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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I tend to err on the side of natural therapies, rather than conventional. I spent many years on and off medication, (for various issues) but so far I have had the most success with things like exercise, mindfulness, and most recently, hypnotherapy. Something I hadn’t tried, however, was essential oils – that is, until they were brought to my attention by the lovely Kathy Alldredge. Prior to this, I had only used cheap essential oils bought from the dollar store, just for use around the house. Let me tell you guys, quality essential oils are an absolute GAME-CHANGER. And not only that, but I had no idea that they could actually be used to support your health and well-being, instead of just using them to occasionally throw into an oil-burner to cover the smell of the loads of laundry I haven’t yet done. (Tell me I’m not the only one…)
To understand the cool thing about essential oils and their usefulness for anxiety, you need to know a little bit of the science behind it. Now, I know sweet ZERO about science, so I’m not going to give you an extremely detailed explanation, but basically essential oils are made up of extremely small molecules – as opposed to fatty oils that have larger molecules, and this means that they can actually penetrate cells. In fact, essential oils have more than 40 million trillion molecules in ONE DROP. I know that sounds like a completely bullshit number that I just made up, but it’s true! (Science, huh!) Aromatic molecules have direct access to the limbic system of the brain – the area that houses the hypothalamus, the amygdala, and the hippocampus. Do any of those sound familiar to you? If you’ve ever done any research about anxiety disorder, you’ve probably heard references to the amygdala being thrown around. That’s because the amygdala is responsible for fear, phobias, and anxiety issues.
So, to simplify all this, for those of us who may or may not have failed science class (hands up here) essential oils are very clever little oils that can get right up in the grill of our brains, shooting a direct hit at the area which controls our emotions. And even better than that, they do not carry any side effects like some other anxiety therapies. And, they also smell good. Even if you don’t want to acknowledge the science side of things, you cannot deny that scents have the power to change our moods instantly. If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to step in fresh dog poo, you’ll know this for a fact. Or if you’ve ever smelt a bouquet of blooming roses, or the smell after rain, or a newborns head – suddenly you just feel GOOD. Certain scents make some people feel nostalgic and happy, other people may smell the same scent but feel sad. We all have our own unique reactions to scents, but there are some scents/EO’s in particular that are really helpful for our emotions, specifically for anxiety.
I’ve compiled a list of the top essential oils for anxiety (not including blends). Many of them are great for general well-being too, as well as having a shit-ton of other benefits! Hooray for essential oils!
I highly recommend getting your hot little hands on some essential oils, because the benefits far outweigh the risks. Primarily because there are no risks! In this day and age, where we put far more chemicals into things than is necessary, it’s nice to be able to have something to support your mental and emotional health that is not harmful to the body. The most important part of choosing an EO (besides the smell test) is choosing a quality essential oil – which means those that are pure – not the bullshit ones they sell at $2 shops that always end up smelling like toilet perfume. In fact, if an essential oil has the word ‘fragrance’ or ‘perfume’ in it, run away. Run!
There are quite a few companies that sell good quality essential oils, but one you should consider is doTERRA. The reasons being: they are pure essential oils – you don’t need to worry about checking the label. You won’t find any fillers or synthetic crap in these bottles. doTERRA oils are ethically sourced from all over the world, and the oils undergo stringent third-party testing, so you know that what you’re using is a quality product. Not only that, but doTERRA are committed to helping communities in need, and do so via their Co-Impact Sourcing® and Healing Hands Foundation™. You can read more about all of this over on their website, but for those of you saying ‘Just hook me up with the oils already!’ – read on!
There are three doTERRA kits in particular which I feel are the most helpful for those with anxiety issues.
The first is the Family Essentials Kit™ $125 | $166.67 retail
The Family Essentials Kit™ includes 5 mL bottles of:
- Deep Blue®
- doTERRA Breathe®
- doTERRA On Guard®
As well as including some great EO’s for anxious feelings, this kit also includes DigestZen, a blend which is doTERRA’s ‘tummy tamer’ blend. Oftentimes when our gut is out of balance, so are our emotions, and I personally know how much improving my gut health improved my overall anxiety.
Next is the doTERRA Touch kit™ $169 | $225.33 retail
The doTERRA Touch kit™ is a great one for beginners and those with anxiety because you can use these little babies on the go, as they are in roll-on bottles and are already diluted with Fractionated coconut oil, which means they are safe to use on sensitive skin. (Handy for little ones, too!) The Touch kit™ contains
- doTERRA Breathe®
- Deep Blue®
- doTERRA On Guard®
The final kit I picked is the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System™ $159 | $212 retail
This kit is specifically designed for people who frequently deal with negative emotions – oh hey, anxiety sufferer, does that ring any bells? This kit has a beautiful little diagram on the box that shows how the oils can be used for specific emotions.
This kit includes:
As you can see just from the names – this kit contains a lot of emotions you might be reaching for if you suffer from anxiety!
(Of course, you can also buy doTERRA oils individually if a kit doesn’t tickle your fancy, or if you just want to mix and match – it’s totally up to you!)
Kathy has gathered all of this information and more into an amazing video. I really encourage you to watch, especially if you suffer from anxiety issues and are looking for a natural way to support your emotional wellbeing – this information will blow your mind.
HOW DO I GET THESE OILS?
Kathy and I have teamed up so that you can get your hands on some doTERRA oils for a great price. Kathy is a wellness advocate (and busy mama of four children!) who has had her own journey with the oils and was stoked about how much they helped her and her family, so now she shares with people who are looking for help for their own issues (Like me!) The best way to purchase doTERRA oils is by going with a wholesale membership. If you’re familiar with a Costco membership, it’s kinda the same thing. The wholesale membership means that you get 25-55% off retail prices, as well as an option to join the loyalty program where you can earn points, and other freebies.
You also have the option to sell the oils yourself, so if you’re looking for a way to supplement your income – this could be it. Like I said though, this is an option. If you have zero interest in selling and just want to purchase for yourself, that’s all gravy, my friend!
To recap, wholesale membership gets you
- 25-55% off retail prices
- No minimum monthly order (you can order once and never again, should you so choose!)
- Eligibility to receive doTERRA’s free Product of the Month
- Option to join the Loyalty program
- The lowest cost and the smartest way to buy
We are so excited for you to try these oils for yourself to see what we’re talking about – so Kathy is offering an opportunity to receive a mini sample kit of oils + materials for $10 USD, AND opportunity to have a virtual training from Kathy herself! This way you can learn about the oils in more depth, and receive oil samples to touch and feel. She is also offering the opportunity to join a FREE Educational Email Series with Kathy of @katofdrippingoils, so that you can get valuable information about the oils delivered to your inbox!
GIVE ME THE OILS!
To purchase your oils, click the purchase button below!
You will then need to select your language and country from the drop down menus (if you are in Australia you have the option to order from an Australian warehouse) and then click on the option for ‘Wholesale Prices’. Put all your details in and then select the kit you would like! (Or the individual oils, if that’s what you’re going for.)
Do I have to purchase a wholesale membership?
Not at all. You can purchase retail, and if you’re only buying one or two bottles this will probably be a good option for you, it just means you will miss out on the discount and the other perks that come with a wholesale membership.
Do I have to sell the oils? I don’t want to sell the oils!
That’s fine! You can do whatever you like with this membership. If you would like to sell them, that option is available to you. If not, no worries. There is NO obligation to sell.
How many oils do I have to buy?
As many as you want. There is no minimum monthly order, you aren’t obligated into some kind of subscription program.
What if I want more advice about the oils?
Kat is lovely and would be more than happy to answer your questions. Get in touch with her here using the contact button. There is a whole WORLD of essential oils and I’ve barely touched the surface with this post!
How much does it cost to get a wholesale membership?
$35 the first year – however this fee is waived if you are purchasing an enrollment kit. It costs $25 each year to renew, so like I said – similar to a costco membership, except this is a membership that benefits your health and well-being.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below, alternatively you can email myself or Kathy herself!