I THINK I’m having a MELTDOWN!
What do you think stress means and what is your purpose?
Have you ever felt like you’re having a panic attack? Anxiety can turn into the most crippling manifestation of stress. OMG! it can zap the life right out from under you causing disturbed sleep, waking up worrying and treading water throughout the day just to stay afloat! We all have a nervous system, but sometimes it feels like you’re just holding it together with one bobby pin. Defining it and getting to know it will help you see it more clearly and manage it more effectively.
Anxiety can be a tough battle, so it’s comforting to know that there is a holistic and natural solution for anxiety, stress, panic, agoraphobia, depression and insomnia to help reduce these feelings. The following essential oils are popular “mood enhancing” scents that are used for relaxation and decreasing negative emotions.
Let’s Chill Out!
8 Essential Oil Diffuser Blend Recipes for Mind, Body & Soul:
4 drops Lavender, 2 drops Ylang Ylang, 2 drops Lemon Grass
Chill Out & Unwind
3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Bergamot
3 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Lemon Grass, 2 drops Orange
Calming the Storm!
4 drops Lavender, 3 drops Chamomile
Aww! Be Happy!
2 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Orange
3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Clary Sage, 1 drop Ylang Ylang
4 drops Lavender, 2 drops Vetiver
I’m lovin’t Mood
4 drops Orange, 2 drops Lavender, 1 drop Ylang Ylang
Create your own Calming Essential Oil Combinations for Relaxation!
There is no right or wrong way to blend oils together – Just follow your nose!
Lavender Essential Oil
Promotes a sense of well-being, balance and calm. Lavender flowers are famous for their calming fragrance and have been used for making potpourri for centuries.
Chamomile Essential Oil
Eases frustration, soothes emotions, calms and relaxes. Chamomile preparations, such as tea leaves and essential oil aromatherapy are well known and used primarily for its calming effect.
Wild Orange Essential Oil
Uplifts the mind and body, supports a positive mood, calms and fosters creativity. This oil is produced by cells within the rind of an orange. Once diffused with water, the aroma can uplift mood and energy levels.
Bergamot Essential Oil
Refreshes, uplifts and assists with anxiety, stress, tension and depression. Bergamot is a fragrant citrus fruit grown in Southern Italy and France. The flavonoids contained in the oil are very good for aromatherapy because they relax and stimulate the activity of dopamine and serotonin.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Eases irritability, balances emotions and creates inner peace. Peppermint grows very well in moist, shaded locations in most parts of the world and can grow quite quickly. Apart from its fragrant taste for recipes, the oil is also used for aromatherapy to relax your muscles and reduce irritability. Fantastic!
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Calms, relaxes and soothes nervous tension. This gorgeous oil comes from eastern red cedar timber and radiates a warm, woodsy aroma with an uplifting and invigorating scent to your life.
Lemon Grass Essential Oil
Promotes energy and alertness, enhances mood and invigorates the soul. Lemon Grass is a tropical herb packed with strong citrus flavour. Inhaling this aroma is a real treat!
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Promotes calm, relaxation and assists in alleviating anger. This oil comes from a yellow-flowered tree native to Malaysia and the Philippines. The aroma is well known to calm nervous afflictions, stress, anger and anxiety.
Vetiver Essential Oil
Helps with anxiety and stress whilst promoting calm, grounding and balance. This amazing oil is a well-known sedative. It comes from the root of perennial bunchgasss that is native to India and used in perfumery and aromatherapy. Perfect for that new essential oil diffuser!
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Helps to alleviate emotional stress, soothes, warms and promotes a feeling of self-confidence. This oil comes from the aromatic herbaceous plant of the mint family and is known for its sedative and nerve tonic components.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Uplifts, invigorates, enhances mood and relief from mental fatigue. The oil is cold pressed from the peel of the citrus paradisi grapefruit plant to produce a “sweet citrus aroma”.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood aromatherapy helps create a feeling of relaxation, peace and calm awareness. It’s extracted from the stem, branches and rootball of the sandalwood tree and will be found growing in Western Australia.