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Maintaining Mental Health With Aromatherapy

By Brandi Goodman 

Mental health is a struggle for many people. The regular stresses of life are hard enough. Add any additional factors to it and it can be truly difficult to maintain a positive well-being. Use aromatherapy to help maintain your mental health and keep your stress levels low.

It Eases Stress

Anything you can do -- healthy habit speaking -- that can ease stress is beneficial. Certain aromas trigger your brain to release serotonin and help you feel calm and relaxed. If you're looking to ease some stress after a hard day, try aromatherapy. Lavender and lemongrass are two popular options for stress relief. 

It Relieves Anxiety

Sometimes, we can't help but feel anxious. Whether you've got a big test coming up or a presentation at work, it can be hard not to experience some anxiety about the event. Aromatherapy can help to relieve some of this anxiety and help calm your nerves. It can be a great option to try at night before you go to bed so your thoughts don't keep you up. It can also work well to try right before this event takes place.

It Promotes Sleep

Sleep can be hard to come by when we're feeling stressed and overwhelmed. With little sleep, we're even more susceptible to stress and unhealthy habits. Try aromatherapy before bed to help promote sleep and ensure your brain and body get the rest they require. A full night's sleep can help you wake up feeling refreshed and better able to handle your emotions throughout the day. Lavender and chamomile are two valid sleep scents.

Experience Relief Anywhere

You don't have to wait until you're home to get the benefits of aromatherapy. Now, there are some products available that allow you to keep your favorite scent close by throughout the day. A diffuser necklace or bracelet are two possibilities. You add a few drops of essential oils to the cotton pad inside and get to experience the calm feeling the scent provides while you wear it. This is ideal if you have extreme anxiety or a particularly challenging day ahead and you need the extra help to ease your troubled mind.

Aromatherapy is simple. Choose your favorite essential oils and add them to a diffuser. Sit nearby and relax awhile as you enjoy the pleasant scent. It can help to relieve your anxiety, calm your nerves, ease your stress, help you sleep, and ensure you maintain your overall mental well-being. It's worth a try!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Pickerington, Ohio

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