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STEP 6 - TENSION OR STRESS

The TENSION or STRESS types of head tension are often characterized as a dull, aching, constant, and non-throbbing sensation felt all over the head, sometimes associated with tightness in the forehead, scalp, or neck.

Lasting anywhere from thirty minutes to several days, these are the most common types of head tension and are often triggered by emotional stress and low mood.

Lifestyle measures that reduce stress and anxious feelings can be of great help with these types of head tension. Relaxation techniques, proper rest, a healthy diet, and exercise can all play a significant role as well.

And Essential Oils, great for helping with ongoing stress, and are very useful with this type of head tension.

Essential Oils that help relieve HEAD TENSION or STRESS TENSION include:

  • Lavender

  • Roman Chamomile

  • Melissa

  • Rose

  • Jasmine

  • Bergamot

  • Grounding Blend

  • Restful Blend

  • Reassuring Blend

The GROUNDING BLEND promotes tranquility while bringing harmony to the mind and body, and balance to the emotions. It contains Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus Essential Oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Blue Tansy, Frankincense, and Blue Chamomile are calming and relaxing oils that can also relieve the discomfort of head tension.

PRACTICAL USES

  • Begin your day by putting GROUNDING BLEND on the bottoms of your feet to promote feelings of calmness and tranquility throughout the day.

  • GROUNDING BLEND is a great oil blend to use during a Hand Massage.

  • Apply to your wrists or neck to help ease anxious feelings.

  • Diffuse in your car during road trips to create a calming, soothing environment.
     

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

DIFFUSION: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
TOPICAL USE: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Diffusing Essential Oils is a great way to support anxious feelings in the home or at work. Oils can also be diluted and worn topically as a natural perfume throughout the day. GROUNDING BLEND is a woody, masculine-smelling blend, so it’s a good scent for men to wear at work or at home.

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON DIFFUSER RECIPE

  •  3 drops GROUNDING BLEND

  • 3 drops Restful Blend

Diffuse on the way to work using a car diffuser or add to a wooden clothespin and attach to the car air vent. Diffuse in the evening for relaxation and good preparation for sleep.

Using Essential Oils after a morning bath or shower in place of a moisturizing cream or body lotion is a terrific way to treat your body, both physically and emotionally.

Aromatically dress yourself for a great day with the recipe below.

AROMATIC ATTIRE BODY RUB RECIPE

• 3 drops Invigorating Blend

• 2 drops Joyful Blend

Add the five drops to two teaspoons of Fractionated Coconut Oil, and rub over your body, except the facial area. The oils absorb quickly, and you will smell great and feel great. Use the blends above to support yourself emotionally.

NOTE: may have a photosensitizing effect for up to 12 hours if applied to skin that is then exposed to the sun.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

NOTE: Did you know you can take an entire Class on the subject of ESSENTIAL OILS FOR STRESS? Ask for details if interested.

QUESTION – DO YOU TEND TO GET MORE STRESSED DURING THE MORNING, AFTERNOON, OR EVENING?

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