Friday, March 07, 2014

Essential Oils for Stress Reduction

Essential oils are particularly helpful in dealing with stress. They enter the bloodstream quickly through the skin or when inhaling or diffusing, or in some cases, ingesting. There is nothing more relaxing than an aromatherapy massage! It is very very important to realize that you will also allow many toxins this way in if you are using essential oils that are not pure. Here is a list of different sorts of stressors and essential oils to deal with them:
General Stress Kit: Bergamot, Bois de Rose, Cedar, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram, Neroli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

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Antidepressant: Basil, Bergamot, Bois de rose, Chamomile, Clary sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Rose, Rosemary, Thyme, Ylangylang

Anxiety: Bergamot, Bois de rose, Cedar, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylangylang.

Chemical stress (food, coffee, smoke, pollution, etc.): Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Geranium, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary.

Emotional stress: Bergamot, Bois de rose, Geranium, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

Environmental stress (lights, noise, cramped space): Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium

Mental stress: Basil, Bergamot, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Sandalwood.

Physical stress: Bergamot, Chamomile, Fennel, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary, Thyme.

Sleep (Less is more! Too much can overstimulate): Chamomile, Clary sage, Lavender, Marjoram, Orange, Valerian, Vetiver, Ylang ylang.

Calming Children: Use a spray (inhalation) of gentle essential oils such as Sweet Orange, Neroli, Mandarin, Chamomile, Lavender

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