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Pooja Nagdev, beautician, aromatherapist and founder of Inatur, talks about how aromatherapy helps with stress relief and is the best addition to your self-care session.


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Pamper yourself with a self-care session and let the goodness of essential oils help you

A long list of benefits that can be obtained from essential oils include stress relief and a good night’s sleep. Both are crucial for a healthy mind and body. Following is the list of specific essential oils and groups that will help with this cause.

From the citrus family:

This group includes essential oils like orange, neroli, tangerine, and bergamot. These oils are known to be the most effective for sleeping disorders. As an added benefit, these also help to lift your mood and increase good feelings. Bergamot is made from the peel of the fruit, which makes it a rich source of vitamin C. Citrus-based oils can be diffused, applied to the wrist, or added to night creams. They not only have benefits for relaxation, but also for skin tightening and pigmentation. Add 10 drops to nighttime skin care routine. Soak your feet in lukewarm water with a few drops of these oils. It helps to cleanse your feet and strengthen tired foot muscles.

Bay leaf and nutmeg:

These essential oils are obtained from the leaves of the bay leaf and the seeds for the nutmeg. We use the dried version of the leaf and nut in our kitchens as part of our staple foods. They have a calming effect and can be added to water or body oils for daily use. Add bay oil or nutmeg oil to normal oil and heat for a while. After cooling down, apply to body before taking a warm shower. It helps relax the mind and ensures a good night’s sleep. You can also use it in green teas or just add it to warm water to calm your nerves and aid sleep.

Vetiver essential oil:

It is ideal for cooling and relaxing the muscles. Vetiver is also used for anxiety and nervousness. It is known for its regenerative properties for the body and skin. It has an astringent effect and closes your open pores when used in skin care creams and can also be used in your eye cream.

Ylang-ylang oil:

It is made from flowers and is commonly known to help with depression. Ylang Ylang also helps in lowering blood pressure. This oil can be added to carrier oils such as almond or olive oil for relaxing body massages. 10 drops of Essentials can be added per 10 ml of oil for effective results.

Lavender, jasmine and ashwagandha oils:

Lavender oil is also extracted from flowers and buds. Not only is it the most popular oil for relaxation and pain relief, but it is also known to be one of the most effective oils for relaxing the mind. Lavender oil can also be used on your pillows and body creams.

Likewise, jasmine and ashwagandha oils are effective in reducing lethargy and fatigue. Since these flowers open at night, they should bring about a peaceful sleep. Almost all of these oils can be used in carrier oils and taken as part of your daily routine for lasting effects.

Mother Nature has expanded her healing touch through essential oils. When we hug these wonderful oils, we hug nature.

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