Stress Busting Essential Oils

by Sumedha Rewar

Aromatherapy has a lot to do with getting rid of the stresses in your life. The highly concentrated essence of plants and flowers can help in reducing stress levels. The oils are present in leaves, flowers, twigs, bark or fruit rind. These oils are used alone or in combination to get the desired effect. It is important to understand the aromatherapy and its applications before using any oil. The art of using oil to heal body and mind can be helpful in making you feel great from inside and outside.

Essential oils give immediate impact on our sense of smelling. These oils when inhaled give stimulation and transmission of impulse to make the emotional balance in the brain. It relates to blood circulation, breathing and memory linking of a person. The oil properties and its fragrance determine the stimulation of these systems.

Essential oils used in massages are absorbed by the skin and it penetrates to the bloodstream and transported to the organs of the body. This is the reason that you shouldn’t immediately take bath after getting massage.

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Reduction of stress

We all want to get rid of the stress and hence, look for the ways to sooth body and mind by some or the other means. Aromatherapy has stress relieving properties and you can get perfect harmony and calming effect on your mind by the use of certain oils:

Amber Calming and relaxing effect on body
Basil Soothing effect on mind
Bergamot Increases well being
Chamomile Blue Keeps you relaxed
Clary Sage Relaxes mind and muscles
Jasmine Oil Relieves insomnia
French Lavender Calming effect
Lime Clears mind and gives fresh feel
Mandarin Red Relieves anxiety, stress, tension and insomnia
Myrrh Calms nerves
Palmarosa Stress reliever
Rosemary Stimulates the spirit
Rosewood Relieves tiredness, stress and nervousness
Tangerine Relieves stress and worries by calming nerves
Thyme Reduces anxiety and stressfulness

There is no definite medical study about these oils, but the science is practiced from thousands of years with measurable results. Many essential oils are used these days in body products and aroma burners as they do have a great affect on your body and mind. Try out the nature’s remedies to relieve the daily stresses and stay away from the forthcoming negative effects of stress on your body and mind.

Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar is an expert in aroma-therapy and has experience in sharing valuable information for Reiki and Yoga articles as well. She is eager to know about the newest trends in the market and researching about them in the best way. Her experiments in essential oils with the scientific study have motivated her towards sharing the valuable information for the same.