Essential oils can be found in many things—cleaning products, diffusers, even perfumes. In the past few years, people have begun to find ways to use them to help calm symptoms of anxiety.
When you smell an essential oil, it can bring you back to your senses, help you to feel present in the moment and also connect a memory to a scent, like calmness—all of which can help reduce anxiety. Here are some of the most calming scents for you to try.
The jasmine oil is taken from the white flowers and has calming and romantic qualities. This is a scent that can be used in the morning, whilst you meditate, to start your day off positive and zen.
Lavender has been proven to be the most calming scent and is used in massage oils and diffusers to lower anxiety. Having lavender essential oil in your bedroom can help you with a good night sleep.
Ylang ylang is a star shaped flower found in India, Malaysia and the Philippines. It has a rich, fruity and flowery scent and can be used to boost your mood, reduce depression, and stimulate oil production for dry skin.
This scent is often used in aromatherapy treatments and has a clean, refreshing smell. It can be used to reduce stress and is found in creams to alleviate menstrual cramps.