How to Relieve Stress Naturally

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How To Relieve Stress Naturally

If you’re looking for a natural way to calm your nerves, relieve stress and feel a bit more relaxed, read on to discover the healing power of essential oils.

And you’re in luck because we are in partnership with The Goodnight Co who has absolutely nailed this category with their essential oil blends.  They definitely know their stuff when it comes to creating blends of essential oils that are going to help us calm down.  Their Calm Blend is a perfect example.  Feel the calmness sweep over you with their uplifting combination of essential oils. This delightful combination of essential oils includes fresh lavender and mandarin to uplift the spirit, bergamot and ylang ylang to refocus an anxious mind, and chamomile and cedarwood to soothe any stress.

Here’s what you’ll find in the Calm Blend Essential Oil:-

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1. Lavender // Lavandula angustifolia 

Lavender oil has a reputation for being one of the best oils for relaxation, and for very good reason. Lavender supports you to:

  • Relieve stress and anxiety by working as an anxiolytic and as a sedative. As the scent interacts with the neurotransmitter GABA, the brain and nervous system work to reduce agitation, anger, aggression and restlessness.
  • This study also found lavender used in aromatherapy may improve mild-to-moderate depression.

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2. Mandarin // Citrus reticulata

Mandarin deserves a big mention with the number of benefits it has. As one of our favourites, the citrus scent of mandarin features positive and fresh tones, and is known to:

  • Promote cellular growth thanks to it’s high content of antioxidants.
  • Work as an anti-inflammatory – a component of the composition of this essential oil is d-Limonene, which is a compound with strong anti-inflammatory effects.
  • This essential oil also works to stimulate blood circulation within the lymphatic system, which is a superhero as far as your body’s immune processes are considered.
  • It is also known for taking antibacterial and antifungal actions.

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3. Bergamot // Citrus bergamia 

Known as the perfect scent for lifting the spirit, Bergamot has a citrus and spicy scent. The benefits of Bergamot are vast:

  • Can aid digestion by increasing the hormones and fluids assisting nutrient absorption.
  • Bergamot can help reduce feelings of anxiety and fatigue.
  • Could also help relieve feelings of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. It does this by signalling the brain to release dopamine and serotonin.
  • It can be impactful for acne, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, sciatica, mouth ulcers.

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4. Geranium // Pelargonium graveolens

Geranium is the jack of all trades in the essential oil family. With benefits from nervous tension, to hormonal imbalances and skin ailments, Geranium’s sweet, uplifting floral scent works to support you in many ways:

  • It has been found to decrease blood pressure and pulse rate, relieve stress and increase the attentiveness and alertness.
  • Studies show it can reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and tension. This enhances the general sense of well-being and relaxation, while offering relief to those suffering from insomnia.
  • This oil also has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties.
  • A clinical trial of women in labor found geranium essential oil had a calming effect and was able to reduce the anxiety associated with first-stage labor.

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5. Ylang Ylang // Cananga odorata

Best known for its inclusion of some of the most timeless French fragrances, this sweet, slightly fruity scent is very generous with it’s healing properties:

  • It has been researched and noted as opportune in relieving tension, fatigue, anxiety, headaches, skin irritations, coughs, cold, rheumatic aches and pains.

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6. Atlas Cedarwood // Cedrus atlantica 

The woody scent of Atlas Cedarwood brings a delightfully earthy tone to this blend.  Atlas Cedarwood is noteworthy with regards to it’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory sedative properties:

  • The evidence of inhalation is convincing that it exerts a rapid onset, relatively long-lasting and pronounced systemic anti-hypersensitivity against pain behaviour.

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7. Roman Chamomile // Anthemis nobilis 

You would have heard of the miracle scent chamomile. It is well-known for relaxation properties, and whilst that is a magnificent benefit, it is also linked to soothing a series of ailments:

  • Ailments such as hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, menstrual disorders, ulcers, wounds, gastrointestinal disorders, rheumatic pain and haemorrhoids
  • Studies have also linked it to reducing anxiety, fear and anger, depression and irritability.
  • Helps to relieve muscular pains, inflammation and swollen joints.

Start feeling all the benefits of these incredible ingredients used to formulate using the Calm Blend Essential Oil. Made in Australia, this Blend is designed to be used throughout the day to support your nervous system. It can also be used in the evenings to create a sense of calm in your sleep space. If you’re new to essential oils, or looking for a cute addition to your bedside table, check out our Banksia Pod Essential Oil Diffusers to get started.

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Wishing you good nights & days ahead,

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