"There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper." ― James Carroll
It’s no secret that chronic emotional stress can wreak havoc on the body. I’m sure you’ve heard of the “mind body connection” and you probably have stories of how stress has affected you physically. Current scientific research shows that physical ailments can be caused by stress. And, stress seems to be getting more and more prevalent.
So, what can you do about it? Find ways to effectively process stress and support your body with self-care practices like calming activities, yoga, meditation, breath work, high quality nutrition, essential oils, etc.
The adrenal glands are located just above the kidneys and are known for the “fight or flight” response. They’re helpful if you're running from a lion, which thankfully doesn’t happen much anymore, but the constant stress of daily life keeps your adrenals on overdrive. Give them some love to help keep them going strong.
Make this simple DIY and always keep on hand for adrenal support.
DIY STRESS RECOVERY SERUM
4oz glass dropper bottle
25 drops Nutmeg
20 drops Clove
20 drops Frankincense
20 drops Rosemary
Mix all ingredients in the dropper bottle, you can find them on Amazon. Shake well before using.
Apply over the lower back every morning and before bed each evening.
You can use any carrier oil, but castor oil is specifically chosen as the fatty acids it contains allow the essential oils to be easily absorbed through the skin. High quality, cold-pressed castor oil can help your body detoxify and improve circulation.
Let’s take a closer look at the oils in this serum.
Nutmeg helps process and balance feelings of exhaustion - which makes perfect sense. When our stress response system is on overdrive, how could we feel anything BUT exhausted? And when we are exhausted we are more prone to injury and illness.
Frankincense is a versatile oil that supports immunity, helps the body process inflammation and works as an antioxidant in the body. It has long been used for its powerful health-supporting properties.
Clove has powerful antioxidant support. Antioxidants help boost immunity and allow the body to repair cellular damage caused by the environment, injury and stress.
Rosemary has wonderful cleansing properties, supports the liver and helps support healthy blood pressure levels, which all connect to the adrenals through the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-axis.)
Stress is a natural occurrence. A little stress is okay but an overabundance can reek havoc on your physical and emotional health. Developing ways to relieve chronic stress is key to reaching and maintaining overall wellness.
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Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.