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The best therapeutic oils for anxiety attacks


Note: This information is not a replacement for a trip to your doctor. Though essential oils are powerful for anxiety and stress, consult your medical practitioner before adding them into your own practice.

Stress and its friend anxiety are inevitable today.

As we rush from one event to the next—that meeting, the kid’s birthday party, the gym, trying to get our dream job—it seems as if we are stuck in a perpetual cycle of stress and anxiety.

Our phones are always on; our computers sit in idle, never off; our brains never stop flitting from one thing to the next—stress and anxiety never rest.

It is a little terrifying how busyness and productivity are now badges of honor, and the number of cups of coffee we drink is a token to our name.

What is more important, now more than ever, is that we have strategies to ease anxiety, escape the continuous shuffle, and rest our minds.

Though there are many ways to ease anxiety and stress, a natural solution for anxiety is essential oils. The aromatherapeutic effects of essential oils can calm the mind and bring ease. Essential oils used for “aromatherapy is a natural and noninvasive gift” where “the whole body is rejuvenated by the use of aroma.”

But how can essential oils rejuvenate the body?

Essential oils and aromatherapy have been used for thousands of years. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that it became scientifically verified that essential oils support healthy cellular regulation, balance biochemistry, and promote physical and emotional detoxification. Since those results, essential oils have been a more mainstream approach to holistic health.

Our nose is the quickest route to our brains, and aromas have been scientifically shown to elicit emotions and certain memories. This is the reason that the wafting smell of banana bread in the oven reminds you of your grandmother’s house or the smell of fresh sage brings back ease filled memories associated with being at home with your family.

Each oil has a specific chemical constituent that can cause a certain emotional response. By analyzing each of the essential oil constituents, we can use each oil or pair them together to create a positive emotional response in our bodies.This is why essential oils can calm and rejuvenate our bodies.

Over the years, it has been shown that floral scents have a calming emotional response while trees, herbs, and grasses produce a sense of grounding.

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What are the Best Essential Oils for Anxiety?

The chemical constituents of the following essential oils are the best for fighting anxiety:

Lavender - Calming and soothing properties

  • Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feelings and promotes peaceful sleep*

  • Helps ease feelings of tension.*

Main Constituents: Linalool, Linalyl acetate, Ocimene derived from the flower of the plant*

Cedarwood - Soothing and relaxing properties

  • Naturally repels insects*

  • Promotes relaxation*

  • Helps to keep skin looking healthy*

Main Constituents: α-cedrene, cedrol, thujopsene*

Vetiver - Calming and exotic properties

  • Calming, grounding effect on emotions*

  • Immune-supporting properties*

Main Constituents: Isovalencenol, Khusimol

Frankincense - Peace and overall wellness

  • Ingest to support healthy cellular function*

  • Aroma promotes feelings of relaxation

  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically

  • Supports healthy immune, nervous, and digestive function when taken internally*

Main Constituents: α-pinene, limonene, α-thujene

The Best Oil doTERRA Blends for Fighting Anxiety:

Balance - Tranquility and Harmony

  • Promotes a whole-body sense of relaxation

  • May help ease anxious feelings

  • Evokes feelings of tranquility and balance

Ingredients: Spruce Leaf, Ho Wood Leaf, Frankincense Resin, Blue Tansy Flower, Blue Chamomile Flower, and Osmanthus Flower essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Serenity- Calming and restful

  • Promotes relaxation and a restful sleeping environment*

  • Lessens feelings of tension and calms emotions*

  • Calms the mind and soothes the senses*

  • When accompanied with doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels, provides a natural solution for a restful night’s sleep*

Ingredients: Lavender Flower, Cedarwood, Ho Wood Leaf, Ylang Ylang Flower, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Vetiver Root, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Hawaiian Sandalwood

Forgive- Contentment, relief, patience

  • Promotes feelings of contentment, relief, and patience

  • Counteracts negative emotions of anger and guilt

Ingredients: Spruce Leaf, Bergamot Peel, Juniper Berry Fruit, Myrrh Resin, Arborvitae Wood, Nootka Tree Wood, Thyme Leaf, Citronella Herb

Peace- Contentment, composure, and reassurance

  • Promotes feelings of peace, reassurance, and contentment

  • Counteracts anxious and fearful emotions

Ingredients: Vetiver Root, Lavender Flower, Ylang Ylang Flower, Frankincense Resin, Clary Sage Flower, Marjoram Leaf, Labdanum Leaf/Stalk, Spearmint Herb

How to get Started?

As essential oils have become more mainstream over the past years, we have to be more careful when buying them. The essential oil industry doesn’t have a regulating body to monitor what goes into each oil. So, more often than not you get oils that contain synthetics and fillers. That is why you can find oils at the store for as cheap as $6.99. Typically, a lower price comes with many concerns.

doTERRA essential oils have been third party tested, and when you receive your oils, you can look up the testing results specific to your batch online. No other essential oil manufacturer can say this. Though many manufacturers tout third party tests, the tests can very rarely be found. Add ease into your life. Get the best essential oils for your stress and anxiety. Don’t settle for anything less.

Get started with the whole Anxiety Ease kit

*Stats provided by doTERRA

5 Essential Oils You Wont Want to Travel Without! And How To Use Them

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Whether you have upcoming travel plans this spring, or if you are a frequent flyer - These 5 (okay 6) Oils will help you to have the best travel experience possible.

Here's how!

Top 5 Essential Oils for Travel:

1. On Guard

  • Apply to feet and in water to boost immunity before, during & after travel.

  • Clean & disinfect hands, hotel phones & remotes ...you name it!

2. PB Assist - Probiotic & Digest Zen

  • Take PB Assist daily to support a strong & healthy gut, immunity & emotions. These have been a trip saver for me in Mexico!

  • Digest Zen is great for relief of any gastrointestinal symptoms and is 100% natural.

3. Lavender

  • Use lavender to calm and ease anxious travelers.

  • Drop on your pillow to help you sleep due to Jet lag or a new bed.

  • Sooth anything that itches or stings - bug bites, sunburn, breakout, you name it!

4. Lemon

  • Spray or diffuse in hotel to clear energy and freshen space.

  • Use in water to make sure you are hydrated - air travel is very dehydrating!

  • Spot cleaner - grease, chocolate, blood etc. - drop on and let it sit. Wash in sink. Voila!

  • Use as fruit & veggie cleaner at home or on the go!

5. Deep Blue

  • Improve circulation in legs & feet from travel

  • Sooth sore feet from long walks

  • Topical pain & inflammation

  • Head tension

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Travel Tips:

- Apply oils to your feet, water etc. or apply topically before you board a plane. While oils are safe for most people, it's never a friendly traveler move to assume others like the same oils you do.

- Worried about security? Don't! Oils are natural medicine and if you let security know they are not cosmetic but used for medicinal purposes, they will usually let you pass. Do make sure to have a reusable plastic bag.

- Bring a diffuser - they are easy to pack and diffusing the oils above helps support immune response, mood and space cleansing.

- If a diffuser is not an option - pack a 1-3oz-glass spray bottle and blend & spray as needed to diffuse & cleanse - I like a mix of Lemon & Lavender.

- Get an oil case! I love mine.

- Remember that all oils ARE NOT created equal. Here are some very helpful links to educate yourself on the Global Impact, Sourcing & Quality of doTERRA.

  1. Source to You - This is the quality standards & testing site - Check your oils!

  2. Co-Impact Sourcing - How we source & impact the world!!https://www.doterra.com/US/en/difference-co-impact-sourcing

  3. Quality - CTPG https://www.doterra.com/US/en/cptg-testing-process

  4. Global Sourcing - Who we partner with https://www.doterra.com/US/en/difference-global-botanical-network

I hope you find these tips helpful! And remember you can use them when packing for a trip cross country or for your day!


3 Gifts to Cultivate Self-Love


Hi there,

I have never been a huge fan of Valentine's Day. When I was single I felt left out and unlovable. Since Kris and I have been together, the holiday has been a great opportunity for me to set unrealistic expectations of him and again - find myself unlovable.

A few years ago I decided to recreate my relationship with the day and let it be a yearly reminder to practice and cultivate self-love daily.

On this Valentines Day and every other day of the year I wish you the deep feelings of self-love, appreciation & value that you truly deserve.

Here are 3 gifts from me to you:

Self-Love Meditation

My intention was to record a meditation for you personally but Laryngitis has gotten the better of my voice this week. So, I am sharing a meditation focused on affirming loving on yourself. I think this one is pretty fun:)

Here is the link

Self-Love Essential Oil Blend

There is a great essential oil book out there focused on blends for emotional well being called 'I Am Fabulous'. Here is a recipe from that book called I Love Myself..



12 Grapefruit - To help you prioritize personal needs around health & personal growth

8 Eucalyptus - To encourage you to schedule personal care daily. This oil creates desire to get emotionally, physically & spiritually healthy.

5 Coriander - Helps you to discover your specific needs for self-care

3 Ginger - Strengthen your spirit and see how important you are - Gotta take care of yourself first.

2 Cinnamon - Step into power and see your brilliant beauty & value in the world.

1 Lemon - Purifying - Dispel negative internal talk.

1 Lavender - Clearly communicate your needs.

1 Spearmint - Inspires you to stand strong & feel your worth.

*Add to a 5-10ml roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply over heart 3x a day


Love All Of Yourself

Do more than just accept yourself, tolerate yourself, put up with yourself, endure who you are. Love yourself.

There came a time in my life when I simply could no longer put up with putting up with myself. I had talked about self-love. I had said out loud that I loved myself. The words were good, but they didn't ring true. I had to actually begin experiencing and practicing love for myself. It became the next step on my path.

To live in a magical way, one in which you connect with the universe, loving yourself isn't optional. It comes first. To hear the quiet voice of your heart so you know when you're being lead, to hear your thoughts so you can see what you really believe, to trust and open your heart, you must first experience love for yourself.

Have you abandoned yourself? Let yourself see if thats true, feel if it's true. Then learn to experience love for yourself.

Learn to love the way you handle things. Love your unique way of learning, growing and seeing things. Love where you've been. Love what you've done. Love where you are and what you're doing now.

Love how you look, smell and feel. Love the color of your eyes, the color of your hair, and the radiance in your heart. Love how you laugh. Love how you cry. Love your mistakes and love all of the good you've done. Love it all. Love all of you.

- Step into love for yourself, and the universe will reflect that love back to you. -

How will you love on yourself this Valentine's Day? I'd love to hear what you are up to!

Have a wonderful week!

- Chelle

Top 5 Reasons to Come on Retreat with Chelle Swierz Yoga and Friends!

Here we go….


Thanks to Mario and his super hot team of dedicated surf instructors we were all ripping like pros within minutes of hitting the waves. This could be you too!

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Next year the name of these retreats may be switched to Yoga & Surf Retreat for Foodies! Thanks to amazing local Chefs and locally sourced ingredients we ate like kings all week! You can too!

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Creating community is the number 1 reason I started these retreats. I love watching people connect on retreat and continue to build friendships once they return home. And I have personally forged relationships on retreat and in Baja that I know will be life long. Come join the family!

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Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, practicing in a small group for 2-3 hours daily with 2 experienced teachers will support you to take your practice further than you ever imagined possible! Get ready for a break through!

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You work hard and to continue to do so you have to have some R&R! When you take time out to care for and really enjoy yourself you can show back up to your life refreshed and ready to be at your best for you and everyone around you. Drop the excuses about time and money and choose to take the break you deserve!

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