Posted by Elizabeth Kovar
Are you looking to improve your energy, sleep, or what happens between the sheets? Aromatherapy and essential oils are nature’s way to stimulate or calm the senses with the use of plant and flower extracts. Essential oils have a medicinal effect on our physical and emotional state when inhaled, which sends messages to the body and brain to either relax or wakeup. If you’re ready to boost your mood, check out these scents and blends to steer you back to your happy place.
Stress is a part of everyday culture. Lavender is the most common scent associated to calm the mind and the body. Ylang Ylang is another popular stress-busting aroma. You can place drops of essential oils on your pillow, eye mask or with a diffuser. For a blend of high-potency stress relief look for a stress relief blend, which contains any of the following scents: orange, lavender, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Vanilla, Chamomile or Bergamot. (Make sure the blend is on an area that will not leak into the eye.)
Are you in need of some TLC? Boost your ego and confidence with one or more of the following aromas: Orange, Jasmine, Rosemary, Cypress, Bergamot or Grapefruit. Place the scents on a cotton ball or tissue and sniff until happy.
Chronic fatigue, often caused from stress or depression, affects thousands of Americans each year. Uplift your mood with sniffing or placing a few drops of essential oils in a warm bath. Peppermint, Ginger, Rosemary, Jasmine, Basil, Frankincense, Rose, Lemon and orange are popular scents to gain energy and knock of extreme fatigue.
Need to boost your short term memory? Give your brain the scents it needs to remain strong and remember what you just did five minutes ago. Sniff on up Cypress, Basil, Lemon, Peppermint or Rosemary to stimulate brain cells and muscle memory.
Whether you fear being alone, or are alone, note you are never alone with your essential oils. Rose, Chamomile, Bergamot, Clary Sage and Frankincense are popular oils to sniff when you are alone and afraid.
If you’re looking for a natural cure to boost your libido and sensuality, than you’ve come to the right spot. Beyond essential oils, some of these scents also come in candles and linen spray to set the mood and mist your sheets. Try the follow scents or blends of Ylang, Ylang, Vanilla, Rose, Patchouli, Jasmine, Sandalwood or Clary Sage.
If you want an out of body, deep-sleep experience, than mist your sheets or spritz your pillow with the following: Benzoin, Lavender, Geranium or Petitgrain.
Meditation is one of the best brain exercises we can do for our mental state. To boost your meditative (and maybe levitated state), try or combine the following: Jasmine, Sandalwood, Bergamot or Frankincense.
Need balance in your life? Set your scales right with a sniff of a Lavender, chamomile, Geranium and Spearmint blend to set you back on track and find all the balance in the world.
Spending too much time in the city and running around the concrete jungle? Escape to the forest to balance and recharge your senses. Take a whiff of nature’s best pine scents with a combination of Cypress, Sandalwood and Cedarwood to restore your inner-self during times of chaotic work and city stress.
*Essential oils have specific directions for each brand. Do not ingest or place oils on the skin, unless the brand otherwise notes that their oil is safe of skin use.