Over the past few years, we have heard and spoken more about mental health issues, especially anxiety, stress, and depression. Mental health was once a taboo subject and only recently have we begun to take it seriously and realize that it is far more common than we thought. A survey carried out for NHS Digital discovered that, in the UK, 1 in 6 workers experiences depression, anxiety, or stress-related issues, and throughout the pandemic, the number of people struggling with high levels of anxiety has only increased. With these feelings becoming increasingly common, we would like to share our 5 top natural remedies for anxiety that help calm the mind and balance the mood.
These tips include some of our favorite natural ingredients for the moments we feel anxious, worried, or stressed, and some general advice that could help prevent and manage these feelings.
Aconite is a homeopathic remedy recommended during moments of severe anxiety, fear, or panic because of its balancing and calming properties. It is one of the key ingredients of our SOS Pearl Drops, a potent modern-day rescue remedy that works both as a prevention and a solution. Aconite combined with Passiflora, Poppy, and Pearl makes this product ideal for when we feel anxious, stressed, or burnt out. Thanks to its size, it is easy to carry and use in moments of need ie before an interview, while trading, during times of change, when on a long flight, or during a panic attack.
This soothing and calming iconic oil is known for its healing abilities and to help let go of all the burdensome negative feelings. As one of our top 5 natural remedies for anxiety, it helps calm and balance the energy in our heart and even one-off use can help calm strong emotions and relieve anxiety. Our Calm Butterfly’s Soothing Balm enhances all the calming properties of Lavender and helps the body and mind relax. It also eases tension and headaches and the feeling of a tight chest caused by stress and anxiety. Massage this all-purpose panacea balm on your chest and temples and forehead to help relax, relieve tension, headaches and to calm the body and mind. If anxiety causes difficulty to sleep, apply this effective balm 15 minutes before going to bed.
3. Healthy lifestyle
The most simple natural remedy for anxiety is a healthy and balanced lifestyle. This is the basis for mental and physical well-being. During moments of vulnerability and anxiety, in particular, we should take extra care with our lifestyle habits such as eating and drinking water, physical activity, and sleep. Cutting down caffeine, sugar, and alcohol, getting regular sleep, and having a balanced diet can really alleviate anxiety and stress. If you would like to review your lifestyle habits, understand the current balance of your body, and get personalized bespoke recommendations, check our Holistic Discovery Consultation service.
4. Slow down and relax!
Society nowadays makes us live in very hectic rhythms and, at times, can push us over our limits. Taking some time to relax and slow down is crucial for our mental health. Taking a warm bath, going for a walk outdoors, or getting a massage are some examples of activities that can help relax the mind and body. Create some ‘me time, create some space for yourself. Our Magnesium & Amethyst Deep Relax Bath Soak combines mineral-rich salts with reparative and relaxing oils and gems that help ease nerves, relieve muscles, and promote deep relaxation and sleep. It is ideal for switching off completely from the outside world and reconnecting to your inner self.
This breathing exercise originates from yoga and aims to help you connect the body and mind through the control of the breath. Over the years, several studies have shown the benefits of pranayama for stress and anxiety management, thanks to oxygen uptake experienced during the practice. To start practicing pranayama you can join a yoga class or simply follow along with online videos like this one by Yoga With Adriene, which we strongly recommend if this is something new to you.
For some extra support when feeling anxious or stressed, check our Stress Relief range, a mix of powerful remedial ingredients like healing plants, precious gemstones, and homeopathic filaments that help calm strong emotions, balance the mood, and be supportive during challenging times of stress, anxiety, and fatigue.