Stress is everywhere around us these days. We’re under stress at work, we’re under stress at home – it seems like there’s no escaping it. Called the silent killer, stress can lead to a variety of health problems. From digestion disorders to serious health troubles, it’s vital to stay away from stress as much as you can. That, however, is easier said than done.
In order to relieve stress, some people smoke, others drink, while many turn to meds. Those are obviously the wrong solutions – they never get to the root of the problem. The good news is that there is a natural remedy that can reduce stress – essential oils.
How Do Essential Oils Help Against Stress?
Many studies have shown that essential oils have a positive effect on numerous health problems. The list includes stress as well. Lavender oil has been known for its antibacterial effects, but according to a recent study, it can also relieve stress better than any drugs. Lavender-based aromatherapy has shown it can do wonders for many people and can also help with anxiety.
Here are some of the positive benefits of this amazing oil:
- May reduce pain
- Showed promising results against anxiety and depression
- Improves mood
- Can help relieve inflammation
- Relieves high blood pressure
Lavender also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antifungal properties which make it a godsend against numerous health problems.
Here’s how to prepare a powerful remedy that can lower your stress levels and refresh your system:
- 12 cups water
- 1 drop lavender oil
- 1 cup honey
- Lavender sprigs (as garnish)
Peel the lemons and juice them, then add them to the water with lavender. Adjust the taste of the drink to your preferences and enjoy.