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I recently began a new series of posts on my self help blog, Self Help Daily, about essential oils and aromatherapy. I have become a HUGE proponent of essential oils and can currently be found preaching their benefits to anyone who will listen!
I will be adding a series of articles, posts, and reviews here on the mental fitness blog that highlight essential oils that are beneficial to mental fitness, relaxation, and stress relief – subjects we focus on here.
First up, one of my absolute favorite essential oils, Lavender.
Lavender is associated with relaxation and for good reason. There is something incredibly relaxing and comforting about the fragrance of lavender.
I use lavender aromatherapy and essential oil absolutely everywhere in the bedroom and master bath. Candles, pillow sprays, essential oil… you name it, it’s there. I want that entire area of the house to feel like a relaxing spa and have achieved the desired effect! Lavender simply causes your body and mind to unwind and I love the way that feels at the end of a long day.
Lavender oil actually has even more going on for it than stress relief and relaxation, however. It is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Due to its relaxing aroma, lavender oil is often the only sleep aide needed to help sleep come faster. That’s why I routinely spray a little lavender essential oil on my pillow. There is even a Lavender Spray on Amazon that helps release tension and soothe the body and mind as you prepare for sleep. The sleep mist even comes with a free audio.
When I recommend essential oils, lavender is usually the first one out of my mouth. There are so many that have wonderful benefits, but lavender has what I consider to be one of the best effects you can hope for – RELAXATION.
If you’re new to the world of aromatherapy and essential oils, I hope you’ll keep a very open mind about their usefulness. I once kind of doubted that they were as “wonderful” as people said they were.
After using them for months, now, I realize that the people who claimed they were “wonderful” didn’t do them any justice. They’re far better than that!
Make each moment count double,