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Top 10 Essential Oils for Anxiety

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

Can Aromatherapy and Essential Oils help with anxiety? Yes! There are a many essential oils for anxiety and many aromatherapy blends that can help people on a daily basis or just for occasional use.





Essential oils


There are a wide variety of ways to make use of essential oils are here are a few examples: add a few drops to a tissue and carry with you; to use with a small oil burner at home; to add to your bath water; to place on a pillow; to apply as abody oil or a perfume.


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Below are some of my favourite Essential Oils for Anxiety. If you would like to learn more about Aromatherapy and it's benefits for you and your family and friends - then check out my Introduction to Aromatherapy half day workshop. It’s comprehensive, fun learning and a brilliant way to empower yourself.

  1. Neroli Oil – Beautiful Neroli is superb for stress related conditions, especially insomnia and anxiety and eases palpitations due to its calming effects.

  2. Ylang Ylang Oil – Helps with feelings of shock, anger and anxiety. Excellent for rapid breathing or palpitations. Can reduce your blood pressure and is brilliant for boosting your emotional wellbeing. It is quite a heady aroma for some people.

  3. Bergamot Oil – Bergamot is calming and uplifting. It is wonderful for situations that you need to be relaxed and alert for.

  4. Lavender Oil – Lavender is the mother of essential oils. This superb aroma can help ease anxiety and stress; so much so that researchers at some British hospitals have used it on patients in Intensive Care Units.

  5. Vetivert Oil – Vetivert essential oil is also known as the ‘oil of tranquillity’ It can alleviate emotional stress, anxiety, depression and panic attacks. It has a strong aroma and I sometimes call it the marmite of oils you either love it or hate it.

  6. Rose Oil – Inhaling the beautiful scent of Rose oil promotes calmness and can reduce stress and anxiety that you are experiencing. It is very helpful for those who are grieving or depressed.

  7. Jasmine Oil – This opulent essential oil has been used for thousands of years to reduce anxiety and increase confidence and mood.

  8. Frankincense Oil – Frankincense can lift your mood and is brilliant for encouraging deeper breathing. It boosts the oxygen supply to your brain stimulating the limbic area of the brain and helping to bring your emotions back into balance and relax both mind and body.

  9. Chamomile Oil – It has long been known for its relaxing and calming therapeutic properties for body and mind. It can relieve stress, anxiety and helps to promote sleep.

  10. Geranium Oil – With its sweet scent this uplifting essential oil can replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Geranium also has a brilliant track record for balancing hormone issues.

The aromas of all the oils smell amazing - they can dissipate anxiety and encourage inner calm, relaxation and positivity.


Thank you for reading this post, Top 10 Essential Oils for Anxiety.


I am looking forward to hearing from you in the comments below or on the Soul to Sole Facebook Page.

Love and Light,

Carla xx

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