There is an old expression that says, “If you want something done, ask a busy woman.” There is a direct analogy between this quote and choosing five essentials oils that are perfect for relaxation.
What is the connection? At the end of the day, it is the busy woman who will select the perfect essential oil to use either in a hot bath or in the bedroom to induce relaxation which results in a peaceful slumber.
Here are the top five essential oils which are perfect for relaxation:
Lavender: This essential oil is the most popular of all. It not only reduces stress, but has a sedative effect which both calms and soothes. It has anti-depressant properties and overall calms the nervous system.
Bergamot: This oil has the same sedative effect as lavender in that it totally relaxes you into an instant state of blissful sleep. This is an essential oil that acts as a de-stressor. It can also be found in a very famous tea – Earl Grey.
Sandalwood: For those who suffer from anxiety, this oil can subdue the inner angst within. Most people who suffer from anxiety also develop insomnia, and this oil has been known to alleviate that, as well as bring about a more relaxed and calmer state.
Ylang Ylang: A favorite among aromatherapists, this oil transcends all others for bringing about an inner peace and balance in both the mind and body. It also acts as an antidepressant.
Chamomile: The reason why so many people drink chamomile tea is due to its soothing effect. As an essential oil, however, it relaxes the body and the mind and relieves much of the stress after a long hard day. It is also good for insomniacs and for those who suffer from anxiety.
Now if you really want to relax, you can combine some of these oils with carrier oils, and make your own mixed blends of aromatherapy essential oils. These can be kept on hand for those days and nights when stress and anxiety takes control.
While there are numerous essential oils which may be used alone or in combination with others, it is important to also utilize the carrier oils to dilute the highly concentrated essential oils. Chamomile and ylang ylang are just two of the carrier oils which may be used in conjunction with the main oil of choice.
Relaxation is a rare commodity these days, and selecting any one of these essential oils to further the relaxation process is perfect for the busy woman in us all.