Have you ever had those days when the stress and anxiety just don’t seem to quit? Did you know that there are ways to relieve that stress and anxiety that are natural and non addictive? Well there are, using Essential Oils. And listed below are 5 of the most popular oils that can be used. You will find the name of the oil, how to use it and what to use it for.
1. For constant worrying
Essential oil: Sandalwood
How to chill: Dab a few drops on your chest, and then practice a simple mindfulness exercise: Close your eyes, sit up straight, and rest your hands on your lap. Breathe slowly and count your inhales: Inhale one, inhale two, inhale three, inhale four, etc. When you lose count, start back at one and keep counting until you feel your tension ease.
2. For light-headedness or depression
Essential oil: Peppermint
How to chill: Place two drops along the back of your neck or on the crown of your head. Then then take 10 to 15 deep breaths with the bottle of oil under your nose (you will feel a noticeable tingling sensation).
3. For acid reflux, headaches, or indigestion
Essential oil: Sweet Marjoram
How to chill: After a warm shower, put three drops in the palm of both hands, and add a tablespoon of unscented body oil or lotion. Rub your palms together and spread the blend on your abdomen and chest in circular, clockwise motions.
4. For sleeplessness
Essential oil: Clary Sage
How to chill: Before you head to bed, take a hot bath with several drops of clary sage in the water. Once in bed, place three drops on a tissue, turn off the lights, and take 10 to 15 deep breaths through the tissue. Keep the tissue on your nightstand while you sleep.
5. For a panic attack
Essential oil: German Chamomile
How to chill: Put a drop of oil in the palm of each hand, and cup them over your face. Start to slow your breathing by silently counting your exhales in your head. The oil combined with the mindful breathing will leave you feeling much calmer.
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