Top 3 Relaxing Fragrances for Stress Relief

Relaxing Essential Oils

Society that operates at a dizzying pace, and work can easily become too much to handle. Studies have found that fragrances have the potential to reduce anxiety, stress, and insomnia.

Do they really work? The short answer is yes. Pamela Dalton, a cognitive psychologist from the Monell Chemical Senses center, says “Yes, any essential oil or fragrance can act as an aromatherapy agent. What is required is that the person finds the scent pleasant and associates it with an emotional state that they wish to be invoked, such as relaxation or invigoration.

While many essential oils are considered to be energizing, studies have found that there are several fragrances that can calm your mind and reduce your stress. Here are our top 3 picks!

1. Lavender

Lavender Essential Oil
Made from the Lavandula angustifolia plant

Lavender is a go-to for relaxation, with a very calming & relaxing scent which may be helpful in alleviating both physical and emotional stress. Studies have shown that smelling lavender may help reduce feelings of anxiety, stress, and even depression. Lavender also has been shown to decrease blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature, thus providing a significant calming effect.

When it comes to calming essential oils, this is the best (and most basic) starting block. It can be combined with lemon, and even peppermint so that you'll feel both calmed & refreshed.

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2. Rose

Rose Essential Oil
Distilled from Rosa damascena

A beautiful, strong floral and sweet fragrance that is intoxicating and highly romantic. It helps bring balance and harmony with stimulating and uplifting properties that create a sense of well-being and self-confidence. Studies have shown that rose oil helps with stress, sleep, anxiety and even provides some pain relief!

Soothing and sensual, rose oil is great for balancing your emotions and mood during tense times. Use it in an aroma diffuser or put a few drops on a cotton swab and keep it near your pillow at night.

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3. Tea Tree

Tea Tree Essential Oil
Distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia

This Australian plant has a stimulating & refreshing scent, making it fantastic for boosting your mood and mental clarity. It's potent and crisp scent will always enliven your spirits, and it will always remain a core scent for those who wish to escape stress and revitalize their energy levels.

Diffuse it alone or with a floral essential oil, like Jasmine or Lavender, to eliminate unpleasant odors and refresh a stale or musty room.

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