STRESS RELIEF with Aromatherapy

by Jeanne Rose©

"STRESS"... even hearing the word can cause your blood pressure to rise, your breathing to shorten and your brain to go into a wild spin or total gridlock. Everyone experiences the effects of stress in different ways - insomnia, loss of focus, depression, shortness of breath, loss of interest in sex, fatigue, sore muscles, skin breakouts, and agitation or just a few ways people's bodies respond to stress. The long term health effects can be devastating, yet for most of us, stress is impossible to avoid. For this reason, more and more people are interested in stress prevention and stress relief.

Many of us are aware of the benefits of exercise and a healthy diet in keeping ourselves prepared to face the stresses of our daily lives and we find these things to be of great use. Another way to meet these demanding times is with Aromatherapy, the use of volatile, essential oils from plants by application and/or inhalation for health and well being. One way to combat stress is to "stop and smell the Roses", but who has time for that?! A wonderful stress prevention/stress relief kit: The Aromatherapy First Aid Kit™ for Stress Relief contains four essential oils, each useful in preventing stress and/or managing the various symptoms experienced as a result of stress. The combination of oils found in this kit have proven to be useful by college students, homemakers, businessmen, and even President Clinton had one!

Essential oils can be used to further the relaxing effects and benefits to your muscles when used in massage. They can wake you up and alert your mind. They can be used to encourage a shift in attitude - to inspire you to keep going and to relieve grouchiness and irritability. Essential oils can be inhaled to calm your mind, your emotions and your body.

The essential oils recommended for stress relief are:

Bergamot: This essential oil is from the rind of a delicate citrus fruit. It is indicated for stress, depression and insomnia. Use by direct inhalation, diffused inhalation or apply externally in massage.

Lavender: Used externally for skin problems, acne, fungus, bites, sores, blisters, cuts, earaches, scratches; and by inhalation for jet lag, to ease depression, to lighten your energy and to calm. When used on a regular basis by application and inhalation, this oil has been shown to be useful in preventing stress. Use a few drops in a dollop of lotion for application just before bed and inhale from a hankie placed on your pillow for peaceful, quiet rest and to stop those spinning late-night thoughts.

Rosemary verbenone: This is a universal first aid for general weakness, arthritis, loss of memory and mental fatigue. Externally it can be used diluted for massage of aching muscles and arthritis. Try a bit in some massage lotion for that tensed up shoulder and neck area!

Spearmint: This is stimulating! Used diluted for a skin refresher or for muscles. Inhaled to refresh your mind, to relieve headaches and to cheer you up!

Ylang Ylang RELAX!!! Used externally for bath and body. Inhaled to soothe anger, relieve, pain, for insomnia, a euphoric that serves as an aphrodisiac and to treat impotence. One drop in a bottle of champagne for a unique taste and for love.

The Aromatherapy Travel Kit for Stress Relief by Jeanne Rose - Contains these five oils, a dropper, and laminated directions for use packaged in a convenient tapestry bag. They are a part of the family of Aromatherapy First Aid Kits™ including Stress Relief, Travel & First Aid, Women's Care and Meditation.

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