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Essential oils for Nervousness, Anxiety and Panic

Essential oils for Nervousness, Anxiety and Panic

Let’s admit it folks there is probably not a day that goes by that each of us hasn’t had a feeling of nervousness, anxiety or panic.

This is normal everyday living.  For the most part, we can handle each and every little thing that is tossed at us in a day. 

When you have more stressful situations (you get a call from the school as your little Johnny falls off the swing set and maybe breaks his arm and you are at work and  . . . )

Or things happen beyond your control (a speeding vehicle nearly clips the side of your auto) you may have moments that are hard to deal with, sometimes physical but usually emotionally.

You just can’t get them out of your mind and they may physically affect you – that tight knot in your stomach, chest pains, crying or shaking.

Anxiety can show itself in many ways, maybe you feel dizzy, light headed, you may become very fatigued and yet cannot sleep (insomnia) and are restless.  A headache or back ache may all of sudden appear.  Your blood pressure may rise.

Other signs of anxiety caused stress – taking in deep breaths, sighing a lot, dry mouth, some folks may even feel nauseous, get diarrhea or have vomiting.

Any number of things may trigger this feeling of anxiety.  Relationships, feeling rejected or unwanted or being misunderstood.   These can make one worry, become uneasy and maybe even feeling of fear will creep in.

Hearing bad news, uncertainty of your future or the future of loved ones (someone recently diagnosed with cancer or heart disease), can trigger anxiety and in some cases even panic.

Then there is the weather and natural disasters. Any of these can make one anxious.  Thunderstorms and tornadoes, floods, earthquakes again, trigger anxiety but worse is the feeling of panic that accompanies these situations.

Anxiety, Panic and Nervousness all are related and the essential oils used can fall in to several different categories.  To address the various types of anxiety situations you may encounter, using the following suggestions given, hopefully, you can find the right combinations to help you and others to feel better when you need them.

Nerves - Nervousness

Nervousness is to me the mildest form of anxiety.  You feel uneasy, can’t really relax, and have a strange feeling something is just not right.  

Usually in the case of mild nervousness, you can use essential oils like Lavender or Roman Chamomile.  Any essential oil you like the smell of may be all the help you need.  It may take you into your “happy place” and melt all your troubles away. 

Especially helpful is to use these oils if you know in advance, you will be dealing with a situation that will make you uncomfortable or uneasy.  It could be such a time when you have to get in front of a crowd, or maybe confront someone you don’t feel easy talking around.

The following essential oils have a calming and relaxing properties to help you calm down inside:   Bergamot, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Melissa, Jasmine, Cypress, Nutmeg, Vetiver, Roman Chamomile and Neroli or combinations of a couple of these oils. 

If you don’t want to do any blending of the suggested recipes yourself, you can always use one of the synergy blends such as Calming Blend or Meditation blend or Neroli 10% in Jojoba.   

Neroli is considered the top essential oil when dealing with nervousness, anxiety and panic for any situation.   However, if you do not like the smell, then you will need to find others that will work just for you.  Many essential oils are useful to help you deal with your emotions in anxious situations.


Next is Anxiety, that anxious feeling that causes you to have more physical symptoms; pains, chest or head; stomach pains or cramping; the lump in your throat; sweating, dizziness.

You’ll want to reach for any of those essential oils already mentioned, plus add the following to the list of oils that my help:  Cedarwood, Coriander, Juniper berry, Sweet Marjoram, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood and Ylang Ylang.

Blends that may be helpful in addition to those above may be Take Five Blend and Relaxing blend.   Our most commonly suggested blend for any anxiety related emotional state is our Anxiety Stop blend.  


Panic is anxiousness (anxiety) at its worse.  Those affected may be so extremely upset there may be crying, screaming or they may be feeling the type of panic that can bring someone to a halt (they curl in a ball and try to hide.) 

If you can anticipate the cause of potential impending panic, maybe inhaling essential oils will help to prevent those overwhelming feelings that lead into the state of panic. 

An example here is a situation that may occur when there is impending severe weather such as tornadoes or thunderstorms approaching your area.   

In this case, get your essential oils diffusing or if only you are affected get your nasal inhaler ready and start using it. 

We encourage you to diffuse the oils for anyone (people or dogs) affected by such situations.

Everyday disturbances due to anxiety

Another kind of anxiety may manifest itself so you are unable to sleep, restlessness, feel irritable or on edge.  This may make it impossible for you to concentrate and feel exhausted much of the day.

Again, diffusing or inhaling essential oils may be the best choices for a natural solution to dealing with anxiety, panic or nervousness. 

Unfortunately the essential oils that work best for any nervous, anxiety or panic situation are the more costly floral notes. 

Below are a few recipes that you can blend.  If cost is a concern, seek out some of our Synergy Blends mentioned above.  Don't forget we offer them in 'Fresh for You" Inhalers for a more affordable product to see if they will work for you.

Anti-Anxiety blend

Neroli - 3 drops
V' nilla Blend - 2 drops
Geranium -2 drops
Rosewood - 2 drops
Ylang Ylang - 2 drops
Frankincense- 1 drop
Rose Otto - 1 drop

Mix in a small glass bottle, blend.   Next place several drops in a Personal inhaler to carry with you at all times.

This is a very powerful smelling blend so you only need to sniff a whiff occasionally.


On the Edge Anxiety blend

Neroli – 10 drops
Rose Otto – 3 drops

Roman Chamomile – 3 drops
Bergamot – 2 drops

Mix in a small glass bottle.   Use several drops in a Personal inhaler to carry with you at all times.


Giving Comfort Massage Blend

Mandarin – 10 drops
Geranium – 5 drops
Patchouli – 5 drops
MCT oil – 2 ounces

Blend all in together.   When well blended, use small amounts (drops) to give a massage of shoulders, neck or even just a hand massage to help those that need comforting.

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