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The Best Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

 The Best Aromatherapy for Stress Relief The Best Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

Can’t you just smell the lilacs?  I can and it puts me in such a blissful state…that is what aromatherapy does for us!

It has also been a widely held belief that aromatherapy can calm and soothe most people who are suffering from stress in their life. Here are some of the best aromas that have been utilized for this very purpose.

Chamomile, consumed as a tea, is perhaps the most widely known product used to relieve stress. Utilized in its oil form, its scent calms and becoming calmer helps to reduce the stress and feelings associated with pain.

Lavender is also a very popular relaxing oil.  It can be used by dropping it into your bath and just inhaling the aroma mixed with the bath steam. Its scent is widely used to calm, release tension and offer a peaceful sleep as well.   It’s also very nice to spray your pillow and bedding to give you that extra relaxing feeling you need to get a great nights sleep!

If the use of rose petals was good enough for Cleopatra, it is good enough for the rest of us. Rose essential oil also produces a calm and inner peace. Primarily used in bathing, it has been known to not only alleviate stress, but lift a blue mood as well.

Jasmine oil has a scent, which is considered the best for treating nervous conditions, combating feeling down and overcoming sadness.

Sandalwood oil has been known to rid anyone of jittery and irritable feelings. I grew up in Oregon and Sandalwood wood products were found easily there. As a child I often wondered why it was so relaxing to be around things made of Sandalwood!  Now I know why 🙂

While this oil is primarily used in baking, Vanilla is one essential oil that invokes feelings of well being and pleasant memories. It calms, relieves stress and is overall a wonderful scent whose fragrance is known throughout the culinary world.

Any of these scents can be used in baths or as lit scented candles.  While there are some who plant roses in their garden or display scented candles throughout the home, aromatherapy does indeed soothe the inner soul and impart calmness and serenity.

Moreover, using any of these essential oils in their purest form ( certified pure therapeutic grade from doTERRA ) is the best way to relieve stress.

Cleo had the right idea, take a milk bath and fill it with rose petals.   We can add a just a few drops of our favorite oils to our baths! Experiment and find out which oils make you feel the best!

You can buy these doTERRA essential oils mentioned above and more at my online store Life Essentially!

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  1. 1
    Deborah D

    I am going to get some of these essential oils.

    1. 1.1

      Great Deborah. If you are looking to get the ones I mentioned they are doTERRA Essential Oils and I am a consultant with doTERRA. You can order on my website: https://www.mydoterra.com/lifeessentially/#/ Let me know if you need help or have questions!

  2. 2

    thanks for the great advice! I need stress relief

  3. 3
    rochelle haynes

    Sounds good like to try this

  4. 4
    gloria patterson

    Have been a fan of vanilla for many years but recently lavender has become a new favorite. I think I need to check into oils

  5. 5
    Margaret Appel

    I wish I had known about all these lovely essential oils for relieving stress back when I was working! Thankfully I am enjoying retirement and remaining relatively stress-free. Thanks for the information, I will be sharing it with friends 🙂

    1. 5.1

      Retirement can be either stress free or stressful! Glad you have a stress free experience with it Margaret!

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