Everyone has stress. It's an inevitable part of life. It can make any day a real roller coaster of ups and downs. Our body does have a physiological response to stress and that response can trigger a bunch of negative things to happen in the body.
"The Stress Response" is usually the result of a negative and potentially harmful stimulus that takes place in our environment. This response is automatic, it's how our bodies are programmed to react to such stimulus. We can't stop it but we can help our bodies manage it better and reduce the effects of "The Stress Response".
Read more here about how the body responds to stress. It's very interesting and eye opening!
One of my go to's for managing stress is to use my Young Living Essential Oils. My favorite is the blend called StressAway. Gosh, this one smells so good! It is such a pleasing aroma that almost instantly relaxes my mind and eases my tension. It has Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea and Lavender in it and it smells like I've gone on vacation to the beach!
Just like all the other oils I've talked about, this blend has many uses as well. Here are my faves!
10 Uses for StressAway Essential Oil Blend:
1.) Diffuse to relax after a long day. Whether you work out of the home, in the home or have had a busy day of running errands, this blend helps you let go of all of that in a matter of moments!
2.) Add to epsom salts to soak in a warm bath after work or anytime you feel you need it.
3.) Inhale deeply to destress the mind and calm emotions. Just open the bottle and take a deep, long breath! Exhale slowly!
4.) Use before giving a presentation, taking a test, job interview so you can remain calm and to ease nervousness. I also use my Valor along with this one, it's the perfect combo to ease my jitters about talking in front of people or being in large crowds.
5.) Diffuse while falling asleep.
6.) Make a roll on for on the go application! Traffic jam? Kids fussing? Roll some one everyone!
7.) Drop 2-3 drops on a cotton ball, or a wooden clothes pin, and put in/on your car vent for those long ride, commutes or travels!
8.) Use as a perfume! I do this almost daily and I get TONS of compliments on how good I smell and everyone around me says they feel more relaxed too!
9.) Use it daily to support your system. Applying it BEFORE you leave the house and starting your day helps your body be more prepared for the stress of the day and if you've got that roll on ready, you can reapply if needed.
10.) Add it to the Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base for an aromatic shower or bath experience! The stress will melt away!
I have not met anyone that doesn't love the aroma of this blend! It just has that effect on people. Let me know how you use it in the comments or why you need it!