Essential oils to get you through a difficult day
Everyone experiences one of those days where things just aren’t going the way you hoped and you feel completely out of balance. Whatever the reason for your bad day, an essential oil blend can help get you back on track and turn your day around.
For these recipes, blend the oils together and use in a diffuser or inhale from a tissue. Alternatively, add the oils to a 10ml rollerball bottle topped up with carrier oil, and apply to your temples or the insides of your wrists throughout the day.
If you’ve been kept awake all night by a teething toddler, the chances are you won’t be feeling too great the next morning. Before you reach for a triple espresso why not give this energising blend a try. It can help to clear your head and give you a boost of get-up-and-go:
•3 drops of rosemary essential oil
•3 drops of thyme essential oil
•2 drops of peppermint essential oil
Note: These are all strong oils so I only suggest using this blend if you’re in good health.
Most of us have experienced “butterflies” on the day of an exam or a big work presentation. A little boost of adrenaline can keep you sharp and energised, but if you feel your nerves are getting the better of you, try this blend to help you feel less anxious:
•3 drops of true lavender essential oil
•3 drops of bergamot essential oil
•2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
This blend is for those days when your list of tasks or deadlines seem endless. It can help improve your focus so you can work through one job at a time:
•3 drops of basil essential oil
•4 drops of frankincense essential oil
•1 drop of vetivert essential oil
Note: Essential oils are extremely strong and should never be applied directly to the skin or taken internally unless advised by a professional. If you have sensitive skin, perform a 24-hour patch test with your chosen oils, making sure they’re properly diluted in a base oil.
If you’re pregnant or have underlying health issues, it’s always a good idea to seek the advice of a qualified aromatherapist or even speak to a health professional for advice. Extra precautions should be used when treating the elderly or the very young.
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Written by Anna Stone, founder of Calme Therapies