Is Stress taking over your life?
God opens Millions of Flowers Every day without forcing their Buds.
So, don’t try to Force anything. Let Life be a Deep Let-Go.
Stress affects your health in a way that you may not even be aware of, from headaches, to insomnia, to decreased productivity. Stress may impact your mood, your relationships, and work. In short, stress can affect every aspect of your life. Moreover, nearly 70% of doctor visits and 80% of serious illnesses may be associated with stress. As a result, stress should be managed on priority.
STRESS MANAGEMENT USING AROMATHERAPY
The Influence of Aroma Such as Perfumes and Room Fresheners on the Psychophysiological Activities of Humans have been known for a Long Time, and its Significance is gradually increasing in the Medicinal and Cosmetic Industries.
Aromatherapy Treatment is a Natural way of healing a person’s mind, body and soul. In traditional medicine as well as in Aromatherapy and herbal medicine, Essential oils and Fragrance Compounds have been used for the treatments of various psychological and physical disorders such as headaches, pain, insomnia, eczema, stress-induced anxiety, depression and digestive problems. Aromatherapy Uses the Power of Scent to Calm the Mind and Reduce Feelings of Anxiety. Your olfactory system directly affects the part of your brain that regulates emotion. That’s why what you smell can trigger memories and elicit feelings, both negative and positive.
In Recent Years, Various studies have revealed that olfactory stimulation through fragrance inhalation exerts various psychophysiological effects on human beings. There are various methods available to administer the fragrances in small quantities, including inhalation, massage or simple applications on the skin surface and, sometimes, they can be taken internally.
In Our Daily Life, Several Fragrances Appear and a Sense of Smell Plays an Important role in the physiological effects of mood, stress, and working capacity. In aromatherapy, the medicinal and aromatic plants including bergamot, caraway, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, mint, orange, peppermint, pine, rosemary, sage, tea tree, thyme and ylang-ylang have been used to cure a variety of physical and psychological disorders. These plants contain various bioactive monoterpene components along with other aromatic components which helps in healing the pain and also helps in maintaining the mental health.
Powerful Scents that can calm you in any Stressful Situation:
- Ylang Ylang: Perfect for Soothing an Active Mind, Ylang Ylang is known for its Relaxing Properties. The Anti - Depressant Properties of Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil Reduces Anxiety, Depression, Nervous, Tension, Insomnia, High Blood Pressure, and Palpitations and Harmful Stress. The Pleasant Floral Scent, which has been described as both Delicate and Powerful adds, elevates the Positive Feelings of Cheerfulness and Optimism, Significantly Uplifting the Mood. In Addition, the Sedative and Soothing Properties of Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil helps to calm the body and encourages faster onset of sleep. Also, the hypotensive quality is believed to balance the blood pressure levels, enhance circulation, and normalize the heart rate.
- Lavender: This Lovely Fragrance helps in reducing the emotional stress and Calming the Nerves. The Essential Oil is also used to Improve Tension, Depression and Headaches. Moreover, Lavender Essential Oil work wonders for our Nervous System. The Fresh Floral Aroma Soothes and Calms the Body and Mind. It Stops the Body’s fight or flight response and brings it back to the present. Use it to alleviate long term anxiety or depression. Even studies indicate that using lavender oil in post pregnancy helps to soothe anxiety in high-risk postpartum women. The sedative properties of Lavender Essential Oil help to relax the body to enhance quality sleep and to fight insomnia in all age groups regardless of severity.
- Cypress: Cypress essential oil is made from the longest standing tree on planet. The majority of studies focus on essential oil made from this particular tree. Cypress oil has many health benefits, as it has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties.
- Clary Sage: When used in aromatherapy, clary sage oil can help alleviate stress by inducing a sense of well-being. One small study done on women undergoing a stressful medical test indicated that when inhaled, clary sage essential oil elicited feelings of relaxation and helped to reduce blood pressure.
NOTE: Don’t apply Essential oils directly to your skin. Instead, add three to five drops in an ounce of carrier oil for massage oil. Dab a stronger mixture directly on your skin, like a fine perfume. The pulse points at your wrists and temples or behind your knees and ears for better result.