By Shirley Meerson, CHWC ~NABBW’s Associate for an Ageless Wellness Lifestyle

I know during certain times and days I can feel my cortisol revving much too high.

Can you feel when you’re stressed?

Believe it or not I know of a lot of people who aren’t in touch with their body and don’t know they are out of balance.  Until they’re flat-out sick, at the doctor’s office, or in the hospital.

An overload of stress can give a person symptoms such as excessive craving for junk food, nervous stomach, poor sleep, weight gain, headaches, tanked sex drive, mood swings, and too many other indications.

Keep in mind that too much excessive cortisol can lead to further illness.


People need to get a grip on a technique to ease the cortisol back into balance. It’s all about stress management.  And lifestyle changes.

Less stress allows us to function so much healthier and to make better decisions regularly.  Not to mention enjoy life more.

There are many natural holistic avenues to follow to get your equilibrium. In this article today, I talk about one of my favorite easy techniques.

The Aromatherapy Quick Fix

Start by choosing a fragrance.  What is called a singular note.  One smell. Find a pure product.  There are many stores worldwide that carry these single notes that come in small bottles of about 15 ml.

What smell do you resonate to?

Basically, aroma fragrances are divided into these categories:  floral, citrus, and woodsy/spicy.

Floral fragrances include:

  • Rose
  • Lavender
  • Geranium

Citrus fragrances include:

  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Neroli
  • Bergamot

Woodsy/spicy fragrances include:

  • Sandalwood
  • Frankincense
  • Patchouli

I love them and use them all, even though I gravitate more towards woodsy/spicy.

Note: I am leaving out the fragrances that are medicinal because I recommend at this time to use relaxing and sedative oils.

Disclaimer:  proceed with caution if you have allergies to specific essential oils, have sensitive skin, or if someone is pregnant.

How to use aromatherapy oils

Transdermal – through your skin

Instructions say not to apply any pure essential oil directly onto our skin.  Stay true to this but make one teeny tiny small revision.

You may use one or two drops only of an oil directly on to the top of your hand.  Not more.

Location specific is near to the hoku point.  That is the point in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) that acupuncturists and shiatsu therapists use to treat headaches and is excellent for soothing and calming.

The hoku point is on the back of the hand in the webbing where the thumb and index finger meet.  No need to be exact. Be in the general area.

Carefully drop or shake out one or two drops on to the top of your hand.

Now you can simply lift your hand to your face for a sniff.  And if you’re in bed at night it’s very easy to get a whiff.

Handkerchief

Drizzle one to four drops of your essential oil of choice on to a tissue or a clean handkerchief.  It’s possible to place in a plastic baggie and seal tight. Then put somewhere you can access easily.

This option is very useful for work and all public places.  Who can possibly know what you’re up to?  Unless you use too much oil and everyone in the vicinity wonders where the smell is coming from.

And who cares?

Pillowcase  

Put one to four drops of essential oil on to the edge of your pillow. It’s important is to remember to only use the calming oils.

How does it work?

Aromatherapy is a natural therapeutic system assisting the body’s ability to balance, regulate, and heal itself.

The fragrance enters the blood stream by the olfactory receptors or transdermal and goes to the limbic system – the portion of our brain that controls memories.

Your brain will now release certain chemicals within your sympathetic nervous system to allow you to relax.

I’ve used aromatherapy successfully throughout my life. Personally, it has helped me with stress, happiness, menopause, as a room deodorizer, sensual encounters, and other circumstances.

Modern life is busy and demanding and by adding aromatherapy into your lifestyle you’ll instantly relieve some of your stress and pressures.

Aromatherapy is one of my most favorite tools – I would love to get you involved with using it regularly.  This article only scratched the surface of the capabilities. For a session to learn how Aromatherapy can help your stress levels – you are invited to DM me https://www.shirleymeerson.com/contact/

Shirley Meerson is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach (CHWC), Lifestyle Writer, and Natural Healing Educator.  Shirley has dedicated her life to guiding and inspiring others to choose health.  She has a passion for holistic health, stress management, and healing technologies that spans over three decades in 12 countries.

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