Taking Breaths to Beat Stress: Can Aromatherapy Relieve Tension?

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Stressors can crop up anywhere and anytime — in the morning or at night, at work or at home — disrupting your mood and your mindset in the process. But being stressed out does more than dampen your disposition for a day or two. Stress can create a wide variety of health consequences that last much longer than your tension ever did (and cause more unhealthy distress in the process).

While you can’t always remove the sources of your stress entirely, there are plenty of healthy techniques you can use to cope with and even reduce the intensity of it. Aromatherapy is one such intervention that you may find is an effective method for managing your stress levels and promoting deeper relaxation. Learn more about this potential tension-tamer, including what it is and how it works, to see how it could potentially help you lead a more tranquil (and healthier) life.