Stress is our constant companion. Our unwelcome guest. Uninvited, unwanted, but ever present. Stress makes cortisol levels soar which in turn creates weight issues. We feel cranky and tired, unable to be our best selves at home or at work.
Why are we so stressed?
Maybe we should first determine why we are stressed.
Look for solutions in the list below.
Lavender promotes calmness
LAVENDER is perhaps the best known oil for promoting calm where stress has invaded.
It has been called the “gateway oil” because it has led so many people to success with other oils.
Lavender is sometimes called the “Swiss Army Knife Of Oils” because it can be used for everything from sleep issues to mending wounds.
Maybe Lavender is helpful for stress because it gives such confidence in dealing with whatever the day may bring.
Balance provides a sense of grounding
BALANCE is a blend created by doTERRA for the specific purpose of providing a sense of well-being and grounding.
The fresh, woodsy scent mixes well with LAVENDER, CITRUS BLISS, BREATHE and others.
It is suggested that we might start each day with a drop of Balance on the big toe pads to help provide tranquility throughout the day.
Serenity brings rest and calming
SERENITY is a warm, floral, herbal blend which was created to lessen the feelings of tension and restlessness.
Lack of deep, restful sleep is epidemic in our world, and Serenity can provide a natural solution to that problem.
When anxiety enters the daytime hours, just inhale Serenity deeply and let it lead you back to a calm, peaceful place.
For extra benefit, add SERENITY GEL TABS for stressful days and sleepless nights.
Vetiver promotes calmness with an earthy scent
VETIVER is high in sesquiterpenes, known to promote calm.
Studies have shown that simply inhaling VETIVER has improved focus and concentration in children who are restless and unable to remain engaged.
The woody, complex aroma has a grounding effect on the mind and emotions.
Cedarwood promotes focus for scattered throughts
CEDARWOOD, like Vetiver, has a warm, woody scent.
It has been effective in promoting focus where scattered thoughts prevail.
The combination of CEDARWOOD, BALANCE, AND VETIVER is a very helpful diffuser blend when help is needed for calming and concentration.
Rosemary is great for cooking as well as stress
ROSEMARY might be the surprise oil in this line up.
Best known as an herb for cooking, Rosemary can also help to reduce nervous tension.
Just take off the lid and inhale deeply to find the calming benefits of this oil.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association research, diffusing LEMON and ROSEMARY in the mornings helps to activate the mind and refresh the spirit for a better day.
Research shows that just inhaling Rosemary can improve the memory by 75%.
If we are stressed about forgetfulness and aging, this is the oil we need!
Citrus oils, like Wild Orange, are great for mind and body
WILD ORANGE energizes and uplifts both mind and body.
It’s bright, sweet scent cleans the air while it brings joyful peace to those who inhale it.
For a boost of energy, diffuse 3 or 4 drops each of WILD ORANGE and PEPPERMINT.
It is almost impossible to remain stressed with such a vibrant, happy scent in the air.
Clary Calm specifically helps stress related to women
CLARY CALM is a blend made just for women. We females do have extra reasons to experience stress and anxiety. Clary Calm provides a calming effect during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Just apply to the abdomen during those times to lessen discomfort and on the back of the neck, temples, and feet to soothe heightened emotions. This oil is helpful throughout the month to balance our moody moods. Hormonal challenges remain a part of our lives forever, making Clary Calm a helpful oil for women of all ages.
Neroli, a cousin of wild orange, relaxes and uplifts
NEROLI comes from the flowers of the bitter orange tree.
“According to research, Neroli instills relaxation, uplifts moods, reduces feelings of anxiousness, and promotes overall well-being.” (doTERRA product information page)
Apply to pulse points throughout the day when stressful feelings arise.
The scent of NEROLI is even lovelier when layered with other calming oils such as ROSE and JASMINE.
Deep Blue relaxes muscle tension
DEEP BLUE is my personal choice for dealing with stress and anxiety.
When we are stressed our muscles tighten and might even cause head tension.
After a long and stressful day the warmth of DEEP BLUE OIL followed by DEEP BLUE RUB is such a welcome sensation.
Relaxing the tense muscles helps to relax the busy mind as we prepare for the restful sleep we so desperately need.