Top 5 essential oils for relieving stress and mild anxiety
Whether you’re struggling with the pressures of work, dealing with a personal matter or you’re simply struggling to switch off feelings of stress in your down time, our fast-paced lifestyles can sometimes get a little overwhelming.
Stress and mild anxiety have become a huge part of life, with one in seven Australian’s thought to be currently experiencing an anxiety condition. While this can negatively impact both your emotional and physical health, there are a number of ways to alleviate stress.
Did you know that aromatherapy has been used traditionally for thousands of years to promote feelings of relaxation?
By stimulating certain areas of the brain that are responsible for all of our feelings and emotions, there are a number of Pure Essential Oils renowned for their calming and soothing benefits. Though we’re not stating that they’re a ‘quick fix’ for your feelings of anxiety, we recommend practicing ‘mindfulness’ whilst utilising Pure Essential Oils in your home or living space.
Keep reading to find out mother nature’s most relaxing ingredients.
Bergamot (Citrus aurantium var. bergamia): Produced from the peel of the aromatic citrus fruit, it is traditionally used to relieve irritability and reduce feelings of stress. As it offers mood enhancing properties, it promotes feelings of happiness and the flow of energy – counteracting feelings of mild anxiety and stress. Add 6-9 drops of this uplifting and refreshing oil to water in your In Essence diffuser.
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia): One of the most popular Pure Essential Oils used to relieve stress and mild anxiety, we recommend adding this to your collection if you haven’t already. Known to lower blood pressure and heart rate, it works to restore the nervous system, calm nerves, and improve the quality of sleep. Create a spa like, soothing atmosphere in your bedroom or living space by adding 6-9 drops of Lavender to your In Essence diffuser. Alternatively, add 6 drops to 100ml of water in a spritz bottle and spray your clothes, sheets or around the room.
Neroli (Citrus aurantium): Neroli is one of mother nature’s most powerful natural ingredients, helping to relieve insomnia, stress and nervous tension. Acting as a natural sedative, it reduces feelings of anger and irritability. To relax the mind, body and soul, we recommend adding 3-6 drops to 12ml of sweet almond oil and massage directly on to your skin.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens): Traditionally used to help restore hormonal imbalances, this sweet Pure Essential Oil has offers plenty of benefits, including relief of mild anxiety and stress related symptoms. Use this oil to help transform negative thoughts into positive ones, and to restore good energy.
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