Life can be so busy in the Spring, health and wellness can get pushed to the end of our priorities. We can often get caught up in all of the new events, clubs, and activities. We forget to take care of ourselves! So I have made a simple guide to reducing stress by using essential oils to maintain wellness.
Essential oils are said to help balance your cortisol levels, which is the hormone released from stress. This is one of the reasons they can impact your mood and stress levels. Implementing some key essential oils into your daily routine can really go a long way for you and your family.
Which essential oils are best for stress?
Essential oils have been becoming more and more popular lately. So you must make sure to find which brands work best for you, but keep in mind it is important to look for quality oils. They must be chemical, pesticide, and herbicide free. Look for their purity to ensure no solvents have been used. When it comes to dealing with stress, usually we need to focus on the tasks at hand. Plant Therapy offers a Clarity blend, which is very grounding. You may also want to try rosemary or sandalwood to help you focus. To relax after a long day, lavender and ylang ylang calms the senses. Lavender can be used as a sleep aid, and works especially well for small children. (Which in turn helps YOU sleep!) I have found it best to use in a diffuser, which can be used around the house, or in the bedroom at night.
It can be hard to remember to be calm when suddenly there is a new dance class or football practice to throw into the week. However, keeping up your health and wellness is crucial for maintaining your new schedule and not falling behind. After all, this is no time to be sick! Relaxing your mind is just as important for your kids as it is for your own body. Essential oils can build a more relaxing home-life within your entire family!
My Favorite Vitamins
A solid health regime can also be strengthened with some worthy vitamins as well. I’m a big fan of Gardens of Life, which is sold in most stores. I loved their Prenatal vitamins, which I continued throughout nursing. (Pro Tip: Prenatals are covered my most insurance!) There are a wide range of natural remedies that can build up our immune systems, found at Whole Foods Market or Sprouts. Sprouts has a large section for homeopathic remedies, which I’ve found useful over the years.