Many of us would pretty much agree that the world can be quite stressful. From dealing with family and work to bills and relationships, it can often feel like one pile of stress. The good news is that there are several things that could help, and one of those is calming essential oils. Chances are you’ve heard of them, but if you’re one of the many who have yet to take advantage of their benefits, there’s no better time than the present. The following are some calming essential oils that tend to have a calming effect and may help you forget about and release the stresses of the day.
Lavender essential oil comes from – you guessed it – the lavender plant. It’s one of the essential oils that can promote relaxation and calm, so don’t hesitate to incorporate it into your daily life. For example, one way you can do just that is to create a spray using the lavender essential oil that you can spray in the air so it can add a light scent as well as promote calm whenever you desire. This can be especially useful to do at the end of a stressful day.
Never heard of Ylang Ylang essential oil? You might want to give it a shot if you’re looking to help ease anxiety and stress. One option for how to use it is to take it with you on the go. Since essential oil comes in little glass bottles, all you have to do is put a drop on a cotton ball and smell it that way, just make sure that it doesn’t touch your nose.
You’re probably familiar with chamomile tea as a way to relax and unwind at the end of a rough day, but using chamomile essential oil can have a similar calming effect. If you’re interested in using it, consider putting it into an aromatherapy diffuser. Using a diffuser is a great way to add the scent into the air in an easy manner.
Roses have such a lovely scent to them, but an added bonus is that rose essential oil may help calm nerves and ease anxiety. It’s for those reasons that you may want to consider adding it to your bath water. You don’t need to use much, only a few drops should suffice.
Now here’s the issue with using essential oils. It’s best if you don’t apply it directly to the skin regardless of how safe you think it might be or how little you’re planning on using. Not only could it cause skin irritation, but skin sensitization. If you do want to apply it to the skin, the ideal option is to dilute it by mixing it with a carrier oil which doesn’t disturb the benefits, just makes the essential oils safer to apply. You also want to make sure to have the right ratio to avoid any problems or discomfort. When it comes to using essential oils, research beforehand is a must.