How Essential Oils Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

 

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Essential oils are nothing new. Derived from plants into potent extracts, essential oils have long been a component of holistic medicine and alternative treatments. They have been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, fight bacteria, reduce pain and improve digestion, for starters.

Recently, scientists have even begun to study whether these same oils can be used for athletic. A 2013 Korean study found that aromatherapy helped reduce stress, increase sleep and decrease blood pressure in patients in the intensive care unit. Understanding how essential oils can help decrease stress starts with the olfactory sense. concluded that peppermint essential oil is effective for preventing fatigue and improving exercise performance. Sweet orange and spearmint essential.

Essential oils are a POWERFUL TOOL to help reduce stress and boost moods! Just recently have I been digging into the power of essential oils for true emotional balance and stress relief, and they are rocking my world!!:) It’s taken me 4.5+ years to use these regularly for emotional support, and I recently recorded a video on what you need to. Add sweet Italian citrus essential oil bergamot(Citrus bergamia), a natural adaptogen that helps the adrenal system manage the body’s response to stress and balance the metabolism.

Last, essential oil of grand fir(Abies grandis)with its decongesting properties will heighten performance and along with clove, offer pain-reducing properties. Self-care is vital for lowering stress levels and bringing our bodies back into balance, which will allow us to address the other areas of our health that need our focus. Studies have shown that, when cortisol levels are high, inhaling essential oils can calm the mind and relax the body, leading to lowered stress levels and more balanced hormones. Eucalyptus essential oil has a recognizable, strong aroma that is a key part of how it helps promote better healing and improved performance. In particular, it offers several benefits including: Improved respiratory function for better stamina and performance Fights inflammation in the muscles to reduce pain and promote better flexibility.

It may help reduce the release of stress hormones during stressful situations. Other oils Studies have shown that both ylang-ylang oil and rose oil have calming and relaxing effects. Lavender oil has long been known to produce a calming effect. It may alleviate anxiety, provide restful sleep and reduce symptoms of depression. Bergamot oil has the ability to help with insomnia while reducing frustration.

Frankincense holds true to its stress-relieving effects, too. The results showed that among a variety of essential oils including fennel, peppermint, rose and Estragon, Grapefruit essential oils greatly affected brain activity, and induced relaxation. The adults who were given an inhaled dosage of essential oils showed improved moods and reduced stress.

List of related literature:

Here are some of my favorite oils that I use with my clients and how they can help you find inner calm and a little relief from outside stress.

“The Mindful Mom-to-Be: A Modern Doula's Guide to Building a Healthy Foundation from Pregnancy Through Birth” by Lori Bregman, Stefani Newman, Molly Sims
from The Mindful Mom-to-Be: A Modern Doula’s Guide to Building a Healthy Foundation from Pregnancy Through Birth
by Lori Bregman, Stefani Newman, Molly Sims
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2015

Essential oils uplift the emotions, stimulate mental focus, encourage relaxation, relieve pain, improve blood circulation, cleanse the system of toxins, clear the respiratory system, move energy, and much more.

“The Subtle Body Practice Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Energy Healing” by Cyndi Dale
from The Subtle Body Practice Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Energy Healing
by Cyndi Dale
Sounds True, 2013

Essential oils can reduce the work-induced stress of hospital staff (Pemberton & Turpin 2008).

“Clinical Aromatherapy E-Book: Essential Oils in Practice” by Jane Buckle
from Clinical Aromatherapy E-Book: Essential Oils in Practice
by Jane Buckle
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

Essential oils are commonly used to enhance relaxation or to target symptoms of tension and anxiety.

“The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It (Second)” by Margaret Wehrenberg
from The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It (Second)
by Margaret Wehrenberg
W. W. Norton, 2018

Inhaling the essential oil lowers stress and makes other stress-reduction drugs, such as diazepam (Valium), more effective.

“Prescription for Herbal Healing, 2nd Edition: An Easy-to-Use A-to-Z Reference to Hundreds of Common Disorders and Their Herbal Remedies” by Phyllis A. Balch CNC, Stacey Bell
from Prescription for Herbal Healing, 2nd Edition: An Easy-to-Use A-to-Z Reference to Hundreds of Common Disorders and Their Herbal Remedies
by Phyllis A. Balch CNC, Stacey Bell
Penguin Publishing Group, 2012

The case studies and trials presented in this chapter demonstrate the efficacy of essential oils in reducing stress levels both in and out of hospital, for both carers and patients.

“Aromatherapy for Health Professionals E-Book” by Shirley Price, Len Price
from Aromatherapy for Health Professionals E-Book
by Shirley Price, Len Price
Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2011

There are many ways to tame stress: exercise; reading; taking an Epsom salt bath (the magnesium calms your nervous system); prayer; using essential oils like jasmine, sandalwood, vetiver, and lavender; and taking supplements like ginseng, ashwagandha, rhodiola, and magnesium.

“The Collagen Diet: A 28-Day Plan for Sustained Weight Loss, Glowing Skin, Great Gut Health, and a Younger You” by Dr. Josh Axe
from The Collagen Diet: A 28-Day Plan for Sustained Weight Loss, Glowing Skin, Great Gut Health, and a Younger You
by Dr. Josh Axe
Little, Brown, 2019

A number of studies have been conducted on the use of essential oils to reduce stress and anxiety.

“Integrative Sexual Health” by Barbara Bartlik, Geovanni Espinosa, Janet Mindes, Andrew Weil
from Integrative Sexual Health
by Barbara Bartlik, Geovanni Espinosa, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2018

An open-label study of 54 elementary school teachers evaluated two 10-min sprays with bergamot oil aromatherapy for effects on stress.

“Herbs and Natural Supplements, Volume 2: An Evidence-Based Guide” by Lesley Braun, Marc Cohen
from Herbs and Natural Supplements, Volume 2: An Evidence-Based Guide
by Lesley Braun, Marc Cohen
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Essential oils can help to reduce stress, relaxing tight muscles and improving pains and well-being.

“The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease” by Madiha M. Saeed MD
from The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease
by Madiha M. Saeed MD
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017

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  • Hi thanks for addressing this topic that liaise with natural medicine! My question is, for how long are you suppose to sniff for the essential oil to have a real solid effect?

  • This is amazing. I would be making a masterblend out of this recipe to make my Anxiety roller or should I say my happy roller.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • For the last 3 days I’ve been putting a couple of lavender essential oil drops on my pillow and a drinking a cup of Camomile and spearmint tea before bed an it’s helps clear my mind really helps me sleep better and helps with my anxiety the next day ��������

  • It’s great to get a scientific explanation from somebody with the credentials to back it up. Thanks for the breakdown, Dr. Marks! I always thought there was something to this, as I’ve noticed in the past that certain smells (i.e food, perfume), brings up emotions and/or memories).

    Going to Whole Foods now:)

  • Chlorine smell from a pool takes me so back and comforts me. So does gasoline. But..I can’t inhale those. Is there something close to it?

  • Witches, pagans, and other nature worshipping groups have been making and using essential oils since the beginning of time. Besides for medicine, they used essential oils by themselves or mixed with other ingredients as a potion because they believed they were achieving dark powers through them. If you are going to use essential oils be very careful about which company to buy from. There are essential oil companies that are pro-Satan and pro-Wicca and they actually cast spells on their batches of oil so that when you burn the oil, spirits and the spells are enabled.

  • This is a really good video, very good tips given in this video. Here we tracked down an article for you https://www.girlandpower.com/10-ways-to-use-lavender-to-relieve-chronic-anxiety/ let’s see

  • I’m very sensitive to some smells that indeed wire my otherwise unwired brain. One exemple is the coffee smell though I can’t drink it anymore. I’m glad to learn scientifically how indeed aromatherapy works.
    I’d like to ask another question. I’ve been into long years and years of anxiety and depression and gut psychosomatic disorders. Ibs. Without my medications tegretol and Paxetas my gut brain and everything Wd go out of order. Is there any hope or any way to do away with the medications one day. I’m sixty and have been on medication for about eleven years. I d like to improve my concentration on reading memorising. Im a literature teacher but had to take a very early retirement from college but work at another pace home. Still it’s a battle as I can have to wait for hours before I can read and concentrate on a paragraph but at others I finally manage.

  • My husband and I have definately noticed this. Lemon tree blossoms, jasmyn etc temporarily lift my spirits even when im very low. Doesn’t necessarily fix the depression or anxiety permanently, but definately gives you a breather��

  • my sister had told me to get a diffuser for my anxiety for work, and after also seeing this video im really gonna buy it for work and home. Im so happy these kinds of videos exist they really help me relieve some of my anxiety Thank you so much for what you do.

  • I’m interested to know why you didn’t mention the relationship between lavender and tea tree oil as breast development in boys. I would like to see the risks as well as benefits in videos by a doctor because nothing is risk free.

  • When you research lavender oil it says it can interact with blood pressure meds. I want to just use on my pillow. I need it for anxiety. Can you please give me info. Thanks

  • For many many years I would not ever start the day with lavender on a cotton wool piece and put into my bra it was a must or i didn’t feel right

  • This explanation makes perfect sense however I am wondering how come Western/modern medicine does not believe in Aroma therapy? Every doctor I spoke to said there is no medical evidence or research that has actually proved that aroma therapy works. Even though I’ve tried it myself numerous times and it’s been proven to offer an anxiety relief for me. I am still confused why wouldn’t regular doctor support an idea of Aroma therapy?

  • I used to teach adult learners and I am convinced aromatherapy in the classroom provided a more conducive environment for learning.

  • how long does the effect of Aromatherapy last you? (for example, you used your aromatherapy diffuser in the morning to boost your mood, is it going to last you throughout the day, possibly at work?)

  • I’ve been taking Klonopin for about 20 years and I had a serious side effects and panic attacks and how to wind up in the hospital what can I do as a serious can it kill me

  • I was wonder if theres any scents i can put like in my car. After getting in a wreck a while ago my already moderate anxiety has increased a bit and everything time i go over 40mph it freaks me and sends an alarm to my brain, well this is going to cause another anxiety if i dont figure out how to control my anxiety while driving on the highway. I was curious about orange blossom as lavender does put me to sleep

  • When I went through massage school, we had a module on aromatherapy. It is pretty incredible to learn the way smells can affect us so deeply. I heard several incredible stories while in school about this. I would love to get you together with my favorite teacher, because I think you would be fascinated by her experiences. I would like to add that I think a big part of the enjoyment in gardening is experiencing the fragrance of the herbs and flowers as well as the tactile component of working with the plants. I grow my own lavender and it’s so wonderful to get that fragrance as I’m working out there. I want to add some chamomile for next year, because that is a very yummy and relaxing fragrance as well.

  • Essential oils should never be combined with an alcohol. Oils can be combined with an appropriate carrier oil. Please look at Robert Tisserand’s works on Aromatherapy. He is the recognition leader and expert in Aromatherapy.