Taking time out to just relax and stay centered is an important part of living a healthy, natural life-style. One of the best ways to promote relaxation no matter where you are is with essential oils. Essential oils can do wonders for reducing anxiety and stress, promoting calm, and helping you stay grounded and focused.
Here are the five best essential oils for promoting relaxation:
Lavender essential oil is probably the best essential oil for helping promote a feeling of relaxation. It is a natural anti-anxiety that helps reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Lavender also helps induce sleep and helps insomnia. Also, lavender can help fight against the physical symptoms of stress like muscle pain and migraines.
Cajeput oil is a warming camphorous oil made from the twigs and leaves of the cajeput tree. It has been used in Indonesia for centuries for its many health benefits. Cajeput oil is great for helping deal with the physical symptoms of stress by acting as a natural muscle relaxer and pain reliever. Cajeput is perfect on its own or as a blend to help ease tension and encourage deep breathing.
Bright and fresh, orange essential oil is a natural anti-depressant. The clean citrus smell of orange essential oil can help you relax, clear your mind, and focus on the important things in your life. It’s a great mood booster and perfect for when you need to relax but also uplift.
Lemongrass has a soft citrus scent that is a mood enhancer and has many anti-anxiety properties. Lemongrass helps regulate the nervous system to keep you calm and at ease. It also helps boost self-esteem and ward against negative thoughts.
Cananga essential oil has a sweet, slightly woody smell. This Indonesia plant has incredible anti-anxiety properties and helps reduce nervous tension and stress. It can also support healthy blood pressure.
To get the full benefits of aromatherapy first you need the highest quality essential oils. Many of the oils on the market are already diluted with carrier oils, meaning you are paying for less of the effective ingredients. Utama Spice essential oils are 100% pure and made with only natural ingredients.
Essential oils can be used a number of ways, but to get long-lasting relaxation benefits we recommended an aromatherapy diffuser to disperse the oils throughout the room while you do some other activity. However, for a quick boost, you can rub 1-2 drops between your palms, place your hands over your nose and mouth, and take slow, deep breaths.
These are the oils we recommend to get started off using aromatherapy for relaxation, but the great appeal of essential oils is that there is an endless variety of oils and effects to choose from. Everyone has their own favorite oils, and the great thrill is knowing there are always new scents and combinations to discover.
Which oils are most effective at helping you to relax? Do you mix oils to make a unique blend that works best for you? Please share in the comments below.