Feeling stressed? Banish the blues with our guide on the best all natural stress busters...
Feeling stressed, anxious or moody? Day-to-day events can leave us feeling run down and irritable and a lot of us struggle to find the time to fit in meditation, exercise or a spa day to help us unwind.
Beating those blues could be easier than you think, however. Natural herbs and remedies have been proven to provide us with a sense of calm, helping us to sleep better and feel happier.
Essential oils and health supplements can relax and rebalance the body, leaving you feeling revived and refreshed.
So read on for our favourite natural stress busting remedies…
Lemon Organic Essential Oil has been found to reduce levels of the stress hormone corticosterone in the body. Just a quick sniff can help to lift your mood and improve cognitive performance. As well as that, this oil has also been found to help beat colds, nausea and act as an insect repellent.
Just simply dab on your wrists or add a few drops to a tissue to sniff when you need some calm.
Magnesium has been hailed as the number one relaxation mineral. It relieves tight muscles and calms the mind. Found in every tissue in the human body, magnesium is responsible for enzyme reactions so a shortage of the stuff can leave us feeling irritable and unwell.
Try taking a daily dose of Magensium Biogurt Tablets to help you and your muscles relax.
Trying to function normally after a bad night's sleep is tough and can lead to stressful and emotional situations. Stop insomnia in its tracks with This Works Deep Sleep Stress Less. A mix of eucalyptus, frankincense and lavender oil, a few drops wll help you physically and mentally relax, ready for a good night's sleep.
Taking a daily dose of Omega-3 Fish Oil can radically help reduce daily stresses and anxiety thanks to its ability to activate neuropetides which control the mood, appetite and even anger levels in the brain.
Work stress or strains in your personal life can leave your head feeling weighed down and foggy. The Tisserand Head Clear Essential Oil Remedy Roller Ball helps to reverse this, realigning your senses and helping you to feel cool under pressure.
Are you looking to take a natural approach to your hectic lifestyle? The Aveda Stress-Fix Concentrate uses well known stress-busters, lavender, lavandin and clary sage - all organically sourced - to readdress your emotions, leaving you feeling revived and ready to take on any task.
Do you suffer from mood swings or bouts of feeling down? Even if you just have the odd off-day, the Cowshed Moody Cow Perfume Roll On will rebalance and boost your feelings of happiness, so you can carry on each day with your head held high.
Give your body a helping hand to rebuff stressful emotions with the Tata Harper Aromatic Stress Treatment. Apply to three pulse points: The wrists, behind the ears and on each side of the throat to let the light florals and calming base notes lift your spirit instantly.