Turn on the news or look at any social media outlet and it’s all garbage about how the world is going to end this weekend. Or the economy is going to take a nose dive and we’re all going to be sent back to medieval times.
It’s a stressful time. But are there essential oils that can help with stress and calm nerves? Especially for more normal situations in life like getting ready for a job interview or going on a first date.
We found four essential oils that may help to stabilize your emotions and help you deal with a stressful situation.
A 2007 Study reported that inhaling rosemary essential oil decreased cortisol levels in a person’s saliva. Cortisol is the main stress hormone that is released when a body is going through a stressful situation. When combining rosemary with lavender essential oil, the blend is that much more powerful in reducing cortisol levels. So inhaling one or both of the essential oils before you’re about to do something that is stressful may help put you in a better mood and deal with the situation better emotionally.
Inhaling jasmine oil increases the release of hormones in the body, including serotonin, which can result in boosting your mood and lifting your emotions. Some cultures, like China, use Jasmine topically to activate the brain and improve your mood at the same time. Jasmine has also been throughout history as an aphrodisiac. Just something to keep in mind.
Bergamot essential oil is used to promote better blood circulation which in turn can uplift a person’ mood. Studies have shown that better blood circulation helps release certain feel good chemicals like serotonin and promote the flow of oxygen. All of these elements working together can help someone deal with stress much better.
Orange and Grapefruit
Citrus essential oils have long been known to reduce stress. You can use it in a bath or apply it topically on certain entry points on the body like your wrists or behind your ear. They can increase blood circulation and give your body and overall feeling of wellness and peace.
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