Wonderful Essential Oils

Did you know essential oils may assist our wellbeing, and using them daily can have a positive effect in our life. We can use essential oils for a particular issue that we might have or because we just like their scent. For example we can use essential oils to help us with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Weight Loss
  • Stress Relief
  • Boost Energy
  • Relaxation
  • Studying and Concentration
  • Pest Control

Essential oils can be used in various ways. We can choose to burn them in an oil burner or a diffuser. We can also add a few drops to our bath water. Essential oils can also be blended together with some carrier oil such as sweet almond oil.

Essential oils that may give us energy and metabolism boost are:

  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Basil

Essential oils that may help reduce stress, anxiety and depression (which can also be the cause of overeating). Some of the best essential oils for stress relief are:

  • Lavender
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Jasmine
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Geranium
  • Palo Santo

Some very effective essential oils for combating depression are:

  • Sandalwood
  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Jasmine
  • Orange

Essential oils that may help to ease anxiety are:

  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Sandalwood
  • Rose
  • Bergamot

If you just need something calming and relaxing, you can use Lavender or Chamomile essential oil. They can also be blended together. They work wonderfully added to our bath water, too.

For those who need a bit of aid with their focus, concentration or studying, these essential oils might help:

  • Peppermint (may increase mental accuracy)
  • Lavender (may reduce mental stress and improves cognitive performance)
  • Vetiver (may improve concentration)
  • Frankincense (may improve focus)

Last but not least, the essential oils can also be used as pest control, to naturally repel ants, spiders, mosquitos, etc. One of the most effective essential oils to repel pest are:

  • Peppermint (ants and spiders)
  • Lemongrass or Citronella (mosquitoes)
  • Peppermint or Eucalyptus (mice)
  • Peppermint, Citronella and/or Lemongrass (cockroaches)

Essential oils must be diluted and should only be used internally on instruction from a qualified practitioner. It is important to remember that essential oils should not be applied directly on the skin as burning may occur.

Namaste,

The Blue Budha