In this fast-paced world, when people are juggling their daily activities, they often feel stressed out. Sometimes the stress level reaches a chronic stage, where it starts hampering your family and work life. You don’t want that, right? So, it is time to do something about it.
Starting from mindful meditation to yoga to music, there are multiple options that you can opt for saying goodbye to stress. Likewise, there is a concept of using essential oils to bring all the calmness in your life. There are various essential oils that you can use to welcome calmness and relaxation in your busy life. Are you up to know them? If yes, then scroll down a bit and clear all the doubts right away.
Lovely lavender – One of the most popular essential oils to soothe your mind is lavender. It not only has calming effects on the mind and body but also helps in getting you a good night’s sleep. Let us tell you an interesting fact here! As per a study published in the International Journal of Nursing Practice, using a 3% lavender oil on clothes resulted in reducing stress at the workplace for 3-4 days.
It comes in multiple products. For instance – massage oils and bath salts. To make the most out of its soothing scent, you can have the taste of herbal tea infused with lavender. Additionally, you can prepare your own bottle of oil and take it with you wherever you go. Add a few drops of essential oil and a few drops of carrier oil of your choice.
Carrier oils are the oils used to dilute the essential oils so that they don’t cause skin irritation. Adding it is a safe practice while taking full advantage of the fragrance.
Whenever feeling tired, you can use a few drops on the pressure points and feel calm.
Calming Bergamot – Next on the list is bergamot. It is a hybrid of bitter orange and lemon. Experts say that bergamot oil allows you to deal with negative emotions and reduce cortisol levels (a stress hormone). Besides, it is a famous ingredient in perfumes. Did we just forget to mention that it eases pain and inflammation also? Yes, it provides relief from the pain and inflammation and also lowers down cholesterol levels. So, how to use it for your calmness?
Sprinkle a few drops of this oil on a handkerchief. Inhale the fragrance when feeling low and let all the stress vanish.
Aromatic lemon – Have you ever used lemon-scented products for house cleaning? If yes, then you must have noticed that after using them, your mood uplifts. You might be wondering that you feel a sense of upliftment after sprucing up the environment. This is right, but it is also true that the real scent of lemons also has a major role to play in relaxed feelings.
Not to mention that after coming back from a tiring day at work, you need something to soothe yourself. And this is the time when you can diffuse lemon oil in your room. Or you can put a few drops on your hands also. Rub and inhale after putting the drops on your hands and let yourself enjoy a peaceful evening.
Exceptional Laurel Leaf – Perfect with therapeutic and antiseptic properties, it is an impeccable oil to support the immune system and provides a relaxing retreat. Let us tell you that Laurel Leaf Oil has a wide spectrum of applications ranging from bath lotions to food flavoring to scrubs and whatnot! Want to have a great relaxing time? Try a sauna induced with laurel leaf essential oil. This is one of the best ways to get the most out of its therapeutic benefits.
Is that all? No, there is more to it. The other advantages of this oil include relief from neuralgia pain and relief from spasms. It also comes at your beck and calls when you need to boost your appetite or kill insects. So, don’t forget to take the help of this oil with its multitude of benefits.
Unwind with Orange – Looking forward to unwinding after a hectic schedule? Breathe in the sweet aroma of orange essential oil and say bye-bye to your stress and anxiety.
No wonder that massage helps in relaxation. But do you know that making your own massage oil with a few droplets of orange oil just doubles up the relaxation? All you need to do is mix 15-20 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil and let the calming session begin.
Remedy with neroli – Neroli comes from a family of humble oranges. Neroli is a bitter orange flower, and its oil is prepared via the process of hydrodistillation. Its benefits are not just limited to pleasant fragrance, but it also provides digestive aid.
It shows relaxing properties, which is why it is used in aromatherapy. Moreover, if you face the frequent problem of high blood pressure, this oil can help to reduce that. Experiencing a bad mood? Improve it with neroli and let the positivity spread around you.
Soothing effects with Yuzu – A hybrid citrus fruit having its origin in China, yuzu is more aromatic as compared to other citrus fruits. It is particularly used in perfumes, cosmetics, and aromatherapy. What are the compounds that are responsible for its distinct aroma? The answer is limonene and linalool, as these compounds carry notes of mandarin, grapefruit, and bergamot.
Several studies have been carried out to show its soothing effects. In one such study by the National Center for biotechnology information, 20 women inhaled yuzu oil for 10 minutes. They were found to experience a decrease in stress and an increase in mood upliftment. All in all, it is not wrong to say that yuzu’s scent offers emotional relief with its pleasing aroma.
To sum it all up
It is needless to say that essential oils work wonders for mood upliftment. It makes you feel like heaven with just a whiff of their fragrance. Furthermore, some people find it very fascinating because these oils help in easing out the symptoms of various conditions.
You can’t work productively with a disturbed mind. So, explore the uses of the above-mentioned essential oils, and see how each one of them affects you. This will instill calmness inside you, and you will work up to your potential. After all, Bryant McGill can’t be more right when he said –
“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.”