Whether you’ve had a long day, have looming thoughts in your mind, or are just feeling restless, it’s important to take a breather and try to chill out. Yep, it’s easier said than done, but certain essential oils can help. Find the option below that fits your needs, and get ready to zen out.
Lavender oil has a fresh, light floral aroma that can be used in a variety of ways. Try adding a few drops to an aromatherapy diffuser or a spray bottle filled with distilled water. Spritzing a bit of lavender oil onto your pillows can help calm you down before bed and promote restful sleep. You can also add a few drops to a warm bath to ease any tense feelings.
Woolzies Sleep Blend brings together calming essential oils like lavender, chamomile, ylang-ylang, and bergamot with orange, copaiba, sandalwood, white lotus, vetiver, blue tansy, and patchouli – all diluted with fractionated coconut oil. This mixture comes in a travel-friendly capsule with a roller on one end and a dropper on the other. The easy applicators are a godsend when stress hits. Simply rub a few drops onto your skin, and let the magic happen.
Clear your mind and roll away stress with this Stress Relief blend from Edens Garden. The tiny bottle packs a lot of soothing power thanks to the sweet orange, bergamot, patchouli, grapefruit, and ylang-ylang oils diluted to 10% in fractionated coconut oil. The travel-friendly roll-on bottle is small enough to keep in your bag or pocket at all times.
A mix of light citrus and warm floral aromas, bergamot is known for its calming effects and uplifting properties. Add a few drops to your diffuser to melt tension away while boosting your mood. Bergamot is recommended for any high-stress locations, including your office.
You might be familiar with people drinking chamomile tea before bed. This is because the chamomile plant is known for its relaxing effects to help with sleep, pain, and anxiety. Spray the pillow mist onto your pillowcase and sheets before bedtime. The sweet, floral aroma is therapeutic without being overpowering.
Clary sage is known to ease anxiety, stress, and nervous fatigue. It’s also used to treat women’s health issues, including alleviating menopausal symptoms, encouraging regular cycles, and easing painful periods. Add a few drops to the corner of your shower for a bit of steam inhalation and relaxation. You can also take a few whiffs from the bottle when you need a quick break. For a longer respite, add a few drops to your diffuser for a few hours of bliss. You can also apply the oil to pulse points – your neck and wrists – for a lasting effect throughout the day.
Do you have a favorite essential oil to use to help you relax? Share with us in the comments below!