Many of us are spending most (if not all) of our days at home due to the covid-19 pandemic. Whether studying, working, caring for a household, etc., life still has to go on. As a result, stress and anxiety levels have increased for many.
At Craftiviti, one of our favourite ways to reduce stress and anxiety is aromatherapy. So, for today’s post we’re sharing this awesome article by Aromahead Institute + some of our favourite essential oils for reducing stress and anxiety here 🙌
PSSST! If you’d like to buy some essential oils, you can get them from our shop here!
by KAREN WILLIAMS, R.N., CERTIFIED AROMATHERAPIST AND EDUCATOR
Essential oils that help calm stress & why they work
Some oils contain natural components that have proven relaxing effects for the nervous system.
Two of the main components I look for when I want to calm stress are:
- Linalool – Mountains of research on linalool shows that it can relax the nervous system! It’s a truly powerful component that can soothe a wide variety of issues, from stress to physical inflammation.
- d-Limonene – d-Limonene is present in all citrus oils, and it’s been shown to help people who struggle with chronically low energy or moods. That’s why citrus oils are so bright and sunny!
Essential oils rich in these two components can help your body release tension. This affects your muscles, allowing tight and sore areas to relax. As your body becomes more serene, the physical release of tension is like a deep exhale that also soothes your mind.
And the more your mind feels reassured and calm, the more your body can relax.
It’s as though essential oils that help calm stress are soothing every part of your system—body, mind, and heart.
Read the original article at Aromahead Institute: How Essential Oils Can Help Calm Stress (+ a diffuser blend!)
Craftiviti’s Favourite Essential Oils for Destressing
- Sweet Orange
- Ylang Ylang
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