The Top 10 Essential Oils for Stress Relief & How to Use Them

Stress can zap your energy and immune system which is why it is vital to control stress whenever possible. One of the ways to do that is with essential oils. Essential oils are all natural and can promote a balancing and calming effect on your emotions. And that’s a good thing. Here are the best essential oils to use.

Benefits of The Top 10 Essential Oils for Stress Relief

  1. Patchouli: A natural anti-depressant and sedative. Stimulates the release of serotonin, lifting the mood and easing fears and anxieties.

  2. Frankincense: Provides a calming and tranquil energy which helps deepen meditation and quiet the mind.

  3. Roman Chamomile: A peaceful, calming scent, chamomile benefits inner harmony and decreases irritability, overthinking, anxiety and worry. Acts as a mild sedative.

  4. Cedarwood: Eases nervous tension and stress-related disorders and can be used as a sedative, promotion of restful and restorative sleep.

  5. Lavender: Promotes relaxation and calm. Helps with exhaustion, restlessness, inner peace, sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, nervous stomach and general nervous tension.

  6. Ylang Ylang: Lowers blood pressure and bolsters the nervous system, reducing stress on the nerves which can help with insomnia. It helps with cheerfulness, courage, optimism and soothes fearfulness.

  7. Wild Orange: The strong, sweet, citrus aroma of Wild Orange can help bring peace and tranquility, quieting anxious nerves and easing the symptoms associated with a blue mood.

  8. Rose: Rose essential oil is very settling to the emotional heart and perhaps the second most popular after lavender for relieving anxiety and depression, helping with panic attacks, grieving and shock.

  9. Magnolia: Relaxes the mind and body, creates a calm and serene atmosphere, and uplifts when feeling down and grounding when anxious

  10. Sweet Marjoram: Can help encourage relaxation, especially before sleep. Helps promote a calm atmosphere, and brings comfort during times of great distress or emotional grief.

Here are 4 ways you can use the some of the above mentioned oils in your daily routine to beat stress:

1. Diffuser (often requires water for the machine)

This is the most convenient way to reap the benefits of essential oils. You can fill any room in your home or even your office with your favorite scent using a diffuser.

2. Topical

Many people prefer topical uses of essential oils. You can add a few drops with a carrier oil (coconut oi, jojoba oil, avocado oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil) and massage it on the skin, hair, teeth, nails or mucous membranes of the body. When the oils touch the skin, they penetrate rapidly.

3. Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can be achieved by using it in a bath, as direct inhalations, hot water vapor, vaporizer or humidifier, sprays, fan, vent, perfume, cologne, or through aromatherapy diffusers.

4. Oral Application

Surprisingly many essential oils can be ingested by the mouth but your need to be very careful. Essential oils are powerful, plant-based medicine and should be treated with caution and respect, especially for internal use. You want to make sure that the oils you use are safe and pure. Many oils on the market may be diluted or blended with synthetics that are unsafe for ingesting. Always consult with an expert before using essential oils orally.

Article Supplied By: Pure Fiji NZ