3 Essential Oils for Stress Relief
As the world’s population progresses along with the digital era, pressures of work, and personal life, the words “anxiety” and “stress” become a part of our daily conversations. Many humans around the globe suffer from anxiety or unnecessary stress. People have been accustomed to doing nothing or resorting to pharmaceutical drugs to get rid of this problem. The down side about pharmaceutical drugs for anxiety and stress is that they do not actually heal, these drugs mask the problems by triggering a calming effect done by boosting a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), similar to the way heroin and cannabis do. These drugs may even cause damage such as impaired thinking, dizziness, and even memory loss.
But as the trend and demand for health, wellness, and organic products continue to rise, essential oils to relieve stress and anxiety has been a promising and more natural alternative. Pure essential oils, which are natural, and extracted from plants., that have not been diluted or mixed with chemicals, has been used to relieve stress and anxiety through the ages , along with other ailments.
Here are 3 essential oils that can be used in aromatherapy for stress and anxiety:
1. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lavender essential oil is famous for having a calming and relaxing effect, and is definitely one of the key essential oils for anxiety. This particular essential oil can be used as an aromatherapy for anxiety or stress because it helps with inner peace, panic attacks, general nervous tension, and sleeping conditions such as restlessness and insomnia.
A number of clinical trials involving the inhalation of lavender essential oils even suggest that lavender essential oil is effective in improving heart rate and lowering anxiety in patients undergoing artery bypass surgery.
Here at Jamu traditions, we produce our own lavender essential oils and massage oils with 100% natural ingredients to ensure that our spas and customers are getting the best product they can.
2. Rose (Rosa damascena)
In a study published in the Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, an experiment comparing two groups of pregnant women; one group given a 10-minute warm foot bath dressed with rose essential oils, and the other given a 10-minute warm foot bath without essential oils, showed that anxiety was reduced in the group of pregnant women that were given a foot bath with rose essential oils.
Aside from being beneficial to pregnant women, rose essential oil has shown to be very settling to the heart, and can help in relieving anxiety and depression due to grieving and shock.
3. Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
Along with many other essential oils commonly used in aromatherapy for stress and anxiety, chamomile is definitely a top runner. It’s peaceful and calming scent helps to improve inner harmony, while decreasing irritability, worry, and anxiety.
There have been multiple studies published about the use of chamomile in terms of easing anxiety, such as a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, which found that chamomile, in essential oils or other forms, are a clinically meaningful antidepressant, therefore making chamomile essential oils an effective aromatherapy for anxiety and stress.
These three scents are only a few essential oils that can be used for stress and anxiety. If you think you’re suffering from anxiety or are just a little too stressed out, essential oils and aromatherapy might be the answer to your problems. So why not try the natural treatments before you rush to the drugstore for a faster, but maybe not better, option? Visit our catalog of spa products to see which one fits your needs or the needs of your business, or let us know if you would like your own custom mix. Also be sure to visit our school in Nusa Dua to see hands on how to get the most use out of essential oils!