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Essential Oils That KILL Stress

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There are several essential oils that are beneficial for stress. These essential oils will treat certain regions of the body negatively affected by stress and/or by treating specific symptoms of stress. While many of the essentials will have similar benefits, each one has few things that it is particularly best for. Try to find the essential oil that excels best at your primary symptom. You will gain the other benefits along the way. You could also try blending multiple oils together to get everything that you need. As these essential oils blend together or synergize, they become more powerful.

For more information about essential oil synergy, safety and how to use them effectively, please read Essential Oils 101.

 

Stimulating Essential Oils

Essential Oils For Stress (Stimulants)

 

Lavender

There aren’t many issues that Lavender essential oil can’t   solve. This should be your first oil you reach for when dealing with stress. If stress is causing you to have menstrual issues, a weak immune system, or skin issues associated with stress such as eczema, Lavender essential oil will help. This essential oil really excels best at treating anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, migraines, stress in general, nervous tension, PMS, indigestion, eczema, high blood pressure, muscular aches and pains, and nausea.

 

Bergamot

Bergamot essential oil is beneficial for stress because it is uplifting and refreshing. It treats common symptoms of stress such as a weak immune system. By strengthening the immune system, it helps to fight off colds, flu, fever, and infections. Bergamot is one of the best essential oils you can use for depression, anxiety, loss of appetite, nervous tension and stress in general.

 

Lemon

Lemon essential oil excels at strengthening a weak immune system. Specifically, it is effective against colds, flu, fever and infections. It’s also good for high blood pressure and indigestion.

 

Cypress

Cypress essential oil is beneficial muscular cramps, menopausal issues, nervous tension and stress related conditions. It is one of the best essential oils women can use to treat menstrual issues.

 

Coriander

Coriander essential oil is used for treating debility, migraines, and nervous exhaustion. Use this oil for muscular aches and pains, stiffness, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea and strengthening the immune system to fight off colds, flu and infections. This essential oil is great for stress specifically caused by emotional issues.

 

Ginger

Ginger essential oil is beneficial for stress because it is beneficial for digestive issues caused by stress. It treats diarrhea, indigestion, and loss of appetite. Ginger essential oil really excels at treating nausea. Ginger essential oil strengthens a weak immune system. By strengthening the immune system, it helps to fight off colds, flu, fever, and infections. It’s also good for debility, muscular aches & pains and nervous exhaustion.

 

Grapefruit

Grapefruit essential oil is a great immune system strengthener. It helps to fight off colds, flu, and chills. It’s also good for depression, headaches, nervous exhaustion, muscle fatigue, and performance stress.

 

Rosemary

Rosemary essential oil has many benefits. It’s best for treating, debility, headaches, mental fatigue, hypotension, nervous exhaustion. It’s also great for the immune system. If you suffer from a cold, flu, infections, palpitations, or indigestion, this essential oil definitely will help. Rosemary essential oil is one of the best essential oils available for fever and muscular pain.

 

Geranium

Geranium essential oil is beneficial for treating the effects of stress on the nervous system. It also treats common symptoms of stress such as depression, nervous tension, PMS, menopausal problems and burnt out adrenal glands. It’s a great all around essential oil for stress.

 

Neroli

Neroli essential oil excels at treating insomnia, depression and sexual frigidity. This is a great essential oil for emotional stress issues.   It is also very useful for treating, anxiety, PMT, nervous tension, shock, diarrhea, nausea, palpitations, and stress in general.

 

Palmarosa

Palmarosa essential oil is good for used for stress in general and nervous exhaustion.

 

Cardamom

Cardamom essential oil is good for mental fatigue and nervous strain. It is one of the best essential oils available for griping pains and indigestion.

 

Sedative Essential Oils

Essential Oils for Stress (Sedatives)

 

Lavender

There aren’t many issues that Lavender essential oil can’t   solve. This should be your first oil you reach for when dealing with stress. If stress is causing you to have menstrual issues, a weak immune system, or skin issues associated with stress such as eczema, Lavender essential oil will help. This essential oil really excels best at treating anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, migraines, stress in general, nervous tension, PMS, indigestion, eczema, high blood pressure, muscular aches and pains, and nausea.

 

German and Roman Chamomile

German and Roman Chamomile essential oils are must have essential oils when it comes to treating stress.   You can use them for migraines and menopausal problems. However, they really excel at reducing the negative effects of stress on the nervous system, treating headaches, insomnia, nervous tension, nausea, indigestion, eczema, muscular pain and PMS.

 

Nutmeg

Nutmeg essential oil is good for frigidity, impotence, and nervous fatigue, indigestion, nausea and muscular aches and pains. If stress has weakened your immune system, it’s great for fighting off bacterial infections.

 

Marjoram

Marjoram essential oil is good for treating headaches, insomnia, migraines, PMS and irregular menstruation. If stress has caused digestive issues, use this for constipation. It will also strengthen your immune system against cold viruses. Marjoram is one of the best essential oils you can use for treating indigestion, muscular stiffness, high blood pressure, nervous tension and stress in general.

 

Sandalwood

Sandalwood essential oil is one of the best essential oils you can use for treating depression. It is also effective at treating diarrhea, nausea, insomnia, nervous tension and stress in general. Be warned though, while sandalwood is effective, it can be somewhat expensive.

 

Clary Sage

Clary Sage essential oil is beneficial for stress by treating the effects of stress on the nervous system. It also treats common symptoms of stress such as depression, frigidity, impotence, and migraine. Clary sage essential is also beneficial for reducing high blood pressure and muscular aches and pains, which are common symptoms of stress. Clary sage is one of the best essential oils available for nervous exhaustion.

 

Petitgraine

Petitgraine essential oil is effective for treating insomnia, nervous exhaustion, and the effects of stress on the nervous system in general.

 

Geranium

Geranium essential oil is beneficial for treating the effects of stress on the nervous system. It also treats common symptoms of stress such as depression, nervous tension, PMS, menopausal problems and burnt out adrenal glands. It’s a great all around essential oil for stress.

 

Lemon

Lemon essential oil is excels at strengthening a weak immune system. Specifically, it is effective against colds, flu, fever and infections. It’s also good for high blood pressure and indigestion.

 

Neroli

Neroli essential oil excels at treating insomnia, depression and sexual frigidity. This is a great essential oil for emotional stress issues.   It is also very useful for treating, anxiety, PMT, nervous tension, shock, diarrhea, nausea, palpitations, and stress in general.

 

Rose

Rose essential oil is one of the most powerful oils you can use to treat stress. It is relatively expensive, but it is very effective. Rose essential oil is one of, if not the best essential oils for treating depression, skin issues, menopause and irregular menstruation. It is also very beneficial for treating the effects of stress on the nervous system, headaches, insomnia, nervous tension, impotence, frigidity, and palpitations.

 

Vetiver

Vetiver essential oil is a great essential oil for stress relief. It is deeply relaxing and it particularly excels at treating debility. Vetiver essential oil is also very effective for treating depression, insomnia, nervous tension and muscular aches and pains.

 

Sources:

Lawless, Julia. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. 1995.

Wormwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy. 1991. p.88

 

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