Fatigue and exhaustion can take their toll on both your mental and physical health. Just about everyone experiences them at some point in their life, but people living with chronic pain or chronic fatigue experience them everyday. Since March is National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness month, I thought there was no better time to address the topic of fatigue (chronic or otherwise) and give you a few tools to help you deal with it when it strikes. Of course it’s better if you can prevent fatigue and exhaustion in the first place with a solid stress reduction and self-care plan, but unfortunately that’s not an option for everyone since you can’t prevent the effects of chronic illness. What you can do, however, is find ways to lessen the impact. Below are 5 of the best essential oils to use when fatigue or exhaustion set in.
To get the benefit of these oils, all you need to do is smell them. You can use a diffusor, a moistened cotton ball or tissue in a baggie, or smell them right out of the bottle. They can also be applied to the body and worn as “perfume” if diluted (20 drops per ounce of oil or lotion used for diluting – less if you are sensitive to smells or medications or if you have sensitive skin). These oils are no substitute for taking care of yourself the way you should, but they can be a great tool in your self-care toolbox.
Do you have a different essential oil that you use to combat fatigue or exhaustion? If so, I’d love to hear it. Just leave a comment below. And while your there, why not share this with all your peeps in social media land? There are even handy share buttons to make it one-click quick.