Modern life can be stressful, especially this part of the year. We often find the run up to Christmas can be one of the more exciting times of the season. However, it's easy to become overwhelmed with all the events we need to attend and the long list of to do's that we need to plough through.
Taking some time to check in on yourself is one of the best ways to reduce your stress levels. Even better taking some time to devote to your wellness journey and create some personalised rituals can have huge benefits.
The following are some of the ways to use essential oils and aromatherapy products to reduce stress:
Draw yourself an aromatic bath
Aromatherapy Bath Salts are lovely way to relax and spend time on yourself. Adding a few drops of your favourite oil into some sea salts will help with uplifting your mood, relaxing your muscles and clearing your mind of stress and noise at the end of a hectic day. Try using sound therapy whilst you bathe, we've been trying this one our recently and really enjoyed the soothing effect of the water mixed with sound vibrations.
Make your own room mist
Try mixing up your own room mist with your favourite essential oils. You can keep bottle handy for different situations, or make up a few and leave in the office and bedroom for when you need it. Lavender is always a great go-to, but there are lots of other oils that can be used in this way to reduce stress. Using rosemary with orange can help to clear the mind and give you more energy when needed; and ylang ylang, with its mild sedative effects, when wanting to relax at night will help restore balance to a busy mind.
Lavender for stress relief
Lavender is one of the top essential oils for relaxation and stress relief. Not only can it be used in bath salts, but you can add a few drops to your pillow case or cotton bag by your bed at night. Scents such as lavender promote good sleep so this is an excellent way to unwind and de-stress.
Use an aromatherapy balm
Make your own aromatherapy balm to apply to your pulse points. Using a balm at the temples, on the back of your neck and even on your pulse points on your wrist will help to relieve stress. Balms are also great for headaches or migraines. We like a blend of peppermint with blue chamomile for tension headaches.
These are just some of the ways you can unwind. At Bramble & Blossom we have developed a range of products with modern life in mind. If you don't have the time to make your own remedies choose from one of ours that is available and see what our customers say about our ever popular calm kit and sleep well kit.