NAVIGATE THE STRESS OF EVERYDAY LIFE
Transforming Stress to Tranquility
You rush from place to place to keep up with obligations at home, work or school and socially while life keeps spinning faster and faster. Sound familiar?
It’s a lot to handle and it’s exhausting! If your energy and resistance are being drained, your stress level is rising. You may experience symptoms including anxiety, irritability, frustration and impatience with others, muscle tension and sleeplessness – all contributing to depression, anger, feelings of insecurity, and relationship conflicts.
Stress generally refers to two things: the psychological perception of pressure, on the one hand, and the body's response to it, on the other, which involves multiple systems, from metabolism to muscles to memory.
Managing Stress of Everyday Life
One of the most common physical reactions to stress is the muscle tension, which can ultimately trigger headaches, severe migraine headaches, and a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Stress is also hard on your digestive system, as it affects which nutrients your intestines absorb, influences how quickly food moves through your body, and can provoke you to eat more or less than you normally do. The disruption of your body’s natural digestive processes can cause nausea, pain, vomiting, heartburn, constipation, acid reflux or diarrhea.
Stress occurs every day and is a normal part of human functioning. It can have some benefits, such as increasing motivation. But excessive or chronic stress can lead to health problems. Aromatherapy offers a safe and effective solution to handle the pressures of our times.
Reducing and managing stress in your everyday life is vital for maintaining your overall health. It will improve your mood, promote better sleep and weight loss, boost immune function, reduce the risk of heart stroke and cancer, afford relieve from aches and pains and promote longevity – allowing you to be more focused and productive.
Tranquility blend is formulated as a healing tool and has its own healing potency to immediately calm the stress responce and release anxiety. It can also boost other healing modalities and practices such as yoga, tai chi or qigong, meditation, journaling, breathwork, affirmations and visualizations, psychotherapy, massage, and/or energy work.
No one can avoid all stress, but you can counteract its detrimental effects by learning how to produce the relaxation response, a state of deep rest that is the polar opposite of the stress response. The relaxation response puts the brakes on stress and brings your body and mind back into a state of equilibrium.
If you crave solitude, solo relaxation techniques such as meditation or progressive muscle relaxation will help to quiet your mind and recharge your batteries. If you crave social interaction, a class setting will give you the stimulation and support you’re looking for—and may also help you stay motivated.
The relaxation techniques include: taking a bath, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, grounding, body scan meditation, mindfulness meditation, rhythmic movement and mindful exercises, visualization, yoga, tai chi and qigong, self massage.
Learning the basics of relaxation techniques isn’t difficult, but it takes regular practice to truly harness their stress-relieving power. Set aside at least 10 to 20 minutes a day, but best 30 minutes to an hour for your relaxation practice.
If your schedule is already packed, remember that many relaxation techniques can be practiced while you’re doing other things. Try meditating while commuting on the bus or train, taking a yoga or tai chi break at lunchtime, or practicing mindful walking while exercising your dog.
Don't practice when you're sleepy - close to bedtime or after a heavy meal or alcohol and don't be discouraged by ups and downs. Sometimes it can take time and practice to start reaping the full rewards of relaxation techniques. The more you stick with it, the sooner the results will come. If you skip a few days or even a few weeks, don’t get discouraged. Just get started again and slowly build up to your old momentum.
Bergamot FCF* reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and stress. It has been used in Italian folk medicine and new studies support its ability to relieve tension and anxiety. Five out of six clinical studies, conducted between 2009 to 2013, have found that Bergamot essential oil aromatherapy helps reduce heart rate, blood pressure, and stress. Bergamot helps us in the areas of self-love, self-worth, self-acceptance, self-judgment, while reducing self-loathing. When we are sad, depressed, anxious or uncomfortable, we have the opportunity to turn inward and ask what is it that needs healing and what steps do we need to take to get there. Bergamot can help us to take a step back, see everything in greater light, and recognize what is out of balance.
*FCF indicates bergapten-free – there are no photosensitizing effects, making bergamot safe for topical applications prior to sun exposure.
Yuzu citrus scent can soothe stress and anxiety and lower your heart rate in just 10 minutes, with effects lasting for almost half an hour. This effect was discovered in a recent Japanese study and explains the Japanese custom of yuzu-yu or yuzu baths, dating as far back as the 18th century. Whole Yuzus are floated in hot baths in the winter to relieve stress. A Yuzu fruit and extracted oil contains triple the Vitamin C of lemon and can work wonders on your skin when applied topically.
Green Mandarine’s sweetly tangy aroma reduces the negative effects of daily stress, promotes deep, restful sleep, and supports feelings of contentment and well-being.
Roman Chamomile is profoundly calming emotionally and energetically and a lovely choice when looking for sleep support or wanting to quiet an anxious mind that is overthinking and worrying excessively.
Ylang Ylang is a natural antidepressant that can help bring positive emotion through its scent. The oil has been found to release a small amount of dopamine into the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that sends signals to the mind and body influencing mood, memory, sleep, and happiness. Ylang Ylang oil acts as a minor sedative in people experiencing high stress. It contains sensory agents that have a calming effect on the mind and body. If used frequently when experiencing anger, anxiety, or nervousness, combined with deep breathing, your mind will begin to associate the oil with relaxation.
Ylang Ylang oil has been found to support the nervous system and repair damage to nerves. As a calming agent, it soothes overactive nerves and helps protect them from future damage.
Eucalyptus Narrow Leaf with its strong minty aroma is great for alleviating stress, boosting energy and mitigating mental fatigue. If you're under the weather or simply feeling sluggish and mentally exhausted, use this powerful essential oil to rejuvenate and stimulate the mind and body.
Vetiver has been used in traditional medicine in South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Africa for thousands of years and is known as the ‘oil of tranquility’ in India and Sri Lanka. Vetiver oil has traditionally been used in aromatherapy for relaxation and alleviating emotional stress, panic attacks, trauma, anxiety, insomnia, hysteria and depression. Recent research credits vetiver oil for treating adults with symptoms of ADHD and ADD, and has been found effective in treating children with ADHD. It’s also known to increase libido and remedy insomnia without drugs. As a natural tonic, Vetiver oil boosts the immune and nervous system and improves body functions.
Nagarmotha with its nature-infused aroma is both soothing and grounding, ideal for finding peace, serenity, and relaxation during a meditation session or a sense of calm after a frenetic day at work.
Hymalayan Cedarwood is great at relieving stress and tension and has a calming effect on the mind. Biologically, the aroma of Cedarwood promotes the release of serotonin, responsible for stabilizing moods. Cedarwood essential oil can also act as a natural sedative, as serotonin is converted to melatonin – which helps control and regulate sleep patterns and brings a feeling of calmness.
The Dove represents peace of the deepest kind. Call upon its wisdom, guidance and assistant to soothe and quiet the worried and troubled thoughts and to find renewal in the silence of mind. In these moments of stillness, we are able to appreciate the simple things in life. Dove teaches us that, regardless of external circumstances, peace is always a touch away – within us, and always available. It carries the energy of promise. When the inner agitation is banished from our thoughts, words and feelings, the goodness awaits us.
Crystals & Gemstonesnes
Every Tranquility roll-on bottle comes with a chip of a Sodalite. The Limited Edition roll-on comes with a roller ball made out of Sodalite. Sodalite brings order and calmness to the mind. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with verbalization of feelings. Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust.
Sodalite balances the metabolism, boosts the immune system and overcomes calcium deficiencies. It combats radiation damage by soaking up electromagnetic smog. Sodalite treats the throat, vocal cords, larynx and helps with hoarseness and digestive disorders. It helps cool fevers, lowers blood pressure, and stimulates the absorption of body fluids. Sodalite can also help to prevent insomnia.