Stress is the evil of the century, and even more so since the Covid-19 pandemic. What essential oils are used against stress and its symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, diarrhea? Responses and advice from Isabelle Pacchioni, co-founder of Laboratoire Puressentiel.
“Essential oils are extraordinary in the management of stress and its various manifestations which are bad mood, theemotionality, the headache, the palpitations, thechest tightness, the involuntary and painful contractions of the solar plexus muscles, intestines, shoulders or back, the excessive sweatinge ”, lists Isabelle Pacchioni, co-founder of Laboratoire Puressentiel.
The stress is one of the most studied therapeutic areas by scientists around the world, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Among the essential oils arousing their curiosity, we can cite those of true lavender, small grain bigarade but also all the essential oils from citrus fruits (citrus fruits), such as sweet orange, bergamot or neroli essential oil” , details Isabelle Pacchioni.
These different essential oils balance, relax, calm and soothe the mind, the the nervous system. They calm the whole over-stressed organism, exhausted by adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol which are the hormones of stress. There is real evidence of efficacy published in many scientific journals and listed on research databases such as Pubmed, ScienceDirect …
Love the essential oil that we choose Since there are so many essential oils that are effective against stress, the aroma and scent of the chosen oil (or synergy of essential oils) should be appreciated by the stressed person. Each with personal olfactory susceptibilities.
Anti-stress essential oils: how to use them?
The essential oils active on stress can be used in application on the skin: in massage, in the bath, in the shower, and in olfaction. These two routes of administration act quickly, are safe and pleasant to use, explains Isabelle Pacchioni.
The petit grain bigarade and the sweet orange, in massage before going to bed
Two drops of small grain bigarade and sweet orange essential oil to mix with ten drops of sweet almond vegetable oil. The mixture can be applied at the level of the Solar plexus and on the inner side of the wrists. AT breathe deeply 10 times in a row. For adults and children over 7 to relax and limit the risk of insomnia.
The petit grain bigarade and the sweet orange in bath to relax
One drop of petit grain bigarade essential oil and four drops of sweet orange to mix with the equivalent of two caps of Puressentiel neutral base for the bath and the shower. Pour the mixture into the bath or rub with it in the shower.
Inhaled dry on a tissue to quickly combat stress
Apply a drop of small grain bigarade essential oil and a drop of sweet orange essential oil to a handkerchief and breathe deeply for 5 minutes or more if necessary.
In diffusion to relax with the family
Three drops of small grain bigarade essential oil and 20 drops of sweet orange in the bowl of the essential oil diffuser. Let diffuse 15 to 20 minutes, 2 to 3 times a day as soon as the stress arrives.
Oral for over 15s
Place a drop of Petit Grain Bigarade and Sweet Orange on a neutral tablet. To be taken as soon as you feel stress or 3 times a day for 10 to 15 days in a row.
Examinations, insomnia, nervousness, depression, stomach aches: effective essential oils
The manifestations of stress are numerous: insomnia, nervousness, depression, stomach aches, stomach aches. They can appear before taking an exam, in the event of work overload, chronic stress … “We can combine a synergy of essential oils,” suggests Isabelle Pacchioni.
- The small grain bigarade and sweet orange are complementary both in their scent, their taste, and in their composition of active molecules.
- The essential oils of true lavender and of shell marjoram are also very effective in combination.
“These two aromatic cocktails will act on all ailments, discomforts, unhappiness, troubles of the memory, of the concentration during exams, learning disabilitiese, caused by a nervous system mistreated and tired, even at the end of its strength, ”explains Isabelle Pacchioni.
Anti-stress massages: choose oils with a sweet scent
To escape far from the daily hassles, you have to choose essential oils with sweet scent, reassuring, soothing like those of neroli, of white sandalwood, of bergamot, of mandarin or from patchouli.
“You can combine essential oils of mandarin and patchouli together, just like those of white sandalwood and mandarin or neroli and bergamot,” suggests Isabelle Pacchioni. We think of diluting them: 2 drops of each of the 2 essential oils chosen in a tablespoon of slippery, softening, sleepy vegetable oil like those of sweet almond, argan, or organic macadamia. “
Before the massage, to approach this moment of relaxation, a good bath or an aromatic shower are welcome. We then use the different synergies of anti-stress essential oils offered: 3 drops of each of the 2 essential oils chosen in a tablespoon of neutral base for the bath and the shower.
Bracelet or anti-stress roll-on?
The roller allows, with a single ready-to-use product, to combine the olfactory and skin pathways. Thus, essential oils will enter the body through the respiratory tract and the skin to reach the brain and into the general microcirculation. To be used from 7 years old.
The Roller Stress with 12 Puressentiel essential oils has been the subject of an efficacy study as part of a stress and burnout prevention program through the use of essential oils at the Otto Wagner Hospital. from Vienna.
Cat, dog under stress: can we use essential oils? In cats, the direct use of essential oils on the animal is very dangerous. It is totally contraindicated. In dogs, these can be used after consultation with a specialist veterinarian.