Amidst the bustling modern lifestyle, people often neglect their mental and emotional well-being. Late working hours, unfulfilling relationships, hormonal imbalance and traumatic events are some of the factors that affect one’s daily emotional health. Long-term exposure to such traumatic events leads to a distressed state of mind. However, there are a few things that can be done to relieve stress and tension from daily life. Meditation is one of the best solutions to help find peace and composure.
Aromatherapy, in the form of floral and herbal extracts and incense, has always been an integral aspect of ayurvedic healing. It is the study and use of certain scents, usually embodied in certain essential oils or similar ingredients, in order to bring about positive changes in people. Below are five such essential oils which can help enhance the emotional and mental well-being:
Lavender was often used in baths and laundry for its fragrant properties. This anti-bacterial floral essential oil is incredibly calming and useful and its soothing and sedative properties are well-renowned. It has the ability to calm stress and anxiety and to promote sleep.
This oil is an aromatic resin used in incense and perfumes, obtained from trees of the Genus Boswellia in the family Burseraceae. This oil is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant properties. It helps to promote calmness, which makes it an ideal oil to use for balancing the emotions after a trauma, unexpected events or any grief a person has.
This oil comes from the fruit of the citrus sinensi orange plant. Uplifting and invigorating, sweet orange is a wonderful oil to use daily for getting rid of stress and boosting moods. The aroma of this oil fights against any kind of fear or anxiety.
This oil is known to build confidence and helps in the enhancement of moods. It has a calming effect which can encourage the feeling of freshness and joy. It is one of the best essential oils for fighting against depression and it helps to alleviate stress and anxiety.
Ylang Ylang 0il
This essential oil comes from the flower petals of the large and tropical Ylang Ylang tree and is popular for the enhancement of mental and emotional health. It has various benefits such as boosting courage, optimism, cheerfulness, soothes nerves and helps with sleep disorders.
(The writer is CEO & Founder, Naturevibe Botanicals)...