Winter can be a stressful time with all of the holidays, this years historic election and of course, the Coronavirus. To relieve some of that built up stress and anxiety, we have 10 great recipes that will help you enjoy the rest of the year! It is no secret that CBD and essential oils are great for calming your mind and body. These recipes are easy to make and apply to get the relief you are looking for.
Why use CBD essential oils?
CBD and Essential oils are both commonly used to promote wellness. CBD has stress relieving benefits that can help ease your mind of worry and reduce anxiety levels. Essential oils such as Lavender, Frankincense and Cedarwood, are filled with terpenes and other compounds that perform many of the same tasks. Used together, CBD and essential oils boost the benefits of each other and create a whole new way to relieve stress, one that is much more therapeutic than CBD or traditional aromatherapy by themselves.
Which Essential Oils are best for stress?
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is easily one of the best and most recognized essential oils for relaxing. The calming floral aromas are commonly used in essential oils blends, cosmetics, candles and oils to promote calm and reduce feelings of anxiety. It is a must-have for anyone who regularly experiences stress since lavender can help calm nerves, appease restlessness and promote restful sleep. Lavender is fantastic for your skin as well with many skin nourishing and even anti-aging benefits.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary Sage has a wonderful earthy aroma and is mostly used to calm stress and anxiety. Clary Sage is also widely used to help relieve depression and bring about feelings of inner peace and wellbeing. It is known to be a hormone balancer and help with symptoms of PMS.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense is an essentoil derived from the resin of the Boswellia tree. It has a sweet, musky aroma that is commonly used to ease anxiety and relieve stress. it has amazing skin care benefits as well and often used in massage oils.
Marjoram, also known as oregano, is used to calm nervousness and anxiety. Marjoram is also used to ease symptoms of anxiety such as headaches.
Sweet Basil is an herbal essential oil derived from the same herb used to make marinara sauce. Basil, Ocimum Basilicum, is widely used to help calm the mind and relieve stress. Basil is also helpful for relieving symptoms of a cold and is great at helping to repair and nourish skin.
Cedarwood Atlas, Cedrus Atlantica, has a woody, cedar-like aroma and is used to promote calm and peace. Cedarwood is most beneficial when used for before and after work for a calming session, during yoga, meditation, just before bed or when worries overcome.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass, Cymbopogon flexuosus, helps to relieve many of the symptoms related to stress including high blood pressure and irritability. It has an uplifting citrus aroma that can help to brighten your mood and reduce anxious thoughts.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil has a slightly citrus, herbal aroma and comes form the Rosemary plant. It can help to improve a bad mood, clear the mind and relieve stress in people with chronic anxiety or stress hormone imbalances.
More stress relieving essential oils include:
- Ylang Ylang
- Lemon Balm