4 Chamomile Recipes For Stress Relief

4 Chamomile Recipes For Stress Relief (1)

Chamomile Helps You Decompress And Relax

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In today’s day and age, stress runs rampant in our lives. Along with the advancement of technology, we often find it harder and harder to disconnect and get away from all the hustle and bustle of life. Chamomile is a wonderful herbal remedy and gift from nature. A great herb for aiding in stress relief. It has a calming effect and is also known to help with digestive problems and soothing aches and pains.

Chamomile flowers contain rich amounts of azulene, an oil that has a wide range of benefits. It serves as an anti-inflammatory as well as an anti-fever, which is why it is great to drink when you have a cold or body pains. Other oils and properties of chamomile are an excellent aide for both the nervous and digestive systems.

As well, chamomile is a wonderful herb to use in homemade beauty recipes. I made an amazing natural toner for oily prone skin using this versatile and gentle herb and loved it. Some people use chamomile to naturally lighten their hair too. As you can see this a wonderful herb to keep on hand and easy to find as whole dried flowers or in an essential oil form. Both of which I keep stocked in my home.

These following recipes are wonderful and easy ways to assist in stress relief. A couple are even a great way to give yourself a little well deserved pampering too.

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1. Relaxing Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea

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True, this is the most popular use of chamomile, but for good reason. Drinking chamomile tea is calming, aides in falling asleep, and has the added benefits of helping those with arthritis (its anti-inflammatory properties).  Children can drink it and its the perfect cup of tea when feeling under the weather. Great for aiding in digestion after a large meal. If drinking chamomile for tension, body pains or relaxation it is recommended to drink at least 2 cups daily to really benefit from its full effect. Brewing your own chamomile tea is easy.

For A Cup:

1 Teaspoon Dried Chamomile Flowers

For A Quart:

1 Ounce Dried Chamomile Flowers

Directions:

Pour boiling water over the chamomile. Cover and let steep for around 15 minutes. Strain and serve.

 2. Soothing Chamomile Eye Packs

Chamomile Tea Bags For Eye Stress

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This is a great treatment to relieve eye stress, irritation, and to calm down puffiness (that anti-inflammatory again!). It also helps with dark circles. I consider this a bit of a treat as it allows me to lay down, relax and take a little bit of time for myself.

For This Recipe You Will Need:

2 Empty Tea Bags. You can find them here. They are great for making your own natural herbal blend teas.

Dried Chamomile Flowers

Directions:

Fill 2 Tea Bags With Chamomile.

Steep the tea bags in hot water for a few minutes or until fully saturated.

Remove from heat and let them cool down. You do not want them too hot! However, it is personal preference in regards to warm or cool. Essentially they need to be a safe, tolerable temperature that works best for you.

Place a tea bag directly over each eye. Lie back, relax, and let them do their magic for about 15 to 20 minutes.

 3. Peaceful Chamomile Spray

Peaceful Chamomile Spray

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Our sense of smell is powerful and triggers many different chemicals in our brains and bodies. Smells evoke hunger, memories, and emotions. Certain scents bring about peace and calmness, such as chamomile or lavender. With this recipe create a lovely spray you can use for your bedroom, your linen, on yourself, or in general when tension is high and the energy needs to be diffused and calmed down.

For This Recipe You Will Need:

A Glass Spray Bottle. Preferably a dark-colored one as there are no preservatives to protect it against the damaging effects of the sun.

1 oz. Distilled Water

1 oz. Witch Hazel. This allows for the essential oils to mix with water evenly instead of settling to the bottom of the bottle. Vodka can also be used in place of the witch hazel.

3 -5 Drops Chamomile Essential Oil

2-4 Drops Cedarwood Essential Oil

1-3 Drops Vanilla Essential Oil

You can use any of your favorite essential oils that having a calming effect. This is one variation however, there are many combinations. Other essential oils to consider are lavender, clary sage, bergamot, and frankincense. Have fun exploring and coming up with your own connection. It really does come down to your personal preference.

Directions:

Add the water, witch hazel and 6-12 + drops of essential oils into your glass spray bottle. Shake well before each use and viola! Spray at will.

4. De-Stressing Heavenly Herbal Bath

De-stressing Herbal Bath

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Bathe yourself into bliss with a healing and de-stressing herbal bath. Water itself is healing, add some wonderful herbs to it, and benefit from their healing properties, all while feeling like a queen as you soak. This is a great treatment to help with stress relief. One of its biggest side effect? Taking time out for yourself.

For This Recipe You Will Need:

A Muslin Bag

About A Handful Each Of Chamomile, Lemon Balm Leaves, and Rose Petals

Directions:

Combine herbs in a large muslin bag.

Hang or attach herbal blend to the faucet of the tub. Let hot water (as hot as possible) run through the herbs for a few minutes.

Adjust the water temperature to a comfortable level filling the rest of the tub.

Turn off the lights, light some candles and immerse yourself into a de-stressing heaven.

Do you have a favorite way in which you use chamomile for stress relief? Please share in the comments below. We would love to hear from you and share your thoughts.

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