Easiest Ways to Reduce Stress and Body Tension
Stop suffering from symptoms that jeopardize your health and beauty with these easy aromatherapy and reflexology tips
Spray your way to relaxationThe term "essential oils" is really just a fancy way of talking about the "concentrated essence of plants," says Hoyt. She explains that because these scents come from nature, their lipid structure is similar to ours and they have extremely small molecules. Those factors combined allow the scents of essential oils to penetrate our bodies and provide relaxation to our minds.
Hoyt suggests making your own spray bottles filled with oils of your choice and spraying them on your pillow or keeping them in your purse so you can spritz them in the car -- where you're likely to get stressed out by traffic. Make your spray by combining 20-25 drops of your favorite essential oils with pure water in an aluminum spray bottle (which will prevent oils from oxidizing). When it comes to picking the best relaxation oils to add, she says to simply "choose scents that smell good to you" -- you'll likely find solace through various aromas. Shake the bottle well before each spritz to get the full sensory effect.
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