Essential oils for fear can help calm you when fear starts to get in your way.* No doubt, fear can save your life. It is what triggers the flight-or-fight response. Fear lets us swing effectively into action and can get us out of trouble. Fear can lend extra strength, sharpened senses, and quicker reaction time. Essentially, when someone is in fear, their adrenal glands release adrenaline. This in turn stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, causing an increase in heart rate and perspiration, mouth dryness, and a stoppage of the digestive system. Essential oils can help support the symptoms of fear, as well as dig into the root cause and the overreaction of the adrenal glands. Certain essential oils are better for different sorts of fears as well—you can find those out below.
There are different levels of fear, some terrifying and paralyzing and others a nagging fear that sits in the back of the mind. There are plenty of things that people can find to be frightened about: burglars, rapists, financial troubles, relationship troubles, and more. There is so much fear that we have a huge vocabulary to deal with it—panic attacks, panic disorder, and all of the phobias that one could possibly imagine. When you are threatened, you feel a normal fear. Abnormal fear is out of proportion to the event, and it’s something that essential oils can help with—check out the essential oils for different sorts of fear below.
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*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.