April Is National Stress Awareness Month

And These Essential Oils Can Help

April has been dubbed National Stress Awareness Month in order to help us all recognize the negative impact of stress on our lives. While there is no single definition for stress, it is commonly understood as physical, mental, or emotional strain. While not all stress is necessarily bad, long-term stress can cause adverse effects on both our physical and mental health. At AromaTru, we understand that daily routines of self-care, such as exercise, mindfulness practices, and aromatherapy can be an integral part of stress management and recalibration. So, here are some essential oils that can make soothing your difficult day a little easier.

The Queen of Soothing Scents

No fragrance is more famously relaxing and refreshing than True Lavender. Made by steam-distilling the flowering tops of the Lavandula Angustifolia plant, True Lavender essential oil has a sweet-herbaceous and fresh-floral scent that is instantly calming and comforting when diffused. Research has shown that its essence may help calm anxiety, quell nervous tension, and ease headaches. Diffuse Lavender in the morning with a citrus essential oil such as Grapefruit for a sense of sunny optimism. Pair it with Geranium and Frankincense in the daytime to remain calm and centered on a busy day. Or to encourage a renewing night’s sleep, try it in one of our favorite essential oil blends: the Slumber Collection.

Sleep Well With The Slumber Collection

Specially formulated from the soporific essential oils of True Lavender, Red Cedar, Mandarin, and Petitgrain Bigarade, the Slumber Collection gently lulls you into a peaceful night’s sleep. True Lavender has been shown to help increase the duration and quality of sleep and Petitgrain Bigarade’s fruity-green fragrance works as a gentle sedative. When combined with the sleep-promoting essences of Mandarin and Red Cedar, the sweet, fresh fragrance of the Slumber Collection will help relax your nervous system for a more restful night.

Calming Coriander

A favorite of chefs the world over, Coriander Seed has a mild, sweet, slightly nutty fragrance, but its true benefits lie in its capacity to encourage relaxation and contentment. Steam-distilled from the seeds of the Coriandrum sativum plant, Coriander essential oil is both soothing and uplifting. Recommended in particular for those experiencing anxiety and worry, it can be combined with True Lavender or Sweet Orange essential oils to instill a feeling of tranquil comfort. Better yet, try Coriander Seed in our Unwind Collection!

The Ultimate Stress-Relief of the Unwind Collection

Bringing together the grounding and restorative essential oils of Sweet Marjoram, Red Thyme, Red Cedar, and Coriander Seed, the Unwind Collection is AromaTru’s custom blend for relaxation and rejuvenation. Perfect for diffusing at the end of a demanding day, the Sweet Marjoram essential oil relaxes and restores while the Red Thyme gently revitalizes your spirit. Married with the calming and empowering effects of Red Cedar and the soothing tonic of Coriander, these four essential oils can be diffused 30-60 minutes before retiring to bed to help promote a deep, refreshing slumber.

This April, take a little extra time to focus on your routine of relaxation. Rest and spend time outdoors now that it’s finally warming up, and try any of these essential oils in the AromaTru Waterless Diffuser for a simple way to supplement your self-care.