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How to Reduce Anxiety Naturally

March 9, 2018
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If you know me, you know I really hate taking any medication, even Ibuprofen. I try to be as natural and holistic as possible with what I put in and on my body, but sometimes I do give in to western medicine, even though I do not want to. I truly believe you need to listen to your body and if relieving anxiety homeopathically isn’t working for you, DO NOT feel guilty about taking prescribed medicine from your doctor.

 

Essential Oils

If you read my 5 Products and Things That Changed My Life post a few weeks ago then you have already heard about my love for essential oils. For Christmas, I got a diffuser with a variety pack of essential oils and I’ve been having fun experimenting with them. I really love using lavender and eucalyptus in my diffuser for when I am going to bed. I am one of those lucky people that has a hard time falling asleep. My brain could seriously go all night thinking, worrying, and planning. Essential oils really help me in the sense that they naturally come me down and make my body relax so my brain can start winding down.

If you don’t want to use a diffuser then you could get the roller ball versions of the essential oils. Rub them behind your ears, on your wrists, and on your temples to really feel it. T

 

 

CBD Oil

If you haven’t heard of the magic that is CBD oil then where have you been?! It’s seriously so amazing. It can help with other things too besides anxiety, like eczema, pimples, joint pain, period pain, and so much more. I started using it to help with my anxiety and joint pain in my hips and after using it for a few weeks I can really tell a difference! My anxiety hasn’t really been an issue and my hip pain hasn’t been as noticeable as it normally is. CBD oil really is magic!

So what is CBD oil? CBD is short for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in hemp plant. CBD is nonpsychoactive and cannot get you high.When buying CBD oil you want to get it from a company that is full spectrum, has clean COAs, is Co2 extracted, organic, non-GMO, and is only CBD oil. I recommend Hempworx because they meet all of my criteria. For $69 you can get a 500mg 30ml bottle or for $89 you can get a 750mg 30ml bottle. I know it sounds pricey but it will seriously last such a long time and they offer a 30-day money back guarantee. There are around 50 servings in a bottle but a serving is 20 drops and I only use 5-7 drops a day right now.

The CBD Oil I use and LOVE can be found HERE via Tricia Tayrien’s site. I use the 500 mg one in the flavor natural, but they also have peppermint.  Hempworx also has other products besides the CBD oil drops, including things for pets! I know this sounds sponsored, I promise it’s not, I was gifted this product but I honestly love it so much and will continue to use it! Thanks to Tricia for letting me try the magic that is CBD oil!

 

Cut Out Caffeine

This might be a hard one for some of you but I promise it’s really worth it. For some of us, myself included, caffeine can really affect anxiety levels. After I cut out caffeine, I noticed that I wasn’t as jittery as I normally was and my anxiety was a little better. Every once in a while, I still drink matcha lattes or have something with a little caffeine, but I prefer to stay away from it for the most part. I realized that for me a coffee or something with a lot of caffeine in it isn’t worth it to me in the long run because it makes me more anxious.

Here’s an article about the science behind caffeine and how to affects anxiety.

 

 

 

Whatever you use to manage anxiety, make sure it’s whats best for you, and don’t feel bad about it. If you feel like taking medication prescribed by a doctor is what you need, then do it! If you feel like CBD oil could work for you, then go for it girl! Anxiety is a tricky thing and can be so debilitating sometimes, just take care of yourself and do what’s best for you!

 

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Leave a comment down below telling me your favorite natural ways to reduce anxiety! Also, have you tried CBD oil? Let me know down below!

xoxo,

Mo

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