Aromatherapy Stress Relief - The Power of Essential Oils
Essential oils are known for their transformative and healing power. Aromatherapy stress relief can bring feelings of peace, tranquility, and restore your energy levels.
The use of plant and flower based oils is an ancient art that has been around for approximately 1,000 years. Yes, our ancestors drew upon the incredible power of essential oils for beauty, healing, and rejuvenation.
In this article you will learn:
Aromatherapy oils to relieve stress:
How to use aromatherapy stress relief oils
The best way to start with essential oils for stress relief is to use blends of several oils. Once you have a blend, some of the ways you can use it are:
Bath - use up to 8 drops of an oil of your choice, run a bath and add oil as directed on the package (no more than 8 drops). Close the door, relax, and breath deeply for at least 10 minutes.
Massage - get a brown glass bottle, measure your base oil (e.g. almond, grapeseed, peanut, apricot kernel). Add drops of essential oil as directed, no more than 5 drops per tablespoon of your base oil. Shake the bottle vigorously.
Diffusers - are designed to heat the essential oil, allowing the molecules be released into the air.
Humidifiers - if you live in a dry climate, you may be using a humidifier. Add 1-9 drops of essential oil into the water and enjoy.
Warning: Always perform a patch test to make sure you are not allergic to any of the oils that you are using.
Buying and storing essential oils
Essential oils vary greatly in their quality. Some suppliers will dilute essential oils with a carrier base and sell it as a pure essential oil. If you are shopping in town, shop in health related stores rather than beauty and perfume oriented stores.
Shopping online can be even more confusing. I found the following supplier to be very honest, reliable and dedicated to excellence.
Store essential oils in dark glass bottles, away from light, heat, and humidity.
Now you know a lot about aromatherapy stress relief. Other ways to relieve stress are:
Words of Wisdom
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Humor, a great stress reliever!
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