Oil Away The Stress!

By V.Davis

Essential oils that help eliminate stress

Today anxiety, depression and stress are at an all-time high. Lucky for us there are natural therapeutic ways we can relax and destress,

Something you can try immediately at home is aromatherapy.  Holistic Aromatherapy is a healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being.

Aromatherapy essential oils can help you feel calmer when they’re incorporated into your daily self-care routine.

How do you use essential oils?

The most popular way to use aromatherapy oils is through inhalation or body massages.

For a tantalizing experience mix the essential oil with a carrier oil like olive oil, or jojoba oil and create a sensual, naturally infused body oil.

*Some essential oils can irritate the skin so check out the ingredient before applying.

To inhale the essential oil, you can use a diffuser or simply inhale add a drop or two on a tissue, hold it up to your nose for five slow, quiet breaths. Relax, inhale and become conscious of your breathing.

What oils are best for aromatherapy?

Lavender Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils used in aromatherapy. Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and believed to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia,  menstrual cramps, eczema, and nausea.

Bergamot Oil

Bergamot has a subtle citrus-like fragrance, combined with a sweet complex floral quality. The scent is relaxing but can leave you feeling refreshed at the same time. Rather than massaging into the skin, diffuse it. Bergamot is known to be phytotoxic, meaning severe burning can happen if you go into the sun.

Rose Oil

Rose Essential Oil relaxes your body and mind, relieves stress and anxiety. Rose essential oil can also help relieve symptoms of PMS, including restlessness, stress, insomnia, bloating, and menstrual pain.

During rose aromatherapy, the essential oils move deep into your skin and the air in your lungs, soothing the skin and the mind. It slowly relaxes your muscles and relieves spasms. Rose essential oil has been proven to help heal wounds while inhaling rose essential oil helps form a protective barrier in your body by lowering the concentration of stress hormones in your body.

Rose essential oil has always been very popular and is an interesting subject of research due to its healing properties.

Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is derived from the steam distilled flowers of the Cananga odorata botanical.

With a slightly sweet, tropical fruit scent Ylang Ylang may help promote a sense of peacefulness, reduce stress, tension, anxiety, and can also have a profound calming effect on the nervous system. Its aphrodisiac qualities are said to boost the libido to enhance sensuality.

Frankincense Oil

This ancient oil naturally has a mystical feel to it, Frankincense gives a woody, spicy aroma with soothing calming effects. It can support the immune system and enhance circulation while helping you feel relaxed and centered.

Neroli Oil

This oil smells like a floral-based fragrance and is effective it’s very effective in reducing stress and promoting sleep: Evidence suggests that neroli oil has benefits for conditions like depression, seizures, menopausal symptoms, and anxiety.

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