(Last Updated on : 26/04/2014)
for natural stress relief has been employed since the early part of the 1900's, and the concept of aromatherapy had been discovered by some European doctors. Extensive research and studies have indicated the efficacy of essential oils and scents in influencing the physical, psychological and mental health of people. Amongst its innumerable benefits, the capability of aromatherapy to alleviate or reduce stress is the most praiseworthy. Today, stress has emerged as a major threat in the lives of almost everybody, irrespective of their age, sex, caste or creed which wreaks havoc in their lives. Several ailments including palpitation, acne
s and indigestion
are triggered by stress and its symptoms which adversely affect the overall health of an individual. The natural and fragrant oils employed in aromatherapy act as marvellous natural stress relievers which are often prescribed by dermatologists.
Aromatherapy as a Natural Sedative
Many people complain about lack of sleep or even disturbed sleep during the night. Instead of consuming prescribed pills, such people can easily opt for aromatherapy which does not possess any side effects. The various kinds of aromatherapy oils
go a long way in reducing stress. Certain aromatherapy oils like Marjoram Oil
, Chamomile Oil
, Sandalwood Oil
, Lemon Oil
, Neroli Oil
, Ylang Ylang Oil
, Lavender Oil
, Orange Oil
Oil, Opapanax and Petitigrain Oil
and many others are proven to be powerful stress relievers by helping with sleep issues.
Aromatherapy as Skin Purifier
There exist numerable aromatherapy oils which when rubbed into the skin, enriched it with essential nutrients thereby nourishing the skin. This indirectly helps combat the after-effects of stress which might attack people in the form of ugly acne and other skin ailments. The different and unique oil formulas of aromatherapy ensures its users of a healthy and naturally glowing skin, apart from checking other forms of stress.
Aromatherapy as a Pain Reliever
Aromatherapy liniments and oils are also utilized to enable people to eliminate muscle pain and all kinds of other body aches. Inhaling the scents of these mesmerizing oils, one can be assured of obtaining soothed muscles and calm nerves which are some of the many symptoms of extreme stress and anxiety. After undergoing aromatherapy one would discover relaxed muscles, especially if he bathes under scented aromatherapy oils. These oils rejuvenate one's entire body.
Aromatherapy Oils for Natural Stress Relief
One can experience instant relief from stress by employing a useful combination of aromatherapy oils. One must add 100 ml of carrier oil to a mixture of 10 drops of Ylang Ylang Oil, 10 drops of Bergamot Oil
, 5 drops of Cedarwood Oil
, 20 drops of Geranium Oil
and 5 drops of Frankincense Oil
. Severe body aches and pains can be eliminated by utilizing 100 ml of carrier oil with 10 drops of Black Pepper Oil
, 10 drops of Rosemary Oil
, 5 drops of Cypress Oil
, 20 drops of Lavender Oil
and 5 drops of Peppermint Oil