How to Relieve Stress Naturally
How to relieve stress naturally without medications
Many people are looking up how to relieve stress naturally. It's important first to understand what stress is and how your body reacts to it.
What Is Stress?
Stress is a physical or emotional response to a perceived threat. You’ve most likely heard of the term “fight or flight”, which is an innate response for survival. Our cavemen ancestor found this response quite useful when dealing with dodging dinosaurs. And, of course it truly is necessary for our survival and safety if we are in some sort of dangerous situation. However, our body will have the same chemical reactions, whether we are being chased by a dinosaur or have a pending deadline at work. Your brain senses–or thinks it senses–an impending threat.
Here's What Happens When You're Stressed:
• Release of hormones, to include adrenaline and cortisol. These chemical changes alter functions considered not necessary in times of survival, such as immune response and digestion.
• Heart beats faster
• Rapid breathing
• Muscles tighten
• Blood pressure rises
• Physical senses become sharper- eyesight, hearing, etc.
• Moods are altered and feelings of fear
A stressor is an event or situation that occurs in our lives that triggers the “fight or flight” response. Some of the top stressors can include death of a loved one, moving, marriage, and birth of a child. Wait a minute–there are some happy and sad events listed there, right? Your nervous system does not know the difference, since it evokes the same “fight or flight” response.
Essential Oils for Stress Relief
#3575 Lavender Essential Oil 15ml
Lavender has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.
I like to carry this in my purse to inhale when I feel stressed.
#3429 Valor Essential Oil 15ml
Valor® is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individual's internal resources. It has also been found to help energy alignment in the body.
Ingredients: Spruce (Picea mariana), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum) and frankincense (Boswellia carteri) in a base of almond oil.
#3529 Valor® Essential Oil Roll-On 10ml
Valor® Essential Oil Roll-On is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individual's internal resources. It has also been found to help energy alignment in the body.
One of Young Living's most popular blends, Valor is now offered in the portable convenience of a roll on application.
#4472 Stress Away Roll-On 10ml
This unique blend of vanilla, lime, copaiba, and other pure essential oils relieves daily stress, encourages relaxation, and reduces nervous tension.It has a sweet, gentle smell. Easy to carry with you since it's a roll-on.
Not intended for children six years of age or younger.
How to use: Apply generously to wrists, temples, neck, or any desired area as needed.
Ingredients: Copaifera reticulata (copaiba) oil, Citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood) bark oil, Vanilla planifolia (vanilla) absolute, Ocotea quixos (ocotea) oil, and Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil