Refresh tired senses on plane trips, long car rides or anytime you need a fragrant boost. Add 9 drops of lavender and 7 drops of orange essential oil to 1 and 2/3 ounces of distilled water. Place in a spray bottle or atomizer. Shake the bottle vigorously, then close your eyes and lightly mist your face or personal space.
3 drops sweet marjoram
3 drops lavender
3 drops rose
1 drop cypress
Have you lost a loved one? Measure this into the water while running your bath.
You need all the help you can get, and this won't hurt a bit.
Emotions and the Mind
Geranium is a wonderful antidepressant. It's an excellent
relaxant for those suffering from nervous tension.
Use in a diffuser, bath or a massage blend.
10 drops sandalwood
2 drops vanilla
1 drop jasmine
1 drop jasmine
The above combination of essential oils "makes for a warm and sweet fragrance, perfect for the bedroom for its relaxing and aphrodisiac properties."
Scents affect not only our senses, but our emotions and our health.
The "father of medicine" Hippocrates is said to have practiced aromatherapy (before it was dubbed so) for healing purposes. - Aromatherapy.com
French surgeon Jean Valnet used essential oils to help heal soldiers' wounds in World War II, proving the medical benefits of aromatherapy. - http://www.aromatherapy.com/history.html
Aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active method to employ during acute and chronic stages of illness or 'dis'-ease. It is a natural, non-invasive modality designed to affect the whole person, not just the symptom or disease, and to assist the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself by the correct use of essential oils. - National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy