Working as a clinical aromatherapist I see first hand, the ‘magical’ effect oils can have on your life.
I LOVE using essential oils and want everyone to experience their powerful effects and see how they can help you; relieve stress, increase energy, boost immune system, lift the spirits, help you sleep, keep you awake, ease pains and aches, bring you joy, clear your head, keep you calm, make you smile.. the list goes on and on.
Sometimes I think we forget the power and pleasure of scent. One of the reasons why I became an aromatherapist is the way scent can evoke memories and lift the spirits for a magical moment. For me, whenever I smell roses, I am brought back to my grandmother’s garden with my cousins, aged 4, making perfume in jam jars from rose petals. The memory and the scent always makes me so happy.
What makes it special too is that it makes you stop what you are doing and take the time to breathe in the aroma. When you inhale the oil, that’s when the magic begins…
One of the quickest ways to give yourself a lift with aromatherapy is to put some essential oils on a tissue.
Some of my favourites:
To lift the spirits
2 drops of Bergamot essential oil, on a tissue and breathe it in deeply a few times during the day. Wonderfully refreshing, with a citrus and floral undertone, Bergamot always helps me to relax and “let go” a little. It is one of my favourites.
I also like to put the bergamot scented tissue in my car so that the beautiful aroma fills the space and makes the drive a much happier experience.
To calm down
2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil on a tissue.
Take three deep breaths breathing in the beautiful aroma of the exotic ylang ylang flower. The effect is immediate. Your anxiety lessens, your blood pressure lowers and you begin to feel calmer. This really works when you are nervous or anxious.
To focus and energise
2 drops of Rosemary and 1 drop of lemon into a tissue. Again, just breathe it in and you will feel stimulated and more alert. Really good when you need to stay awake, meet a deadline or just keep going.
Just remember, wherever you are, stop and make time for the magic of scent.
*This excerpt was taken from a piece I wrote recently for the Everyday Magic Blog. See link below for full article.