I don’t know about you, but I so very often find myself stressed due to all the things going on in and around my life. Luckily for us nature has once again provided us with so many calming options to help us deal with our stress, essential oils are one of them.
Stress affects your life, health and well being in so many ways. It turns into insomnia, anxiety, digestive issues and more. It’s important for you to learn how to manage your stress. (click here to learn more about stress)
What are essential oils
Essential oils are volatile oils which are directly distilled from a plant. Many different molecular structures make up volatile oils. They are mainly responsible for the scent of a plant. The power of your scent is significant. When you breath in essential oil, you are inhaling the volatile molecules released into the air.
How Essential oils work
These molecules enter your nose and gets stuck in your olfactory membrane. This membrane contain highly specialised nerve endings called Olfactory receptors. Once these receptors recognise a scent molecule, they send signals to your olfactory bulb which signals your cortex and limbic system of your brain. Your brain then releases neuro signals (chemicals) and hormones based on the effects from the scent into your body. For example, if you inhale the calming scent of lavender, your brain will release calming neuro signals and hormones into your body. This will result in you feeling more calm and relaxed.
Your emotions, hormones and healing responses are all influenced by essential oils. This makes essential oils a powerful tool for optimum health and returning to a balanced body state.
3 Calming Essential Oils you can use to help you cope with our rushed world.
Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot promotes relaxing and confident feelings. It combats fatigue and promotes restful sleep. Bergamot contains unique calming capabilities to release tension and lower high stress levels. The scent can be used to reduce sadness, comfort grief and ease anxiety.
This supportive scent helps you feel optimistic, good enough and allows self-acceptance while combating the sense of failure.
It’s intellectual properties can help to sharpen senses and improve mental clarity.
Not only does bergamot refreshen and calm the skin, but it also very purifying. It helps to alleviate sore and uncomfortable joints as well as relieve muscle spasms and cramps.
Lavender Essential Oil
This soothing herb is popular for sleep and relaxation as it promotes a sense of well being and it is calming. Lavender increases alpha waves in the brain which is responsible for relaxation and can therefore reduce both stress and anxiety by taking away fear.
It builds solidarity and strength as well as nurtures creativity. Lavender encourages honest communication and expression as it calms a racing mind which allows you to open your heart and speak with kindness.
The oil of lavender restores emotional balance as well as expands your sense of security and peace. This helps you to build trust in yourself and others.
Lavender calms the skin like it calms your nerves. It helps to fight environmental stressors that lead to premature ageing as well as combat inflamed and rough appearances.
Rose Geranium Essential Oil
This calming oil regulates the nervous system and induces a deep sense of relaxation which helps to dispel nervous anxiety, fear and depression. Rose Geranium has a positive and uplifting scent that calms the mind and restore emotional balance.
Rose geranium stabilises the mind and enhances sensory perception and imagination, helping you to reconnect with your inner self and regain trust in the world. It is a heart-center oil that helps to release anger, tear down barriers and manage overwhelming emotions.
It balances the skin’s production of sebum which helps prevent skin breakouts. The astringent properties are helpful to use on hemorrhoids and varicose veins. It speeds up the healing of wounds, burns and bruises. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to manage eczema, psoriasis and acne.
We have thoughtfully created a blend using these three essential oils to help you find calmness and inner peace.