Suffering from stress and anxiety is something that almost everyone of us face in our everyday life. The reasons are different for everyone but the effect remains the same! And in the urge to relax our body, mind and soul, I bet you have tried innumerable tricks that you could easily Google out! Surprisingly, some of these tricks may have worked, while some of those attempts prove to be absolutely futile. Well, unlike these failed tricks, here is a secret, effective and ancient alternative solution to help you loosen up your knots and relax your mind and body from the core.
Essential oils are natural and effective in helping fight stress and anxiety. Also known as Aromatherpay, these essential oils help your body get rid of anxiety and stress. Studies have proved that essential oils play a very crucial role in fighting chronic anxiety, apart from their numerous other health benefits. Learn about the benefits of these 5 absolutely amazing and de-stressing essential oils that you might consider trying to relax yourself over the weekend!
With a mild floral fragrance, lavender oil can help you have a beautiful and stress-free night’s sleep, with absolutely no sedative effect. The oil is totally perfect for your everyday use, especially if you want to enjoy a calm and peaceful mind throughout the day. All you need to do is add just a few drops of this magical essential oil into your diffuser at home or spray the oil on your clothes to fight through stress at work. Using the oil during your spa and massage sessions can also help you enjoy its benefits.
Found exclusively only in Central America, Peru Balsam is extracted from an evergreen tree found only in the parts of Central America. The oil helps uplift your mood when you are depressed or stressed out. The aroma of the oil resembles that of vanilla and cinnamon, with a little touch of clove in it. The essential oil is also known for healing chapped skin, bedsores, burns and also eczema. Although make sure to test the oil on a small patch of your skin to check any signs of allergic reactions.
Extracted in the form of resin from the Boswellia plant, the frankincense essential oil is believed to have a good effect on our brain, particularly the part that is in charge for our emotions. The oil is widely known and used for easing stress, tension and relieve us from anxiety. The oil when used as an incense, it causes a euphoric sensation in the brain. You can also inhale the essence of the oil by adding a few drops (5-6) into boiling water and breathing in the steam to de-stress yourself.
We all know that cedarwood is an insecticide used widely to get rid of bugs! But did you know that it also has a great sedating effect that allows you to calm down, particularly when you are suffering from anxiety and stress. The essential oil is also widely prescribed by various herbal practitioners for curing insomnia. The sesquiterpene compounds present in the oil help stimulate your brain cells, by encouraging calmness, uplifting your mood and also relaxing your mood. Add a few drops of cedarwood oil with any carrier oil that suits your skin. Massage the oil on the skin of your temples, the cheekbones and the area between your eyebrows to enjoy a world of fantasy.
Extracted from the perennial grass, available in India, the vetiver oil has a distinct wood like aroma. The oil greatly helps in relieving stress and anxiety, giving you relief better than any over the counter medicine. Using the oil for as long as 30 days can lead to a significant change in behavior. The oil is suggested by several herbal experts for treating symptoms like fast heartbeat, lump in the throat, and more.