Stretching back to the beginning of time, essential oils have been used for stress relief. Yet, as time has progressed so have people’s stress levels. Along with our technologically advanced society, come more severe challenges that cause stress and anxiety.
After you’ve had a long day filled with the pressures of life on the job, life with in-laws or just life in general, using essential oils for stress relief will lead you down a quick path to relaxation.
Essential oils are a popular and effective choice for stress relief for many reasons:
* All natural with no harmful side effects
* Quick acting
* Many methods of use: diffused, massaged, added to skin care products or a bath soak
Here are the only oils you’ll ever need for quick relief from stress:
Chamomile oil (both Roman and German) has powerfully calming properties that can also be used to treat PMS and other “female” problems.
Chamomile is even recommended by health practitioners to calm irritable children and colicky infants. It can be blended in massage oil or a few drops can be placed in a bath, vaporizer or diffuser. Chamomile is also effective for stress relief when combined with creams or lotions.
While Jasmine oil is pricier than most other essential oils, it is deserving of its price. The powerful therapeutic properties of Jasmine make it precious oil.
Jasmine is an aphrodisiac used to battle fatigue and calms your frazzled emotions all in one fell swoop. Jasmine is a multipurpose oil that can also be used to combat headaches, soothe coughs, improve skin tone and minimize menstrual cramps.
It can be blended with just about any skin care product: bath gel, massage oil, or. A few drops of Jasmine can also be added to a vaporizer.
Jasmine blends quite well with Bergamot, Rose, Sandalwood and an array of Citrus oils.
Marjoram works best steam distilled or diffused. When used accordingly, it begins to reduce feelings of stress right away with its sweet medicinal aroma.
Marjoram is used for nervous tension, anxiety, hypertension and insomnia. It can also be used to treat colds, muscle soreness and arthritis pain.
In high doses, Marjoram is so potent it becomes narcotic.
Rose is also a multipurpose oil. It is popularly blended with other essential oils like Patchouli, Bergamot, Chamomile, Cedarwood and Sandalwood. It acts as an anti-depressant to produce feelings of peace and calming. Rose is popularly known for being able to promote emotional healing following a trauma. It’s also used to treat conditions such as impotency, bronchitis, asthma and even wrinkles.
Rose oil for stress relief can be added to your favorite massage oil or bath product. You can also diffuse the oil in your room of choice to fill the atmosphere with a peaceful aroma.
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils for stress relief on the market. It is easily obtained and quite inexpensive. Lavender oil promotes relaxation, helps invoke sleep, and is helpful treating stress headaches and depression.
Like Chamomile, Lavender Oil can be combined in a number of personal care products such as bath salts, shower gels, soaps and more. It can be diffused or added directly to your bath water. One popular technique is to smooth a couple of drops across your pillow to help you fall asleep.
Combining any of the essential oils mentioned will create a powerfully therapeutic relaxation blend after a highly stressful day. Use any of these 5 oils to transform your home into a haven of peace.
Source by Michelle H Smith