Four scents to relieve stress
Aromatherapy essential oils are brilliant at promoting relaxation before bedtime as part of a wind-down routine and to create a soothing environment to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. Here are three scents that help relieve stress.
Wild orange lifts moods and reduces stress, so you can fall asleep more easily rather than mulling over daily stresses and anxieties.
As well as its multiple health benefits including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties providing restorative support while you sleep, Geranium Bourbon also lowers levels of stress and anxiety to help you fall asleep easier.
Lavender is a timeless classic in the world of essential oils – with deeply relaxing qualities but did you know that High Altitude Lavender Essential Oil is the most relaxing of all the lavenders due to its high ester content?
All three essential oils come with a stunning white stone diffuser as part of our Luxury Sleep Kit, and to soothe yourself at your desk or in the evening post return to the office, there's 15% off plus free shipping on this Luxury Sleep Kit until Tuesday. Use code DESTRESS at checkout.
If a diffuser is not for you, an easy route to calm is to apply the essential oil to your pulse points instead. The @floraandfiona rest oil rollerball does just that (28E) here
Our heads are so full of “stuff” nowadays and it seems more and more difficult to just switch off and take a rest from it all. 'With this blend, I turned to an ancient, mystical oil, Frankincense. Grown wild in Somalia, I always marvel at the way it can bring calm and peace. This wonder oil has the ability to both relax and revitalise, perfect to alleviate nervous tension and exhaustion. I added Moroccan organic Neroli (orange blossom), a deeply reassuring aroma helping to clear stray thoughts and retrieving a sense of self. The soft fragrance of sleep inducing organic Lavender completes the picture. I wanted the aroma to be exotic with a depth that embraces and gives the promise of rest and relaxation. We all have moments when we are so busy we feel less ourselves and this oil gives us an opportunity to reconnect and prepare for a revitalising sleep.' Fiona Hedigan, clinical aromatherapist and creator of Flora + Fiona.
What will you use to destress this evening?