Sometimes when you’re dealing with stress and anxiety, you need something natural to help deal with the symptoms. Whether you’re tired of traditional medicine, need it to enhance your treatments, or want to avoid it altogether (with a doctor’s go-ahead), fighting stress and anxiety with DIY essential oil remedies can help.
Clary Sage Essential Oil Sugar Scrub
When it comes to DIY essential oil remedies for stress and anxiety, clary sage is near the top of many lists. It helps kill germs, while also aiding in the relief of stress and anxiety. To make your own DIY essential oil sugar scrub, you’ll need 6 tablespoons of organic fair trade sugar, 4 teaspoons of sweet almond oil, and fifteen drops of clary sage essential oil. Mix these in a glass jar and use to scrub your body up to twice daily. This can help with fighting stress and anxiety at the end of the day or any time.
Chamomile and Lavender Calming Face Rub
Lavender and chamomile are two DIY essential oil remedies for fighting stress and anxiety that are commonly used together. This is because their calming effects complement each other well. To make a DIY calming face rub, all you need is coconut oil or olive oil and 8 drops each of chamomile essential oil and lavender essential oil. If you use coconut oil, make sure it’s organic and unrefined. Stir the ingredients in a glass jar until well blended. Rub into the face up to twice daily for calming benefits. As a bonus, this is also great for anti aging and moisturizing.
Invigorating Citrus Body Spray
All of the citrus essential oils are great for anxiety, stress relief, and even depression. These oils are very uplifting and help to create a feeling of happiness. As a bonus, they also kill germs and smell great. To make your invigorating citrus body spray, simply fill a personal sized metal spray bottle almost to the fill line with water. Next, add 8 drops each of grapefruit essential oil, lemon essential oil, and wild orange essential oil. Shake and then spray on the body as you would any other body spray. This is a fun way to get your aromatherapy in. The body spray can be applied a few times per day.
Vetiver Ankle, Wrist, and Muscle Rub
Vetiver may well be one of the best DIY essential oil remedies for fighting stress and anxiety. Not only is it calming, but it also has anti inflammatory, stress relief, pain relief, anxiety, and sedative properties. It also can help create an uplifting mood. To create a muscle, ankle, and wrist rub with this essential oil, simply place 8 drops per ounce of organic unrefined coconut oil in a small jar. When you’re feeling down, you can rub a little on your ankles and wrists for aromatherapy. If you’re also experiencing muscle aches and other pains, you can also apply the rub to the affected area. This can be used up to twice daily as needed.
ARTICLE LAST UPDATED 5/10/2021
Whole Body Health, Healing, & Medicine Journal
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