7 Essential Oils That Can Help if You Are Feeling Stressed and Anxious

Fragrant, soothing oils can be a great tool to calm your mind and take care of stress-induced headaches and insomnia. Veteran aromatherapy pioneer Dr Blossom Kochhar shares how you can use them in your daily life.

JASMINE Jasmine essential oil is popular floral aromatic oil, which provides a sudden whiff of freshness and peaceful thoughts. It helps in easing anxiety, depression and nervous chills. Jasmine is a strong aphrodisiac and is extremely helpful in building confidence and enhancing skin elasticity. How to use Massage: Jasmine essential oil can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into a carrier oil and blend it well. Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Jasmine essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three-quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with an incinerator. Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Jasmine essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to your bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil.

AVENDER Also known as “Universal Oil”, the Lavender essential oil has multiple qualities, which soothes nerves, eases pains and fights palpitation. It regulates high blood pressure and counteracts stress and relieves fatigue and depression which the new age brides tend to get easily. It helps heals burns, insect bites, helps falling hair, eczema and acne. How to use Massage: Lavender essential oil can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into a carrier oil and blend it well. Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Lavender essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to your bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil. Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Lavender essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three-quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with an incinerator.

• ORANGE Orange essential oil is produced mainly in Spain, Israel, United States and India. This helps in refreshing our mood and infusing happiness. This essential oil eases depression, insomnia and anxiety. It helps is curing digestive disorders and prevents travel sickness. The benefits includes Reinforcement of natural immunity, helpful in the treatment of fever and eases constipation. It also prevents wrinkles and dermatitis. How to use Massage: Orange essential can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into carrier oil and blend it well. Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Orange essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to your bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil. Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Orange essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with incinerator.

NEROLI Neroli Essential Oil is extracted from orange blossom petals. Neroli helps in relieving insomnia and anxiety and is a very gentle & subtle aphrodisiac. It calms palpitation and uplifts the mood. Neroli also acts a very good skin rejuvenator which is an excellent recommendation for brides to be. How to use Massage: Neroli essential oil can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into a carrier oil and blend it well. Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Neroli essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to your bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil. Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Neroli essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three-quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with an incinerator.

• SANDALWOOD Sandalwood essential oil is produced in India, Indonesia and China. It is famous for its use in ceremonial occasions. The sandalwood has amazing natural qualities, which helps in moisturizing and purifying the skin. Sandalwood also acts as a string antiseptic. It calms depression, nervous tension, redness and inflammation. Sandalwood essential oil can be used as a perfume or as deodorizer. How to use Massage: Sandalwood essential oil can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into carrier oil and blend it well. Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Sandalwood essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil. Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Sandalwood essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with incinerator.

• ROSE One of the most expensive essential oils, Rose is considered to be the ‘Queen of Flowers’. It is also known as a traditional symbol of Love.It is considered to be a very good astringent. It also helps in treating anxiety, mental fatigue and premenstrual tension. Rose essential oil helps in rejuvenating tired muscles. With its beautiful fragrance, one can use Rose essential oil as a perfume. It relieves prementrual tension, eases depression and mental fatigue, tones up the entire system, has aphrodisiac propoerties and cures eczema, thread veins and acne How to use Massage: Rose essential can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into carrier oil and hair oil blend it well. Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Rose essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil. Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Rose essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three quarters of water.

• YLANG YLANG Ylang ylang essential oil is known as ‘flower of flowers’ and is a very powerful aphrodisiac. It helps in pepping up older people as it eases high BP, nervous tensions and palpitation. Ylang ylang also helps in rejuvenating skin and hair. It acts as a Hair perfume adds shine to dull dry hair. How to use Massage: Ylang ylang essential can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into hair oil or carrier oil and blend it well. Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Ylang ylang essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil. Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Ylang ylang essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with incinerator.