EXAM STRESS – It’s that time of year again!

As the middle of May approaches a lot of families will be bracing themselves for exam stress! It could be GCSE’s A levels, final degree exams, SATS or even just end of term exams and after the last two years with the Pandemic, the thought of siting an exam under ‘exam conditions’ are quite daunting!

Advising rest, exercise & eating well is a good thing to talk about with your nearest and dearest at this time.

But what else can you do?

Some essential oils can be very beneficial for aiding concentration or even giving you a good night’s sleep, read on for some aromatic tips to get you through the next month and a bit!

Concentration blend

To an essential oil diffuser add the following:

2 drops of Cardamon –Ellettaria cardamomum

1 drop of Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis

2 drops of Lemon – Citrus limonum

These three oils may assist with levels of concentration bringing clarity to your studies. All three have the ability to give you a mental boost and a sense of wakefulness.

They may help you focus on your studies and keep you alert!

Sleep well blend

To 20ml of base oil add the following: (enough for approx. 2 baths)

2 drops of Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia

1 drop of Bergamot – Citrus bergamia

1 drop of Roman Chamomile – Anthemis nobilis

Run your bath to your desired temperature, add approx. 2 teaspoons of the above blend to the water just before you get in, stir well, sit back and relax.

These three essential oils are calming and sedative, they may give you a restful sleep and allow you to wake refreshed and ready to study anew! Or you could use the night before an exam to give you a good night’s sleep.

If you are local to me in Brighton why not book an Aromatherapy massage, where I will make a bespoke blend to suit your needs. I have a sliding scale of charges for anyone under 18.  I love treating kids and teenagers they really appreciate it and are very vocal and honest about what they want!

Massage can relieve tension and stress from most areas of the body, stress can manifest itself in many ways, tummy ache, headache or poor sleep. There are essential oils for all manner of emotional and physical concerns!

Best of luck to everyone sitting exams in the next few weeks, the summer holidays are just around the corner!

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