Sunday, December 11, 2016

Aromatherapy 101

Aside from smelling wonderful, some essentials are actually helpful! I keep a few of these handy:
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ROSE: romance, love, joy, sensual pleasure, happiness, passion, desire, soothes emotions, lifts depression, eases anxiety and stress, insomnia

JASMINE: decreases anxiety, depression, nervous exhaustion, stress, elevates spirits, balances moods, encourages optimism, self-confidence, diminishes fear, emotionally and physically relaxing, spurs creativity, inspires artistic expression, awakens intuition, sensual stimulant, promotes feelings of beauty and allure, confidence
Warning: do not use if pregnant

LAVENDER: eases feelings of depression, fear, insomnia, irritability, melancholy, mood swings, nervousness, stress, worry, anger; helps balance emotions and provide mental well-being

ORANGE & TANGERINE: emotional balance, revitalizes, energizes, calms nerves, optimism and positivity especially in wintertime, subdues stress and depression, encourages adventurous attitude, tangerine especially helps sooth me to sleep

CINNAMON CASSIA: warming and uplifting, encourages inner-strength, courage, confidence, promotes healthy digestion and immune system, stimulates metabolism
(sometimes I add a drop of cinnamon to my lipgloss, it stings my lips a little, and plumps them :-)
Dulce Maria RBD Este Amor flashing light bulbs maquillaje applying lip gloss beautiful red hair Rebelde
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I am not a doctor and I cannot advise what will/won't work for you, but...
Here are essential oils I use organized by need/mood/emotions:

Appetite Suppressant and Weightloss
grapefruit: boosts energy, curbs cravings, endurance
bergamot and lavender helps keep me calm and alleviate stress, positive emotions, motivation
orange, lemon: emotional support, energizing
peppermint: relaxes stomach muscles, calm mood, mentally alert, energizing
patchouli: sedative/relaxation
cinnamon: regulates blood sugar levels to reduce mood swings (emotional balance)
ylang ylang: helps mind think clearly
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Fear
essential oils: cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli, thyme

Confidence, Self-Worth
essential oils: jasmine, ylang ylang, rose, bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, lavender, basil

Nervous Energy
essential oils: rose, chamomile, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, rosemary

Calming when I'm Stressed Out, Negative Emotions
essential oils: frankincense, lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, ylang ylang, clary sage, rose, bergamot

Grief and Sadness
essential oils recommended: bergamot, chamomile, jasmine, rose, basil, lavender, peppermint, thyme

Depression
essential oils: bergamot, rosemary, jasmine, juniper, peppermint, chamomile, sandalwood, ylang ylang, frankincense

Uplifting Mood
essential oils: bergamot, rose, basil, sandalwood, orange

Stimulating, Get Up and Go
essential oils: peppermint, rosemary, basil, lemon, grapefruit
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Fragrance oils are NOT the same as essential oils. Fragrance oils are most often synthetic, they are for fragrance purposes only. Fragrance oils do not have natural healing properties like essential oils do.

peppermint oil calms stomach muscles weight loss stimulating energy uplifting soothingWhere to buy: if ordering online, I like http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/peo.html  If you want to smell the essential oils before buying, I suggest checking out your local Sprouts because they often have better sales than Whole Foods. Walmart and Rite Aid carry some essential oils now. I also see "100% pure essential oil" bottles at TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Ross stores sometimes.

How I Use Them:
---take a whiff directly from the bottle cap
---put a few drops into a cup of boiling water and inhale the steam
---on an aroma locket necklace
pure Essential Oils WALMART Nature's Bounty Lavender Patchouli Rosemary Grapefruitreview Nature's Bounty essential oil blends Refreshing Focus Calming Sleep Relaxing Invigorating Harmony Breathe Easy

WARNING! these essential oils are poisonous to cats: Oregano, Bay Leaf, Parsley and Savory, Cedar Leaf, Sage, Hyssop, Cyprus, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Mint ,Caraway, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Chamomile, Thyme and Rosemary, Pine, Peppermint, Lemon, Melaleuca and Tea Tree Oil, Cinnamon Bark Oil, Wintergreen

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