Aromatherapy for Managing Stress

By Mala Nathan                                        

How to use essential oils: 

Bath                Put 4-6 drops of essential oil into a teaspoon of oil. Add to the bath once the water has finished running

Massage        Mix a maximum of 5 drops of the essential oil into 10ml of carrier oil such as sweet almond oil or vegetable oil.
                      Rub into arms, neck and temples.

Vaporiser       Add 3-6 drops to water to fragrance a room.

Benefits of essential oils:

Marjoram       
Good for people who can’t switch off and that have lots of mental chatter. It is a sedative and is good for grief and insomnia. Helpful for digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), indigestion and colic. Also has pain relieving properties and can be helpful for headaches and aching muscles. Soothing, fortifying and warming.

Lavender
Good for a wide range of issues. It can be used neat. Often used for insomnia and is also helpful for depression, panic, shock, hysteria and fear. It can help with digestive issues such as abdominal cramps, IBS, nausea, and colic. It is also good for headaches and migraines, skin complaints such as eczema and high blood pressure.

Grapefruit
Anti-depressant and good for digestion grapefruit is refreshing, rejuvenating and uplifting.  It is good for flatulence, IBS, poor appetite and sluggish digestion. It is good for people reacting to stress.

Rosemary
Stimulating, invigorating and vibrant rosemary is good for poor concentration or memory, mental fatigue and depression. Do not use during the evening or if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.

Frankincense
Used in religious rites all over the world, Frankincense is considered to be spiritually uplifting and expansive. It is good for the respiratory system and helpful for conditions such as asthma and panic attacks. I like to use it during meditation. It is also excellent for rejuvenating the skin, muscular aches and pains, and anxiety.

 


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