of Anxiety We Can ControlSleepDoes this sound like you? You can't sleep because you are anxious, and when you are anxious because you can't sleep.According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, your sleep and anxiety can go hand in hand, leaving you no choice but to get one issue under control to help the other. Learn More about Sleep Essential Oils Drugs and AlcoholDrugs and alcohol make any mental condition worse, yet anxiety and substance abuse are often coexisting problems.Have you ever noticed that having a drink or two temporarily relieves you, but a few hours later your anxiety is intensified?AttitudeI'm sure you have heard of the power of positive thinking. Ruminating on the fearful and negative aspects of our lives only increases anxiety.It is important to focus and try to pay attention to your rational thoughts, and make them positive, which will cause the good to outweigh the bad.Our Reactions in Social SituationsYou may not realize that other people feed off of your reactions. If you stay calm during a situation, other people around you are likely to do the same. Be mindful of your reactions to adverse situations to avoid heightening an issue.CaffeineAdmit it: Your first thought when you wake up in the morning is to reach for the coffee. But there are so many links between anxiety and the use of caffeine that you may need to weigh your options when it comes to your morning pick-me-up.WorryIt is hard to tell yourself to stop worrying. But try to remember that worrying will not get you anywhere. The outcome of a situation will not be affected at all by how much or how little you worry about it.NutritionDid you know that what you eat can affect your health, all the way down to your emotions? It's true. A diet that isn't benefiting your body is not going to benefit your mind either.ExerciseYou already know that exercise is beneficial to your body. However, it is important to note just how beneficial it is for your mind as well. Exercise helps you gain confidence, and also helps to release feel-good brain chemicals.Declutter Your MindI know you often experience information overload, whether with work stress or family issues. Sometimes you just need to purge some of the thoughts that are ruminating in your mind to help you relax.StressWe all experience stress in our lives, but during periods of elevated levels of stress you are likely to be more anxious. Try to be aware of your stress levels and control them when you can.Time-OutWe all need one. Sometimes you just need to take a breather. It may be five minutes or it may be an hour-long massage, but giving yourself a time-out to rejuvenate is crucial.Forget About PerfectionSound silly? It’s not.Don't aim for perfection in any aspect of your life. Instead, aim to do your best and be proud of what you're able to accomplish.Give BackI was always told while growing up that “What you keep you lose; only what you give remains your own.”If you feel anxious about money, give some away so you can see at the end of the month that you are still just fine. If you feel anxious about time, carve out some to volunteer to remind yourself that you have plenty of time on your hands.Learn and Manage your TriggersSounds simple, right? Sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn’t. Try to get to the root of your anxieties so you can address the underlying problem.Let GoSorry to break it to you, but you can't always be in control. Let go of that need to control the world around you and try to go with the flow of others.Talk to SomeoneLastly, whether it is a trusted friend or a professional, find someone to talk to. You can release your thoughts and anxieties and talk through your problems. This can act as one of your greatest therapies.The point here is that there are variables that you can control that will cumulatively help to reduce your anxiety.Adding essential oils and aromatherapy to your routine along with these other practices can help you relax and decrease your levels of anxiety.11 BEST Essential Oils for AnxietyDifferent types of essential oils work with your body in different ways to control your anxiety. Studies have shown that using aromatherapy in conjunction with other therapies such as massage greatly reduced anxiety in psychiatric patients.Here's the thing: Essential oils can affect both your brain chemistry and your nervous system.Studies that have been done comparing the effects of essential oils with the effects of common central nervous system drugs that have already proven themselves to be effective have shown that aromatherapy can have a great impact on the central nervous system.Additionally, essential oils tap into the relationship between your sense of smell and your brain. Your scent receptors send chemical messages to your limbic system, which is the area of the brain that controls basic emotions and memories. These signals that are sent to your brain from essential oils impact your brain's chemical production, which then affects your mental and physical health.Speaking of mental health, pleasant smells can bring back vivid memories of pleasant times. I know that whenever I smell a rose scent, for example, it brings up positive feelings and instantly makes me relax. Scent and memory work hand in hand.Did you know essential oils also help with weight loss? Check out:
I almost always give my kids baths in the evening (same goes for me) as a way to relax before bed so we use a lot of relaxing oils like lavender and chamomile or grounding oils like patchouli and vetiver. If I give them a bath in the middle of the day for some reason I’ll use more uplifting/energizing oils. Citrus oils mostly, but there are others that work great in those blends too like mint oils. Of course I’m always careful about safety precautions with EOs and using the correct ones with my kids. Best of luck with your bath melts. I’ve never tried those before so I’ll have to put that on my to-do list. They look wonderful!
Essential oil blends can be directly inhaled from the bottle, or they can be added to a diffuser which allows their aroma to be dispersed throughout a greater area. Steam diffusers and reed diffusers are both excellent options. Additionally, there are several types of diffuser jewelry on the market, allowing you to take your favorite anxiety relieving aroma on the go.

I mentioned this earlier but it’s an important point so I’ll re-iterate – essential oils should be an adjunct to conventional treatment of anxiety and depression, not an alternative. Only in very mild cases should you try to treat your stress with essential oils alone. Healthcare professionals will be able to give you the best advice depending on your particular situation.
On your comment about learning from other certified aromatherapists… I’d agree with you there, but most of us are that way too. If we’re gonna trust people, we wanna see that people have credentials or at least a lot of experience. We go to doctors because they have the title MD… we don’t go to our friend down the road that got her medical knowledge by reading medical textbooks only. Same reason applies to why we hire lawyers, licensed plumbers and electricians, or pay alternative therapists with certificates showing they complete some sort of schooling. It’s a way to see that there’s knowledge and practice there. I think her big beef is with big EO company distributors that are giving unsafe advice as if they have tons of experience. I do know that she’s supportive of bloggers sharing safe EO information because she’s been kind about what I’ve shared here on this blog as well as some other blogs.

Hey Shelley! Good for you for starting to add EOs to your soaps. I love scented, homemade soaps! As for what oils to mix with the ones you already have, let me direct you back to the post on blending. It will help you find other EOs to add to the ones you have and to come up with blends that work for your soaps. Figure out what categories and notes the oils you have are and then work on finding other oils that complement them. It’s hands on. You have to get oils and try out different blends and decide on what YOU like. Lastly, “apple” is not an essential oil… it’s a fragrance oil and it isn’t considered natural. If you’re going for “all natural” soaps and scents you may want to rethink that one. You could replace it with chamomile as many people think chamomile has an apple-like scent. You’ll need to decide if Roman chamomile or German Chamomile is better. Thanks for your comment, and I hope this has helped you some.


hi meagan – thanks for your post – i have a lot to read and learn on mixing blends for essential oils – i am having so much trouble because i make CP soap – and so many essential oils can disappear during the saponification process – i have managed a couple of blends but they are masculine in perfume – i so want to find an easy blend of no more than 3 oils that will be feminine and for some reason conjure up the seep south and scarlett – i dont live anywhere near there or even in that country but i have a perfume in my head that i just cant for the life of me create. Is there any chance you could point me in the right direction???

Once you’ve blended all your blends together to test them, it’s time to take a break and let your blends rest for a minimum of 24 hours… 48 hours is better. This is so each blend’s aroma can develop. Believe it or not, when you open your blends back up the next day, they’re going to smell a bit different than you remember. This is why keeping good notes is important. You want to describe what you smell so you can remember where your blend has been and where it is now. This will help you to see if you like what you’ve created.
This may have been discussed in some of the comments…I did not read them all. I have read to put a drop of essential oil on a white sheet of paper and put aside for 24 hours. After that time, if you see a shadow the oil is not pure and if there’s no shadow it’s pure. Is this a reliable test? And, is there an expiration date on oils…I have some with an exp date. I always put a sticker on the bottle the day I opened it.

Right before I gave up, I came across your site from Pinterest. My heart sunk and I signed up for your daily email list of listening. Every morning I received an email from you before I got out of the bed for the day, which couldn’t have been more perfect and encouraging to start the days. I immediately put your advice in action. My husband and I saw a different child within minutes. It’s been a few weeks since I started and the list could go on! I’m really grateful I came across your site! It changed my relationship 180°. Thank you said so much! I’ve already shared your link with my family and friends! I think every parent needs to read this!
Would I blend a properly diluted (in carrier oil) say…Eucalyptus, mixture in with my Neem mixture or simply add some drops of Eucalyptus to the Neem mixture with no additional carrier oil? This probably sounds very stupid, but I am a little confused since there is generally a finite number of drops you should use per ounce/ml of carrier oil. Does my question this make sense?
Asking these questions can help you to know whether you’re finding accurate information that you can trust or not. There are plenty of websites out there dedicated to teaching others about essential oils and aromatherapy whether it’s a school for essential oil studies, a company that sells essential oils, or a blogger who loves to share what she’s learning about them (and references her sources!).

Hello. I’m an EO newbie. My children and I this weekend created some blends for their new atomizing diffusers for their rooms. I saw a post that said something about the need to use a carrier oil for diffusing. Is this necessary and/or safe for the machine that I am using? We have just been diffusing with “straight” EO’s and it seems right. Am I causing more harm than good?


Another thing I learned was about the whole “therapeutic” thing. I always thought that when an oil company claimed that their oil was “therapeutic grade” it meant that it could be used medicinal purposes, not just for aromatherapy purposes. I’m sure that’s true, but from what you, the article I just read, and other EO experts are saying, that isn’t true. Pure essential oils can be used for their “therapeutic” or medicinal qualities just like they can be used in aromatherapy. The term “therapeutic grade” means nothing. Eden’s Organic oils say 100% Pure Essential Oils on their bottles, but I think somewhere on their site it says therapeutic grade. I’m assuming many small companies like theirs are having to claim this in order to keep up with the bigger companies, whether it’s true or not. Either way, it doesn’t matter to me, but I did take that wording out of this post so that it’s more accurate!
Humm, I can’t tell you much without seeing the version of the EO you purchased, Valerie, but one reason why they could have said that is that the EO you bought is a cold-pressed orange EO which can cause photosensitivity after sun exposure. Cold-pressed citrus oils are known to do that, as well as a few others. Here’s a great post on this topic. What you can do is use it for flavoring things, cleaning, diffusing, or in your skin care products during the winter months when you won’t get as much sun exposure and purchase a steam-distilled orange EO to use during the summer months. Hope this helps!
We all know from experience that scents can have a powerful effect on our emotions. The mechanism of action of essential oils is not fully understood, however it is believed that the active compounds are carried via smell directly to the brain. There they act on the area controlling basic emotions such as fear, anger and depression. It follows that the right blend of oils can help to lift our mood. (sources 1, 2, 3)

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Would I blend a properly diluted (in carrier oil) say…Eucalyptus, mixture in with my Neem mixture or simply add some drops of Eucalyptus to the Neem mixture with no additional carrier oil? This probably sounds very stupid, but I am a little confused since there is generally a finite number of drops you should use per ounce/ml of carrier oil. Does my question this make sense?
Next, place the diffuser below eye level. The aroma from your diffuser will rise on its own, so placing your diffuser in an area above your nose will prevent you from ever enjoying your oils. It’s also recommended that you place your diffuser in the center of the room, because the oil diffuses in a radial diameter. In other words, placing the diffuser in a corner of the room may cause the oil to hit the wall and rise upwards, reducing diffusion. However, if you don’t have an outlet in the center of your living room (like most people) just place your diffuser away from the wall.

Clearing Generational Patterns Essential Oil Blend helps to repattern inherited emotions of anxiety. Much of our emotional patterns and anxiety can stem from past issues and experiences, especially with family members and generational issues. This essential oil blend helps to unlock emotional baggage from cellular memory and inherited emotional patterns.
It’s best to start slowly. Start with 8-10 drops of essential oils in the diffuser. Over time, you could add more as needed, up to about 15 drops or as directed on your diffuser product manual. You can diffuse for as little as 15 minutes or a few hours. Set up the diffuser in your bedroom and let it run all night for a restful night’s sleep. You can run a diffuser in a child’s room too but be sure to use oils that are suitable for kids and leave the door open so the room can air out.
Thank you a million times for this post. My son turned 2 in December. I have not had a full night’s sleep since he was born. I was becoming very desperate. I read this post and decided to give it a go. I combine Cedarwood, frankincense and ylang ylang in my diffuser. My son still sleeps in our bed most nights, but at least now we all get a full 8 hours. Thank you again!

Hi Cindy. The amount of oils to lotion will depend on what you’re using your lotion for and how often. If it’s an all-over body lotion that’s used a couple times a day you usually use a lower dilution (1-2%), but if it’s a lotion for bug bites or eczema and you’re only putting it on a small area of skin, you can use a higher dilution (3-5%). A 1% dilution is 1 drop of essential oil for every 1 teaspoon of product. Another way to look at it is 6 drops for every 1 ounce. Hope that helps!


It’s important to note: sandalwood has also been shown to increase wakefulness and alertness, even when it is also triggering physical relaxation. Everyone reacts to scents differently. Sandalwood may deliver sleep benefits for some people, while for others, it may promote wakeful, attentive relaxation. If that’s the case for you, sandalwood isn’t right for nighttime, but you can use it during the day to feel relaxed and alert.

This is the point where the actual essential oils are needed, and as I’m sure you’re well aware, essential oils vary in price depending on the company you purchase your oils from. Some people prefer big MLM companies with higher priced oils, others prefer family-owned suppliers with mid-range prices, and some prefer well-known small businesses with lower priced essential oils. I say, to each his own. Just do your research and know how to choose high-quality essential oils before you purchase any.

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