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Guest Blog - Best essential oils for stress

By Jo Hunt Oils By Jo
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Best essential oils for stress

If you had a rough day or if you suffer from stress day in and day out, having a natural go-to solution, like an essential oil on hand, can help to relieve stress symptoms (without the side-effect of drugs) and do wonders for calming your anxiety and relaxing the mind.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY - WHY DO THEY WORK SO WELL?

Essential Oils For Stress

Put simply, essential oils have aromatic, fragrant molecules that can actually pass right through the blood/brain barrier, having a direct effect on the areas of our brain in charge of controlling feelings of stress and anxiety and even panic and depression. 

Skeptical if essential oils really work? A study conducted in Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany suggested that, "essential oils may affect a number of biological factors, including heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, breathing, and immune function."

Furthermore, what's interesting is that essential oils can be both calming and stimulating. The same oil can have a different "effect" depending on what is required of it. So a restless person may find that they feel calm after using a particular oil, while another individual who is feeling low and depressed may get an uplifting and invigorating effect using the same oil. This is why some essential oils are referred to as "adaptogens" because they can literally "adapt" to the needs of the person using the oil.

This is also why essential oils work so well for stress as they have the unique ability to adapt to the different types and levels of stress different individuals battle with.

HERE ARE TOP FIVE SURE-FIRE WAYS TO INSTANTLY HARNESS THE MEDICINAL POWERS OF ESSENTIAL OILS FOR RELIEVING STRESS:

  1. Inhale directly: Rub 1-2 drops in cupped palms and take a long, deep breath
  2. Rub directly: Rub 1-2 drops of oil into your temples, wrists or anywhere, for full body relaxation
  3. Use on-the-go: Put a few drops on a handkerchief, cotton pad or on a scarf and inhale as needed. You'll get instant calming support throughout your day.
  4. Add to your shower: Immerse yourself in an essential oil steam by adding a couple of drops in your shower. Remember to plug or cover the drain and inhale deeply.
  5. Use a diffuser: To get long-lasting benefit, use a diffuser (great for everyone at home - adults, kids and pets!)

MY SUGGESTED ESSENTIAL OILS FOR CALMING AND RELAXING:

Lavender, Serenity, Bergamot, Frankincense, Chamomile and Rose.

If you would like any further information or guidance please don’t hesitate to contact me for a FREE health consultation – Joanne Hunt, Oils by Jo. Email jo@oilsbyjo.co.uk or Call on 07770 302504

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