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Use Aromatherapy to Relieve Stress

Saturday, February 07, 2009 by: Jo Hartley
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(NewsTarget) People's stress level these days seems to be directly related to their jobs and their workplaces. There are many factors that directly contribute to the amount of stress that people feel. Job insecurity, unnatural lighting, lack of natural sun, computers, chemicals, and job pressures are only a few of the many situations that people have to deal with on a daily basis. Many of these situations also seem beyond a person's control and that can lead to even more stress.

What are some options for coping with these stressful situations we encounter on a daily basis? There are several, but one effective option for coping with stress is aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is the utilization of essential oils for therapeutic healing and maintenance of good health. Aromatherapy is especially useful because it can be administered to yourself and can even be used IN the workplace if necessary. With only a little information and common sense aromatherapy can be a very beneficial work place stress reducer.

One way to utilize essential oils for aromatherapy is a pendant. Many people wear pendants that carry their personal essential oil blends. These blends can be utilized in carrier oils that can then be massaged into places where stress often accumulates, like the neck or the temples.

There are also small essential oil dispensers that can sit right on a computer monitor to provide stress-relieving aromas into one's personal work space.

Another useful aromatherapy treatment is a floral water spray scented with the scents beneficial to a person's individual needs. Not only will the mist be beneficial for aromatherapy, but the mist also adds moisture into the air. Floral waters are also useful when misted on the face for a natural "pick me up."

To relieve physical stress, essential oils to try are:

•Clary-sage
•Cypress
•Eucalyptus
•Thyme
•Peppermint
•Rosemary

To reduce stress that results from the environment around you (including loud noises and bright lights) try:

•Basil
•Cedarwood
•Chamomile
•Cypress
•Coriander
•Geranium

Oils that help relieve the physical stress that is a result of eating too much junk food or breathing polluted air are:

•Clary-sage
•Grapefruit
•Geranium
•Lavender
•Lemon
•Rosemary

For mental stress, essential oils that are effective are:

•Basil
•Bergamot
•Cardamon
•Grapefruit
•Geranium
•Sandalwood.

To improve the air quality in an enclosed area, use:

•Cypress
•Ecalyptus
•Lemon
•Grapefruit
•Lemon
•Lavender
•Rosemary

To improve concentration these are effective essential oils:

•Basil
•Bergamot
•Cardamon
•Grapefruit

Essential oils that enhance creativity are:

•Birch
•Coriander
•Geranium
•Grapefruit
•Neroli
•Pettigraine.

To re-energize the body, use:

•Jasmine
•Juniper
•Lemon
•Spearmint
•Peppermint
•Rosemary
•Sage

Essential oils that promote relaxation are:

•Chamomile
•Frankincense
•Lavender
•Marjoram
•Pine
•Rose
•Sandalwood
•Tangerine

Enjoy exploring the many benefits of aromatherapy and enjoy improved health as well!

Sources: http://www.hhnews.com/aroma_workplace.htm
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/206...
http://www.aromatherapy-stress-relief.com/ar...

About the author

Jo Hartley
Wife, Mother of 8, and Grandmother of 2
Jo is a 41 year old home educator who has always gravitated toward a natural approach to life. She enjoys learning as much as possible about just about anything!
http://loftymatters.com - Current Events
http://winemaiden.com - Simply Abundant Living



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