Best Essential Oils For Stress Relief (Part II)


If you are always prone to chronic stress, it is advisable to try these scents for aromatherapy. Here are some best essential oils for stress relief. Other than practicing mind and body techniques or seeking a mental health professional, it is better to try these out first. 

Yuzu Essential Oil 

Best Essential Oils For Stress Relief (Part II)
Best Essential Oils For Stress Relief (Part II)

The Japanese yuzu essential oil is famous for its natural properties in addressing stress relief. In addition to that, its scent is also available in various forms of aromatherapy. It’s believed to promote relaxation by suppressing your sympathetic nervous system when you inhale its aroma. Furthermore, according to a small study, it has been observed that exposure to its citrus fragrance decreases emotional stress and salivary chromogranin. Another study claimed that inhalation of the oil’s fragrance reduces anxiety levels among mothers in a pediatric clinic.

Orange Essential Oil 

Inhalation of the sweet fragrance of orange essential oil lifts up an individual’s anxiety levels. According to one study, anxiety levels of the participants who were exposed to an anxiety-inducing situation did not increase after all. This compared to those who inhaled the control scent such as tea tree oil, or some placebo. Citrus aurantium is also another type of orange essential oil that is in use to lessen anxiety.

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil 

Best Essential Oils For Stress Relief (Part II)
Best Essential Oils For Stress Relief (Part II)

Many people have high blood pressure that can be a serious risk factor for heart disease. In addition to maintaining a healthy lifestyle like exercising regularly and having a balanced diet. Using Ylang-Ylang essential oil for aromatherapy reduces high blood pressure levels. In addition to that, its fragrance can also bring your stress-hormone levels down. Try to incorporate Ylang-Ylang essential oil in your stress relief regimen to further enhance and improve your overall health. 

Frankincense Essential Oil 

The frankincense essential oil is typically an extract from Boswellia tree resin. Its sweet woody scent is for lifting anxiety. Currently, further research about the frankincense essential oil’s health benefits is still fairly small due to a lack of scientific support. Nevertheless, proponents combine it with other relaxing oils like rose and lavender to induce feelings of calmness and relaxation. You can also use an aromatherapy vaporizer to breathe in its aroma.

Rose Essential Oil 

Sourced from rose petals, rose essential oil is well-known for alleviating headaches, inducing relaxation, and balancing hormones. The essential oil is also very effective in strengthening the heart during moments of stress and grief, and times of depression. You can use it in a bath or directly apply it on to your skin to relieve you of mood swings and balance your emotions.

To Sum Up…

Safety precautions are still prudent because of the essential oil’s highly concentrated form. Most of the essential oils above are actually safe to use by an average healthy adult as long as there is an appropriate dosage. However, it is still vital to do some little research about the dosage if you are planning to expose children, pregnant women, or the elderly to avoid some complications. Also remember that before applying it on to your skin, it should properly be diluted with a carrier oil. Lastly, avoid exposure to sunlight after you have applied citrus oils on your skin as it may cause a complication called phototoxicity which is a kind of citrus-caused sunburn.

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