We all know that trying to get pregnant can be extremely stressful. If you don’t have the chance to take a full day off to pamper yourself and relax, then why not light a few candles or wax melts in relaxing scents throughout your home? If you keep doors closed, you can even use different scents to create a different experience in each room!
My absolute favorite way to relax is having a couple cubes of a ScentSationals “Zen” melt in my warm, filling my whole house with the most amazing, calming sent. Pair that with lavender scented candles in the bathroom, a warm bubble bath and a good book?? It’s like a spa day at home!
Here are my top 3 favorite scents for relaxation!
Made by ScentSationals and carried at Wal-Mart, these amazing melts combine the scents of eucalyptus, spearmint, and Egyptian musk in such a way that your house smells fresh, clean and relaxed. (http://bit.ly/2vUsXDL)
Eucalyptus is used to treat respiratory issues and will help you breathe better so you can take those deep breathes and chill. It is also used to treat tension headaches in holistic medicine. So if you frequently suffer from headaches, give this one a try! In addition, it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. Eucalyptus is also well known for its ability to fight bacterial, viral and fungal infections, and to help clear the respiratory tract of built up mucus.
If you pay attention the next time you’re stressed, you’ll notice that you start to take shallow breaths. Breathing in eucalyptus essential oils in the form of stress relief candles can make you breathe in deeper, calming you down. Spearmint works the same way, only it can also improve your mood and your ability to focus. This is why it’s often combined with eucalyptus in the same candle.
Learn to make this homemade soy eucalyptus candle here.
Lavender is well known for it’s relaxing qualities. It can help with sleep, headaches, anxiety, and depression. According to the National Institutes of Health, studies have indicated that lavender can help improve neurological disorders. It may slow down the immune system, which relaxes the body and mind to improve sleep quality.
Learn to make these amazing homemade lavender wax melts in the picture here.
Bonus Fact: A review article in the International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice evaluates how effective Silexan might be for patients with different anxiety disorders. Silexan is a lavender-oil preparation available in 80-milligram (mg) gelatine capsules.
The team found that Silexan had an anxiolytic, or anxiety-reducing, effect on patients with generalized or subsyndromal anxiety within 2 weeks.
Have you tried any of these scents for stress relieve before? I would absolutely LOVE to hear how they worked for you below!!!
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