January 7, 2014

Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

Natural Essential Ritual Anointing OilsAromatherapy is an effective natural healing technique that can help you feel less stressed. Since long term stress can cause physical and emotional damage, you should do everything you can to reduce your stress levels. These aromatherapy tips can be used at home or in the office to help you feel more relaxed.

When you use aromatherapy to treat stress, you are giving your body nudges toward relaxation and healing using your scent of smell. You may have trouble remembering affirmations or not have time to take up a yoga practice, but aromatherapy is an instant way to feel relief from stress. Your body can’t help but react to powerful cues that it receives from scent.

You can blend your own aromatherapy oils or purchase blends from the store. Lavender, bergamot, majoram, sandlewood, lemon and chamomile are the most relaxing scents, in that order. Valerian, ylang, ylang and neroli are also powerful relaxers.

You can apply the oils by rubbing them directly on your temples. You can add a few drops to a steaming pan of water and then inhale the steam. You can moisten a washcloth in the scented water over your face. Make sure to breathe deeply when you use the oils and you’ll instantly feel the effects.

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