A special guest posting for this Thursday before Christmas with a small curated list of easy drugstore finds to help calm your stress and anxiety during the holiday season. Fitting, I think, as Christmas is only a few days away and families are scrambling to get together. Thanks Eve for taking the time to write this little piece for my readers to enjoy!
Hello everyone – My name is Eve and I’m from Downham Market UK. I’m a blogger, media student and freelance writer, while also a single mother of two! My aim is to reduce social stigma and empower single mothers across the globe.
Nothing spells anxiety greater than the impending doom of turkey basters, tangled Christmas lights and spending time with your drunk Uncle Phil. The need to socialize, sing and spend money has many of us reaching for the mulled wine in terror-and seeking refuge under the nearest duvet.
However, the onset of seasonal anxiety doesn’t mean you have to go running to the nearest acupuncturist, or seeking pharmaceutical help. There are some natural, cost effective ways to turn your home into a high-quality Christmas spa.
So grab your nearest mulberry scented candle and get comfy-here are some time-tested ways to kick the ass of party panic, gift jitters and tinsel related hyperventilation.
Neroli Essential Oil(Orange Blossom)
Neroli happens to be the essential oil with science on it’s side. Boffins have concluded that a few drops in a bubble bath or neroli infused products increase serotonin (natures happy chemical) production in the brain. It’s commonly used as a remedy for both depression and anxiety. Not to mention you will smell as fabulous as an orange tree!
Valerian Root Tea
I can’t praise this ancient anxiety cure enough. You can get ‘raw’ valerian root from most health food stores. Simply steep the root in boiled water for fifteen minutes and drink before bed. When I first tried this I genuinely felt kind of ‘high’ and sank into a glorious sleep.
This one takes longer to dissipate anxiety, however once established can take you from a worrying wreck to surfer dude cool. I vape, so that’s how I take CBD, however a lot of stores sell the oil to take orally. Warning: It tastes like mold.
Epsom Salt Baths
The one Granny told you to do, yes salt baths are making a comeback. Pour a generous amount into a bath and sink into the salty goodness. Clears the body of anxiety causing toxins – creating a ‘cleansing effect’ throughout.
This one you can do on your own, or with a licensed therapist. By tapping acupressure points throughout the body and focusing on your anxiety- the therapy has been known to work wonders. Click here for a great website to learn more about EFT Therapy.
For parenting, lifestyle and dating tips please check out my website. A big thank you to Koral for letting me guest blog and Merry Christmas!!