Mental Wellbeing
Most of us know someone (or are someone) who struggles with mental health issues - most of America does - and even those who don’t suffer from long-term emotional issues usually experience occasional symptoms. This is a big issue to unpack.

It’s not news to us that our physical well being also has a profound impact on our emotional health. Inflammation, psychological stress and acute or chronic illness can actually cause your brain to shrink. The sciencey term for this is ‘hippocampal atrophy,’ and research is showing that there are certain things that have some specific brain-healing properties.

Each of our thoughts creates a physical tract in our brains (neural pathways), and thoughts we visit repeatedly become physically ingrained in our brains. The good news is that it is possible for us to create new pathways, new nerve connections. Certain natural products have specific properties that can help us rewire these tracts, especially when combined with other powerful tools like meditation, counseling and essential oils. 

Relieving Stress with Essential Oils

Although stress is a natural mechanism designed to keep us prepared for challenges, most modern lifestyles add more daily stress than our bodies are made to handle. In fact, studies have shown that modern, everyday stresses, if left unchecked, can negatively impact our health! In the third part of my Relieving Stress series, I’ve included some additional suggestions to help you alleviate some of the stress in your life.

Relaxing Music

Beethoven said, “Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks, and invents.” Studies have shown that listening to classical music like Mozart can help your kid’s concentration during homework. Diffuse some of the following essential oils while listening to soothing music and you’ve created a sensory-nourishing environment for clarity and focus:

  • Clarity™ Oil clears you mind and restores mental alertness.
  • Brain Power™ Oil clarifies thought and gives greater focus.
  • Common Sense™ Oil boosts decision-making ability.

Essential Oil Roll-Ons

Apply Tranquil™ or Stress Away™ Roll-Ons to your temples or neck for a quick way to soothe and relax stressed nerves.

Essential Oils

Use an Essential Oil Diffuser or apply the following oils topically to help calm and uplift. You can even create your own blend of two or three oils to create a custom, stress-relieving effect.

  • Roman Chamomile essential oil has calming and relaxing properties.
  • Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood essential oil encourages deeper meditation.
  • Neroli essential oil encourages confidence, hopefulness, and peace.
  • Lavender Essential Oil calms the mind and body.
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil promotes relaxation, balance, and increased mental focus.
  • Valerian Essential Oil was historically regarded for its calming properties.
  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil relaxes the mind and uplifts emotions.

In the U.S. alone, mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression affect over 40 million adults annually. Even people who don’t suffer from long-term emotional issues may experience occasional symptoms. And with a slew of risks associated with many prescription drugs, many people are looking for alternative ways to alleviate anxiety and depression. If you’re thinking of adding oil to your routine, read on to learn some of the current scientific research about this option and emotions. SOURCE 

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