The Importance of Relaxation

The Importance of Relaxation

While we cannot always avoid stress, we can learn ways to manage it. It's easy to get so caught up in our hectic lifestyles, and trying to perfect the work-life balance, that we lose sight of actually relaxing.

Do you have trouble winding down? Feeling constantly tired or on-edge? You might be experiencing the impacts of stress. Everyone feels stressed from time to time, it’s a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. However, prolonged or extreme stress can have a significant impact on our wellbeing, causing irritability, anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, and more. Aromatherapy can alleviate many of the conditions associated with stress, and improve our response to stressors in our day-to-day life. Essential oils can improve our emotional wellbeing and reduce our stress responses via the olfactory pathway, by regulating the limbic system which plays a very important role in managing how our hypothalamus and amygdala respond to stress.  

Using essential oils can be one small step to improve our emotional health that can have many positive flow-on affects for our physical and spiritual wellbeing.

Why do we feel stressed?

There are many factors in our day to day lives that can cause us to experience stress. Anything from everyday responsibilities like work and family, to serious life events, such as a pandemic, a war, a new diagnosis, or the death of a loved one, can trigger stress. Sometimes, stress can be helpful. It can help us cope with temporary danger or serious situations by releasing hormones that increase our heart and breathing rates and ready our muscles to respond.

What can stress do to the body?

When our stress response doesn’t realise that the dangerous situation has passed, our stress levels stay elevated longer than is necessary for survival, and this can take a toll on our health. 

Stress can have many impacts on our physical and mental health, and prolonged or severe stress can impact the human nervous system. We can develop physical symptoms such as headaches, tension in the neck and shoulders, dizziness, fatigue, or poor sleep. Stress elevates our cortisol levels, which can affect the function of our brain, resulting in poor concentration, decision making, or thought processes. Because of this, prolonged stress can cause emotional symptoms that present as low self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed, aggressive behaviour, poor communication, and a tendency to turn to addictive or destructive vices.

How can we reduce stress?  

While we cannot always avoid stress, we can learn ways to manage it. It's easy to get so caught up in our hectic lifestyles, and trying to perfect the work-life balance, that we lose sight of actually relaxing. For some of us, learning to relax may take a bit of work, but it is an important process to decrease the effects of stress on our mind and body. Relaxation techniques can help us cope with everyday stress, and these techniques can help with long-term stress or stress-related health problems.

Finding time for just 5 minutes of relaxation, can help us find the energy to tackle our workloads or resolve issues. Research shows that relaxation keeps your heart healthier, cuts stress, reduces muscle tension, improves brain function and memory, and helps us avoid depression, anxiety, and digestive issues. Relaxation also boosts your immune system and helps alleviate the symptoms of many medical and psychological disorders. Find time to schedule in relaxation with a craft project, meditation, coffee with a friend, and incorporate aromatherapy into your routine where you can.

How can we use aromatherapy to relax?  

Our Relax blend was created by Certified Aromatherapist Sal Battaglia to be a natural stress-antidote, ideal for when we need to slow down, put our feet up, and just relax. Made with lavender, orange, geranium and ylang ylang essential oils, Relax blend is perfect for encouraging relaxation and creating a calm and restorative atmosphere.



Comforting, relaxing, nurturing lavender essential oil soothes the emotions, quietens anxiety and reduces tension, while also enhancing spiritual sensitivity.


Sweet orange pure essential oil has a joyful, effervescent nature and opens the heart to a bubbling spring of optimism, vitality, creativity and radiant happiness.



Sweet, floral geranium pure essential oil embodies the essence of the care-giver archetype, promoting compassion, balance, harmony and love.


Passionate ylang ylang encourages confidence and charisma, and brings out your inner charm and radiance. Research has shown ylang ylang has sedative, relaxing and balancing effects and is commonly used in aromatherapy to ease blood pressure and stress.



Practicing aromatherapy is a popular way to naturally decrease our stress and cortisol levels, while improving our overall wellbeing. The essential oils of lavender, sweet orange, geranium, and ylang ylang in our Relax blend help us feel calm, content, and encourage emotional regulation. Let the healing, restorative power of pure essential oils help you be your best self. Our divine Relax Blend also features in our Relax Aromatherapy Balm, and Relax Aromatic Mist, Relax Massage Oil, and Relax Pulse Point, excellent to have on hand for instant bliss.

Relax Essential Oil Blend 10mL


Add 3-7 drops to your Perfect Potion diffuser or oil burner to create a state of calm and relaxation.

10mL | $24.95        25mL | $39.95




Spray from head to toe and inhale deeply to instantly feel the stress melt away.

50mL | $24.95



Massage into your temples, wrists, shoulders and the back of neck during times of stress, encouraging a blissful state of relaxation and calm.

30g | $24.95




Apply liberally to your pulse points and replenish as desired. Inhale the relaxing aromas to invite a blissful state of calm.

14mL | $25.95




Smooth over the skin, using smooth, long strokes and kneading movements, massage any areas of tension with care.

100mL | $16.95        200mL | $29.95




Lather up in the shower for a serene experience.

200mL | $28.95




Smooth over your hands and body to hydrate, soften and protect your skin and calm your mind.

200mL | $29.95