I still wash my hands a lot. (what about you?)
And I have a favorite new way to keep my hands hydrated!
The stress relief hand lotion prescription keeps my skin from drying out or irritated, and soothes any anxieties that may creep in during the day. Blended with three essential oils that help:
- Relax the body by eliminating muscle tension
- Calm fears by calming the mind
- Nourishing the skin to relieve irritation
First I’m going to share a recipe for a hand lotion to relieve stress, then I’ll talk about the science behind each essential oil.
You will need some lotion ready for this recipe. I love working with a natural, unscented lotion that does not contain any harmful ingredients or fragrances, such as parabens.
From Anxious to Calm Hand Lotion with Tamala
- 1 ounce (28 g) of unscented lotion
- 6 drops of tamala essential oil (Tamala cinnamon Ct. Linalool)
- 3 drops of patchouli essential oil (Caplin Bogostemon)
- 3 drops of geranium essential oil (Pelargonium tomb Where Rosem)
Make this mixture in a 1-ounce (30-ml) glass jar.
Put the product in the jar, and put your essential oils in it. Stir with a glass stir bar or stainless steel spoon. It may take some time for the essential oils to blend completely into the lotion, but be patient! Once mixed, it won’t separate.
This stress relieving hand wash has an absolutely amazing scent!
Imagine a warm, soft cinnamon with a hint of flora, centered on a rich, sweet base of patchouli. It is heady! The smell alone makes me want to use my hand wash more than once.
The more moisturizing your hands, the easier it is to move from anxiety to calm.
About the essential oils in this stress relief hand wash
Tamala essential oil
Tamala cinnamon Ct. Linalool
Tamala has a warm, sensual aroma that may remind you of cinnamon. It’s quaint and unique – unforgettable!
Tamala is rich Linalool One of the most relaxing and skin friendly molecules in the world of essential oils.
Studies in 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 (and more!) Show that linalool (and the oils that contain it) can help calm anxiety. It’s a deeply relaxing ingredient in our stress relief hand wash recipe! Linalool has also often been shown to soothe irritated and damaged skin.
Patchouli essential oil
Patchouli is known for its sweet, earthy scent, inspiring peace.
It is full Syskitterpennes And the Sesquiterpenol. These heavy particles of patchouli give off an aromatic scent, which means they help you feel present and safe in your environment – able to avoid distractions and anxiety.
Patchouli is also used for skin care, as it helps reduce microbes and nourish the skin.
Geranium essential oil
Pelargonium tomb Where Rosem
Like tamala, it contains geranium LinaloolIn addition to many other natural soothing ingredients from the same chemical family (monoterpenols).
It is a rich floral oil that has been proven to calm stress and feelings of anxiety, and let the heart out of bad moods. Floral oils like geranium are often called “heart notes” for several reasons: They eliminate the scent of the blend, making them more aromatically beautiful, and they can relax your heart and open your heart to more joy!
If you like this mixture as much as I do, you may want to carry a jar in your bag and use it throughout your day. Or even make a bigger jar! Try doubling the recipe to prepare 56g of lotion.
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