Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.
Our bodies are constantly navigating an ever-changing physical, mental and emotional environment and our ability to manage these changes depends on our stress response.
The human stress response (aka the ‘fight or flight’) system is designed to be like an on-off switch that can be activated when required to respond to danger, a short-term protective mechanism. However in today’s climate of often high-pressured deadlines and expectations (both perceived and real); coupled with periods of challenging uncertainty, fear and anxiety; over thinking and overwhelm, and sleep disturbances, this stress response system becomes maladaptive. Our ‘fight – flight’ (sympathetic nervous system) switch stays ‘ON’ which while protective in the short term becomes damaging in the long term.
During this stress response mechanism the body secretes the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol via the adrenal glands, which alter our physiological response. These stress hormones help us cope with acute stressful situations by increasing blood flow for energy, converting fat to energy, suppressing digestive and reproductive systems, and stimulating immune organs to cope with bodily injury.
However, if the level of stress hormones is chronically elevated, it results in a number of negative and destructive effects, including: visceral fat deposits, memory impairment, insulin resistance, osteoporosis, mood swings, changes in sleeping habits, various digestive issues, neuromuscular complaints as well as immune system weakening.
As an holistic treatment, aromatherapy and essential oils can have a profound effect on physical and psychological wellbeing. There exists the belief that scent, as the most enduring of our senses, has the power to transform our emotions, calm our minds and heal our bodies.
Here are 6 amazing essential oils to support and balance the mind and body during times of stress, anxiety and fatigue:
A nurturing and nourishing essential oil, lavender has a calmative and relaxing effect. It’s calming to the nervous system and helps with inner peace, sleep, restlessness, irritability, anxiety, and general nervous tension.
The refreshing properties of lime calm and balance emotions, positively affect mood and promote a general sense of well-being.
3. German Chamomile
A peaceful, calming scent, German chamomile promotes inner harmony and decreases irritability, over thinking, anxiety and worry.
Vetiver has a tranquil, grounding and reassuring energy, often used in trauma, helping with self-awareness, calmness and stabilisation.
The sharp spicy properties of basil calm and soothe the inner emotional state. Basil is wonderful in supporting the throat and heart chakras, allowing release of fear and anxiety.
The relaxing effect of Petitgrain essential oil helps reduce stress, anxiety, anger and fear. It uplifts the mood and induces positive thinking.
Introducing the Healthy Kinect Inner Calm (Nervous System Blend) created with these 6 amazing essential oils chosen for their properties that support and balance mind and body during times of stress, anxiety and fatigue.
100% Essential Oils:
Lavender, Lime, German Chamomile, Vetiver, Basil, Petitgrain.
Carrier: Almond Oil