Essential Oils That Help With Stress

Grief whether someone has died or a relationship has ended places stress on us.
 
A new study shows that cytokines are higher in people who lost a spouse. Cytokines contribute to inflammation.
 
“A mountain of research demonstrates that inflammation is a killer. When our bodies’ natural response to disease and injury is unchecked, it can lead to chronic conditions ranging from arthritis to depression to heart disease. Links have also been found to some cancers and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.”
going green md 
How do you lower stress after a loved one has passed
 
You let yourself grieve.
You say no to commitments,  you need to concentrate on you.
You sleep as much as possible.
You eat healthy. Vegetables contain antioxidants which can help your body when it is stressed.
You exercise. Exercise helps increase the feel good hormones.
You go for long walks which can help calm the mind.
You lean on others for support, let them do for you.
You breathe in the air and try to be grateful. I know this must be hard but thinking positive can do wonders for your psyche.
 
Consider using Stress Away. I cannot remove the grief but the scent may help you relax
 
Stress Away has luxurious vanilla and lime scent, it is one of the top sellers. It amazes me how something that smells so good, can be so soothing and calming when applied to my wrists with the handy dandy roller ball that I keep on top.
 
You can purchase that here
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Other essential oils that help with stress

Lavender essential oil
Lavender is another essential oil that has been shown to decrease stress. There was one study in the journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, that show that participants who were exposed to lavender prior to completing a memory task did better than those without exposure to lavender. The other participants were given a placebo.
Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot is another essential oil that has been shown to decrease stress. The oil that gives earl grey tea its signature fragrance. Bergamot comes from the peel of a citrus fruit known as Citrus bergamia.  One study in psychotherapy research showed that exposure to Bergamot essential oil improved positive feelings. This study was performed at a mental health treatment center.
Another study showed that Bergamot essential oil helped improve fatigue and negative emotions. It was actually less .cortisol levels in saliva these participants. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone

How is it possible that essentials oils might  lower stress  

According to Healthline,

Aromatherapy is the practice of inhaling the scent of essential oils to improve your well-being. One theory of how they work is that by stimulating the smell receptors in your nose, they can send messages to your nervous system. They are also thought to have a subtle effect on the body’s chemical and energy systems. Because of this, aromatherapy is often used as a natural remedy to relieve anxiety and stress.”

What do you think of essential oils that help with stress?

References
Forbes David Disalvo/2018/10/30/new-research-on-inflammation-shows-how-extreme-emotions-can-undermine-health/#6098439456f5
Irina Chamine and Barry S. Oken.The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.Sep 2016.ahead of printhttp://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2015.0349
, Inhalation of Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) wood odor causes psychological relaxation after monotonous work among female participants Biomedical Research10.2220/biomedres.39.24139, 5(241-249)(2018).
Watanabe E, Kuchta K, Kimura M, Rauwald H, W, Kamei T, Imanishi J: Effects of Bergamot Essential Oil Aromatherapy on Mood States, Parasympathetic Nervous System Activity, and Salivary Cortisol Levels in 41 Healthy Females. Forsch Komplementmed 2015;22:43-49. d
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