Stress levels seem to be on the rise. Primarily due to over extension of our many selves. I'd like to suggest taking an aromatic break with pure essential oils. Essential oils have the dual purpose of lovely aromatic components which contain documented therapeutic affects.
A general favorite essential oil or essence category is citrus. The essences within this genus is vast and offers something for everyone, just look at this list:
- Mandarin / Tangerine
intent of this post is to give some easy examples of reducing stress using these miraculous gems from nature.
The citrus family of essences is considered uplifting, calming, cheerful, refreshing, etc. The downside is that one must use them mindfully to avoid skin sensitivity.
Other essential oils for anxiety and stress include:
- Angelica Root
- Chamomile, German
Image above, old engraving on a grapefruit on tattered parchment ©Roxana Villa.