Today I wanted to share with you how essential oils can help us in our everyday lives to de-stress, reduce anxiety and sleep better (something many of us can use help with!).
Many oils are calming and relaxing and they help us de-stress on many levels – emotionally, mentally and physically. They are so easy to use and make such a difference! Here are some ideas to get you started.
Essential Oils to De-stress Reduce Anxiety and Sleep Better.
Ylang Ylang ( Find it HERE ) Useful for treating, anxiety, depression, stress and tension. Creates a sense of relaxed wellbeing. Euphoric, aphrodisiac, sensuous, calming, Floral and exotic – a luxurious fragrance.
Sandalwood ( Find it HERE) Warm, woody fragrance that is relaxing, restorative, aphrodisiac, soothing. Calming effect on the brain – was traditionally used in meditation.
Frankincense ( Find it HERE) Calming and uplifting, a smoky scent with a hint of lemon. Helps to lengthen and deepen breathing, traditionally used in meditation.
Bergamot ( Find it HERE) A refreshing citrus scent; invigorating without being over stimulating. Joyous, refreshing, uplifting, antidepressant. Good for tension, stress and irritability.
4 Ways to use Essential Oils to Relax and De-stress
Oil burner 7-8 drops in an oil burner (Top tip – light your oil burner in your bedroom half an hour before going to bed and keep your bedroom door closed, when you go up to bed your room will smell wonderful! Or do the same in your living room when relaxing in the evening)
Tissue 2-3 drops on a tissue to smell when needed, inhale slowly and deeply.
Bath My favourite end of the day bath blend is 3 tablespoons sea salt mixed with 3 drops Ylang Ylang, 3 drops Frankincense and 3 drops Bergamot.
Night Time Facial oil – 10 ml jojoba oil mixed with 4 drops essential oil such as 2 drops Frankincense and 2 drops Bergamot. As a bonus Frankincense is cytophalactic meaning it speed up cellular renewal there for is an excellent anti-aging oil!