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For as long as I can remember, I have always used essential oils to help me feel more relaxed and regulated. I find them very calming and they can help me bring some peace during a busy and chaotic day. My favorite way to use them is in a diffuser and it helps the room smell wonderful.
If you want to be more relaxed in your daily life, then using natural remedies like essential oils is a great place to start. Here are some of the oils that are best for rest, relaxation, and stress relief.
When people think about essential oils for stress relief or relaxation, they usually turn to lavender first. That is because this oil is really great at releasing stress and tension, relieving anxiety, and making you feel more relaxed and peaceful. It is frequently used in aromatherapy baths because you can soak in the warm water and get the lavender scent at the same time. You can also use lavender oil in a diffuser placed in your bedroom for evenings when you are trying to relax and unwind after a stressful day.
Another popular essential oil to make use of when you need to relax is chamomile. You may have had chamomile tea before, which is known to help you relax your mind and body, particularly during your nighttime routine when you need to get ready for bed. Chamomile is naturally a very calming and soothing oil. It also has some medicinal properties, so it is beneficial either way. You can make chamomile tea or use the oils in your diffuser or bath.
If the reason you need a little help relaxing is because of some anxiety or stress, then bergamot might be the solution. This can be used alone or with other oils. It has a more earthy scent, so keep that in mind if you decide to mix your own blends in a diffuser. For relieving anxiety, bergamot is great in a diffuser for aromatherapy, or you can dilute it and apply it to your temples.
Rose essential oil is perfect for relieving stress and tension. You might see this in blends with other relaxing oils like lavender or geranium, but you can definitely use it alone as well. With rose oils, they are wonderful in a bath with some rose petals, or you can use a cream that contains the oil in it. Rub this on your skin at night or whenever you are feeling stressed. This helps to soothe you, while also improving your skin at the same time.
Remember if you apply any oils to your skin, they need to be diluted with another oil or water first. Always consult with a professional before using this technique.