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Stress Relief Essential Oils

stress relief essential oils

This is the third installment of our essential oils series. See our previous blog posts to discover which Essential Oils to use to to help relieve the symptoms of a Cold or Flu or Help You Sleep. Next week, we’ll take a look at improving memory and stimulating your mental faculties, but today, we’re talking about how to relieve stress.

Using the right essential oils can help you regain control of most aspects of your health and well being. The right essential oils can promote relaxation and relieve nervous tension, it’s all about knowing which oils to use, and how to make the most of their powerful essence.

Here is a basic guide to our top 3 “stress assistance” essential oils:
 
GeraniumGeranium eases anxiety, helps to relieve nervous tension, promotes wellbeing and creates an overall sense of calm in your environment. Geranium blends beautifully with other oils so add a few drops to your favourite scent in a burner to create a calming ambience in your home or office.

Frankincense – A common choice as a meditation oil because of it’s relaxation qualities, frankincense is great for lowering anxiety levels and helping to control depressive behaviour by increasing blood flow in your body. Add some to an infuser to create a stress free area in your home.

Marjoram – If you suffer from stress related tension in your neck or shoulders then Marjoram is a great choice to help you relax. Add the oil to a cold compress, or combine a few drops to some coconut oil to create a massage oil. Massage into your neck, shoulders or temples to relieve tension related aches and pains.

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The Benefits of the Himalayan Salt Lamp

the benefits of a himalayan salt lamp

Many of us, at one point or another have found ourselves standing surrounded by nature, dwarfed by beautiful green trees or standing with sand between our toes while we listen to the crash of the waves on the shore of a beach. You probably felt rejuvenated, refreshed in a way you hadn’t felt in a long time, as you breathed deeply, enjoying the fresh air.

There’s little doubt that being surrounded by nature can be beneficial to your health. Bushlands and forests are oxygen rich environments that our bodies don’t often experience in the city, and ocean breezes are charged with negative ions that feed our cells, in large part because of the salt in the water.

Most of us don’t have the luxury of living in an environment like that full time, but thankfully we are able to duplicate some of the benefits of those natural environments in our own homes with the help of a Himalayan Salt Lamp.

Himalayan salt lamps improve the quality of the air you breathe by creating a dry, negative ion environment, similar to what you experience at the beach.  These beautiful, natural, hand crafted lamps attract the positive charged ions in the atmosphere in your home, absorbs them, neutralise them, and then release them back into your atmosphere as negative ions. The amount of negative ions in your environment directly contributes to not only your sense of well being, but can have a significant impact on your overall health.

Not only will you feel an overall sense of calm and rejuvenation, Himalayan salt lamps also relieve the symptoms of asthma and other respiratory illnesses, depression and anxiety, chronic fatigue and even hay fever. The lamp assists with sleep disturbances, boosts immunity and even helps relieve migraines.

Best of all, the salt mineral structure of the lamp itself will never lose its ability to absorb positive ions or generate negative ions and so will continue to improve the quality of the air in your home for as long as you need it.

To take a look at our range of beautiful, hand crafted, one-of-a-kind himalayan salt lamps click here.