At True Health, we aim to provide you, our patients, with different modalities of care that allow for you to have a customized wellness experience. We knew when we met Rachel Boeving, founder of Poppy and the Olive Branch LLC, that her products would be a welcome addition to our line-up of self-care products.     

Meeting Rachel is the epitome of connecting with someone that has passion for what they do. Despite 15 years of working in the health insurance industry at an executive level, her own expertise wasn’t enough to prevent her from experiencing a disconnect in patient care when she suffered through her own health crisis. Her desire to nurture her body using natural and organic remedies developed into the creation of The Poppy and the Olive Branch, a wellness company that connects the need for self-care with products that are skillfully and heart-fully selected and crafted. 

The Poppy and Olive Branch products blend essential oils and herbals with the purest bases to promote gentle yet effective relief. Applying a great base of knowledge to her craft, Rachel carefully selects her combinations of essential oils and herbs, focusing on the healing properties of each and how they work together safely and synergistically.  

Adding a selection of her products to True Health allows for us to add an additional layer of care to your treatment, if desired.  

This month, as we talk about stress and back-to-school, we are featuring her Stress-Be-Gone spray.     

What’s in it? Lavender Hydrosol, Magnesium, Roman Chamomile, Bergamot, Clary Sage

How does the Stress-be-Gone product work?   

Lavender helps to calm the nervous system, thereby helping with stress reduction, nervous tension, depression, tension headaches, and more.  It is also used widely to help with sleep issues due to its sedative nature.  Along with that, it also is well known for the antibacterial and antiviral properties of the plant, therefore helping boost immunity.

When you are under stress, one of the first minerals that depletes in your body is Magnesium.  This can impact muscle and nerve function, along with contributing to anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, and more.  Getting extra magnesium during periods of stress and anxiety can help aide with sleep, assist with energy and help your body fend against your body’s fight or flight response.

Roman Chamomile has been used since ancient times and has tons of research supporting the impacts it has on the body.  Through inhalation therapy and topical use, Roman Chamomile combined with Lavender, has been proven to scientifically impact anxiety (2013 study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine), as it triggers the brain sensors to release a calming and peaceful feeling. It also promotes sleep, helps with digestion, relieves nausea, and more.

Clary Sage has so many benefits!  But to hone in on a few pertinent to the purpose of this product: It is an antidepressant, boosting esteem, confidence, and mental strength.  It is a strong anti-anxiety and anticonvulsive – meaning it can relieve panic attacks and other convulsions caused by mental strain or issues with nervous disorder. It is also antispasmodic, helping with those headaches, tight muscles, stomach aches – all which can be related to stress.

How do I use the Stress-be-Gone Spray?  Spray it on your chest, behind your ears, or on your face during periods of extreme stress.  It may also be used on your linens to help with sleep at night.  If you are experiencing extreme nerve responses to stress, spray on the bottoms of your feet which contains pressure points where the majority of your nerve endings land.  Benefits can be achieved both by topical use or by smelling the product.  Take a deep breath and let that stress be gone from your body!