Balance the negative effects of stress

Did you know that stress plays a pivotal role in human overall health?

Stress is a normal part of life and at times, serves a useful purpose. It can motivate one to work well and achieve results but breeds negative effects when not handled properly. Stress is a known common trigger for anxiety, depression, respiratory problems, and even psychosomatic diseases that overwhelm our daily lives.

Because of our busy schedules and obligations, we become more vulnerable and susceptible to the negative effects of stress hence the need to maintain a healthy balance. Essential oils, through aromatherapy, are a natural treatment to heal and help promote overall good health. Some oils with soothing and strengthening scents are the best options to tame a stressful mind.

Heritage’s Maluti Spiral collection carries notes of Lavender and Mandarin, best known as a stress reliever. For instance, lavender is used for stress relief as it’s known to stimulate calm and relaxation, relieve restless energy, and encourage sleep, while mandarin oil has been known to promote happiness, ease anxiety, and bring clarity and peace to the mind.

We’ve got a few handy tips to make the most of essential oils-based products:

Use oil-based diffusers

The easiest way to benefit from essential oils is through home fragrances that allow you to inhale the scent while it lingers in your personal space. Reed diffusers, for example, use the flow of air within your space to spread the oil-based scent, whether while you work or sleep.

Not only will the oils affect impact your mind and body, but they will also ensure that you keep the best-smelling house at all times.

Remedy for migraines

You may want to use natural lavender essential oil to apply directly to your body's temples. Using gentle pressure, rub a few drops of oil onto your skin in different directions to soothe your migraines. Make sure to patch test before a full application to avoid an adverse/allergic reaction.

Eliminate stress-induced insomnia and improve sleep

For a restful and uninterrupted sleep, essential oils like lavender, chamomile, and mandarin are the way to go. They are known to have relaxing properties that induce sleep through the night. A study that involved patients in the coronary ICU claimed significant improvements in their sleep after inhaling lavender oil for 15 days. Before bed, burn a scented candle or spray your bedroom s few times and allow yourself to breathe deeply as you drift into a calming night's sleep.