Life can often feel like a whirlwind of responsibilities, especially for women who are juggling family, work, and personal commitments. As a seasoned user and educator of essential oils and their therapeutic benefits, I understand the struggles faced by women who are tired, dealing with cranky children, and stressed out. In this blog post, we will explore the science and facts behind the importance of managing stress for everyday health and discuss some of the best essential oils and blends that can help you find tranquility and calm moments amidst the chaos.
I can personally vouch for the fact that essential oils have been a huge support and tool in my home for managing the stress in our home. Not only is the science of essential oils for emotional support amazing but they can also be a tool for things like sleep, immune systems, focus and so much more!
Understanding the Science Behind Stress and Health
Stress is an inevitable part of life, but when left unchecked, it can take a toll on our overall health and well-being. Studies have shown that chronic stress can weaken the immune system, disrupt sleep patterns, and even lead to mood disorders like anxiety and depression. For women who are already stretched thin, learning to manage stress becomes paramount to maintaining optimal health and being able to care for others effectively.
The Power of Essential Oils for Stress Relief
doTERRA essential oils are renowned for their purity, potency, and ability to provide natural solutions for various health concerns, including stress relief. Here are some of the best essential oils and blends that can help you unwind and find your inner calm:
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): Lavender is a well-known essential oil with proven calming properties. Its soothing aroma can help reduce stress and anxiety, promoting relaxation and better sleep quality. Known as the Swiss army knife of essential oils, Lavender is one of those oils that you always want to keep on hand! With the ability to diffuse, apply over the heart and even take as a supplement, it’s a powerful oil to help manage feelings of stress for adults and kids alike!
- Balance (Grounding Blend): This doTERRA blend combines grounding tree oils with Frankincense and Blue Tansy, creating a sense of tranquility and emotional stability, perfect for restoring balance during hectic times. Putting this on the feet or over the heart and taking a deep breath is one of our favorite strategies for tough days. And throwing this in a bath with Epsom salts at night is one of the most grounding, calming things to do to help the body wind down before sleep!
- Serenity (Restful Blend): Formulated to calm the mind and body, Serenity combines Lavender, Cedarwood, and Roman Chamomile to promote relaxation and a peaceful environment. This is one of our favorites to promote not just sleep but RESTFUL and restorative sleep. The kind where you wake up the next morning feeling like you were able to give your body exactly what it needs!
- Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis): With its gentle floral aroma, Roman Chamomile can help alleviate tension and create a sense of calm, making it ideal for moments of stress. One of my top oils for kids as well as it’s amazing for calming the nervous system and so very gentle.
- Adaptiv (Calming Blend): Adaptiv is a busy woman’s best friend. Whether you’re feeling fatigued or restless, indecisive or irritable, Adaptiv can help as you engage in self-care activities and maintaining balance throughout your day. With oils like Lavender, Sweetgum, Neroli and Wild Orange, you’ll find yourself taking deeper breaths and feeling more relaxed throughout your day. Adaptiv is a great tool for helping you prepare for life’s biggest moments and biggest changes!
The Aromatherapeutic Approach to Stress Relief
Aromatherapy, the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic purposes, is a powerful tool in managing stress. The aromatic compounds in doTERRA essential oils interact with the limbic system, the part of the brain responsible for emotions and memory. This interaction can help stimulate relaxation responses, reducing stress and promoting a sense of well-being.
Practical Applications for Busy Women
Incorporating essential oils into your daily routine doesn’t have to be time-consuming. When you’re running from work to sports practice to band to dance pick up, you don’t have time for complicated! Here are some of my favorite and practical ways to use doTERRA essential oils for stress relief:
- Diffuse: Use a diffuser to fill your home with calming aromas, creating a peaceful environment for both you and your family. You will be amazed at how calming scents and the right essential oil blends can shift the atmosphere in your home!
- Topical Application: Dilute a few drops of your chosen essential oil with a carrier oil and apply to your pulse points or the back of your neck to experience the calming benefits throughout the day. One of my favorite tools for busy mamas. Keep them in the car and apply them as needed when feelings of overwhelm or stress creep up on you.
- Relaxing Baths: Add a few drops of essential oil to your bathwater for a soothing and restorative soak at the end of a long day. Balance, Vetiver or Serenity in an Epsom salt bath at the end of the day can be powerful for helping your body get ready to rest!
As busy women, whether we’re working or managing all the details of the home, managing stress is crucial for our overall health and well-being. Essential oils offer a natural and effective way to find relaxation and stress relief amidst the challenges of daily life. By incorporating these powerful oils into your self-care routine, you can take control of your well-being and experience the serenity you need, even in the midst of a hectic lifestyle. Remember, a little self-care goes a long way in nurturing not only yourself but also your loved ones, creating a happier and healthier environment for all.
Getting essential oils into your home and using them does not have to be complicated! You can grab the Stress Relief bundle and get immediate access to our Facebook Community Group, The Wellness Collective as well as a FREE DIFFUSER. You’ll have access to diffuser recipes, educational trainings, support blends, a supportive community, and decades of experienced essential oil users all in one place! As a mom who has used essential oils in her home for over a decade, I can attest to the absolute necessity and value of having a supportive community around you.