Aromatherapy for Stress Relief and Relaxation

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Are you interested in aromatherapy for stress relief? Christmas will be here in two weeks.  That is fourteen days for those of you that are counting. If you’re trying not to count the days, like me, two weeks sounds much better.  The list of things I still need to get done for clients before Christmas is huge.  The list of things I still need to get done around the house to prepare for Christmas is even larger.  I have barely started shopping.  While my Christmas cards are made, they are not addressed. Nothing is wrapped. The tree is not up. I haven’t even dented the Christmas cookie baking that needs to be done.  I cannot find my kitchen table for all the boxes and projects that are scattered across the top and my stress level is going up.

Aromatherapy for stress relief

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Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

Most of the time, I can manage stress fairly well.  A few quiet minutes before bed and a cup of chamomile tea help me regroup my thoughts. Lately, I have been having more problems unwinding at the end of the day.  I’ve been hearing a lot about aromatherapy but I honestly didn’t know anything about it. Did you know that the art of aromatherapy can be traced back to the great ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome where essential oils were valued for their many uses?

Aromatherapy is using the scent of different plants to make you feel better. The scent you choose depends on how you want to feel. Different scents wake you up, help relieve stress or help you get a good night’s sleep. The most important thing to understand is that there is a difference between a fragrance oil and an essential oil.  Fragrance oils are basically artificial scents.  Essential oils are scents that are distilled from plants.  They have the same fragrance and properties of the plant they come from.

Aromatherapy for stress relief

Essential oils can be used in an aromatherapy diffuser or in a massage with a skin and body oil.  I do not have a lot of room in my home so I found that the Scent Ball Aromatherapy Diffuser worked perfectly for me.  This diffuser plugs directly into an electrical outlet which means that it is not in my way and isn’t something that can be spilled or knocked over by the cats.  I simply added five drops of an essential oil on the reusable pad insert.  I placed the insert into the diffuser and plugged it in.  After a few minutes, I was able to notice the scent and experience the benefits.

Aromatherapy for stress relief
If you have someone in your life that will give you a massage, you can enjoy aromatherapy for stress relief with a soothing massage.  Wonder Oil is a relaxing blend of olive oil, sunflower seed oil, wheat germ oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil. It also includes a blend of 14 herbs in a base of safflower oil plus a citrus blend of grapefruit, lemon, and orange.  You can use it as a hot oil treatment for your hair or even a cuticle oil for tired hands. Puritan’s Pride offers a variety of essential oils to use in aromatherapy for stress relief. If you are feeling stressed out, I definitely recommend you try aromatherapy.  It only takes a few moments to close your eyes at your desk or in your room and refocus using these products.


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  1. Getting the scent throughtout the entire room is very easy with the plug-in scent ball.
  2. Wow. While I've often had scents the provide positive memories, I've never really thought about the flipside of that. It said before using aromatherapy, be sure to honor your past...
  3. Lavender has a calming effect, I honestly didn't know that, I thought only chamomile did that.
  4. Nancy Bobbert says
    I was reminded that scents can trigger memories both good and bad. I love the scent of lavender at night to help relax and peppermint in the morning to get me going.
  5. Peppermint can get you going in the morning
  6. "If you have a positive or negative memory associated with any scent, it will bring back those memories." Kind of like how certain sounds (i.e. music) reminds you of past events. I thought this was interesting.
  7. Constance V. says
    I learned that if you're tryint to relax 10 drops of lavender is too much. Thanks for the chance! 
  8. I just learned that eucalyptus increases brainwave activity
  9. I learned that the aromatherapy plug-in diffuser is reusable.
  10. 10 drops of lavender too much? who knew you could have too much? 
  11. Crystal @ Surviving a Teacher's Salary says
    I learned about their Wonder Oil!
  12. It’s easy to use; you simply put 5 to 10 drops on the reusable pad and place it in the diffuser.
  13.  Pumpkin provides you with potassium, so it’s a fabulous option if you need electrolyte support after a workout. A cup of canned pumpkin has 505 milligrams.  
  14. I learned If you have a positive or negative memory associated with any scent, it will bring back those memories. I guess I had never thought of that before but makes sense.
  15. I learned that using a diffuser is easy!
  16. I didnt realize how powerful a scent can be to help with memories, whether good or bad.  I also learned that the pad in the diffuser is reusable.  Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
  17. It's very interesting how a memory will come back when associated with a scent!
  18. Memories are associated with certain scents
  19. I learned scents could trigger memories whether good or bad.
  20. Dorothy Deakyne says
    Evoking Powerful Memories
  21. Gail Rosenstrom says
    citrus is calming....i really need some of that :)
  22. Peppermint Oil is a great pick-me-up for your midday slump!
  23. robyn donnelly says
    Aromatherapy provokes memories by scent alone, whether good or bad.  Also, oils can interfere with certain medications so you do need to be careful and check with your physician.  My daughter did some thorough research on this because she was interested in aromatherapy for herself.
  24. I learned that memories can be triggered by smells!
  25. I learned to start slow and not get overwhelmed by all of the choices out there!
  26. I learned that scent has been proven to bring back certain types of memories!
  27. I learned that less is more! 10 drops is more than enough to use.
  28. AH i hope i win this i love oils i love aromatherapy i believe in their calming power and the essentials it holds for a peaceful life!
  29. Victoria Carlson says
    I learned that lavender oil has a calming effect!
  30. Mippy/Sabrina says
    I learned that while a lot of drops may be invigorating with one scent the same amount may not help me relax with another scent.
  31. Experiment with how many drops is needed
  32. Peppermint can be used for pain relief.
  33. The olive, sunflower seed, wheat germ, sweet almond, sesame and jojoba oils in Aromappeal® Wonder Oilblend are all great for your skin.   I would love to try it!
  34. Brittney House says
    I just learned that eucalyptus increases brainwave activity.
  35. Shelton Rogerson says
    Didn't realize Puritan's Pride had aromatherapy products.
  36. ELIZABETH C. says
    I learned that if you have a positive or negative memory associated with any scent, it will bring back memories.
  37. I learned the 7 supplements to take for immune support are Echinacea, Ginseng, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Selenium
  38. I learnt that eucalyptus stimulates
  39. Misty Battle says
    I learned that the aromatherapy plug-in diffuser is reusable.
  40. I didnt realize there was a link between memories and aromatherapy! Very interesting
  41. Peppermint is a good pick me up for when you are feeling sluggish
  42. I didn't know that the scent lavander is calming
  43. Kimberly Hilbert says
    I didn't know peppermint would perk you up.
  44. I learned that scent is associated with memory.
  45. I love the reminder that scents are connected to our memories.  I got really sick after eating at a French restaurant years ago.  To this day, I avoid tarragon.
  46. I learned If you have a positive or negative memory associated with any scent, it will bring back those memories.
  47. Cori Westphal says
    I learned that weight bearing exercise can help your bone health! Exercises that use muscles to fight gravity are great for strengthening bones. Interesting! coriwestphal at msn dot com
  48. I've heard that peppermint is supposed to help you be more alert. I will believe it when I see it.
  49. Lavender is very calming, and after the year Ive had calm is what I need
  50. Jonathan Barton says
    The Wife would love this for relaxing!
  51. Lauren Olivia Wood says
    I learned that scent is linked with our memories.
  52. The way it would go throughout the room would be great.
  53. I learned that scents bring back memories.
  54. It’s easy to use
  55. I learned to use peppermint in the morning.
  56. Karrie Millheim says
    I learned if this is your first experiment with aromatherapy, keep it simple
  57. Misha Estrada says
    I learned that scents can evoke memories.
  58. Pumpkin has potassium.
  59. Angela Newsome says
    I learned that the different scents can really have different affects on the body. Very interesting!
  60. Carolyn Daley says
    I learned that one of the easiest ways to experience aromatherapy is through a plug-in diffuser with a scent ball.
  61. The diffuser looks easy to use
  62. If you have a positive or negative memory associated with any scent, it will bring back those memories. 
  63. I love that the plug in is reusable!
  64. Elizabeth Fenter says
    The fact that the scent can be circulated through the whole room is great! And needed!!
  65. Cassandra Davis says
    I learned that peppermint scents have an energizing effect!
  66. Barbara Butler says
    Peppermint can get you going in the morning Read more at https://confessionsofanover-workedmom.com/2013/12/aromatherapy-stress-relief.html#qmEsIzHzgPk2emFV.99
  67. Beverly Metcalf says
    I love the plug-in diffuser. I learned an aromatherapy plug-in diffuser with a scent ball is the easiest way to get the scent into your home or office. It’s easy to use; you simply put 5 to 10 drops on the reusable pad and place it in the diffuser. Plug in the diffuser, and voila! Within minutes, you will begin to experience that essential oil. Thanks for having this contest.
  68. Tracie Trump says
    learned how memories can come back when trigger with a particular scent
  69. I liked the tips from your pet section.  Thank you
  70. Nicole DeFontes says
    Use only a small amount of drops
  71. I learned that scent provokes a positive or negative reaction.
  72. Buddy Garrett says
    I learned if you have a positive or a negative memory about a scent it will bring it back.
  73. Pixel Berry Pie says
    I liked learning that peppermint can energize you in the mornings!
  74. i learned the smell of peppermint can offer the same pick me up as coffee
  75. learn that euclyliptus increase brain activity
  76. This is great. Thanks for sharing, definitely going to try these out.

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