No, not CBD oils…check out this post for a brief take on that. I want to also address essential oils for anxiety. Earlier this year I was part of a 7-day study by Doterra to look at how oils and oil blends affect stress and anxious feelings throughout the day. I realized that they had a blend (Adaptiv) created specifically for this purpose but never invested or really thought too much about trying it out. I didn’t consider myself an “essential oils girl” and still don’t, but I learned a lot in a short amount of time that I want to share. Most of you likely know this, but bear with me.
- There are so many ways to use (good and pure) essential oils! I really thought a diffuser was the only way but have now tried rubbing a dab on my wrists, soles of the feet, back of the neck, and temples. The reason I mentioned purity is that some people with also mix oils into food or drinks, or just ingest a drop. Either way, you don’t need a diffuser.
- It’s best to try different oils and not just premade blends. I’ve always been a fan of good old generic lavender on my pillow, but now I’m really living on the edge (kidding). Orange, Adaptiv blend, Balance blend, eucalyptus, and peppermint are my favorites, with Adaptiv being the best option (for me) when I’m already anxious.
- Ever wondered what it is about oils that creates these moods? It’s the science behind their aromas, which have been clinically shown to elicit certain feelings based on the chemical components.
If this piqued your interest at all, definitely check out some of the oils I mentioned. And, of course, share any of your favorites in the comments.