Essential Oils for the Nervous System

1 Nervous System


Most essential oils have both a stimulating and sedative effects on the Nervous System. Some essential oils have a balancing or regulating effect on the system. Stimulating essential oils are useful for depression and/or nervous fatigue. Sedative essential oils are useful for anxiety, hysteria, insomnia, and/or nervousness.


Treatment is by bath and/or massage.


Problem: Sedative
Essential Oils to Use: Chamomile, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Petitgrain, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Vetivert

Problem: Stimulating
Essential Oils to Use: Anise, Basil, Cajeput, Camphor, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme

Problem: Balancing
Essential Oils to Use: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Sandalwood

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

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