Stress takes many forms in our lives, from the momentary stress of getting through that bad rush-hour traffic to the stress of planning an event or going through a major life change. Did you know that there are various essential oils you can use to get some relief?
We’ve listed a few of our favorite stress-relief oils and suggested usages below. You can go over as many as you like with your class. Keep in mind your timeframe, and also which oils will have the greatest impact when tried in the class atmosphere.
- Frankincense: Apply to the bottom of your feet when you feel the need to relax and balance mood.
- Vetiver: Thanks to its grounding aroma, Vetiver is the perfect oil to add to your diffuser, or you can also use it topically to calm the mind. (You can also combine it with Lavender, doTERRA Serenity®, or doTERRA Balance® to enhance the effects.)
- AromaTouch® Massage Blend: If you’ve never experienced an AromaTouch Hand Technique, now may be the time to try. Find a friend and go over the instructions here, carefully. Feel the stress melt away into the background.
- Elevation: This blend is perfect to put in a bath after a long day. To make sure the oil gets well dispersed, also add a teaspoon of honey, vegetable oil, or whole milk and add the oil just before stepping in. (This prevents the oils from evaporating before you get in.)
- Lavender: We are better able to handle stress when we’ve had enough sleep, and this calming oil is a common go-to for a soothing night’s rest. Simply add a drop or two to the bottom of your feet or on your pillowcase right before going to bed.
- Hawaiian Sandalwood: This oil is great to use during meditation because of its grounding and uplifting properties.
If you have an oil that has worked best for your stress, (whether or not it’s listed here), be sure to highlight that oil and your experience with it. This list is a good start, and should help guide you when choosing oils to talk about and experiment with. However, don’t take this list as set-in-stone. Everyone is different, and can feel more relief from different oils. As you teach, make this clear to the attendees. Leave the door open for them to experiment and find what works for them.