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Aromatherapy for Anxiety Relief

Aromatherapy for Anxiety Relief

Aromatherapy for Social Anxiety Disorder

Aromatherapy for anxiety involves the use of essential oils taken from plant sources such as flowers, leaves, seeds, fruits, and roots. When these oils are inhaled or absorbed through the skin, there are resulting physiological effects.

How to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils must be diluted for use as they are in a concentrated form. You might choose to inhale the oils, use them on your skin, or distribute the scent in your home.
Here are a few different ways to use oils.
  • Inhaled. For portable use, put a few drops of the oil on a tissue to keep in your pocket or on an aromatherapy bracelet or necklace.
  • In your home. While at home, you can use an oil burner or diffuser. Putting a few drops of oil on a cotton ball and leaving it around your home could also be enough to experience the effects of aromatherapy.
  • Diluted. Essential oils could be used as part of your bath. Add about five drops of the oil of your choice to the running water to help you relax as you soak in the tub.
  • Massage. Finally, essential oils can be used as part of the massage, either on your own or by a professional. Be sure to dilute the oils first with a carrier oil (such as apricot kernel or sweet almond oil). Use about five drops of essential oil with about 10 ml of carrier oil for a concentration of 1.5% to 3.0%. If you are applying the oil to your face, the concentration of essential oils should be no more than 0.2%

If you live with social anxiety disorder (SAD), you may consider using essential oils to help calm yourself.