Essential oils for anxiety exist! There are a lot of ways to ease anxiety, stress, and depression using essential oils. And essential oil roller balls are a great way to bring your essential oils with you.
The benefit of using an essential oil roller ball is that the oils are already premixed, they’re portable, and you can use without having to wait – just roll it on. We’ve come up with an essential oil roller for anxiety and depression because, well, it’s needed.
Essential Oils for Anxiety
Let’s start off by saying that this is not a cure for depression or anxiety. Nor are we doctors or therapists. If you have depression, anxiety, or other diagnoses please be in the care of a doctor who can help you. There is no shame in therapy and doctors can help you.
That said, many people use essential oils for anxiety and stress. I first got an essential oil diffuser as a Christmas present because I thought it would be nice to have calming scents wafting through the house.
We’ve graduated to two diffusers in my house (we like this one) and use it nightly to help our kids with stress and anxiety. I diffuse lavender (our favorite), peppermint, and orange to give the room a calming effect.
Essential oils have been around for centuries and are extracted from flowers, roots, and plants. While it’s best to use natural essential oils, the essential oils market isn’t regulated (much like the word “natural” isn’t regulated.) Do your research to determine which brand of oils is best for you.
Using an Essential Oil Roller
Then, I was talking to a friend about the stress one of my children was having, she reached into her purse and handed me her lavender essential oil roller. I’d never seen one before and immediately fell in love with it.
She said to put it under your chin, or if you’re using on a child and they won’t let you use it on their throat, then roll some on their feet.
I keep it in my purse and pull it out when I’m stressed or when I think one of my kids is starting to have anxiety about something — homework, feeling left out, bedtime. I’ve been known to roll it on every member of my family during tense situations or just to calm everyone before bed.
We also use it right before bed — it has a very calming scent and helps remind us that it’s time to go to sleep!
How to Make an Essential Oil Roller for Anxiety and Depression
Using essential oils for anxiety is easy. Making an essential oil roller for anxiety and depression isn’t difficult and will only take a few minutes!
Your going to start with just a tiny bit of grapeseed oil, then add avocado oil into a measuring cup.
Separate the roller from the bottle and pour the essential oil mixture into the roller bottle.
Just fill the essential oil roller bottle up to the top, leave a tiny bit of room to put the roller part back on.
Replace the roller part of the bottle and make sure it’s tight. Add the top lid and now your essential oil roller bottle is ready to use!
Essential oil roller for anxiety and depression: Apply this essential oil mixture when you are feeling down, or to brighten your mood.
How to Use an Essential Oils Roller Bottle?
- Shake the bottle before each use.
- Roll the essential oil to the inside of your wrists, your temples, under your chin, or behind your ears.
- If using on a child and they don’t want it, try rolling it on the bottom of their feet.d
What Are The Best Essential Oils for Anxiety and Depression?
- 1 Tbsp Grapeseed oil
- 2 Tbsp Avocado oil
- 30 drops Frankincense essential oil
- 15 drops Lavender essential oil
- 1 10 ML Glass bottle with roller ball top and lid
- 1 Measuring cup with spout for pouring
- Instructions:Pour 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil into a measuring cup with a spout that can be used for pouring.
- Add 2 teaspoons of avocado oil to the measuring cup.
- Place 30 drops of frankincense essential oil into the measuring cup.
- Pour in 15 drops of lavender essential oil.
- Combine the mixture well, and then pour it into a 10 mL glass bottle.
- Place the roller ball top on the glass bottle.
And, if you like the essential oil roller, you might like our peppermint sugar scrub. The scent of peppermint is calming and you can use this in the shower or bath.