Find out where to put lavender oil for anxiety in this article!
Dealing with anxiety is horrible. I’m someone who used to have a lot of anxiety as a young adult. There was a point where I had chronic anxiety and it was too much for me to bear! Part of the anxiety was due to public speaking, college deadlines, work problems and exams. But some of it was emotional and psychological.
Some of the symptoms I experienced included erratic heartbeat, insomnia, shortness of breath, sweating uncontrollable, itchy skin and others. Having these symptoms weren’t pleasant at all!
I still have anxiety as an adult. I mean everyone gets anxiety – but I have to try my best to control it from becoming chronic and severe to the point it develops into anxiety disorder.
Some of the things I do to control my anxiety are:
- Taking deep breaths
- Reasoning with myself – what’s the worst that could happen? What I’m about to do: meeting new people, exams, public speaking, etc is NOT going to kill me. Why fear?
- Distracting myself. Imagine you have a presentation coming up. Stop thinking about it at all! Do something completely different and unrelated to the presentation, whether it’s hanging out with friends, watching your favorite TV shows, etc.
- Using essential oils. Essential oils can soothe your mind, calm frayed nerves and help you sleep better! I especially love ylang ylang oil and lavender oil for this!
In today’s post, I want to talk about lavender oil for anxiety and where to put it for maximum benefits.
Using Lavender Oil for Anxiety
I’ve talked about the Top 10 Essential Oils for Anxiety Disorder . But if you had to choose just ONE essential oil for anxiety, let it be lavender. It is easy to find, cheap as heck compared to other essential oils, has a million other uses and works really effectively for anxiety!
Lavender oil is generally known in the aromatherapy to be a soothing and calming oil. It has a pleasant powdery soft floral scent that soothes the mind, calms frayed nerves and promotes feelings of peace and relaxation. It’s just perfect for quelling anxiety!
Let’s check out where to put lavender oil for anxiety below:
Where to Put Lavender Oil for Anxiety
1. On your wrists. This is the easiest place to put essential oils. It’s nice to do when you’re at home. I love using it with ylang ylang oil but it must be diluted. You can use lavender oil undiluted, though those with sensitive skin should still dilute it. Just place one drop of lavender oil on your wrist, then rub your wrists together to distribute. If you’re diluting, then place 2 drops of lavender oil in ½ tsp of coconut oil and apply to your wrists. You can sniff your wrist anytime to reduce anxiety.
2. On your hand ends. Your hair will smell lovely and you’ll keep your anxiety in check! Cool right? Just get a small 2 oz spray bottle and fill it equally with distilled water and aloe vera gel. Now add 15 drops of lavender essential oil. Spray it on your hair ends and all over your hair.
3. In a roller bottle. Add 20 drops of lavender essential oil to a 10 ml roller bottle then top off with fractionated carrier oil. Roll onto collar bones, nape of neck where you’re brain stem is located, wrists, etc.
4. In your diffuser. Diffuse 6-8 drops of lavender oil in a high quality diffuser for 15-60 minutes every day.
5. In your bath. Mix up 15-20 drops of lavender essential oil with 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 cup of Epsom salts. Disperse it in a warm bath. Soak for 15 minutes.
6. On your hanky. Place 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil on your hanky. Inhale deeply whenever you feel anxious.
7. In a personal inhaler. Remove the wick from the inhaler and soak up 3-6 drops of lavender essential oil. Replace the wick and the cap. Inhale deeply whenever needed.
8. On your pillow. Make a DIY Essential Oil Pillow Mist with lavender essential oil!
- Keep essential oils away from children and pets.
- Learn how to properly dilute essential oils to avoid negative reactions: How to Dilute Essential Oils
- If you’re new to essential oils, please first read Caution & Safety when Using Essential Oils