Anxiety brings about a disconnect within our mind and body. It's a reaction from the body as well as the sub conscious. Anxiety roots from mental and physical experiences.
It feels like butterflies in the stomach, a racing heart, rapid breathing, restlessness, insomnia. However, certain scents have the ability to slow down or prevent this response.
Essential oils have subtle effects on the body's chemical and energy systems. They can be used as a complementary therapy along with meditation or exercise.
The olfactory nerve sends signals to our brain that affect the amygdala, part of the brain that affect our emotions and mood. Some compounds in essential oil trigger the nerve to shut down signaling producing a calming effect in the brain and the body.