Aroma oils can lift our mood and provide some positivity during this frantic and scary time.
Aroma therapy dates back to 3500 bc and long before that approx. 10,000 bc our ancestors burned dried herbs and scented woods to drive out evil spirits. Juniper and Rosemary were burned in french hospitals to clear the air during cholera and typhus outbreaks.
Aroma oils also work psychologically connecting with the limbic center in our brain that is responsible for our emotions this is why smelling a certain oil can make us feel good and lift our mood.
Aroma oils can be used in an oil burner, diffuser or as a mist. If you want apply an oil directly to the skin it is advised to dilute it first as some are very strong and can cause skin to be irritated like Peppermint or Lemon Myrtle. I usually advise to put the oil on an Acu point like the inside of the wrist or on the sole of the feet
Here are some specific Aroma oils you can use:
Cinnamon: gives hope, energizes, good for depression
Lemon Myrtle: calming, uplifting, induces happiness
Juniper: clears negative energy, refreshes, stimulates
Lavender: calming, soothing, inner peace
Frankinscense: comforting, reduces stress and anxiety
Lemon: uplifitng, stimulating, supports immune system
Also be aware that some Aroma oils have contra indication especially if applied on the skin. for example: lavender can lower Blood Pressure, Juniper can excabate Kidney issues and Mandarin can be photo toxic. And if you are pregnant use only Citrus Fruit OIls as most others are not advisable.These are just a few Aroma oil you can use.
Below are a few Aroma Oil Blends that can be beneficial.
Blending different Aroma Oils together gives you the benefit to experience the different properties at once. There is something called a blending factor which I won't go into now only that Aroma oils are divided into 3 Notes:Top Notes evaporate quickly within 20 minutes, they are usually the first oil you can smell in a blend
Middle Notes have a moderate evaporation time, 20 to 60 minutes
Base Notes evaporate slowest this is the lingering scent in a blend 1-4 hrs
For Example: Mandarin is a Top note, Lavender a Middle Note and Sandalwood a Base Note.
So if you are blending Aroma oils together keep in mind to have a balanced mix and use at least one of each Notes.Also be aware that some Aroma oils have contra indication especially if applied on the skin. for example: lavender can lower Blood Pressure, Juniper can excabate Kidney issues and Mandarin can be photo toxic. And if you are pregnant use only Citrus Fruit OIls as most others are not advisable.Specific blends for use in a Diffuser, the number is the amount of drops to be used in about 2/3 of water in the diffuser:
Colds and Flu;
Blend 1: Thyme 4, Eucalyptus 3, Lavender 2
Blend 2: Tea tree 5, Thyme 2, Peppermint 2
Eucalyptus 3, Thyme 4, Sandalwood 2, Rosemary 2
Juniper 3, Clary Sage 3, Frankincense 3
Sage 2,Lavender 4, Juniper 2, Frankincense 2, LemonMyrtle 2
Rose Geranium 3, Frankincense 2, Ylang Ylang 2, Lemon 2
Rosewood 3, Neroli 2, Mandarin 2, Petitgrain 2
Jasmine 2, Grapefruit/Orange 3, Vetiver 2, Cedarwood 2
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