Stress & Anxiety Management with Essential Oils

Stress & Anxiety Management with Essential Oils

What do understand by the terms stress and anxiety?

People often confuse stress with anxiety but there is a difference between the two. Stress is any demand on your brain or physical body. Any event or scenario that makes you feel nervous or frustrated can trigger it, common symptoms of stress include, dizziness, muscle tension, digestive issues, headaches, increased sweating, feeling of overwhelm or restlessness.

On the other hand anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry or unease. While it can occur as a reaction of stress, it can also happen without any obvious trigger. Anxiety is a feeling of fear or dread. It might cause you to sweat feel a rapid heartbeat. It’s normal to feel anxious about moving to a new place, starting a new job or taking a test. This type of anxiety is unpleasant but it can motivate you to work harder and do a better job. Ordinary anxiety is a feeling that comes and goes but doesn’t interfere with your everyday life , but if the case is anxiety disorder the feeling of fear maybe with you all the time. Its intense and sometimes debilitating.

Where stress is of four types
a. Physical stress
This could be a trauma(injury, infections or surgery),physical labor, overexertion, illness, fatigue, allergies etc.

Essential oils to help manage this:
Lavender Essential Oil, Orange Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Lemongrass  Essential Oil or use our Essential Oil blend

b. Psychological stress
This can be classified into emotional stress, cognitive stress (self loathing, not feeling like yourself)and perceptual stress( stories, attitudes, beliefs)

Essential oils to manage this:
Peppermint Essential Oil and Eucalyptus Essential Oils are to be mixed and diffused in air. Frankincense Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil also can be used to reduce this type of stress.

c. Psychosocial Stress
Relationship/ marriage difficulties (partner, siblings, children, family, co-workers) lack of social support, lack of resources for adequate, home foreclosure and isolation.

Essential oils to manage this:
Lavender Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil and Rosemary Essential Oil.

d. Psycho-spiritual stress
A crisis of values meaning and purpose, joyless striving, meaningful and fulfilling work and a misalignment with one’s core spiritual beliefs.

Essential oils to manage this:
Cedarwood Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil.

However prolonged stress can result in suppressed immune function, increased susceptibility , emotional stress can also result in hormonal imbalances( adrenal, pituitary, thyroid etc.).

Whereas in addition a large number of mental health conditions may feature anxiety as a symptom, these include:
a. Post traumatic stress disorder , commonly known PTSD is an anxiety following a traumatic event.
b. Major Depressive disorder: A strong relationship that exists between depression and anxiety
c. Chronic Disease: Managing conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and diabetes may result in anxiety symptoms.
d. Inflammatory Condition: Anxiety can lead to chronic inflammation and disease such as arthritis.
e. Substance use disorder: Many people with anxiety may try to self medicate to help manage their symptoms.
f. Chronic pain: Anxiety is often found in those with chronic pain disorders.

In order to deal with anxiety aromatherapy can be a affordable way. Use of essential oils can reduce the symptoms and help you calm your anxieties.

To manage headaches associated with anxiety use our essential oil blend ALIVIO .

To manage the sleeplessness caused due to anxiety use our essential oil blend

To manage the restlessness and panic attacks use our essential oil blends and

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