7 huiles essentielles relaxantes et anti-stress

The relaxing effect of essential oils on the mind

Did you know that the components of your cosmetics could have a positive effect on your well-being ? Particularly when they contain essential oils ! Essential oils have many benefits on your health, skin but also your mind, when they have been carefully selected. Essential oils can thus relax and relieve stress.

When applied on the skin, essential oils will pass through your body to help you relax, and will have a positive effect directly within your skin tissues. To get even more benefits from essential oils, you can inhale your skincare products when applying them on your skin. Instead of applying your products as usual, without thinking about it, rub your hands together with a few drops of product.

Cup your hands below your nose and inhale the relaxing essential oils.

When a skincare product contains essential oils, its molecules will lift up your nose and soothe your mind. This is why we add essential oils to our products whenever it’s possible. Our anti-ageing face serum for example, contains neroli essential oil while our waterless and hydrating face cream contains ylang ylang essential oil and jasmine absolute.

7 huiles essentielles relaxantes et anti-stress

7 relaxing essential oils

Which essential oils use to relax ? Which essential oils help fight against stress and anxiety ? We will list in this article the properties of 7 essential oils.

1. Jasmine essential oil

Latin name: Jasmimum grandiflorum

Jasmine essential oil, which is actually jasmine grandiflorum absolute, is known as “the night queen”. Did you notice the enchanting fragrance in the streets when the sun is down ? Jasmine has the ability to fill the air with its enchanting fragrance, warm, floral, comforting and soothing.

Also, jasmine is rare, and its delicate flowers are handpicked to preserve its odorant properties. Jasmine essential oil – or jasmine absolute – is known to help being optimistic and to sooth the body and mind.

It is advised in case of stress, anxiety and bad mood. Relaxing, it enables soothing tension and promoting sleep, perfect if you use it before going to bed !

You can find this essential oil in our hydrating face cream.

Important: it is not recommended during pregnancy and when breastfeeding, and not recommended for children under 7.

2. Ylang ylang essential oil

Latin name: Cananga Odorata

Ylang ylang essential oil has many cosmetic properties, we can actually find it in the composition of many skincare products. But it also has many benefits on the mind. As jasmine essential oil, it has a floral and voluptuous fragrance. It is the sort of fragrance that is easily recognizable !

Ylang ylang essential oil calms nervous tensions, relieves stress, restlessness, irritability and mood swings. It also fights against sleeping disorders and momentary blues cases. It is also well known for its aphrodisiac virtues !

You can also find it in our hydrating face cream.

Important: it is not recommended before the 2nd quarter of pregnancy and for children under 7.

7 huiles essentielles relaxantes et anti-stress

3. Lavender essential oil

Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia/officinalis or lavandula vera

Lavender essential oil is one of the most renowned essential oil to soothe the body, skin and mind. Its aromatic molecules will do a lot of good to your mind. Soothing and relaxing, it is advised to relieve blues moments and anxiety. It is advised to help recover from hard times and to help the mind rest. It can be used pure on wrists, inhaled whenever you need it.

Important: it is not recommended before the 2nd quarter of pregnancy and for children under 3. If you are breastfeeding, ask your practitioner.

Citrus essential oils help fight against the stress

Let’s now have a look at citrus fruits with bergamot, orange, petitgrain and neroli essential oils. You will actually notice that the latin names of these essential oils all begin with the common denominator “citrus”.

Important: citrus essential oils are photosensitive, one should not have sun exposure after using them on the skin. It is also important to use them when diluted with vegetable oils, and not pure on the skin.

4. Bergamot essential oil

Latin name : Citrus bergamia

Bergamot essential oil is ideal if you need relaxing, well-being and a little help to sleep. The molecules contained in this essential oil helps lowering down blood pressure and stress. They act positively on the nervous system and help soothe the mind. The citrusy fragrance of bergamot essential oil makes it very pleasant to use.

Important: it is not recommended during pregnancy and when breastfeeding, and not recommended for children under 7.

5. Orange essential oil

Latin name : Citrus sinensis

Calming, soothing and anti-stress, orange essential oil helps sleeping and brings joy. It is recommended in case of anxiety, depression, mood swing and burn out.

Important: it is not recommended before the 3rd quarter of pregnancy and for children under 3.

6. Petitgrain essential oil

Latin name : Citrus aurantium

Calming and relaxing, petitgrain essential oil soothes the mind and calms nervous strain. Also known as bitter orange essential oil (citrus aurantium in latin), it is ideal for irritability and mood swings. It is the essential oil of “emotion”, perfect to feel well and serene. It helps fight against stress and to have a feeling of comfort.

Important: it is not recommended before the 2nd quarter of pregnancy and for children under 6.

7. Neroli essential oil

Latin name : Citrus aurantium ssp amara

Did you notice the common point between petitgrain essential oil and neroli essential oil? They are part of the same plant, which explains the common denominator “citrus aurantium” which corresponds to the bitter orange tree. Petitgrain essential oil is obtained from bitter orange leaves while neroli essential oil comes from its flowers. Which means this essential oil is more rare and precious, and has a higher price.

Its properties are very effective on the nervous system. It has nearly the same properties as petitgrain essential oil, but they are way multiplied in neroli essential oil ! It is then perfect to soothe the mind. Besides having a voluptuous and enchanting fragrance, neroli helps reequilibrating the nervous system. This essential oil relieves anxiety, helps relaxing and sleeping.

You can find it in our anti-ageing face serum.

Important: it is not recommended before the 2nd quarter of pregnancy and for children under 6.