There are many safe and effective ways to relieve stress, and aromatherapy is one of those ways. If you can think of your favorite herb or flower, there is probably an essential oil made from it. Essential oils contain the very essence of these plants in a pure and potent way. They can be diffused any time of the day in your favorite environment for an uplifting and relaxing experience.
Soothe Traveling Woes
If you find yourself traveling a lot, aromatherapy sessions in environments of your choice can greatly reduce stress levels. The time you spend at airports, catching flights on time, and the jet-lag can take its toll. Take some of your favorite essential oils with you to enjoy at your favorite hotel or resort location. If the lack of sound sleep that comes from being in foreign time zones on a continual basis is catching up with you, try lavender essential oils. Lavender in particular is well known for its calming properties. According to The Strategist, it can also improve the duration and quality of sleep.
Incorporate it into Yoga
Aromatherapy has long been used during yoga sessions for a deeper level of relaxation and increased personal awareness. Yoga is all about working on your emotions and state of mind as it is on working on your body. According to doTERRA, there are essential oils made for yoga that can help steady your spirit, center your mind, and brighten your day. Try yoga with your favorite essential oil in the mornings and start your day the right way. End your day the same way, but preferably with a different type of relaxing essential oil. As a suggestion, use one kind for the morning and the other for evening. This will teach your mind and body to be fully alert in the mornings and to relax at night. Your body will recognize what these scents are intended for in time.
Use it for Better Massages
Essential oils have powerful beneficial properties, and they can be inhaled as well as rubbed into the skin to enjoy the effects. However, it's important to mix them with some kind of carrier oil so they don't irritate the skin. Hello Glow recommends using apricot kernel, sweet almond oil, grapeseed, or sesame oil. Don’t worry — the delightful aromas will stick with you after the massage. They can help increase circulation when massaged and improve your mood especially if they are rubbed into areas of the body that are rich in sweat glands and hair follicles. Examples of these parts of the body are the hands and the head.
Take the time to research the benefits of plants like rosemary and lavender. Experimenting with different varieties of essential oils will help you discover which ones work best for you. You might be surprised how quickly they can relieve undesirable feelings and emotions.
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