Aromatherapy for Stress
What aromatherapy oils for stress relief?
Aromatherapy is an easy and natural method of overcoming stress. Simply inhaling the aroma of organic natural oil helps lower the stress levels, which also stabilizes the heartbeat rate. Here are some aromatherapy oils for stress relief – frankincense essential oil, lavender essential oil, lemon essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, orange essential oil, ylang ylang essential oil, neroli essential oil and bergamot essential oil.
Why does aromatherapy work for stress?
When the aroma of certain essential oils is inhaled the molecules of the oil reach the limbic system of the brain through the olfactory nerves. This part of the brain deals with emotions and memories. The brain sends signals to the endocrine system to regulate the hormones in the body. Thus, the stress causing hormones cortisol and serotonin are regulated and dopamine is released. These hormones bring down the stress levels.
How to use aromatherapy for stress relief
There are several ways to perform aromatherapy for stress
· Use an aroma diffuser to diffuse the aroma of the essential oil in a room and inhale the aroma.
· Add a few drops of the oil in bath water and take a refreshing bath.
Apply diluted essential oil on the palm, wrists, shirt’s collar etc and inhale the scent whenever needed.