DIY Stress Recovery Serum
It is no secret that emotional and psychological stress can wreak physical havoc on the body. We’ve all heard of the ‘mind body connection’ and probably have our own stories of how something has gone downhill physically during times of stress. Even current scientific research has connected stress to physical ailments. And lately stress seems to be the theme of the world… for us, for our kids, for our circumstances...
So, what do we do about it?! We find ways to effectively process stress and we support our bodies DAILY with supplements, high quality nutrition and essential oils. And this simple DIY is one that you will want to always keep on hand for daily adrenal support!
DIY STRESS RECOVERY SERUM (aka daily love for your adrenals) The adrenal glands are located just above the kidneys and are known for the 'fight or flight' response... which is great if we're running from a lion, but the constant stress of daily life keeps them on overdrive! Give them some love and keep them going strong:
- 4oz glass dropper bottle
- Castor oil
- 25 drops Nutmeg
- 20 drops Clove
- 20 drops Frankincense
- 20 drops Rosemary Apply over the lower back every morning and before bed each evening!
You can use any carrier oil, but castor oil is specifically chosen as the fatty acids in castor oil allow the essential oils to be easily absorbed through the skin. High quality, cold-pressed castor oil can help your body to detoxify and improve circulation.
Let’s take a quick look at the oils in this serum….
- Nutmeg: THE essential oil for adrenal support, Nutmeg helps process and balance feelings of Exhaustion - which makes perfect sense. When our stress response system is on overdrive, how could we feel anything BUT exhausted? And when we are exhausted we are more prone to injury and illness.
- Frankincense: Frankincense is a versatile oil that supports immunity, helps the body process inflammation and works as an antioxidant in the body. Frankincense has long been used for its powerful health-supporting properties, and has been used ‘to treat every conceivable ill known to man.’
- Clove: THE essential oil for powerful antioxidant support. Clove has an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value of 1,078,700 (read: Clove is able to absorb and mitigate a LOT of free radicals. It’s ability to do so is basically OFF the charts). Why antioxidants?? Because they help boost immunity and allow the body to repair cellular damage caused by the environment, injury and (you guessed it) - stress!
- Rosemary: one of the components of the ‘Four Thieves Vinegar’ and the Thieves essential oil blend. Rosemary has wonderful cleansing properties, supports the liver and helps support healthy blood pressure levels, which all connect to the adrenals through the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-axis.)
Use this Adrenal Serum daily over the lower back in the morning and before bedtime for stress recovery!