The world has suddenly come to a standstill with the outbreak of Coronavirus. Everything has changed in a matter of seconds, and now we are forced to stay indoors. It has taken a toll on our mental as well as physical health. I think thousands of people right now suffer from depression, anxiety and stress and it’s become common issues this time in our life. Whether you live with anxiety day to day or are simply feeling it more at the moment, there are ways you can help yourself feel calm.
Aromatherapy can help you to feel calmer. Inhaling and topically applying pure essential oils can help to alleviate stress, insomnia or depression.
Combined with practicing mindfulness, essential oils can effectively help to release negative emotions, calm the mind and reduce stress. This natural solution works by stimulating areas of the brain that are responsible for our emotions.
Here is a few the most popular oils you can try on:
Lavender oil – can help ease anxiety and stress, hugely beneficial to patients who are sleep deprived.
Ylang Ylang oil – is both calming and uplifting, boost your emotional wellbeing, can reduce your blood pressure.
Jasmine oil – can help reduce anxiety symptoms, stimulate your brain to improve your mood and energy levels, can also calm your nervous system.
Rose oil – promotes calmness and reduces any tension that you may be feeling; it’s often recommended to those who are grieving or depressed.
Eucalyptus oil – can instant boost of energy, clear your mind, and relax with the strong and minty aroma, also a great choice when fighting a cold or congestion!
Frankincense oil – can lift your mood, boost the oxygen supply to your brain and stimulate the limbic system, helping to bring your emotions back into check.
Chamomile oil – can be used to counter anxiety as it serves an emotional trigger to calm nerves and promote relaxation, can also be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema.
Clary Sage oil – acts on the nervous system by reducing blood pressure and heart rate, as well as promoting a feeling of relaxation also “clearing” away the dark clouds of our mood, as it’s traditionally been known for its uplifting and euphoric actions.
Aromatherapy can directly affect the many bodily reactions and systems, including emotions, memory, blood pressure and heart rate, breathing, hormones, and stress. You can fill any room in your home with the scent of an oil using a diffuser or aroma stick.
So, if next time you’re feeling overwhelmed with worry, just simply find a scent you adore and breathe it in for a few long, slow breaths. Focus on the scent and being exactly where you are.
Stay safe and Healthy!
From Valentina With Love.