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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:

  • Which essential oils are for relaxation, anxiety relief, insomnia relief, and overall stress relief.
  • How to use aromatherapy stress relief oils
  • How to buy and store essential oils

Aromatherapy oils to relieve stress:

Lemon, Citrus limon, is an adaptogen. That means that it can relax you when you needed it and it can also invigorate when you are low on energy. The essential oil is mechanically extracted from the rind of the fruit.

Lavender, Lavandula latifolia, is a versatile essential oil that every household should have. The uses of lavender oil range from relief of sunburns, asthma, to relaxation and stress relief. The aroma of lavender is very calming and has been shown to reduce tension headaches.

Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, is a nerve tonic and works as a sedative. This essential oil works on the emotional level and has a wonderful smell.

Neroli, Citrus aurantium, has a sweet exotic aroma. This essential oil is helpful in depression, sleeplessness, shock, and stress.

Marjoram, Origanum majorana, has a nice sweet woody aroma. It is used in a variety of conditions, ranging from muscle spasms, sprains, colic, and coughing to stress.

Sandalwood, Santalum album, has a rich and sweet woody aroma. Some of the uses of this essential oil are: relief of depression, stress, dry and sensitive skin.

Chamomile Roman, Anthemis nobilis, has a fresh, bright, and fruity aroma. The use of chamomile is well known for stress relief as it has mild sedative properties.

Bergamot, Citrus bergamia, has a fresh citrusy aroma. Some of the possible uses of this essential oil are: stress, anxiety, depression, and loss of appetite.

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:



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Words of Wisdom

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
~Sydney J. Harris

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
~Chinese Proverb

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~Henry Kissinger

Humor, a great stress reliever!
Laugh, be happy and have less stress!
~Catherine Pulsifer




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