When you are stressed, the benefits of essential oils are fabulous.
They work on many levels. Emotionally, they can both calm you down, and uplift you because they work to help your body find equilibrium. Mentally, the oils will clear your brain from the clutter, and focus your thoughts. Spiritually essential oils will lift you to a higher vibration. And physically, essential oils and their use can have many therapeutic benefits, including reducing cortisol levels, relieving achy muscles and headaches, and bringing oxygen to your blood.
Using essential oils for stress provide natural, effective and enjoyable stress relief.
Essential oils and their benefits for stress are many layered:
Benefits of Essential Oils–Emotional Support
In an essential oil, the tiny, aromatic molecules that we smell can enter our blood very quickly. Some of the molecules can actually pass the blood-brain barrier and give virtually immediate emotional relief. This makes aromatherapy a very unique tool to reduce our stress levels.
Ways that Aromatherapy reduces our emotional symptoms of stress:
- Essential Oils calm and soothe our ragged nerves.
- They can uplift us when we get down and depressed.
- They restore us.
- They are fun to use and appeal to our sense of beauty and joy.
Recommended oils for emotional support:
If Aromatherapy excels at any health benefit, it certainly must be emotional support. Virtually any high-quality, therapeutic-grade essential oil will support your emotions and help you to restore yourself. Some favorites include Sandalwood, which as we said earlier, is high in sesquiterpenes that stimulate the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain, the emotional center. Cedarwood also stimulates the limbic center and has been found to be helpful with ADD and ADHD. Good ole humble Lemon has a very uplifting effect, and can even reduce depression. Blends like “Believe”, “Harmony”, and “Surrender” may also be helpful.
Benefits of Essential Oils–Mental Support
Some essential oils are so jam packed with oxygen that smelling them instantly wakes you up and gets you going. Try taking a whiff of true peppermint–you will be amazed at how clear your head (and your sinuses!) are. Use it when you are at a board meeting and can barely keep your eyes open.
Ways that Aromatherapy reduces our mental symptoms of stress:
- Essential oils increase our mental focus. If you can’t make a decision or figure out the next step, give peppermint or frankincense a try.
- They can increase your clarity and reduce brain fog.
Recommended oils for Mental Support:
Essential oils bring nourishment to the plant and, in the same way, bring nourishment to our bodies. Peppermint is great to bring oxygen to our blood. Rosemary has been found to bring alertness and clarity. You can’t go wrong with Frankincense to clear your brain fog. Even Lemon will revive you. And blends which combine these oils, like “Clarity”, “En-R-Gee”, and “Brain Power” all bring alertness and clarity.
Benefits of Essential Oils–Spiritual and Energetic Support
Essential Oils capture the liquids that give plants life; in essence, they capture the plant’s life force.
Have you ever noticed how walking in a woods can make your feel relaxed and happy again. Sitting in a garden can erase even the worst mood?
Plants are synergistic with us. We are designed to live in harmony with them and to use them for nutrition and medicine. We live around them and we take them inside ourselves when we eat them or smell them.
Because of this, essential oils, which capture the life-force of the plants, bring the vibration of the plants to us. They are bottled equivalent of walking in a garden.
Ways that Aromatherapy reduces our energetic and spiritual symptoms of stress:
- Essential oils can help calm the mind to prepare it for meditation.
- They can raise our vibration so that we are more luminous.
Recommended Oils for Spiritual and Energetic Support:
The first oil that come to mind for Spiritual Support is Frankincense. This oil has been used for many centuries for many reasons, but one of the prominent ones to promote spiritual connection. Frankincense helps with meditation, increases spiritual awareness and uplifts your spirits.
Similarly, Rose oil has been used for centuries in eastern spiritual tradition. If you want the full vibration of roses, the highest vibration of all the essential oils, buy a true, pure rose oil, and be prepared to pay for it. It takes 5000 lbs. of rose petals to make 1 lb. of rose oil.
Cedarwood is also uplifting. You may also try blends like “Magnify your Purpose” and “Highest Potential”.