5 natural remedies for anxiety
More of us are struggling with high levels of anxiety since the pandemic, so try Ilapothecary’s top natural remedies to help calm the mind and balance the mood
Soothing and calming lavender oil is known for its healing abilities and role in helping us to let go of negative feelings. As one of our top five 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.
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 Ilapothecary SOS Pearl Drops, a potent rescue remedy that works both as a prevention and a solution for when we feel anxious, stressed or burnt out. Thanks to its size, it is easy to carry and use in moments of need, such as before an interview, when on a long flight or during a panic attack.
The most simple natural remedy for anxiety is a healthy and balanced lifestyle – this is the basis for mental and physical wellbeing. 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.
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.
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. Having a relaxing, warm bath, going for a walk outdoors, getting a massage or simply listening to a favourite podcast are some examples of activities that can help relax the mind and body, and create some space for yourself. Ilapothecary Magnesium And Amethyst Deep Relax Bath Soak combines mineral-rich salts with reparative and relaxing oils 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.