Updated: Dec 7, 2017
7 Best Essential Oils for Stress and Anxiety
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): A few drops on lavender oil on the wrist or on your pillow can help you sleep better. Lavender essential oil is proved to have anti-anxiety, antidepressant, mood stabilizing, sedative, and neuroprotective properties.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia): It is a type of orange grown mainly in Italy. Bergamot essential oil is extracted from the skin of the fruit. It is citrus-based essential oils which is good for improving mood and is most effective for depression. Bergamot is great for uplifting mood and treating stress and anxiety. Tip: Citrus-based essential oils usually increase photosensitivity, so don’t apply them when going out in the sun.
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri): It provides a calming and tranquil energy and is great for treating depression and anxiety. Frankincense is proved to have a positive effect on pain and depression. It feels very relaxing and it is also used in aromatherapy, to deepen meditation and quiet the mind.
Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides): It has a very calming and soothing scent. It helps in lowering anxiety and cools down senses. Its soothing, relaxing aroma works on reducing hypersensitivity and brings peace and harmony to mind.
Rose Otto (Rosa damascena): Rose essential oil has a very calming scent which helps reduce anxiety. It also works on bringing down the restlessness, irritability and tension.
Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile): It is an effective relaxing essential oil and works for insomnia and stress relief.
Clary Sage(Salvia sclarea: It reduces inflammations and has an undeniably calming effect. It sedates nervous convulsions and other disorders such as nervousness, vertigo, anxiety, and hysteria. People suffering from chronic stress or anxiety disorders find great comfort in the use of Clary Sage essential oil.