You often hear someone say “What a beautiful aroma, it reminds me of my parents’ house”, “That aroma is my favorite, my wife used a similar lotion”, that is why essential oils have great power and can influence in the emotions of each person.

There is a therapy called “Aromatherapy”, which is used to treat different physical and emotional health problems. This consists of using different aromas with adequate properties to treat this problem. The aromatherapy is used to treat anxiety , an emotional disorder that causes symptoms such as headache , nerves, sweat etc. Which are difficult to live with.

What is aromatherapy? How is it used?

This type of therapy consists of feeling aromas and fragrances, since essential oils act on the mind and body, with the main objective of balancing them. The aroma therapy achieves well-being in the person on an emotional and often physical level , it is also capable of relaxing and reducing all the symptoms that anxiety attacks cause.

There are different ways to use essential oils in aromatherapy, the most popular way of using it is by placing it on the stove to perfume the environment where the meditation is carried out, it can also be placed in handkerchiefs or pieces of cloth to carry them in the bag, place it on a ceramic necklace, add a few drops to your hands or place them in the water in the jar.

Essential oils to treat anxiety


When you opt for the technique of adding essential oils in the hands to combat anxiety, these penetrate the skin and act on the body. You should place between 5 or 6 drops of any of the essential oils in one of the palms of your hands and then you should rub your hands gently, smell a little and distribute it on your skin.

Lavender oil a natural relaxant

This is the most popular oil when it comes to treating this emotional disorder, as it has calming, sedative and relaxing properties. In addition, its aroma is really beautiful and pleasant for most people.

Melissa oil to treat anxiety

One of the common symptoms in anxiety attacks is tachycardia, but fortunately this essential oil is able to perfectly treat palpitations. The essential oil of lemon balm acts as a powerful sedative , it may also help treat sleep disorders and reverse nerve problems.

Geranium oil ideal to reduce stress

This type of oil is ideal for treating this emotional situation and stress. It is important to indicate that in addition to the use of essential oils, the causes of stress and the factors that trigger it must be treated in depth , many times the solution to this is simpler than is believed, you can try reorganize life or find moments, as in the case of the use of these essential oils, where we can have contact with ourselves and reduce pressures and tensions.

Lemon essential oil eliminates anxiety

Other popular oils for this situation is lemon oil, however it must be diluted in water if it is to be applied to the skin, as it could be irritating.


Orange blossom oil to cure insomnia

Insomnia is one of the many symptoms that occurs in this emotional disorder, this oil is able to relax the person and make them fall asleep much faster.

Jasmine essential oil improves mood

In addition to having a spectacular aroma, jasmine essential oil is able to stabilize the mood , therefore it is perfect for treating people with frequent anxiety attacks.

Rosehip oil to combat anxiety

This type of oil is recommended to treat symptoms of anxiety and depression. Rosehip essential oil can help you treat disorders related to nervousness and irritability as well, improving overall mood.

Eliminate anguish with bergamot essential oil

Bergamot essential oil is recommended in this case, since it is capable of eliminating anxiety, discouragement and insomnia, classic symptoms of anxiety, which must also be treated together with the change of habits and if necessary, some psychological treatment , which can result in a significant improvement in physical and mental well-being.

Tips for using essential oils

  • Do not use it in the eyes.
  • Do not ingest without first consulting a professional, and if you have skin sensitivity, before applying them, you should consult a dermatologist.
  • Do not expose yourself to the sun after applying citrus essential oils to the skin .
  • Do not use without first placing a small amount on the forearm, to confirm whether or not you are allergic.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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