We all get stressed! It seems that no matter how much we try to practice a balanced lifestyle, stress still creeps into our psyche. We all know what the studies say though…basically, stress kills. It has a myriad of negative effects on the body, including weight gain, insomnia, inability to focus, disease, terminal illness, and more.
Since April is National Stress Awareness Month, we wanted to provide you with our favorite ways to incorporate stress-relieving practices into your everyday routine. Sometimes our bodies can be stressed without our minds getting the hint, which can lead to a compromised immune system, irritability, or thoughts of anxiety or depression. We suggest you pick one activity from this list of anti-stress methods and attempt to incorporate them into each day this week!
1. Practice Yoga
2. Quietly Meditate
3. Have a Healthy Diet
4. Drink a Beneficial Tea
5. Light a Sanari Candle
Stress is a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual effect. It’s holistic, and our candles are, too. Candles are meant to help you relax mentally and emotionally, which Sanari Candles do entirely. Fire has also been used throughout the centuries as a way of communing with our spiritual guides as well as our own inner light.
Sanari Candle take stress-fighting one step further. The essential oils we use in our blends fight your stress minions on a physical level, as well. Essential oils and aromatherapy are a proven way of relieving stress. Not only do the soothing smells from our essential oils help you mentally unwind, but the oils themselves actually have healing properties. (If you want to read more about essential oils you can take a look at our blog about them here.)
Here are some of the best oils for relaxation and de-stressing, as well as the specific Sanari Candles you can find them in:
Properties: Lavender is probably the best-known stress relieving oil. It relaxes and is great aid for insomnia.
Candles: Pompelmo | Aria
Properties: Vanilla relaxes in a sexy way. It is warm and comforting and sensual. It is also known to be a helpful anti-depressant.
Candles: Biscotti | Sorbetto | Crema Bucca | Trentino
Properties: Found in Earl Grey Tea, Bergamot is often used to combat anxiety and depression, as well as to energize and lift the spirits. This is a great oil to use if you are going through stress brought on by menstrual issues.
Properties: The “Happy Oil,” Ylang Ylang helps with courage and optimism. It’s an energy booster, but can also help sooth anxious thoughts and bring a sense of well-being.
Properties: Get some help from Chamomile oil when you are overthinking. Chamomile helps calm and reduce anxiety. It is also, as we all know, a great tea to drink before sleep.
You can shop the entire collection of Sanari Candles, all with different health benefits at www.sanaricandle.com/shop.