Thursday, December 17, 2009

A natural remedy to help with stress

We all sometimes look to the quick fixes of mass produced medication / tablets to ease our stress or stress related problems. These methods are quick and easy but at what cost to our long term health? For this reason, more and more people are now turning to natural medicines that have been around for centuries.

Lavender oil is used as an antiseptic, to soothe minor cuts and burns, to calm and relax, for insomnia and to soothe headaches and migraines. Is it any wonder that Lavender is a popular natural remedy for stress and an aid to relaxation?
  • Anti-Stress – Calming and soothing effects help counteract stress hormones
  • Antidepressant – Lavender is a well-documented antidepressant essential oil.
  • Refreshing and Uplifting – Can help balance mood swings and PMS symptoms
  • Insomnia – A mild sedative effect for restless or anxious nights

You can can buy Lavender dried or as an oil, for example. For help sleeping, try a lavender pillow or room spray. Lavender oil is used in creams and combined with other essential oils in aromatherapy to help with various problems like insect bites or depression.

Enquire at your local health store for more details*

*A word about essential oils: All essential oils are highly concentrated, but very few are suitable for undiluted (neat) use on the skin. Dilute essential oils in carrier oils such; put a few drops in a cup of Epsom salts and dissolve in a bath tub of water or use drops in a diffuser, vaporizer or humidifier. Only the highest quality essential oils should be used. Please consult your health care professional with any questions or concerns about your natural health care program.

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