...I didn't do much of anything which must have contributed to the MASSIVE panic attack that ensued. My husband was in the back room working out and I was just laying in our bed. I had been crying and I had the most uneasy feeling. I couldn't put it on to anything. I really didn't know what I was so worked up about. I felt awful. When he came in and asked me what was wrong I brought up the first 2 things that came to my head. He wasn't buying it. It was pretty clear that I was having a no-reason-panic-attack, the worst kind. He immediately asked what he could do, to which I responded "nothing." Do you ever have those moments where you honestly believe that nothing will help and you don't want to even TRY anything because part of you just wants to feel sorry for yourself? Yeah.... So finally he asked what oils could he put on me. I probably ignored him once or twice and then finally reluctantly said "balance" and "serenity." Those 2 really are my go to oils. The serenity has: Lavendar, sweet marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, sandalwood and vanilla oil in it. It is a calming blend great for anxiety and insomnia. And my husbands favorite :) the balance blend has Spruce, Rosewood, Frankincense and Blue tansy. It is a grounding blend... Very great for when you feel all over the place, because it brings you back to reality (hence, grounding.) So he put the oils on my feet, the back of my neck and behind my ears and just told me to lay there for a few minutes while he jumped in the shower. Well, sure enough within 3 minutes, YES 3 MINUTES, I felt fine. I don't mean kind of fine or just better, I felt absolutely calm. It was one of those situations that cannot be denied or attributed to anything else. It was incredible and to be honest I was very pleased that I could have the same results from natural, safe essential oil blends, as I could with a .5mg of xanax...
I was taking Paxil for panic attacks. I switched out to Geranium and Patchouli on my breastbone each day. - Christie.
Everything Essentials also recommends the following oils for panic attacks:
- Frankincense, Lavender, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang.
- Also read this blog post about anxiety and essential oils.