Long days at work can be very testing. When the day ends even the most zen individuals may need a bit of time to unwind. Stress can affect you both mentally and physically which is why it’s so important to learn to disconnect and hit the restart button when you leave work.
Whilst there are more than a few good ways to relax, we’d like to suggest aromatherapy and some of the most popular essential oils and how to use them. As our association with the smell is very powerful. When you inhale a smell, it can trigger memories and evoke emotions that could positively impact your mood at any given time.
Chamomile is one of the most well-known essential oils for its ability to relax and calm you. Chamomile tea may come to mind, as typically offered before bed, or an exam to ease any nerves. However, the essential oil can be just as useful. Paired with gentle massaging of the temples and deep breathes Chamomile can balance your mood most effectively.
Neroli is a tree that can reach 5 to 7 meters high and its leaves are beautifully evergreen all year round. This is a powerful essential oil and thanks to its natural calming effects it can be a great remedy to inhale deeply and swiftly relax your mind. How about pairing this with any one of your favourite hobbies? Welcome the familiar and pleasing act with the sweet citrus smell of neroli and have a great evening.
Mandarin has been cultivated for over 3000 years and derives from the evergreen trees in China, Vietnam and Japan. Aside from being claimed to help with detox, anti-inflammatory, and blood circulation benefits, it is also known to aid in calming your mood. We recommend using this essential oil on your way home. Begin to ease your mind from the moment you step out of your place at work, let your body familiarise with the positivity of the simple act of going home.
Lavender is one of the best and most popular of the essential oils. Coming from the beautiful purple lavender flowers. It has been continuously used for its calming effects and its natural ability to induce relaxation. We recommend this essential oil to be applied one hour before you sleep. The best way to relax and be ready for the next day of work is to maintain a strong sleeping pattern.
Japanese Yuzu essential oil is sometimes used as a natural stress relief. It is said that this essential oil can be especially good in suppressing sympathetic nervous system otherwise known as being responsible for your fight or flight response. Learn to handle this response can be a fantastic tool to ease into relaxation. We recommend pairing this smell with some very simple yoga moves to release tension from your shoulders, wrists, back and any other part of your body that may need loosening up.
6. Ylang Ylang
Ylang Ylang essential oil is a sweet floral smell that comes from Southeast Asia. It has been said that Ylang Ylang could even help lower heart rate which is why we think that this would be perfectly paired with a long hot bath, to help you relax before bed.
This essential oil is typically sourced from the resin of the Boswellia tree. It holds a powerful sweet woody scent. It’s great to unwind and take your mind to a different place. Which is why we think it’s a great pair for meditation time. Take as long or be as quick as you want, but make sure you deeply inhale this scent and let your mind wander from work and be mindful of your surroundings and your body, as yourself is there something I need? (sleep, water, maybe even a workout to get those endorphins a boost)
Bergamot is a citrus fruit. It was originally adopted by the Italians but is now widely used for its said ability to ease tension and anxiety. Because of its strong citrus smell, we recommend this essential oil with a nice hot shower. It’s a great opportunity to refresh and start again.
It can be hard to pick the right essential oil for the job and mixing them which is why we’ve taken that stress away and created the perfect blends for all your needs and moods. Some of our favourites professionally blended Aromatherapy Balms and Candles for de-stressing after work are the following:
DE-STRESS our remarkably soothing blend to help you juggle more throughout your day, keeping you calm and in control.
Blended with Chamomile to promotes calmness, uplifting and relaxing Neroli and Mandarin to help soothe tension and support feelings of well-being.
'GREAT IN BED'
Awake well-rested with SLEEP WELL to give yourself the best chance for a wonderful day by embracing this nightly bedtime ritual to help you drift off into restful sleep.
Our sophisticated floral lavender blend harnesses the therapeutic benefits of Lavender, Chamomile, Palmarosa and Ho Wood, and balances them with Bois de Rose and Geranium. The Patchouli, Clove and Ylang Ylang heart brings a modern oriental twist.
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When it’s time to shift gears from doing what you “have to do” to do what you “want to do”, the grounding ESCAPE blend instantly transports you mentally to “me time”, whether that’s a yoga class or a good book.
Our enticing blend with Oud, as used in Eastern spiritual practices to enhance the clarity of mind, Sandalwood for strengthening, beneficial for yoga and meditation practice, and Frankincense a grounding, balancing, useful for visualization.
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Let us know which essential oil is your favourite for relaxing after work and if you have any more suggestions let us know, we are always looking for your opinions first!