We’re just starting on our journey of using essential oils and specifically using essential oils to support Sweet B’s needs. While we have discussed calming strategies for meltdowns in the past, today I wanted to talk about how we’re using essentials oils for anxiety and meltdowns. These are the oils that are good with invoking feelings of calm and restoring inner peace. For Sweet B, in particular, regaining this balance is important because she will often get to the point where she can’t regulate internally. So having something, anything that helps in creating a calming environment is always nice to have on hand.
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Best Essential Oils for Nervous Feelings
- Roman chamomile
- Ylang ylang
How to use: apply topically or infuse through a diffuser.
For Sweet B, sometimes rubbing a bit of Lavender oil (diluted with a carrier oil) helps. Other times, it’s better to use through a diffuser. It really depends on her mood and what she’s going to tolerate. The stage of her meltdown will also determine what we use for her.
Best Essential Oils for Calming
- Peace & Calming
- Ylang Ylang
- Stress Away (blend)
- Citrus Fresh
How to use: Diffuse through an infuser, inhale directly. Or apply topically (diluted with a carrier oil)
Lavender, for our family, has been one of the best essential oils for nervous feelings, anxiety, and meltdowns. For Sweet B it has made a world of difference and is really helping with her mood at home. Something that I’m going to try with her in the future is making a bracelet or necklace that can hold a small sachet scented with lavender.
Hopefully this will help provide the same soothing and calming environment at school as well.
As we continue to try essential oils with her and with our family, I will continue to bring you our findings. So far, essential oils have helped our family tremendously and I hope that you will give them a try as well!
Do you use essential oils?
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Additional Ways to Create a Calming Environment:
Have a controlled lighting situation. Instead of overhead lighting, you could use indoor light strings to control things like the amount of light, and the color.
And speaking of color, you might want to consider the wall colors and accent colors in the room. For example, did you know that blue is one of the better colors for calming and destressing?