Written by Annie Whitfield
Everyone deserves a little slice of serenity, a relaxation method that helps to melt away stresses of the day. One of our favourite ways to do it? Aromatherapy – specifically the use of essential oils on our pulse points. If you’ve never tried this technique before or don’t know where to start, let us enlighten…
WHERE CAN I FIND MY PULSE POINTS
There are six main pulse points, each individual person can have a preference for which one (or more!) they like to use in aiding effective relaxation. These pulse points are found on your: neck, chest, inner elbow, wrists, back of the knees and ankles. Try applying aromatherapy essential oils to each one of your pulse points and keep track of when you’re feeling most relaxed after using. Find your very own relaxation sweet spot!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Essential oils are used by millions to improve mood, relieve stress and even help calm anxiety. We think that taking a self-care moment is sometimes just what you need to help let go of the worries of day-to-day life. Find yourself a little anxious on your daily commute? Dab behind your ears before travelling to help find a sense of calm. Having trouble switching off before sleeping? We recommend gently massaging onto your wrists and behind the knees before bed – pair that with spending some time away from screens and hour before you get some shut eye to help declutter your mind.
OUR AROMATHERAPY ANSWER
The infamous B corp certified luxury wellbeing experts at Aromatherapy Associates offer not only revolutionary essential oils that are ethically sourced, but they come in many different varieties, each with their own story to tell. The female-founded British brand insists on using the highest concentrations of natural ingredients to produce their signature essential oil blends. Applying oil to your pulse points can sometimes be tricky, which is why we’re a fan of the De-Stress Roller Ball. Not only is the calming scent guaranteed to clear your mind and ease tension, but the handy applicator means you can apply on- the-go too.
WHAT’S INSIDE THE DE-STRESS ROLLER BALL?
Worth £22, this roller ball is formulated with a blend of ethically-sourced essential oils. The combination of these relaxing notes are guaranteed to take you to a place of calm. Here’s what each one promises:
A natural ingredient that has been associated with its anti-inflammatory benefits, frankincense is also associated with clarity-restoring and anxiety-reducing benefits.
Chamomile has been used as a traditional herbal remedy for centuries. Known for its calming aroma, it can be used to aid the effects of anxiety, depression and even insomnia.
Bitter Orange and Rosemary
Orange and rosemary go hand-in-hand and when it comes to relaxation, a citrus hit of orange can boost your mood while rosemary has been known for its relaxing aroma. A truly dynamic duo.
WHEN’S THE BEST TIME TO USE THIS FORMULA?
We think the true beauty of this product lies in the fact that it can be used whenever suits you best. Whether you opt for it becoming your new handbag hero, minimizing the stresses of day-to-day life, or if you introduce it as part of your nighttime regime to help de-stress your mind before sleep. This versatile luxury bottle of calm means that relaxation is never too far away…