essential oil foot run for stress relief

Certain essential oils, such as lavender, chamomile, and bergamot, are known for their calming and stress-relieving properties. Inhaling these scents can trigger relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety. When applied with a carrier oil during a foot rub they are also absorbed through the skin.

Foot massages also enhance circulation which helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells. The reflexology pressure points on your feet when massaged with essential oils can give an overall feeling of well-being and relaxation, thus reducing stress.

Essential Oil Foot Rub For Stress Relief

To make an essential oil foot rub take 4 drops essential oil and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or sweet almond oil, or for an earthier blend use hemp seed oil.

Mix the oils together and then massage into the bottoms of your feet for at least 5 minutes. It’s also good to apply just before bed as it will soak in overnight. You can also use this as a relaxing neck and shoulder rub.

Best essential oils for stress and anxiety

This very popular oil has a calming, relaxing effect. It’s considered a nervous system restorative and helps with inner peace, sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, nervous stomach and general nervous tension.

Is settling to the emotional heart and perhaps the second most popular after lavender for relieving anxiety and depression, helping with panic attacks, grief and shock.

Has a tranquil, grounding and reassuring energy, is often used in trauma helping with self-awareness, calmness and stabilisation. A nervous system tonic, it decreases jitters and hypersensitivity and is also useful in panic attacks and shock.

Ylang Ylang
Helps treat anxiety and depression due to its calming and uplifting effects.  Also helps with cheerfulness, courage, optimism, and soothes fearfulness. It may calm heart agitation and nervous palpitations and is a moderately strong sedative, which can help with insomnia.

Is most commonly found in Earl Grey tea and has a distinctive floral taste and aroma. It’s calming and is often used to treat depression, it can also help with insomnia and reduce agitation.

A peaceful, calming scent, helps with inner harmony and decreases irritability, overthinking, anxiety and worry.

Is great for treating depression and anxiety because it provides a calming and tranquil energy as well as spiritual grounding. In aromatherapy, it helps deepen meditation and quiet the mind.

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