April is Stress Awareness Month. So many of us struggle with the stresses of modern life - whether it be work, finances, family life, or just a never ending to-do list.
Stress can cause issues with our emotional and physical health, from anxiety and depression, to high blood pressure - the effects of stress are visible.
Aromatherapy is a wonderful tool to help manage stress and anxiety. Essential oils not only smell incredible but their aromas can have a profound positive impact on mind, body and spirit.
From adding a few drops of your favourite oils into a diffuser, adding them into your bath, lighting an aromatherapy candle, spraying onto your pillow or applying them topically onto your skin, aromatherapy is a great tool to support relaxation and stress relief.
Aromatherapy has been show to reduce the perception of stress, increase contentment, and decrease levels of cortisol, the “stress hormone".
Here are six of our favourite aromatherapy products to help reduce stress;
Our best selling Calm Mist is made with a soothing blend of organic Lavender, Frankincense & Patchouli essential oils which help relax both body and mind. Ideal to use throughout your day to help bring in a moment of peace whenever its needed - at work, round the home, in the car or onto your pillow to promote a restful nights sleep.
Lighting a candle and setting up a quiet spot in your home to read or work is a great way to relax and decrease stress. Our all natural Inner Peace Soy Aromatherapy Candle is made with essential oils of Bergamot & Ylang Ylang to bring in relaxation, tranquility and calm. The aroma is relaxing, fresh and uplifting, rich with floral and citrus notes.
Self massage is a wonderful way to relax and calm with nervous system, by connecting with the physical body it helps us to self soothe and come back into balance. By using an aromatherapy oil we also get the added bonus of the therapeutic essential oils.
Our Nourish Body Oil contains a balancing, calming essential oil blend of Rose Geranium, Mandarin, Lavender & Patchouli, which helps to promote relaxation and comfort. The grounding, joyful scent brings together floral, woody notes with a hint of citrus.
This nourishing balm is made with nutrient rich butters, oils and essential oils to soothe both body and mind. Calm contains a nurturing blend of Lavender, Frankincense, Patchouli and Chamomile essential oils which provide naturally calming and anti-inflammatory benefits, as well providing a beautiful, calming scent.
Massage over pulse points in times of stress, and inhale three slow deep breathes, inhaling the scent of the balm. This helps us to relax the nervous system and come back into the present moment.
Our Organic Bath Melts add a touch of indulgence to our bath time routine, and are made using a nourishing and restorative blend of raw organic Shea & Cocoa butters and Sweet Almond Oil, to deeply moisturise and nourish skin. Soothing and grounding Rosewood and Bergamot essential oils promote relaxation whilst filling the bathroom with a beautiful natural aroma.
Our nourishing Calm Liquid Soap is infused with a soothing, relaxing blend of organic Patchouli, Frankincense & Lavender essential oils, to help promote deep relaxation & stress relief. A beautiful scent to use in your morning shower to start the day off feeling calm and grounded, or unwind at the end of the day with with a relaxing post work shower.