The Aromatherapy Goodies That Can Help Your Body Respond to Stress
Stress might be unavoidable in modern life, but it is manageable. So, while you might not be able to ever dodge stress entirely, there are ways to regulate it so it doesn’t run your life. These include, but are not limited to, exercise, meditation and journalling.
Another easy way to help manage stress is through the use of aromatherapy goodies like candles and essential oils. While these things on their own won’t cure your stress symptoms, they can help you unwind and manage these feelings. In Essence is passionate about creating products that can be used for stress management.
“Stress is something that can be beneficial for us, especially for short periods when we are working to a deadline, or we are wanting to perform our best,” Anxiety Mindset Coach Georgie Collinson told In Essence. “That little bit of stress helps us to be more alert and clear with our thinking. However, when we are under that state for a prolonged period that can start to cause issues.”
To help stop stress in its tracks so it can’t do long-term damage to your health, consider implementing a number of stress-reducing strategies. In Essence’s Stress Essential Oil Blend ($24.95) contains mandarin, geranium, patchouli and bergamot to help temporarily relieve symptoms associated with stress including sleeplessness, nervous tension and fatigue.
Those who more commonly experience anxiety might find the Anxiety Essential Oil Blend ($24.95) to be helpful. Formulated with frankincense, to encourage relaxation, ylang ylang, to create a calming effect on the nervous system and lavender, to aid in sleep quality. The addition of sweet orange also helps assist the body and how it responds to stress.
To use these oils, simply add six to nine drops to the water in your essential oil diffuser. Alternatively, you can also add six drops of the essential oil to a tablespoon of carrier oil (like olive oil) and massage it into the chest and back to really encourage relaxation.
For a limited time, you can score 20 percent off Therapeutic Pure Essential Oils from In Essence with the code HAPPYMIND20. Happy aromatherapy shopping!