Essential Oils For Anxiety

By

Alex Tyson

Millions of people around the world suffer from stress and anxiety. Whilst there are many different treatment methods or ways to manage these, one that has gained popularity is essential oils for anxiety. Below is info on the effectiveness of aromatherapy for anxiety, the best essential oils for anxiety and how you can incorporate aromatherapy for anxiety into your sauna sessions.

Found—Space (then iHealth Saunas) was founded in 2008 after we discovered how beneficial infrared saunas were for both our bodies and our minds. We are the longest-running infrared sauna company in Australia and are renowned for our high-quality saunas with the service to match. We see ourselves as a health technology company that recreates home spaces to better serve health and wellbeing and are dedicated to helping our customers use their saunas effectively as part of their healthy lifestyles. If you are considering using aromatherapy for anxiety, here is info about essential oils for anxiety and the best essential oils for anxiety to use:

Does Aromatherapy For Anxiety Work?

There have been multiple studies conducted to determine the efficacy of using essential oils for anxiety and the good news is that aromatherapy for anxiety has been proven to be an effective treatment.

Aromatherapy is a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) form of treatment often applied in a combination with other traditional and complementary treatments. How essential oils for anxiety work is that when inhaled, the molecules of essential oils travel to the top of the nose to the sensory cells of the olfactory scheme. When this happens it releases neurochemical substances which cause a soothing, relaxing, excitatory or euphoric effect on the body. The molecules can also enter the nervous system resulting in relaxation and relieving nerves which is why essential oils for anxiety have been shown to be effective.

Some of the additional benefits of aromatherapy for anxiety are that it is a non-invasive, cheap, easily applicable and cost-effective treatment. However, as with all complementary treatments you should always take the advice of your healthcare professionals and consult with them if symptoms persist. When using essential oils for anxiety, you also need to ensure you select the correct oils and apply them properly.

The Best Essential Oils For Anxiety

Whilst studies have shown that there are many effective essential oils for anxiety, here are some of the best essential oils for anxiety:

  • Lavender
  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Chamomile
  • Geranium
  • Lemon
  • Marjoram
  • Myrrh
  • Neroli
  • Sweet orange
  • Patchouli
  • Petitgrain
  • Rosewood
  • Thyme
  • Valerian
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang ylang

Many people opt to use lavender oil for anxiety as this is considered one of the best essential oils for anxiety. Multiple studies have indicated the effectiveness of using lavender oil for anxiety as it has been shown to help lower your heart rate, temperature and blood pressure.

Because many people use their saunas at the end of the day to help them relax and destress, adding essential oils for anxiety is a great way to enhance these benefits. This is why we offer essential oils in our range of accessories, including lavender oil for anxiety. When preparing for your sauna session, we recommend adding a few drops of your chosen essential oil to an oil burner or dabbing some on your towel.

Find Out More About Our Saunas And Aromatherapy For Anxiety

Get in touch today to speak with us about using aromatherapy for sleep in our saunas. Or, if you already have one of our saunas, you can also purchase essential oils for sleep online now.  If you’re in Melbourne or Brisbane you can visit our showroom to see our beautiful saunas first-hand to try a sauna before you buy one. Call 1800 665 704 to book your visit day and time to visit one of our showrooms.

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