Beat the Seasonal Blues!!
I don’t know about you but sometimes summer seams so short and the cloudy cold winter is forever! I found that Essential Oils can help in many ways to uplift the spirits and ease depression and anxiety associated with the seasonal blues.
First let me educate you on how the oils work with your emotions. In your brain is the olfactory system this is how your brain registers your sense of smell and in turn your emotions associated with that particular smell. The Olfactory is located in the nasal passage and connects directly to the Limbic system in the brain that brings on emotions and feelings. For example when you smell a pumpkin late you thing of Fall and can even go as far as closing your eyes and picturing the changing leaves and the cool breezes, wearing sweaters and cute boots. Essential Oils can have the same effect but also carry with them therapeutic befits. For instance you smell Lemon and it is fresh bright and uplifting giving you a sense of joy and energy, along with that when diffused in the air it can help elevate alleges and bacteria in the air around you.
Here are three ways to help you get these benefits of oils. A diffuser to distribute oils in the air, a breath Jar and an inhaler. I have three recipes that work well for me and I hope you enjoy them.
Uplifting Diffuser Blend
4 Drops Wild Orange Essential Oil
3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
Place drops in your diffuser and diffuse for 1 – 2 hours in the morning for a boost of energy to start your day. Diffuse periodically thru the day when you need a pick me up or a mood booster.
Happiness in a Jar
A four ounce glass jar with a lid
1-2 cotton balls
2 Drops Peppermint
2 Drops Lemon
2 Drops Lavender
Place cotton balls in the glass jar and add Essential Oils. To use cup hands around the jar and take 6 deep breaths thru your nose to feel happy and relaxed. Cap the jar when you are not using it as not to have the oils evaporate. Can be kept for up to 6 months if jar is closed tightly.
Blank Inhaler (This is the ones I get http://www.amazon.com/Aromatherapy-Essential-Inhaler-Medical-Plastic/dp/B00MJDON2M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444663380&sr=8-1&keywords=inhaler )
2 Drops Peppermint
3 Drops Bergamot
3 Drops Lime
3 Drops Wild Orange
Place drops in a glass bowl with blank cotton part of the inhaler allowing the cotton to absorb the oils completely. Put the inhaler together and sniff as needed for an emotional pick me up.
I hope you enjoy this post and will have a winter season that is full of happiness and joy.
*Please note this is not to treat or prevent mental illness or replace prescription drugs. These are just to aid and calm the symptoms associated with stress, depression and anxiety.*