10 Essential Oils for Stress Relief and Relaxation from the Health Practitioner

Now a short blurb on how I got into essential oils to start us off hey! 
They kind of just came to me at first in 2019, the idea of having a natural aroma around the house instead of burning Soy Candles (don't get me started on the hormonal affects to these). But it was in 2020 when I made the move to Young Living that I fully understood, learnt and took on in every day living the uses to essential oils. Progessence is an oil that I cannot live without. Truely being able to balance out my hormones and take control to reset my endometriosis symptoms. Not only that but I clean with the oils, they help my children when they are sick and they are my natural perfume! 
Anywho enough about me.. lets dive into some Essential Oils 
Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts that have been used for their therapeutic properties for centuries. We use Young Living Essential Oils. Yes, one of the most expensive brands on the market BUT the most pure. 
Essential oils can  be used for a variety of purposes, including promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and improving overall well-being. In this blog, we'll explore the top 10 essential oils recommended by health practitioners all around, and how you can  use them effectively.
Lavender Oil 

Lavender oil is one of the most popular essential oils for relaxation and stress relief. It has a calming and soothing scent that can help to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. Lavender oil can be used in a variety of ways, including adding a few drops to a diffuser, mixing it with a carrier oil for a relaxing massage, or adding it to a warm bath. It's important to note that some people may be allergic to lavender oil, so it's always best to do a patch test before using it topically. Personally, not one of my favourites, but an essential (essential *cue laugh) oil to have on hand. This is one I have in my first aid kit for skin issues and to calm my babies. 

Bergamot Oil 

Bergamot oil is another popular essential oil for stress relief and relaxation. It has a citrusy scent that can help to uplift your mood and reduce anxiety. Bergamot oil can also be used in a diffuser, added to a warm bath, or mixed with a carrier oil for a relaxing massage. It's important to note that bergamot oil can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight, so it's best to avoid using it topically before going outside. Honestly, this one is a favourite, it is not your 'normal' citrus smell. There is just something special about this one. 

Ylang Ylang Oil 

Ylang ylang oil is a popular, well known essential oil for promoting relaxation and reducing stress. It has a sweet, floral scent that can help to calm the mind and body. It's also believed to have aphrodisiac properties and can be used to enhance romantic experiences. However, it's important to note that ylang ylang oil can cause skin irritation in some people. This oil is one that I always heard a lot about, but had never really dealt with on it's on. Well, that is until adding into my kit. It's a staple now, and one oil I would not go without. To me I find Ylang Ylang (which I still cannot say right) very grounding.  

Frankincense Oil 

Frankincense oil is a highly popular but expensive essential oil for promoting relaxation and reducing stress. It has a woody, earthy scent that can help to calm the mind and promote feelings of peace and relaxation. It's also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to help relieve pain and inflammation in the body. Now, I never liked Frankincense prior to using Young Living. I never saw (well smelt) the hype of this oil. But holy moly, one that I always have and one that I commonly will just lay down and smell. Not that the laying down part happens often! 

Lemon Oil 

Lemon oil is a common and inexpensive essential oil for promoting clarity and uplifting your moods. It has a fresh, sweet and clean aroma to assist in cleansing the mind of negative emotions. It is also believed to help promote healthy looking skin. An easy one to have on hand for a quite refresh, that is how I look at all.

Tea Tree Oil 

Tea Tree oil is another common oil that is known for it's healing properties. But this oil is also a great essential oil to be refreshing, clarifying and soothing to the mind. It is a great oil to blend and use topically. An oil that I mainly keep in my first aid kit but again, one that I have started to add to oils to assist in PTSD symptoms. 

Cedarwood Oil 

Cedarwood is a popular essential oil that has a sweet, woodsy, earthy aroma that is known to be comforting, uplifting and grounding. It's also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to help relieve pain and inflammation in the body, especially with nerve damage. This is an oil that is my favourite to use for grounding and one that is inexpensive to be in the home. 

Peppermint Oil 

Peppermint essential oil is a common and popular oil in most home kits. This oil is known to be invigorating, peaceful and relaxing for the mind and body. However, this oil can cause irritation to the eyes and skin so use with caution. Peppermint oil it a fresh, cool and bright aroma that follows you around. For me personally not one I use alone, but is a great addition to blends for anxiety. 

Ginger Oil 

Ginger essential oil is a beautiful warm, and spicy aroma that is common with the kitchen. It can cause irritation with the skin and eyes so use with care. It is believed to energise, uplift and create a fresh new mind. With this aroma working with your mind, body and soul to sooth and calm the sensations within the body. 

Copaiba Oil 

Copaiba essential oil is a popular oil that is a perfect addition for not only your mental health but physical too. This gentle, sweet and woodsy aroma is known to be relaxing, soothing nurturing to the mind, body and soul. A perfect oil to cool your moods and enhance your sense of achievement and confidence. 

Which oil are you going to add to your kit? Or make sure is in your next blend?

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