No one works as hard as moms do, so when the end of a long day comes, we want to help moms relax! That’s why we are sharing the best essential oils for stress relief.
Whether you have one child or five, there is something about motherhood that is absolutely exhausting! Maybe you feel like you run through the day constantly putting out fires and tending to emergencies.
Maybe you have it all put together and you run a tight ship but at the end of the day, you’re tired and there’s no time left for you. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, you deserve some rest and relaxation, too. It’s especially important for our mental health, too!
Different ways to use essential oils to relax
Essential oils can be a great way and a natural remedy to relax at the end of a long day and there are several you can choose from to suit your needs and your mood. Essential oils such as ylang ylang essential oil or roman chamomile oil have been used since ancient times, so it makes total sense we’re still using them in these times.
Using some drops of essential oil is a great way to help decrease high blood pressure, keep negative emotions at bay, and get rid of the stress hormone. They produce a calming effect that lowers cortisol levels (the stress hormone), reducing symptoms of anxiety and overall – helping you feel better!
However, it’s important to remember essential oils shouldn’t be used for medicinal purposes – rather as some extra help to make our days easier. Some of the benefits of essential oils are:
- better sleep
- reduced anxious feelings
- better stress response
- less chronic stress
- and more!
The best thing about them is that it’s a natural way of getting these benefits. Who knew the effects of essential oils would be so great?
We’re going to give you some suggestions to get the best results with essential oils, but don’t stop here with this list. Continue learning about and exploring essential oils so that you can find other ways to use them to relax after a busy day – and find that inner peace we are all looking for!
ESSENTIAL OILS TO HELP MOMS RELAX
Get Better Sleep
Getting restful sleep is one of the most important parts of a busy mom’s day. How else can you be expected to get through all the craziness of the day? This is when your body heals and refreshes itself, but daily stress and worrying about tomorrow’s to-do list can make it difficult to relax. Lavender oil is known for its sedative effects; plus, it’s great for sleep and has a soothing scent, as are cedarwood and other calming oils. They help ease anxiety symptoms, especially when used in an aromatherapy massage or with an aromatherapy diffuser during a warm bath. Bring on the positive feelings!
Support a Healthy Immune System
Who will take care of Mom when she gets sick? Some essential oils that can help improve your immune system and reduce the chances of you getting sick are great for a nighttime relaxation ritual. Consider thieves vitality or also valor, peppermint, or lemon for immune health benefits.
When you’re really busy and stress piles up, you might start to feel the tension in your neck. A tired or stressed neck will be sore and it might feel like your head weighs a hundred pounds, making it hard to hold it up. You could make a relaxing massage oil from carrier oil, such as coconut oil or jojoba oil, 1-2 drops of peppermint oil, and 1-2 drops of lavender oil. Bonus points if you can lie down and relax and let someone else massage it in for you! You can also try hand massages if you feel like your hands need some rest.
I think that every mom on Earth can agree that being a mother is stressful at times. Stress isn’t healthy though and in order to be the best parent we can be we need to take control of our stress levels ourselves. Diffuse Stress Away oil (my favorite essential oil blend) or place a few drops on your wrists and behind your ears when you feel yourself becoming tense.
Motherhood is a big job. You work hard all day and essential oils can help moms relax in a big way. This will help you manage occasional, daily stress and have more energy when you start your new day tomorrow.
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Which is your favorite essential oil to relax?