Essential Oils for Releasing Fears

Essential Oils for Releasing Fears Fear is a silent, lingering feeling that prevents us from moving forward. It’s a part of the fight or flight response, which is a natural human survival instinct.

But what happens when fear becomes more than a mere silent feeling, and turns into a nagging monster and there’s no fear to be found?

The possibility that something – anything – can simply go wrong can strike fear in even the most fearless of us. When a feeling of fear sets in, the adrenal glands release adrenaline, which creates a very distinct response in our bodies: a fast heart rate; sweating; digestive issues; even blurred vision; palpitations; and numbness.

Our physiological response protects us from the assumed fear but, occasionally, it betrays us. It’s normal to be fearful when seeing a scary movie (if you’re scared by that sort of thing), but when you’re feeling fearful every day, and feeling anxious for no reason at all, then it’s probably time to seek out a solution to put your mind at ease.

Fear is a powerful emotion, and can limit one’s potential if it is allowed to blow out of proportion. The fearful individual does not move forward, and feels stagnant and alone.

Even the very best actors and public speakers have stage fright — the best of us have fear, even though it may be out of proportion. Interestingly enough, it is now recommended by the Birmingham University’s Neuropsychiatry clinic that professional actors use aromatherapy to deal with stage fright (usually coupled with hypnosis).

Essential Oils for Releasing Fears

Essential oils are a calming, natural tool to lessen symptoms of fear.* They are so powerful, that even a few sniffs from the bottle can help an individual to relax almost immediately!*

We’ve put together a list of some of the very best essential oils to use when feeling fear, as well as blends that target specific objects of fear (are you afraid of failure? change?).* Use the oils individually, try out a blend, or pair the ones you like together.

Essential oils can be used in several ways: add a few drops to your bath water; use in a room diffuser; inhale from a tissue or directly from the bottle; or dilute a few drops of oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil (almond oil, jojoba oil, etc…) and rub into your skin.

Read further for our list of essential oils for releasing fears, as well as to request your free collection of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping scripts to use in conjunction with essential oils.

Essential Oils for Use in Cases of Fear:*

Sandalwood, Vetiver, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Lemon, Orange, Neroli, Basil, Clary Sage

Fear of Failure*

Fennel, Coriander, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Basil

Fear of Madness*

FennelCedarwoodYlang YlangFrankincense

Fear of Change*

Ylang YlangFrankincenseLavender

Fear of Love*

RoseNeroli, Benzoin

Fear of Gossip*

Cypress

Fear of Feelings*

FennelFrankincenseNeroliSandalwood

Fear of Sexuality*

RoseYlang Ylang, PatchouliVetiver

Fear of Loving*

NeroliYlang YlangBenzoinRose

Fear of Being Unloved*

Rose

Fear of Letting Go*

RoseFrankincenseCypress

If you are interested in reading more about essential oils and how they can ease stress, fear and anxiety, read more here.*

Suggestions taken from The Fragrant Mind: Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion by Valerie Ann Worwood

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.




















Suggestions taken from The Fragrant Mind: Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion by Valerie Ann Worwood