Aromatherapy for Body, Mind & Spirit

Essential Oils for Anger

Essential Oils for Anger

Essential oils for anger can aid in addressing three categories of anger: Calming down, coping, and releasing. Anger can be a very difficult emotion to deal with, as a lot of people keep their anger bottled up or let it build into grudges.

As a result, this isn’t just unhealthy mentally—it can also result in chronic health conditions, such as fatigue; apathy; concentration/focus issues; aches and pains; intestinal and digestive issues; rashes and skin issues; and more. It also causes high blood pressure.Essential Oils for Anger

Though it is a significant part of our psychology, it’s often socially unacceptable to express or release anger. What keeps anger from building up to dangerous levels is maintaining balance.

Different Types of Anger and Specific Oils to Help

Calming Down
Before we can deal with the root cause of the anger, we need to calm down so we can take a look at the heart of the matter. For calming down anger, we recommend Lavender, Petitgrain, Chamomile Roman, Vetiver, Bergamot, and Patchouli essential oils.*

Coping
Essential oils are a helpful tool to use when coping with anger, but we also recommend lifestyle changes such as meditation, yoga, exercise, focused breathing, punching a cushion instead of a face, etc. For coping with anger, we recommend Vetiver, Black PepperChamomile Roman, Ylang Ylang, Valerian, and Spikenard essential oils.*

Releasing Unexpressed Anger
We live in a culture where we’re constantly expected to bite our tongue and swallow our anger. But it’s important to be able to release that anger before it begins to affect you negatively. For releasing unexpressed anger, we recommend GingerPatchouli, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, and Clove essential oils.*

For more information on how essential oils can calm anger, visit here.

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

Source
Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Fragrant Mind, New World Library, 1996

 

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