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Reducing Stress with Aromatherapy

Friday, 21 February 2014 02:20  by Emily S.

Humans have around five million olfactory receptors in the nose, so it is no surprise smell has a very real effect on our mood. Research shows essential oils that are extracted from plants have the power to reduce stress and anxiety. Using these essential oils to promote a healthy mind and body function is known as aromatherapy.

There are many essential oils that fight stress and anxiety allowing us to stay focused and relaxed. For example, inhaling lavender can reduce anxiety and stress levels. Studies have also shown lavender has pain relieving effects for muscle and joint aches.

Another anxiety reducing essential oil is Roman chamomile. Not only does this oil lower anxiety, but also paranoia and aggression. If you are feeling depressed, bergamot, jasmine, and wild orange will help lift your mood.

Adding aromatherapy into our lives is easy to do. It can be used even while at the office to reduce work stress, clear your mind or give you a boost of energy. The best way to use aromatherapy is to keep the fragrance subtle and not overwhelming. You can de-stress at work without offending anyone by using a diffuser.

At the end of the day a bath is a great way to relax using aromatherapy. There are a variety of bath salts and oils that contain aromas that can ease body aches and mental fatigue.

It is important to reduce stress and anxiety in our lives. Aromatherapy is a simple and versatile way we can give a boost to our mental health.

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