Trust in the Power of Nature
Relaxation is so important for the nervous system and overall health, yet relaxing doesn’t come easily for a lot of people.
Back when I was a Massage Therapist, I made a lot of blends to encourage relaxation. One of my favorite ingredients was (and is!) Elemi essential oil. Elemi centers your mind and reassures your heart. It lets stress, over-thinking, and circuitous thoughts just fall away.
So I have a bath salt recipe that’s great for before bed!
4 oz (112 gm) Himalayan salts
10 drops Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
2 drops Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)
2 drops Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
6 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
Just put your salts in a wide-mouth 4 oz (120 ml) jar. Drop your essential oils into the salt as you stir gently. This recipe makes enough for four baths, with about 5 drops of essential oil per bath. (This dilution is very skin-friendly!)
If your muscles are sore, you can add Epsom salts to this recipe. Just add a half-cup of Epsom salts right to your bath water.
Here are a few other ideas for relaxing with essential oils after a long day.
Massage your feet with essential oil mixed with coconut oil before sleep
Water enfused with essential oil linen spray for your pillow and sheets
A diffuser filled with essential oil blend for the bedroom
Emotionally uplifting and relaxing:Orange and Ylang Ylang
Deep earth aromas: Vetiver and Patchouli
Florals: Ylang Ylang, Palmarosa, and Lavender
Herb garden: Marjoram and Lavender
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Try about 10 drops total of essential oil per 1 oz (30 ml) of whatever you are putting it into.
Use the drop-by-drop blending method. For example, if you choose to make a massage oil with the emotionally uplifting and relaxing blend, start by adding 1 drop of Orange and 1 drop of Ylang Ylang and mix them into the coconut oil.
Check your smell often. Refresh your nose by smelling coffee beans inbetween – it clears the nasal tissue and helps you experience the real fragrance.
If you make one of these blends, please share the results with me in the comments below
via Aromahead Weekly