On the Roku TV channel we have just added a 4 part series on beating stress. It features physical exercises and positions, breating plans, meditaion and natural remedies to help you beat stress.
By way of some extra help we thought we would feature a few things on the website too. To start with here is a really great great way to enhance your bath and beat stress.
Deep Relaxation Oatmeal And Lavender Bath
When all you desire is a nice, long bath, you should try to get the most out of it. This means that relaxation should be included. Add rolled oats and Lavender flowers. These ingredients boost your pampering and have a refreshing effect on your skin.
I will show you the easiest recipe for your dream bath.
You will need:
• 1 cup rolled oats
• 1 handful of dried lavender flowers
• 4-5 drops Lavender essential oil
1. Grind the oatmeal.
2. In a bowl, combine the oats with the lavender flowers and the essential oil.
3. Store in a glass jar or a cloth bag.
4. Whenever you want to take a relaxing bath, sprinkle your water with 4-5 tablespoons of the oat mixture.
Lavender flowers and essential oil quickly loosen your mind and your body. They have two compounds (linalool and linalyl) which can pass through blood and skin barrier and reach the brain, positively stimulating it. Lavender relaxes the muscle and it’s extremely comforting after a long day.
The rolled oats soften the skin and they are recommended for dry skin and inflammation.
I used to take hot baths and really enjoy them. Until that day came when I got out of the tub feeling extremely dizzy. I realized it’s better to use warm water instead of hot. The water with very high temperature is not good for the skin as it destroys the natural sebum. It also may increase the blood pressure and give you some nasty headache. Always put a large glass of water near the tub to keep you hydrated during your bath.
A good bath shouldn’t last for more than 20-30 minutes.
You may use this recipe for children too. Lavender essential oil is recommended for babies 3+ months old. If your kids are as energetic as mine, I strongly recommend you follow this recipe for their bath 🙂 It improves the quality of their sleep. They will turn into some little angels dreaming of fairy tales, maidens and knights.
In this next section we look at:
How Best To Use Essential Oils For Stress Relief
You need to start using essential oils to help yourself feel better every day, but you need to make sure that you have made some plans that are going to make your life that much simpler. You can use essential oils every day to get rid of stress, but different oils help you do different things. You need to make oil choices that are going to help you feel better, and you need to use these oils as often as you can.
The Sickness Stress
You get stressed when you are sick because you are left to fight all these symptoms alone, but there are oils that are going to help you get rid of a stomach bug or a headache. You can rub these oils on your belly or temples to get rid of these problems. The oils take some time to set in, but they are very effective. You need to turn to them as soon as you can, or you can even rub them on your feet to help them get even more effective.
Any kind of cramp in your body can be treated with essential oils on the joints. Rubbing these on is going to help you get over these joint pains, and you will not have to sit there wondering how long the pain is going to last. The pain from joint cramps is going to be hard to get over unless you have taken some steps to make yourself feel better. The oils that you use need to be used every few hours to make sure that joint pain stays away for as long as possible.
There are certain oils you can rub on your chest so that you can breathe them in without feeling strange. You will be able to relax when you are using these oils, and you will be able to enjoy the oils that are going to make you feel much better. Just rub them on in the morning, and breathing in the aroma is going to help you feel better for the rest of the day.
Using essential oils is going to help you get over stress, and you have to keep using these things for as long as you can. This is going to make your life much better, and you are going to have a resource at home that is going to help you get over these problems alone.