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Cancer and Anxiety – How To Use Essential Oils To Help

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Cancer and Anxiety – How To Use Essential Oils To Help

Not only does cancer attack our bodies, it can also attack our emotions (just another reason to HATE cancer). I remember when Jessica was sick she would often have sleepless nights and bouts of anxiety about all she was going through. It was during that time that I first met Jasmine (perfectly nicknamed “Healthy Jasmine”). She would visit Jessica and always leave a few oils behind. Jasmine taught Jessica all about the healing properties of essential oils, and in turn Jessica would teach me! Did you know, according to a 2008 study, that an aromatherapy hand massage using a blend of frankincense, lavender, and bergamot improved anxiety, depression, and pain in people with terminal cancer?

Below are a few more suggestions from my friend, and oil expert, Healthy Jasmine!

Our brain is like a highway. We have lots of cars going in different directions. And our cars communicate to different parts of our brain and send signals throughout our bodies. Sometimes we get traffic jams in our brains and sometimes we get our signals crossed and sometimes the cars make wrong turns.

This is known as emotions. And the part of our brain that is affected by our sense of smell is the command center for our emotions, survival instincts, and also triggers memory.

So when we smell something, our first response is the emotional response. And this can change our mood. Change our behavior, and even change how we feel, think, and focus.

Diffusing essential oils (EOs) has a profound effect on your mood, emotions and the outcomes you are trying to achieve. EOs are chemicals as are emotions and why when the oils hits your limbic system, the oils changes your neurochemistry. This is the power of aromatherapy. This is a wonderful positive effect of aromatherapy.

You can change the emotion in your environment.

You can:

  • Increase focus and concentration.
  • Improve your sleep.
  • Uplift sad and low feelings.
  • Help soothe and console grief.
  • Increase happiness, passion and many more.

Diffusing oils is safe and inexpensive way to support the body, physically, mentally and emotionally. Most diffusers cover about a 500 sq foot space and adding up to 5-10 drops of your favorite oils or blends of oils can really be a wonderful way to feel calm and less stressed in your own home. 



Serenity: The Restful blend of oils that helps you get to sleep and stay asleep.

Lavender and Cedarwood: Cedarwood helps the body to produce its own natural melatonin. Blend with Lavender to help relax and calm the body.

Peace: Blend of oils to help bring peace and calm to a racing mind

Roman Chamomile: RC is well-known for its relaxing and sedating properties and can benefit people with mild to moderate generalized anxiety disorder.

You could also gift your loved one fighting cancer this cozy and inspirational Big Hug Lap Blanket to help them calm down and sleep.  


Big Hug Lap Blanket



Magnolia Oil: Has the highest chemistry to help reduce anxious feelings fast. Wonderful for those who get panic attacks. Use with Peace oil over your heart.

Balance: The Grounding blend created with roots of trees, help to keep you “grounded” and focused. Wonderful to diffuse at night with Serenity.

Jasmine Touch: When applied topically, can help soothe anxious feelings without feeling sleepy.

Bergamot: bergamot helps relieve anxiety and improve mood. But be careful to not use in the sun as it is highly photosensitive. Diffuse with lavender and frankincense.

Additionally, gifting your loved one an art therapy journal for cancer fights could be more helpful than you think when it comes to decreasing anxiety. 


Love Heals Journal



Citrus Bliss and Peppermint: Citrus Bliss smells just like an orange creamsicle and can invigorate your senses when combined with peppermint which can help with loss of smell. When used together they can help increase appetite!

The main point of using essential oils is to find one that works best for you and your own unique body. Play around with various oils and blends until you find one that you like best. What works for one, may not work for another, so be open to trying new oils and options that supports your emotional wellbeing."

Jasmine Jafferali, MPH is a Holistic Lifestyle and Wellness Expert that educates, encourages and empowers people to think differently how they care for themselves and their families through nutrition, sleep, stress reduction and using essential oils. Achieving true wellness goes beyond food and fitness. It taps into our careers, our families, our finances, our emotions, our mental health and even our faith. Our bodies speak to us in many ways and when we don’t listen to it, it breaks down. It is when be begin listen, we can then aim to balance ourselves in these areas. Jasmine is a Blue Diamond Wellness Advocate celebrating 7 years of being in doTERRA in Feb. She has almost 9,000 customers and fosters a loving team environment where education and first. She firmly believes God has placed her here to bridge her passion and purpose to bring whole health healing into the lives of many. You can find her at.
To purchase oils go to: or email her to set up your 30-min complimentary Oil and Wellness Consult to:


P.S. Are you a supporter of a loved one with cancer? Join my private support community HERE.




Big Hug Lap Blanet
Love Heals Journal

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