Finder Beauty Fave: Uma Pure Calm Wellness Oil
This little bottle of oil uses a popular anxiety coping technique to help relieve stress.
Up until now, essential oil has been one of those products that I could never quite get behind, no matter how much everyone raved on about it. As someone who is sensitive to strong smells, I often find the oils to be overwhelming and just a little unpleasant.
However, when Uma Oils Pure Calm Wellness Oil landed on my desk, I was immediately intrigued. Designed to soothe and calm the wearer, the bottle of oil seemed like the perfect product to trial in the craziness that is the year 2020.
The quick verdict
Why is it good? The oil uses calming scents to ground and soothe the wearer and is small enough to carry around with you.
How much is it? $133 for 30mL or $77 for 15mL.
As a long time sufferer of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), I am very familiar with the coping technique known as grounding.
According to an article published by Medical News Today earlier this year, grounding is a technique which allows a person to "step away from negative thoughts or flashbacks" by decreasing "the intensity of a person's feelings or trauma by distracting them using the five senses".
Some of the most common forms of grounding include holding ice or focusing on breathing, so I was immediately drawn to the idea of a product that I could carry around with me to achieve a similar result.
The Pure Calm Wellness Oil arrives in sleek, modern packaging and can be purchased in two sizes of 30mL or 15mL.
For those simply looking to relieve stress, the 30mL bottle is great to have at home, while those who experience anxiety will likely appreciate the portable nature of the 15mL vial.
Using the product is as simple as massaging it into areas such as the wrists, temples and feet, before cupping your hands over your nose and mouth and inhaling deeply. Alternatively, you can choose to add a few drops of the oil to bath water or use it with an aromatherapy diffuser.
The formula contains a cocktail of pure botanical extracts such as Roman chamomile, vetiver, lavender, jasmine, sandalwood, geranium and clary sage.
The overall mix is quite potent, but this is what gives the oil its sensory benefits. It also helps to soothe nerves, relieve muscle tension and invoke an overall feeling of peace.
While remaining calm is an ongoing challenge when you have anxiety, the oil offers something else to focus on, while also reminding you to breathe deeply. The combination definitely made a difference for me and helped bring me back to a less stressed-out state.
It would also benefit anyone looking to relax after a long day, as well as those who struggle to fall asleep at night.
Though the strength of the scent is something that I am still getting used to, the calming benefits are definitely there. I also haven't found it to be headache-inducing in the way that some other essential oils are for me.
The fact that Uma Oils has bottled a well-known coping technique and turned it into a product that can be carried around is something that I truly appreciate and will be taking advantage of in the future.
Even though it won't cure my anxiety, anything that helps even a little is a winner for me.
Priced at $133 for a 30mL bottle, the Calm Wellness Oil is quite expensive. However, you can opt for a smaller 15mL vial for $77 and it will still likely last you for some time.
It is recommended that you use 3-4 drops of the oil to get the full effect, but those simply looking to relax may find that 2 drops will suffice.
Overall, if you have the money to spare, or if you are struggling to stay calm throughout the day, the product is definitely worth the investment.
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