Using Aromatherapy for stress relief is easy and fun, and the benefits are numerous.
Stress relief with essential oils balances the body, returning it to a normal, balanced state. The parasympathetic nervous system (the “rest and digest” system) calmly takes over and the body can recover and reenergize. Your emotions will subside and your brain will clear.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to heal our bodies and balance our emotions.
Essential oils are the distilled essence of plants–the liquids that result when plants are distilled, and the lighter, aromatic molecules in the plant are captured. They contain the pheromones, the oxygenating capacity, and the healing capacity of the plant. Because of their unique make-up, essential oils are excellent for relieving stress.
Essential oils can benefit the body by reducing stress physically, emotionally and mentally. They have a very real chemical effect by influencing the limbic center of the brain, balancing and tonifying the organ systems, even by cleaning the receptor sites in the cells. But they also have an energetic effect, raising the vibration of our bodies to promote a feeling of well-being. When I am particularly stressed, this well-being feels like a bit of grace, relieving me of the suffering of stress.
On top of all these healthy benefits, you should also remember that essential oils smell good and are fun to use. How many times does your doctor prescribe something which makes you smell good on a date? When you feel tense, try some aromatherapy. Stress relief has never been more fun.
To find out about other uses of aromatherapy to relieve stress, please view the resources below.
Aromatherapy for Stress Relief
- Benefits of essential oils–Emotional, mental, and spiritual
- Benefits of essential oils–Therapeutic
- How to Use essential oils–Practical, everyday use
- How to Use essential oils–Part 1: Topical Use
- Part 2: Inhalation
- Part 3: Internal Use
- Daily Essential Oil Routine to Banish Stress
- Meditation Tips to Deepen your Practice using Aromatherapy
- Good Sleep and Stress Relief with Aromatherapy