Can Essential Oils Help With Anxiety

Can Essential Oils Help With Anxiety

There is evidence that our sense of smell  is linked with the areas of our brain that control our emotions. And interestingly, if you are feeling anxious, certain fragrances  can increase or reduce your feelings of anxiety. Therefore, the answer is positive to “can essential oils help with anxiety.”

For years I have used various oils to ease anxiety. A favourite is Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea). Others include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), and orange (Citrus sinensis). Also bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), and geranium (Pelargonium spp.). These have review been reviewed scientifically.

However, there remain questions on the use of  these oils in combating anxiety. These include appropriate dosage and frequency. Some  oils applied directly to the skin can cause irritation.

Generally, we can say scientific research is yet to confirm definitively that they ease anxiety. However, in my experience, taking a break to experience your favourite relaxing essential oil may help mellow you out. Therefore, can these oils help with anxiety? Probably, yes.

We stock various oils linked to the easing of anxiety. Try a few, then settle on one that suits you and has results.


Dr. Mike Thair

Master Formulator

Indochine Natural Sdn Bhd



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