The CDC has stated that by 2020, stress will be one of the most critical health issues for Americans.
While stress is a part of life, if it’s excessive and we don’t take proper steps to handle it in a healthy way, we can experience devastating effects on our health.
First, it’s very important to understand what happens in the body when it encounters too much stress.
The adrenal glands are the body’s emergency system. When the body is under chronic stress, the adrenals will send out cortisol into the bloodstream. Over time, this chronic cortisol output will weaken the endocrine system, liver, digestive system, the brain, slow down your thyroid, etc.
Here are some other things stress does to the body:
The good news is that essential oils can reduce stress almost immediately when inhaled or diffused!
Why is this? Because your sense of smell is directly connected to your emotional brain, so when you smell an essential oil it can immediately effect how you feel and reduce stress levels dramatically!
~Originally from Deliciously Organic