Your heart is RACING… and it feels like it’s POUNDING out of your chest.
You didn’t sleep a wink last night…
And you can’t remember the last time you actually felt rested.
The stresses of the holidays can take a serious toll on your mood – even if you managed to stay tight-lipped about politics during Christmas dinner.
Fortunately, there’s a way to ENHANCE a mood that’s taken a nosedive.
It’s a tropical secret from the most remote areas of Polynesia… and it’s not JUST calming and relaxing.
Its harmonizing effect can REVERSE anxiety, including many of the physical symptoms that accompany it.
All you have to do… is SMELL it!
Here’s why you may be returning some of those Christmas gifts… and heading straight for the perfume counter at your local department store.
Start the new year off right
Ever wonder why so many people just ADORE the scent of Chanel No. 5?
Nearly a century after it first debuted out of France, it’s STILL one of the world’s most ICONIC fragrances.
Well, it may just have something to do with the flowers from the cananga tree (Cananga odorata), known in the perfumery and aromatherapy industries as ylang ylang.
These tropical blossoms from the “perfume tree” are found throughout the Polynesian islands, with a habitat that stretches as far as Indonesia and even Madagascar.
The petals from this “flower of flowers” are distilled to create an essential oil – one of the three key ingredients of Chanel No. 5.
But on its own, ylang ylang essential oil doesn’t just smell pretty…
It’s positively healing!
Its volatile organic compounds – what gives ylang ylang its distinctive small – have proven their mood-boosting power.
And it’s not just anti-anxiety action we’re talking about… although it CAN lower physical stress responses, like a fast heartbeat and high blood pressure.
Because these aromatic compounds ALSO make ylang ylang a potent antidepressant and sedative!
That means just SNIFFING ylang ylang essential oil can REVERSE insomnia.
It seems to influence the part of your brain that processes emotions – the hippocampus.
It also appears to work somehow on your brain’s ability to handle the neurotransmitter serotonin, which has been linked to both anxiety and depression.
Look for a steam-distilled ylang ylang essential oil at your local health food store or aromatherapy supplier, and add it to your oil diffuser or even your bathwater.
There’s some evidence that it can even relax you when applied directly to your skin (including the bottoms of your feet) – just be sure to mix it with a carrier oil, like coconut or jojoba.