Because truckers have a lot of responsibilities, stress relief sure comes in handy sometimes.
First, let’s understand what we mean by stress.
One of the definitions on Wordnik that works well for this topic is:
“A mentally or emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health….”
Over the years, truckers have
- had their responsibilities increased (CSA),
- had their available work hours decreased (HOS) and
- seen inflation whittle away their wages (BLS).
On top of all of the concerns with actually transporting the freight, add the concern of picking up and delivering freight on time — sometimes when there are unconscionable delays in docks.
It’s a recipe for a healthy dose of stress.
Sometimes after someone commits a really violent act, people wonder what caused the person to snap.
As a trucker, you don’t want to let yourself get under so much stress that you snap.
Some truckers relieve stress by keeping open lines of communication with
Sometimes just expressing opinions or feelings has a way of relieving stress.
Is there anything else that truckers can do to help with stress relief?
We are not qualified to render medical advice; however, we urge truckers to seek — whenever possible — natural alternatives to prescription medications (which almost always have side effects).
Furthermore, we recommend using pure therapeutic grade essential oils for stress relief.
Below, we have listed (in alphabetical order) essential oils used for stress relief.
Each person’s needs and biochemistry may be different from someone else’s.
The other lists are:
Because of their unique Seed to Seal® process and the success we have personally experienced in using them, we unapologetically recommend pure therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living for stress relief.
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Sometimes a busy schedule and the demands of daily life can make it nearly impossible to relax. Chronic stress can bring a host of health issues, including poor digestion, insomnia, weight gain, headaches, and more. Combat the emotional and physical toll of the stress in your life with our pure, relaxing essential oils.
Essential Oils for Stress Relief – Part 1 of 2
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid, and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Diffuse Frankincense during meditation for grounding and purpose. Applying this oil topically may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin, and is excellent to use for massage after activity.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender’s aroma is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime; add to bath or diffuse to create a calming and comforting environment. Lavender essential oil may compliment your favorite shampoos, lotions and skin care products. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it.
Raindrop Technique Essential Oil Collection
Raindrop Technique® combines the art of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex and massage in the application of essential oils to various areas of the body. This collection provides a revolutionary means of bringing balance and harmony to the body – physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Contains: Seven Single Oils (5ml bottles): Thyme, Basil, Peppermint, Oregano, Wintergreen, Cypress and Marjoram. Two Oil Blends (5ml bottles): Valor® & Aroma Seiz™. Also contains one 8-oz. bottle of Ortho Ease® Aromatherapy Massage Oil and one 8-oz. V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex.
The Raindrop collection also includes a mini brochure that teaches you how to perform the Raindrop Technique® on others.
RutaVaLa Essential Oil
RutaVaLa promotes relaxation of the body and mind. It helps ease tension and relieve stress. The blend helps overcome negative feelings while encouraging a positive attitude and comfort.
Young Living’s RutaVaLa™ Essential Roll-On is a proprietary blend of Ruta graveolens (rue), Lavender, and Valerian that promotes relaxation of the body and mind, soothes stressed nerves, and induces sleep. ESSENTIAL OILS: Lavender, Valerian, Ruta
Essential Oils for Stress Relief – Part 2 of 2
Stress Away Essential Oil
Young Living’s Stress Away™ essential oil blend is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of Lime and Vanilla pure essential oils. ESSENTIAL OILS: Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla*, Ocotea, Lavender *Vanilla is an absolute or essence rather than essential oil. Consult individual product labels for safety information.
Stress Away Roll-On
Stress Away™ Essential Roll-On is the perfect on-the-go natural solution to combat stresses that creep into everyday life. This deliciously unique blend of essential oils makes relieving daily stress convenient and easy. ESSENTIAL OILS: Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla*, Ocotea, Lavender *Vanilla is an absolute or essence rather than essential oil. Consult individual product labels for safety information.
Tranquil Roll-On (patents pending) is a proprietary blend of lavender, cedarwood and roman chamomile essential oils formulated to calm and relax the body and mind. Using the roll-on application, Tranquil provides convenient and portable relaxation.
Massage Oils for Stress Relief
Ortho Ease Massage Oil
Ortho Ease Massage Oil soothes and warms tired and stressed bodies, helping to combat the damaging effects of everyday activities. With a calming blend of YLTG essential oils, Ortho Ease will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Ortho Sport Massage Oil
A stronger version of Ortho Ease, Ortho Sport Massage Oil is designed for both professional and amateur athletes, as well as anyone who works or plays hard. Ortho Sport Massage Oil has a higher phenol content, which has been used traditionally to produce a warming sensation and provide relief to tired muscles.
Relaxation Massage Oil
Relaxation Massage Oil can help create a state of relaxation and restore vitality to body, mind, and spirit.
Essential oils may be used for many reasons other than helping with stress relief.
Always follow directions on how to use them.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.