[Aromatherapy] seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process. — National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy
Essential oils are a great way to hit the pause button during a toxic stream of consciousness. I have recently started incorporating them into my healing journey. The limbic system controls a lot of our emotions and aromatherapy has been proven to calm that center of the brain.
I’m currently working with these scents:
- It is my favorite “go to” scent to calm my brain when I feel the wave of anxiety ascending
- Nausea is a common side effect of anxiety and I’ve had my fair share of gastrointestinal issues
- This oil is great to calm the butterflies in the tummy!
- I feel my chest expand and my heart open after using this oil
- Picture a lovely natural version of Vicks vapor rub
- Panic Button
- It’s a combination of rose and orange flowers
- I’ve used this in the height of a panic attack and it is helpful
Other helpful scents:
- Clary Sage
- It has antidepressant effects and has been proven to work even better than lavender!
- A study showed that 10 minutes of aromatherapy with this oil decreased blood pressure and heart rate
- This fresh scent is very popular in the natural healing world to treat anxiety
How do you use the oils?
- My skin is used to the oils, so I place a few drops on the inner part of my wrist
- You can also put drops on your fingertips and rub the oil on your temple/behind your ears
- A diffuser is a tool that allows you to make an aerosol version of the oil and diffuse the scent around your house, similar to a humidifier
- Mix the oil with a coconut oil base to create a balm
This information has come from my personal experience and also from the source: http://www.naturallivingideas.com/anxiety-and-essential-oils/
These are personal tips for what works for me and is in no way affiliated with any medical advice/brand promotion.
Go forth and breathe yourself to calm.
Some of my oils with a chakra flag in the back.