By: Stephanie Palmer
It's that time of year again. Dunkin Donuts will be bringing back their pumpkin spice flavored coffee on Monday, August 28th. This only means one thing: fall is coming. Fall brings back-to-school, which means back to routine, back to helping with homework, back to dealing with school related activities and unfortunately, dealing with school-induced stress.
When you're feeling overwhelmed with your teenage daughter's new boyfriend or your son's oddly challenging mathematics homework, whip out the Stress Away essential oil. This oil comes with the Young Living Premier Starter Kit and is one of my favorites. It is the first essential oil I have ever tried and I absolutely love it.
I have a type A personality and am normally a very uptight person, so it's hard for me to relax. To be honest, I'm also often easily overwhelmed. However, applying Stress Away to my wrists provides me with an almost instant calm. Stress Away is an oil blend, meaning it is a combination of a few essential oils. At first application, there are two scents that are especially prominent. Vanilla first tantalizes you with its familiar but comforting scent. Then, lime follows next, adding a bit of astringency. It, however, is not overwhelmingly citrus. It adds a nice balance to the strong fragrance of the vanilla.
Young Living indicates that along with helping the body deal with stress, the Stress Away essential oil aids in supporting emotional health and relaxation. Vanilla essential oil may help in reducing inflammation, blood pressure and may also act as an antidepressant. Lime essential oil is refreshing, but also uplifting. Therefore, while vanilla helps to banish away negativity and anxiety, lime swoops in and lifts your mood.
Like being a mother, Stress Away can play more than one role in the maintenance of our overall well-being. I recommend diffusing Stress Away in your home as the entire family adjusts to the new school routine. Additionally, applying Stress Away topically before bedtime may result in reduced anxiety for the first day of school. With a cup of caffeinated autumn goodness in one hand and Stress Away in the other, you'll be prepared for anything that comes your way this school year (well, mostly!)