Monday, December 17, 2012

Aromatherapy: Beat Holiday Stress!

During the holidays many of us experience more stress than usual, so this seemed like an appropriate topic for this month's blog. No matter how organized you are, there are so many things to do: decorating; gift shopping and wrapping; baking; sending out cards; cleaning the house; preparing for guests and/or parties; attending parties…yikes!

Besides asking for help when you need it (and remembering no one is perfect), use aromatherapy when you feel overwhelmed. There are many Young Living essential oils and blends to relieve stress – and a few that can give you an energy boost when you need it.

For stress, some of my favorite single essential oils are Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Neroli, Cedarwood, Valerian, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Orange, Frankincense, and Ylang Ylang. Blends to try include Valor, Peace and Calming, Harmony, and RutaVala.

When you need an energy boost with no side effects, try Basil, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, and the blends Brain Power, Clarity, En-R-Gee, and Motivation.

You may also want to strengthen your immune system with nutritional supplements, including Super B, Super C, and MegaCal. I also step up my daily dose of NingXia Red and MultiGreens as needed!

I hope these suggestions help you enjoy the true spirit of the holidays. Please contact me if you have any questions or to find the right essential oil or supplement for you.

Wishing you Happy and Safe Holidays!

Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511

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