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Aromatherapy: An Affordable, Easy Way for Caregivers to De-stress

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As a Caregiver, stress is an inevitable part of the job but just because it is it comes with the territory doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Did you know that stress directly effects every single system in your body? Over time stress can cause a lot of damage so it is important to recognize and develop effective strategies you can rely on to de-stress and decompress. Aromatherapy is one inexpensive and easy way to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression.

This tried and true approach for stress relief offers many different types of delivery methods available for purchase, such as: oil form, spray form, bath salts, etc.

Common Oils Used for Relaxation

  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang-ylang
  • Bergamot

You can easily find in-depth reviews of the benefits of each oil online or at your local health food store.

Many inexpensive and DIY forms of aromatherapy can be found for purchase at drug stores, Target, Bath & Body Works and health stores near you.

Don’t let the stress weigh you down. Don’t ignore the effects of stress on your body. Take time to recharge and RELAX – so you can be the best caregiver you can be!

Read more of our tips on Caring for the Caregiver.

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