Essential Oils for Relaxation
With all the modern technology surrounding us, you would think life would be getting easier - right?
Not so! It has meant that the World is now more wide open to us than ever and our desires to better ourselves, or compete with others is stronger. We work longer hours, and run around our kids so they can do all the recreational activities they want. No wonder there is no time for you.
It is important to take time for yourself and relax. Stress = inflammation = disease, and you cannot look after others if you are sick. Essential oils can help with those busy times, so always have essential oils with you.
In this article, I will tell you the TOP 8 essential oils that I recommend for relaxation & calming the emotions, and how you apply them.
See the top 8 recommended essential oils for Relaxation & Calming below....
Calming Blend - This essential oil blend calms the mind, relaxes the body, and soothes the soul, providing a safe haven from life’s daily stressors.
Grounding Blend - This has a warm, woody aroma with with calming scent of spruce to bring harmony to the mind and body. It contains a blend of blend Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to offer an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and a sense of balance.
Lavender - Perhaps this is the first essential oil people will think of for relaxation. Its ability to calm and soothe the mind and body continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities.
Clary Sage - The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils. Inhaling Clary Sage can soothe nervous tension, lighten mood, and create a sense of euphoria.
Geranium - A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Geranium Essential Oil helps calm nerves and lessen stress.
Patchouli - Easily recognized for its rich, musky-sweet fragrance, Patchouli is regularly used in the perfume industry as well as in scented products. The fragrance of Patchouli provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions. Can be used together with Vetiver (see below).
Vetiver - Vetiver is a member of the grass family. Due to Vetiver’s calming, grounding effect on the emotions, and its ability to promote circulation, Vetiver is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. Vetiver helps promote focus and mental clarity. It can also be rubbed on the feet before bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep.
Massage Blend - this combines the therapeutic benefits of oils well-known to relax muscles, calm tension, soothe tissues, increase circulation, and smooth and tone. AromaTouch combines our essential oils of Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit, and Lavender in a perfectly relaxing blend that adds many important benefits to various massage techniques.
How to use Essential Oils for Relaxation
Massage is one of the best ways to relax the body and mind. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension (source: Mayo Clinic). Use the essential oils in conjunction with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil and extra virgin olive oil. Use 15ml of carrier oil with about 15-20 drops of Essential Oil.
Inhalation of the essential oils can be as simple and quick as smelling the aroma directly from the bottle. Another way can be to place a drop on a tissue and carry that around with you. One of the most popular ways for experiencing the calming benefits of the essential oils is to use a diffuser. A cool mist will evaporate into the air and the aroma will fill the room producing a feeling of tranquility.
One thing I have noticed from the classes that I teach is that people often say they find their “favourite” essential oils to be calming and relaxing. Your favourite essential oil may not even be listed in this article, however if you have that on hand with you at all time, it will help you in times of stress, and can even help promote a good night’s sleep!
The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. These are simply things that have worked for me personally, and my friends.
For questions or more information about Essential Oils, please feel free to contact Joanna Chambreau at firstname.lastname@example.org