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Keep reading to learn more about the essential oils you can use to relieve your symptoms of anxiety.
Valerian is an herb that has been used since ancient times. It’s used in ayurvedic medicine to calm the mind and encourage sleep.
Holy basil, also called tulsi, isn’t the basil you use when making lasagna. It contains eugenol, a compound that gives it a spicy, minty aroma.
According to 2014 research, holy basil is an adaptogenic herb that has shown promise in treating physical and mental stress.
How to use: Place a few drops of bergamot oil onto a cotton ball or handkerchief.
Inhale the aroma two to three times to help relieve anxiety.
How to use: The eugenol in holy basil has a powerful fragrance, so a little goes a long way.
Add a few drops to an aromatherapy diffuser and inhale as the oil is dispersed throughout the room.
One theory of how they work is that by stimulating the smell receptors in your nose, they can send messages to your nervous system.
Sweet basil essential oil comes from the same herb that you use to make marinara sauce.
In aromatherapy, it’s thought to help calm the mind and relieve stress.
According to a 2015 study, both animal and human trials have found that bergamot helps relieve anxiety and improve mood.
When used topically, bergamot may increase sun sensitivity.