E: Essential Oils to De-stress

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E: Essential Oils to De-stress

Aura Cacia states: Relaxation is the most desired benefit of aromatherapy. People crave respite from the stresses that fill our daily lives. Unfortunately, the world keeps piling on the anxiety while pulling us further away from what grounds and balances us. Aromatherapy is a way to reward ourselves simply and effectively with fragrant, natural substances that nourish mind, body and spirit.

Essential oils that help us achieve a state of relaxation include: chamomile, benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang.

Dr. Axe has a page ‘The Top 7 Essential Oils for Anxiety’. These oils will all help you de-stress, a useful technique for anyone that works in a job that has a lot of public contact. He has information on these seven essential oils, along with guidelines on using each one:

This page also has a good de-stressing neck rub recipe: Lavender, Rose, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Chamomile, and Frankincense.

lavenderEasy Lavender Neck Rub
INGREDIENTS:
3 drops pure lavender oil
1 teaspoon fractionated coconut oil or almond oil
DIRECTIONS:
Blend the lavender oil and coconut or almond oil in your palm and rub onto your neck for natural anxiety relief. You can also rub onto the bottoms of your feet. This is perfect for anytime or just before bed.

Oh, decisions, decisions…which oil to use? A lot will depend on your own preferences for scents. My own personal all-time favorite is frankincense, closely followed by neroli, geranium, cedarwood, and bergamot. However, I have a dear friend that could live and breathe patchouli every day of the year.

These oils are all available from a multitude of online sources. However, if you aren’t familiar with how any of these smell, I’d advise a trip to your nearest health food store. Other healthy foods stores, such as Sprouts, or Whole Foods, also carry a selection of essential oils also. Try them out, see which ones you like and give them a try. Sometimes just a whiff from the bottle does a major de-stress, making you able to keep a smile on your face, able to survive another day.

keep calm and relax

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jessica Triana
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 10:50:49

    I love aromatherapy and use Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Essential Oils because of the company’s ethics and practices. I’m also a consultant for them and can order/distribute in the UK for anyone who is interested.

    Would it be ok to post a link to my website here?

    If not people can find me by searching for my facebook page Jessica Triana de Ford and NYRO consultant if they want to.

    Great post, essential oils have proven therapeutic benefits on both the physical body and the mind. I use a diffuser with a focus blend to help me concentrate, lavender in the bath is wonderful, tea tree to ward off headlice and as a disinfectant with lemon, eucalyptus and pine to help decongest colds…there are so many uses for oils. 🙂

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    • trishafaye
      Apr 06, 2016 @ 15:25:18

      That’s great to hear Jessica. I hadn’t heard of Neal’s Yard Remedies before.
      Absolutely…feel free to post a link here.

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      • Jessica Triana
        Apr 06, 2016 @ 19:31:19

        Thank you! the link to my consultant webpage is:

        https://uk.nyrorganic.com/shop/JessicaTrianadeFord

        There’s loads of info about our ethics in the about us drop down menu. We’re a family run British company with branches in the USA, France and Germany so even if you can’t buy through me personally you can find out about local consultants nearby in these countries. 🙂

        Thank you trishafaye for letting me post the link. Blessings xxx

      • trishafaye
        Apr 06, 2016 @ 19:57:00

        You’re quite welcome. I LOVE essential oils and highly recommend them. Thanks for sharing the link with us Jessica.

  2. zannierose a-z
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 11:24:15

    lavender as a neck rub- a good idea..a freind was talking about a neck massage this morning- might mention this next time
    zannie A-Z visit

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  3. mhsusannematthews
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 21:36:14

    I like lavendar.

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  5. buffbanana
    Aug 18, 2016 @ 11:14:58

    hey great post trishafaye, im working on a health and fitness blog myself, actually i have used aroma therapy before, i bought a oil diffuser from amazon and basically keep it on fro hours in my living room, i love the smell of peppermint essesntial oils, it really refreshes you! Im thinking about including an aromoa therapy article on my blog soon http://buffbanana.com/, i definitely vouch for its health benefits!

    Reply

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