When stress starts creeping into my life, I have my go-to oils that help support me. Lavender, Peppermint, Vetiver, Melissa, Copaiba, and Ylang Ylang are a few of my favorites. It’s one thing to know what essential oils you’re going to use to balance emotions, but knowing how to use them is entirely different.
One question I get asked a lot is where do you apply essential oils for anxious feelings? Here are a few of my favorite ways:
- Dilute – place a few drops of oil in bath salts and add to a warm bath.
- At home – while at home, use a diffuser with your favorite oils.
- Inhale – when you’re on the go, put a few drops of the oil on a handkerchief to keep in your pocket or on an aromatherapy bracelet or necklace.
- Massage – when you need immediate relief, use with a carrier oil during a relaxing massage. If you haven’t got a friendly hand to help, give yourself a hand, or foot massage, hitting all those acupressure points (Message me, if you’d like a map sent to you).
- Topical – when you need to get oils on quickly, rub on your temples, wrists, and over your heart.
Placing oils on your heart chakra can have amazing health benefits and recenter, rebalance, when our emotions become imbalanced. The best essential oils to use with this chakra are balancing, calming and those that help with the respiratory system.
Melissa (whose common name is Lemon Balm) has been used since Biblical times. It has been used as an adaptogen all around the world, for stress relief and many report that it both calms them down and boosts their brain and mental clarity. It is a powerful oil for any heart-centered practice, as a natural remedy to sooth anxiety and promote restful sleep (along with Lavender). Of course, Lavender is famous for calming down racing thoughts. One study found it helps with insomnia and depression in college age women (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16520572/). Peppermint is known to uplift, wake up the mind, improve deep breathing, while Vetiver is known for its calming properties (soothing nerves, is reportedly a good sedative). Similar to this is Ylang ylang, which has many beneficial properties, is known for its ability to lift mood, release anger and stress. Now, Copaiba is an amazing oil, sometimes referred to as the “Oil of Unveiling.” It is said that it can bring repressed emotions (guilt, shame, self-loathing, anger, regret) to the surface, so they can be dealt with and released. Many report feeling they are able to release negative emotions after using Copaiba, forgive those who have harmed them and recapture feelings of self-worth and clarity about one’s purpose in life.
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