I have noticed that I use essential oils more and more, when I write my articles. I have always had some problems focusing that I have learned to live with, but essential oils have definitely brought some extra help, when I need to get my work done. Citrus oils are also wonderful, when you need little energy boost. I always get my diffuser going at my work desk, but I also often put oil blends to my wrists.
Frankincense, sandalwood and lime bring clarity to those with problems with focusing. Roman chamomile, patchouli and ylang ylang are calming to the mind. Mix drop or two to the table-spoon of coconut oil and rub it to your temples or back of the neck. You should also inhale the oil blend couple of times before you put it on to your skin. You can also put couple of drops to your diffuser. doTerra also has an oilblend called Intune that you can use for this purpose.
Lack of motivation and frustration
If you are having trouble with focusing because of lack of motivation or you are feeling frustrated: Peppermint, peel of clementine and coriander seed oil give great boost during day or first thing in the morning (you can also use them before competitions). The scent combination is very fresh, clean and minty. Put a drop or two to a table-spoon of coconut oil and on to your wrists. Inhale first. You can also put the oil blend to bottom of your feet or to the diffuser. doTerra also has an oil blend called Motivate.
I made a blog few days ago, where I give tips on how to use essential oils for sadness, anxiety, nervousness and restlessness. You can also get benefits of using essential oils for raging hormones. If you are pregnant or nursing, remember to consult your doctor first. Sorry, that the vlog get’s little bit cut of at the end, but there is all the info I wanted to give about this topic. Hope you like the vlog 🙂
There are a lot of essential oils that offer calming effects for emotions. You can relieve sadness, restlessness and nervousness with essential oils. Also there are essential oils that can help with emotional storms that come from monthly periods.
For sadness, worries and restlessness
Frankincense, patchouli and ylang ylang help with calmness during sadness. You can apply the essential oils to your heart or to your feet (dilute the oils to one big table-spoon of coconut oil). You can also massage the oil blend to your shoulders. DoTerra has an oil blend called Console, where you can find those essential oils too. You can also find it as a roller bottle.
Calming the emotional storms caused by hormones
Sage, lavender, bergamot and Roman chamomile can calm the emotional storms caused by hormones. You can mix one drop of each oil (or two if you use only one of these oils) to 1-2 table spoons of coconut oil. Massage the oil blend to your stomach or put the oils to diffuser. DoTerra has also an oil blend called Clary Calm, where you can find all these essential oils. Clary calm also cools your skin from heat. If you are pregnant or nursing consult your doctor.
Greetings from the snow blizzard! I wanted to talk this week about moods and how to help your moods with essential oils. I use them daily for that. Having a good mood is essential for better health. I also made a blog about this two days ago, where I wrote down specific oils for different moods. I also gave out a recipe for better focusing.
One of the challenges in living in today’s world is definitely keeping positive outlook in life and staying happy. Even if we have more money and spare time from work and safer environment than people did decades ago, stress and comparing ourselves to everybody else takes the joy out of our lives. Being in better mood reduces stress and improves health. Even if you don’t own a diffuser, you can inhale essential oils from your skin or from bath water. You can dilute them into your skin and most of doTerra’s oils you can use internally.
Rub two drops of frankincense to the bottoms of your feet (remember to dilute)
Put two drops of doTerra’s Roman chamomile into your tea (if you use some other brand, make sure that you can use their product internally)
Rub two drops of vetiver and lavender into your skin (remember to dilute)
Rub patchouli to your temples or bottoms of your feet (remember to dilute)
Put few drops of Ylang Ylang to your foot bath
For nervousness and restlessness
Rub two drops of rosemary to your wrists diluted or put them into diffuser
Put few drops of lavender to your bath water or into your self-made shower gel
Put doTerra’s Balance oil blend to your neck, wrists or diffuser (remember to dilute for your skin). This is my favourite blend right now for my 2 year old’s mood swings (also helps me).
Put two drops of sandalwood to your neck diluted or diffuse
Put doTerra’s Elevation blend to diffuser
Recipe for people with difficulties to focus:
For a palm of coconut oil
drop of vetiver
drop of lavender
drop of sandalwood
and massage it into your skin. You can also put those oils into your diffuser. DoTerra has an oilblend called Intune for focusing.
Sometimes I have thought about, how you get used to your nails and think that that’ s the way they are always going to look like. The history with my nails has changed a lot! I had very good nails growing up and as a teenager. Than they got worse (I believe due to my diet). I had acrylic nails for years and two years ago I notices that my nails were very long and strong. I can’t really bend them. Something had clearly changed, because they use to break all the time.
My number one tip for strong nails are green vegetables like spinach and broccoli. I put them icy in my morning smoothie and add some green powder too. That is the only change I have made to my diet addition to cutting back a lot of diary. Coconut oil gets into my nails a lot, because I dilute my essential oils almost daily. I have read that almond oil is also good for the nails.
Here are some tips for improving your nails with essential oils:
Calendula oil is great for nails and cuticles. Add calendula oil or lotion for your DIY nail products
Tea tree oil is good for treating nail fungus (read more here about taking care of your feet with oils). Add two drops of tea tree oil to two table spoons of almond oil and apply it to your nails and cuticles.
For other infections in your nails and cuticles you can use eucalyptus or patchouli oil in same ratio as tea tree oil.