You are fully capable of reducing the stress in your life with proper diet, exercise, restful sleep, reduction of toxic load, and stress management. Essential oils are great for supporting this transformation in your life, as they can bridge the gap from imbalance to balance while you work to recharge your system.
1. Clary Sage:
Often called “the best oil for your worst time of the month,” clary sage is an essential oil that no woman should be without. With the ability to reduce cortisol levels by simply inhaling it from the bottle, it should be the first oil that you reach for when stress levels run high near your cycle. Calming and soothing the mind and body coupled with some deep breathing exercises can also help to resolve your stress levels and bring calm to your body and mind while helping you to reclaim the balance in your life. Diffused with lavender, it can provide an ultimate calming environment.
Lavender appears on just about every list of essential oils due to its versatility and the immediate results that it provides from a single whiff. While lavender is known for its ability to calm the mind and body instantaneously, the most popular use for lavender is to help you fall asleep. It can whisk away stress, tension, and anxiety while helping your body to de-stress and re-balance emotions.
3. Ylang Ylang:
This oil tops the chart for aphrodisiac essential oils and has been used for centuries in religious and wedding ceremonies to encourage this usage. Its intoxicating aroma both calms and uplifts the mind and body while relieving stressful tension. It enables the body to reduce blood pressure while providing total body relaxation with such intensity that it’s an almost sedative effect.
Bergamot is both uplifting and calming. Diffused or applied topically, bergamot alleviates stress and anxiety while reviving your emotions and uplifting your mood. By reducing your heart rate and blood pressure, it allows the body to recover from stressors and harmonize the body’s systems back to normal functioning.
The grounding and balancing properties of this essential oil helps to keep our stress levels in check but also alleviates the symptoms associated with low progesterone—like mood swings, insomnia, hot flashes, and weight gain. Thyme is also well-known for its ability to support a healthy immune system, which helps your body stay in balance.
High-quality essential oils can help by reducing your cortisol levels and allowing your body to find the calm that it needs to support your monthly cycle. Deep breathing techniques, relaxing nighttime routines, yoga, and anything that helps you to find your inner peace are your ticket to keeping stress low while replenishing your energy and mood.