Diffuse Your Worries Away with Essential Oils
Everyone, at some point, experiences feelings of anxiousness which can be mild to severe. Some are generally manageable and can be cured. There are many things one can do to help reduce stress – some go on a self-help course, some exercise regularly and change their diet and some cut down on things that may cause stress in their bodies to improve health and wellness. Others cope with and reduce anxiety through relaxation and using essential oils–like me!
Let me work you right through it. This form of relaxation uses extracts from plants called essential oils, by either breathing them through your nose or putting them on your skin. It uses essential oils to promote personal well-being. Essential oils are made from flowers, herbs, and tree parts, like bark, roots, peels, and petals. The cells that give a plant its fragrant smell are its so-called “essence.” Aromatherapy activates areas in your nose called smell receptors, which send messages through your nervous system to your brain.
The essential oils may activate certain areas of your brain, like your limbic system, which plays a role in your emotions. They could also have an impact on your hypothalamus, which may respond to the essential oils by creating feel-good brain chemicals like serotonin. Some ideas for aromatherapy use are candles, diffusers, body products, massage, and meditation. Here are my personal favorites!aromatherapy
Essential oils you need
Roman Chamomile, Lavender, and Vetiver.
Roman Chamomile oil can help create feelings of comfort when you need them most because it includes esters known for their calming properties. Lavender is rich in linalool which is known to have relaxing properties. This oil helps ease feelings of tension and encourage feelings of mental clarity. Vetiver oil has an earthy aroma that helps create a relaxing environment. This essential oil can be put directly on the skin for a soothing massage.
Tip: Apply a drop of each to the back of the neck, spine, and bottoms of the feet 3 times daily.
InTune® Oil (Focus Blend).
InTune is a blend of Frankincense, Amyris, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Patchouli, Lime, Ylang Ylang, and Roman Chamomile essential oils.This powerful blend is helpful when having difficulties in paying attention. The aroma will help clear your mind and help you stay focused on the task at hand.
Tip: Apply to the temples and sides of the neck three times daily.
This oil is combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil to create a fragrant essential oil that reduces feelings of anxiousness. It also has Linalool that gives off its floral scent. This scent promotes feelings of relaxation and uplifts the mood.
Tip: Roll over at the back of the neck three times daily or as needed.
Additional Essential Oil Support
The rich aroma of Frankincense creates a comforting peaceful environment. It promotes feelings of balance and relaxation. Frankincense essential oil helps dispel negative feelings that are weighing down your mood. This essential oil will help you focus throughout the day.
Tip: Diffuse during reflection or meditation.
The captivating scent of Rose essential oil helps uplift mood. Rose oil promotes feelings of energy and vitality which is helpful in overwhelming situations. It also has astringent qualities that reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
Tip: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
This oil has a woody aroma perfect for meditation. Sandalwood essential oil has grounding properties that help lessen tension. The santalol in Sandalwood promotes a restful sleeping environment.
Tip: Inhale Sandalwood directly from palms or diffuse to lessen tension and balance emotions.
While aromatherapy is not the cure for anxious feelings, it has proven effective as a stress reliever. It is a good tool to de-stress and relieve uneasiness because it can be used passively and has little to no side effects.
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