Irritability Irritability, anger, or frustration is a state of mind wherein there is extreme reaction or sensitivity to surrounding situations.  This may be from either psychological or physiological factors. Infants or children may also have these extreme reactions such that they cannot be consoled.

Psychological factors include a wide variety of stressful situations.  Physiological factors include common situations such as fatigue, exhaustion, and sleep deprivation. Some medications can trigger extreme irritability as well as reactions to addictive substances or addiction withdrawal.  Many medical conditions can also be triggers for irritability.  Common are autism, chronic pain, colic, headaches or migraines, infections, intestinal disorders, PMS, teething and the like.

Oils & Blends:   Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandalwood,

Essential oils based products:

Also consider: Bergamot, GeraniumVetiver

Suggested protocols:

(note: Dr. Hill and many others point out that different oils work for different folks and there is usually a need to do some experimentation to determine what works best for each individual)

Emotional balance – Grounding Blend, Grapefruit, Patchouli, or Calming Blend topically to back of neck and/or cup & inhale or diffuse

Headaches – Tension Blend to back of neck, temples, or above eye brows

Sleep – Lavender, Patchouli, Calming Blend, or Sandalwood applied topically to bottoms of feet and/or diffuse while sleeping

Infants: For crying topically apply Lavender or Calming Blend on the bottoms of the feet to sooth and relax. Also see suggestions under Colic and Teething.

Note * – The information on this website is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious Medical Concerns consult your doctor. Please treat this website for reference purpose only.