Stress, which is part of everyone’s life, is simply unavoidable. Work and school are some of its causes. There are many ways where it can manifest, among these are sleep problems, reproductive issues, and digestive distress.
Anxiety is a form of stress that causes prolonged and repeated worrying over a lot of things, thus leading to panic attacks, which affects a person’s ability to form a relationship and socialize since they tend to withdraw from society and this affects their overall quality of life.
Use Essential Oils To Calm Your Mind And Body
Especially when combined with other stress-relief technique, essential oils can be great in helping ease your mind and soothe your worries.
Once you inhaled its aroma, it will immediately affect many of your bodily reactions and systems such as breathing, heart rate, emotions, hormones, memory, and stress. The aroma of essential oil causes the production of dopamine and serotonin, which are both mood-enhancing neurotransmitters.
You can diffuse a stress-relieving blend using an oil diffuser and have the following oil combinations for you to start filling your home with the relaxing scent of essential oils.
Calm and Focus Diffuser Blend
1 drop peppermint or spearmint essential oil
2 drops wild orange essential oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops rosemary essential oil
Overwhelm Reset Blend
1 drop patchouli essential oil
1 drop ylang-ylang essential oil
2 drops geranium essential oil
2 drops clary sage essential oil
In some offices and healthcare facilities diffusing essential oils were allowed in order to alleviate anxiety in the workplace.
You can bring some essential oils with you if you need to go out of the house.
Put some essential oil on your accessories like leather bracelets. Just make sure to dilute the oil in a carrier oil to avoid burning your skin with these potent substances.
For an energetic workout, drop a cotton ball with peppermint oil into your gym bag. Perk up your senses by pairing it with wild orange oil.
For a relaxing drive, add a drop of ylang-ylang, bergamot, or lavender oil to a clothespin and place it on your car’s air vents to ease your nerves during your commute.
Aside from these, you can also have some essential oils during your breathing exercises. Deep breathing regulates heartbeat, eases the mind, and calms the body.
During deep breathing routines, lavender is an excellent oil to pair. Its organic compounds linalool and linalyl acetate have natural soothing abilities that can improve your mood and calm your body.
Essential oils are commonly used in therapeutic massage as it can be a perfect stress-reliever. A combination of frankincense, lavender, and bergamot is an effective blend for massages. Just mix one drop of the three essential oils in one teaspoon of carrier oil and apply with long, smooth strokes to the body.
If you want to face the day feeling refreshed and relaxed, you can combine a massage with deep breathing. Keeping a rollerball bottle of essential oils that best suit your needs can help lessen tension throughout the day. Here is an example.
Stress-relief Roller Blend
9 drops frankincense essential oil
9 drops wild orange essential oil
12 drops lavender essential oil
Carrier oil of choice
Add the essential oils to a 10-mL glass rollerball bottle and top off with a carrier oil of your choice. Apply this at the back of your neck, to the bottoms of your feet or to your spine to reduce tension.
Finding the essential oil that you love is all part of the journey as it does not work the same for each other.