Hi Mystic Moments, I want to be in a position where I’m able to get on and do whatever I want in life, without the constant echoes in my head that question my every thought and action. I’ve heard some essential oils can help with Anxiety, could you please let me know which ones? All other suggestions are also welcome.
Catherine, 32 from Bournemouth
I feel your pain Catherine, living with anxiety must be extremely difficult; I'm also sure you've had your fair share of comments from people that don't understand the intricacies of this condition and say comments without thought like 'toughen up'. From my experience that literally only has an adverse effect. With all this said I admire your bravery to come forward and now we can discuss your problems with a positive approach.
Hopefully, with a little bit of support, you will find your happy place. Even if your anxiety levels drop slightly from day to day, at least there is progression. Just make sure you always focus on the positives Catherine and good things are far more likely to come your way.
Don't be afraid to go to your local Doctors either, if your anxiety levels are beginning to affect your day to day life, be open about that and express how you feel. The National Health Service is in place to help people, whether it be physical or mental issues. Cognitive behavioural therapy is also offered by GP's, and this teaches you to problem solve your anxiety. It tries to change the way you think and behave and teaches you coping skills for whatever the world has to throw at you.
Ways to self-help against Anxiety
They can undoubtedly help, which I'm sure you're already aware of. The three oils I'd recommend in particular would be Lavender, Bergamot and Frankincense.
Lavender - is known for it's calming and soothing effects, it's a fantastic oil to find inner peace and clarity. A lot of people turn to Lavender when they are battling against Insomnia.
Bergamot - is so uplifting! It reduces nervous tension and feelings of stress and anxiety. It can stimulate dopamine and serotonin, which create feelings of sedation and relaxation.
Frankincense - is excellent for treating depression and anxiety because it provides calming and tranquil energy as well as spiritual grounding, which is perfect to quiet the mind.
Now I would recommend you get yourself a Bluetooth Diffuser and then add these three oils. I'd personally go for a 1:1:1 ratio, but it's entirely up to you.
Cutting out (down) Caffeine.
Caffeine is responsible for spikes in your energy and can make you feel jittery and anxious. Going cold turkey is probably for the best but if you can't, try reducing by a few cups a day and see if you notice a decrease in your anxiety symptoms. You can also try switching to a drink with less caffeine and more health benefits, such as green tea. Chamomile tea is also known to be very useful in the treatment of anxiety. Not only does it reduce stress and anxiety, but it also helps treat insomnia. Just like Peppermint tea, Chamomile tea has significant benefits in relaxing the muscles and reducing irritability. Diffusing Chamomile into the air will also have similar effects. You must also be aware of other sources of caffeine that may be in your diet such as fizzy drinks, chocolate and tea.
Fresh air and exercise.
Natural sunlight is the best way to naturally increase your vitamin-D levels, which can decrease symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression. A short 15-minute break will not only take your mind off stress but also let you reap the benefits of outdoor activity. And the greener the better; if you live close to a local forest, go there and take in all the beautiful surroundings. Or if you're stuck in the city, look for parks or quiet tree-lined streets to take a peaceful stroll.
While you're outside, you might as well try to participate in some exercise. Exercise is guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself but will also flood your body with feel-good endorphins. Researchers believe this response can boost your mood, increase relaxation, and alleviate symptoms of anxiety disorders. It also kickstarts the body so if you do wake up feeling groggy and tired; a good morning run can undoubtedly have a positive impact and fill you with copious amounts of energy. Couple this with one of our diffuser necklaces or bracelets and a few drops of Revitalise; and you're on to a winner!
A nice relaxing bath.
A soothing hot bath is always calming, and raising your body heat may even help to regulate mood and anxiety. The magnesium sulfate found in Epsom Salts have been known to calm anxiety and lower blood pressure, so add a bit of that to the tub too! Or you could even try our very own Bath Salts here at Mystic Moments. They host a cocktail of salts which include Dead Sea, Epsom and Himalayan Salts.
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Catherine, I firmly believe if you incorporate some of these lifestyle changes into your life, your anxiety levels will reduce. But it's all about discipline and motivating yourself to commit every day. Rome wasn't built in a day, but day by day there was progression. Which will also hopefully occur inside of you, you just need to stick with it! If motivation is also an issue, we also have the perfect blend for that.
Our Motivation Essential Oil Blend contains Bergamot, Black Pepper, Frankincense, Lime and Orange. It smells terrific and packs a serious punch.
We also have one of our favourites readily available to and it is perfect for your current predicament.
Our Anxiety Essential Oil Blend contains Lavender, Rosewood, Bergamot and Ylang Ylang. Customer feedback is nothing short of amazing and I personally find the scent to be wonderful.
I hope your general outlook on your condition has now vastly improved. A bit of belief can go a long way, and I bet you'll be feeling a lot better in no time.
Peace out x
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