Post by Suzanne R Banks
Often smelling something is enough to create change in emotions and stress addiction because scent works powerfully on our mind, body and brain function. Stress can become a habit that we get used to rather than a trigger to help us survive, and in turn we get adrenal and cortisol overload. This is not good! Smell something good to break your habitual mind reactions.
Best Stress Relief Scents
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Stress Relief: Marjoram
Little leaf, big scent, great results. Marjoram has been used in herbal medicine for centuries, and comes from a time when our food was our medicine. This beautiful herb essential oil will help everyone from babies to the elderly with its stunning aromatic medicine.
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Marjoram is wonderful for:
any kind of physical stress
soothing emotional pain and angst
help induce sleep
Stress Relief: Frankincense
Another botanical substance that has been used for a long time, made popular by stories from the Bible, is a must have for stress relief. This essential oil which is steam distilled from the resin has a deeply calming effect by inducing longer, slower, deeper breaths. This leads to a meditative state of mind creating Alpha brainwaves to help you chill out.
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Frankincense is great for:
connecting to your youthfulness
helping us see the bigger picture
moving us away from a busy mind
asthma attacks and sufferers
coughing and not being able to breathe very well
Stress Relief: Chamomile
German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
Both chamomiles are wonderful for stress relief but work in slightly different ways and have distinctly different scents. Roman chamomile has an intense honey-like sweetness whereas German chamomile is very deeply herbaceous.
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German chamomile is good for:
reducing inflammation in the body
Roman chamomile is good for
relaxing the body as a whole
allowing tension to subside
reducing cramping in the body
The best and easiest way to use the oils is to open the bottle and take a whiff, also in oil burners or even if you put your foot over the shower drain and a few drops in, breathe deep.
If you’re wondering why I haven’t included lavender in this article it’s because I know that you know it’s a really great oil for stress relief – well done!
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Suzanne R Banks xx
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