Having a rough and stressful day at work or home is very common these days. Thanks to our modern lifestyle, we are expected to hustle and achieve more and more all the time.
What do you do when you feel anxious and stressed out after a long busy day?
If you are using over the counter drugs to get relief from body ache or a headache due to stress and tiredness, think again. May be, you just need to relax or nap for some time in a calm and quiet environment.
Essential oils are a good way to reduce stress and relax your body and mind. They can help calm your anxiety so that you can sleep better.
Here are a few essential oils that can help you reduce your stress.
Patchouli – is excellent for stress-related emotional imbalance including anxiety, nervousness, and anger. It can uplift your mood, driving away thoughts of despair, traumatic memories, and mental fatigue. It is an effective antidepressant and is widely used in aromatherapy to help people get over a sense of loss and despair.
Cedar Wood – Cedar wood oil is great at relieving tension and has a calming effect on the mind. The aroma of cedar wood promotes the release of serotonin, responsible for stabilizing moods. It can also act as a natural sedative, as serotonin is converted to melatonin – which helps control and regulate sleep patterns and brings a feeling of calmness.
Lavender – The aroma of lavender helps control irritability, anger, anxiety, mood swings, and insomnia. It is excellent for improving mental concentration and clear thinking.
Ylang Ylang – Ylang-ylang helps overcome sadness, frustration, and anger. By creating a feeling of peace and tranquility, ylang-ylang unlocks creative thinking and artistic expression. It is especially effective when dealing with anger-induced stress and can bring a feeling of immediate calm and peace.
Bergamot oil -The mild, sedating effect of this oil helps control anger, relieve stress, and reduce nervous tension, fear, and anxiety. It can help you get a better night’s rest, while also providing an energy boost that can improve your mood and uplift your spirit.
Just in case you are feeling stressed out how and in which proportion you should use these oils, I have a quick solution for you 🙂 You can use The Balance Mantra’s De Stress Essential Oil.
De Stress is a pure aromatic blend of Patchouli, Cedar wood, Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Bergamot oils and is an easy to carry solution to reduce stress anytime anywhere.
How to use:
- Put a few drops of De stress oil on a handkerchief. Inhale the aroma a few times a day to get instant calming support. You can inhale it directly from the bottle as well.
- Mix a few drops of De Stress oil with a carrier oil and apply on your pulse points to instantly release stress.
- Rub 1-2 drops in cupped palms and take a long, deep breath.
- Add a small cup of Epsom salt and 1 drop of De Stress to your bath water for a relaxed rejuvenating bath.
- While indoors, add a few drops to your diffuser to get a calm and relaxing environment through the day.
Please note that severe cases of depression or anxiety cannot be cured through the use of essential oils alone. It is a good idea to contact your doctor before you decide to stop your medication and solely rely on aromatherapy to ease your symptoms and negative emotions.
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