When using essential oils to banish stress, you take advantage of the essential oil’s unique ability to enter the blood stream and go directly to the emotional center of the brain. There they can reverse the sympathetic nervous system’s stress response and restore a more restful “rest and digest” state. Hormone levels return to normal, the cardiac system slows, digestion regulates and your body can resume its normal functioning.
Learn a stress treatment which uses oils daily.
The Cycle of Chronic Stress
Chronic stress involves a cycle of metabolic destruction. Stressors cause a reaction. A prolonged, major reaction to stress can cause wear and tear on all our body systems and this reduces their overall ability to function. Our weakened condition leads to increased sensitivity to stress and the cycle repeats.
This cycle can be interrupted at any point.
The most long term solution is to decrease or eliminate stressors. In our modern life, the may not be possible.
The next most root solution is to readjust our reaction to stress. Not all stressors are a “red alert” situation.
And finally, we can support our bodies so that they are in peak condition to handle what stresses come.
Aromatherapy interrupts this cycle in two important ways. Essential oils readjust our reaction to stressors by calming our nerves and clearing our head. And aromatherapy supports out body to maintain its optimum health, regardless of stress.
To use essential oils to banish stress, follow this routine of aromatherapy and essential oil enhanced supplements everyday. This routine relieved my stress and even more importantly, restored my sense of well-being.
6 Key steps for More Energy and Vibrant Health
Do these steps everyday and you will feel a subtle, deep blossoming of your inner strength and well-being. Following this list will build a healthier body, a happier and more stable emotional body, and will prepare you to reach your highest potential.
The steps are divided into two parts:
Step 1: Put 1 drop of VALOR on the bottoms of your feet and rub it in. If you can’t get to your feet, put the drops on your wrists and hold your wrists together for a few seconds. Notice if you feel any different.
Step 2: Put 1 drop of HARMONY on your solar plexus, above the belly button.
Step 3: Put 1 drop of JOY over your heart. Take a deep breath and smell the lovely aroma.
Step 4: Put 1 drop of WHITE ANGELICA in one hand, rub your hands together and brush over your head, face, chest, shoulders, down the body, as though you are creating an angelic shield-because you are!
These four oils balance, uplift and ground. They are excellent for stress relief.
Step 5: Drink 1-6 oz. of NINGXIA RED. 1-3 oz is appropriate if you are in good health and are maintaining it. If you are healing, recovering from illness or under a large amount of stress, 4-6 oz. is appropriate.
Step 6: Take the Core Supplements as recommended three times daily. Each pack contains the supplements you need for morning, noon and night, and is pre-labeled so it is easy to tell what to take when.
The Core Supplements include Longevity, an all essential oil capsule containing thyme, orange, clove and frankincense essential oils. Thyme oil supports brain function and cardiovascular health. Clove oil is a powerful antioxidant, useful for repairing damage caused by stress. Orange has been shown to be anti-tumoral in the laboratory. And Frankincense oil supports cell regeneration and healthy immune function.
True Source is an food-based supplement which provides the vitamins and minerals. Because it is food based, your body can easily absorb the nutrients.
Omega-Blue is an Omega-3 supplement with essential oils to both keep the omega-3 oil fresh, and to boost the effect of the omega-3.
Life 5 is probiotic which builds intestinal health, improves immunity, reduces yeast and increases your energy.
Thank you to Vicki Opfer for teaching me this routine.
If someone asked for a the single best, easiest treatment for stress–something which would benefit anyone and which uses essential oils to banish stress–Vital Essentials would be the routine.