We would like to introduce you to two natural options for stress relief – Lavender Essential Oil and AnxiousLess.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil can be diffused in a room to help you go to sleep at night or used as part of a relaxing bath. Nature’s Sunshine Lavender Essential Oil is Certified Organic. 100% pure organically-grown Lavandula angustifolia flower oil. Certified organic by Ecocert.
Here are a few options to try for a relaxing evening bath. Combine essential oils with fine sea salt in a glass bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon to distribute oils evenly through the salt. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Store in a glass container. Use about 1/3 cup of the mixture for each bath. Add dried lavender for additional color. This recipe makes bath salts for 6 or 7 baths.
Rosemary Lavender Milk Bath
½ Cup powdered buttermilk
¾ cup fine sea salt
½ cup Dead Sea salt
25 drops lavender essential oil
12 drops rosemary essential oil
Relaxing Blue Bath Salts
4 drops neroli
3 drops marjoram
3 drops lavender
¼ cup Epsom salts
¼ capsule super algae
Combine all ingredients. Makes enough for 1 bath. Two tablespoons of glycerin can also be added to this recipe to prevent the skin from becoming too dry.
Another natural option for stress relief is AnxiousLess. This supplement includes Zembrin® , L-Theanine, Thiamin, Magnesium, and Zinc. You can learn more about those ingredients on our website.
This fast-acting, non-drowsy formula helps relieve the nervousness, worry and tension associated with daily living. Featuring Sceletium tortuosum—a time-honored South African herb—and key nutrients that replenish your body’s stress-coping reserves, AnxiousLess targets feelings of anxiousness from multiple pathways. Designed to quickly calm your mind, this proprietary blend of natural ingredients helps boost your mood and reduce fatigue. You simply take one capsule daily as needed to feel less anxious and typically within an hour, you will start to see results. **
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
** Most people who have taken this product reported that it works within an hour, however individual results may vary.
Key Scientific Studies Related to AnxiousLess
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Chiu S, Farmina-Woodbury M, Cernovsky Z, Bureau Y, Hou J, Raheb, H, Terpstra K, Badmeav, V, Gericke N. The effect of extract Sceletium tortuosum (Zembrin®), targeting Phosphodiesterase subtype-4 (PDE-4), on cognitive function: a proof-of-concept randomized double-blind, single site, placebocontrolled cross-over study in healthy adults. Manuscript in preparation for submission.
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Singewald, N., Sinner, C., Hetzenauer, A., Sartori, SB, Murck, H. Magnesium-deficient diet alters depression- and anxiety-related behavior in mice—influence of desipramine and Hypericum perforatum extract. Neuropharmacology. 47, 1189–1197 (2004).
Sawada, T, Yokoi, K. Effect of zinc supplementation on mood states in young women: a pilot study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 64, 331–333 (2010).
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