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5 Essential Oils You Need In Your Life!! xxx

May 12, 2017

 If you have ever enjoyed the smell of a meadow on a summers day then really you are enjoying essential oils whilst they are still part of a plant! They can be found in all parts of a plant and have been used for centuries for their multiple and amazing health benefits.

 

There are so many to choose from so we have selected a few to simplify things for you  :)

 

TO BOOST MOOD:

“ Mandarin has a soothing effect on the emotional body and can bring relief in the case of insomnia, anxiety, low mood and stress,” says Claire Kelly, co-founder of Indigo Herbs (indigo-herbs.co.uk). “With its beautiful sunshine colour, the essential oil is actually nourishing to the nervous system. It is also thought to be uplifting and restorative to the mind, bringing back zest, happiness and concentration.”

 

 

TO PROMOTE SLEEP:

It’s an old fave and one most of us have heard of – lavender. “Lavender is known for its peaceful, soothing and restful qualities,” says Claire. “It helps with sleeplessness, headaches, and irritability as it is calming to the mind”.

 

 

FOR STRESS RELIEF:

Ylang ylang is the essential oil for you if you are feeling frazzled and chaotic. “Ylang ylang is good for use in nervous tension, in the case of frustration, restlessness, anger, anxiety, depression and stress,” says Claire. “It is also the essential oil to use in the case of shock and trauma to body or mind. It has a beautiful relaxing aroma and can really aid an over stimulated nervous system to unwind and relax.”

 

 

TO INCREASE CONFIDENCE:

“Bergamot has a wonderfully uplifting aroma, and it is used traditionally in aromatherapy for depression, low self-esteem, melancholy and anxiety,” explains Claire. “It is refreshing and invigorating. It is also indicated as good for banishing stress and promoting confidence.”

 

TO RELIEVE PMS:

“Clary sage essential oil is primarily a woman’s botanical. It is excellent for balancing female hormones and of great use during menstruation. It is a uterine tonic and has an emmenagogue action, which means it can promote a healthy flow of blood during the monthly period. It is also used to treat menstrual cramps as it has anti-spasmodic and sedative properties. It is relaxing and can balance the mood at this time.”

 

 

These are a great 5 basic essential oils to start your collection off with!

 

HOW TO USE THESE OILS!

 

Be aware that whilst essential oils do have medicinal and beneficial qualities they are very strong and should not be applied undiluted directly to the skin.

Advice from Claire Kelly:

“A great way to ingest the beneficial phytochemicals in them is by adding them to a hot bath and having a good long soak, so we can add drops to either a bath oil or milk before adding them straight to the bath water.

 

Applying to the skin is another excellent way to benefit, and this can be done by adding them to a carrier body massage oil such as almond oil, or to an aqueous cream, or even to a handcrafted balm made with oils or beeswax. These preparations can be used for whatever you need them for – beauty, muscle or joint pain, wounds or promoting relaxation.

 

You can also simply inhale them – a few drops can be added to an essential oil burner, a handkerchief, a paper towel, or simply to a bowl of boiling water. The drops can also be blended with flower water and used as a room or body spray, even popping a few drops on a radiator can mean that the oils evaporate and can be breathed in and benefitted from.”

 

Why not give it a go?!

 

If you have any queries about aromatherapy or are interested in trying an aromatherapy massage please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

Lots of love and kind regards,

 

Kirst xxx

 

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