Essential Oils & Anxiety

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I’ve almost always had anxiety, even as a child. Especially at night, sometimes it would get so bad to where I would lie in bed completely paralyzed in fear for no “real “reason. I’ve had to learn how to subside the anxiety along the way into adulthood.

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This past year I turned 22 and received a really awesome gift I had been wanting to try out for the longest time! {Thanks Mom! & Aunt Melody for the oils on the right!}

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I got an essential oil diffuser! The brand of the diffuser above is “Ellia”. Originally all of these items were bought at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Although I couldn’t find this diffuser on their website anymore, click here to find more information about it on Amazon.

So, what the heck is the point of using essential oils in a diffuser?

  • Less dangerous than using a lit candle
  • Relaxes the mind/body
  • Increases mood
  • Can improve cognition
  • Smells AMAZING!

Now, some of you may not believe in the whole essential oils thing and that’s completely fine! My question to you is: why knock it before you try it?!

My experience with them so far is that it has helped me fall asleep when I’m feeling anxious at night, instead of having to rely completely on a prescription.fullsizeoutput_705

The pack shown above includes Lavender, Peppermint, and Lemongrass. 

Different oils/blends are used for different things, such as:

  • Lavender – calming, soothing, relaxing, comforting
  • Peppermint – cooling, refreshing, invigorating, energizing
  • Lemongrass – uplifting, purifying, cleansing
  • Let Go – calming, soothing, relaxing, clarifying
  • Be Centered – relaxing, clarifying, centering, calming, spicy
  • Pay Attention – clarifying, uplifting, centering, harmonizing

My go-to for sleep and warding off anxiety is Lavender or the Let Go blend. While studying, for an extra boost I use peppermint or the Pay Attention blend. If my mood is low I’ll use Lemongrass. If I’m just hanging out in my room watching TV or doing yoga, I’ll use Be Centered.

How it works

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This is what the diffuser looks like taken apart. You simply fill the middle portion with water up to the water line on the inside. Then, place 5 – 7 drops and turn it on!

Color Changing

At night if you want a little light, you can also use the remote to keep it on one color or either have it continuously change!

This diffuser also includes a sound machine with 3 different sounds & a volume button.

After receiving this as a gift, I can honestly say I feel it has helped me ease my anxiety at night and improved my quality of sleep.

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