Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Essential oils for summer

Staying Alert while Driving
If you start feeling drowsy, roll the window down for fresh air and take a whiff of an invigorating essential oil.
- Peppermint essential oil is a great essential oil for focus. Increases mental clarity and accuracy.
- Rosemary essential oil is versatile, stimulating and helpful for alertness.

Fear of Flying
For many, flying can be an unpleasant experience. Dealing with crowds, lugging baggage and long periods in small spaces can be stressful. For others, plane travel itself creates anxiety.

Here are some essential oils and blends that can help combat fear of flying and stress:
- Wild Orange and Lavender blend - Diffuse these two essential oils together to reduce fear and anxiety.
- Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, sweet aroma that is relaxing without sedating you. It stimulates the limbic part of the brain, helping the mind overcome stress and fear.
- Roman chamomile essential oil has a crisp and sweet aroma. It has a calming effect on the nerves.
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Bringing comfort with an aromatherapy hand massage

One of my most meaningful memories involving essential oils is when I travelled home and visited my dad's best friend when he was in a nursing home. I offered to give him a hand massage with Balance essential oil blend and fractionated coconut oil.  It was a simple offering, and I felt like it was a way for me to bring some comfort and care for someone who I loved and was like an uncle to me.

Balance essential oil blend is a blend of spruce, ho wood, frankincense, blue tansy and blue chamomile essential oils. It smells exactly like going for a walk through the woods and I find the scent very calming and grounding. It's my absolute favourite blend. It meant a great deal to me to share it with my dear friend and bring comfort to him in this way.
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