Stress Relief Tool – Aromatherapy

Clinical studies have confirmed that the smell of vanilla reduces human anxiety.

Do you like the smell of vanilla? Me too. I always thought it was because I love vanilla ice cream, but clinical studies have confirmed that the smell of vanilla reduces human anxiety. In a medical study of patients undergoing a tense procedure for cancer diagnosis, a vanilla scent mixed into humidified air lessened anxiety up to 63 percent compared to patients who were administered humidified air alone.1

If vanilla isn’t your preference, you could use fresh rosemary in a bag like this, or you can use essential oils to get the benefits of aromatherapy in your office. You can use an essential oil diffuser on your desk, keep a small bottle for your personal use whenever you need it, or spray the air around you by mixing it with water. If you are using an oil diffuser or sprayer, just be mindful if you have coworkers nearby who may not appreciate the aromas you have chosen.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

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Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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