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. As a massage therapist, I give the AromaTouch Technique and you can make an appointment with me if you are either an existing client, a referral from a client, friend or family or if you have the Heartpoint Impact Package.
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 experiment with. However, don’t take this list as set-in-stone. Everyone is different, and can feel more relief from different oils.
Here is a STRESS-TIP for today too...
Change how you think about stress. Comfort doesn’t lead to growth. Re-frame how you think about stress to make it a challenge instead of a hindrance. Next time you are feeling overwhelmed, make a list of the stresses in your life and group them into “stresses I can control” and “stresses I cannot control.” Make a goal to change one of the stresses you can control.