There are many reasons people diffuse essential oils. It is either to make the space smell nice, to have a calming effect, or to feel energized. Adding essential oils for these reasons can be mentally therapeutic. It really depends on the essential oil, and the person to get certain types of benefits. Everyone is different, which is why I put some alternatives to this blend below. In this recipe, we are going to be using some great essential oils to help calm the nerves.
But first! I want to showcase this photo in my blog. My cousin Jenna took this picture. It looked like the unknown roads we take daily, and that unknown can be stressful. I created this blend for stress/anxiety support we need from time to time.
I am thankful my cousin was so sweet to let me use it for this blog post, and I gave her the well-deserved photo credit. She is an amazing eye for photography! So here it is without the blend in its view. 😊 Great picture, right?
Let’s get to this recipe!
2 drops of each of the following essential oils
Add all the drops listed into your diffuser and run for 15 to 30 mins. Shut off for at least an hour, then run again for another 15 to 30 mins if needed. This is intended for that quick calming relief needed when you are feeling stressed. You may find that only running it once is just enough.
Check out my blog on Diffusing Safely to see why I recommend short diffuser times.
What if I do not have a diffuser?
Check out this blog post on another diffuser blend I created. In this blog, I go over extensively what to do if you do not have a diffuser.
Why these ingredients?
You may notice these are all citrus essential oils. Citrus oils are very uplifting and can bring a smile to almost anyone's face.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is nervine which is nerve calming but it is also a stimulant type essential oil. Don't get too concerned about it being stimulating, this one is calming to the nerves.
Bergamot is also good for helping with irritability, stress, anxiety, sluggish energy, and a pessimistic outlook.
It soothes the soul. All the things you need to help relieve some stressful moments.
Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) is one of those essential oils that makes you happy even when it is not mixed with any other essential oils.
It has an overall uplifting aroma.
Green Mandarin (Citrus nobilis) is the one I prefer out of the two mandarins. The red mandarin has the Latin name (Citrus reticulata) and has the same properties. Mandarin is a nervine like bergamot.
This essential oil also has emotional calming and sedative effects.
Yes! There are safety concerns or guidelines for the use of essential oils.
The number of drops in this blend is at a safe level for all ages to inhale. If you find that you are getting a headache, start to cough, or start to feel nauseous, stop the diffuser. If you are using the hot water bowl method, dump it out. If you feel the need, open up some windows to air your space out. This indicates there are too many essential oils for YOUR liking. It could also mean the diffuser or water bath usage was on too long for YOUR liking. I emphasize YOUR because everyone is different. I don't want you to feel YOU are the issue, you are not! Essential oils are strong and very concentrated. You just need to find what works for YOU. Ok?
Also, keep an eye on your kids to see if they are enjoying it or not. If your child cannot express their dislike or is not able to leave the room on their own, diffuse at the lower time limit above. My son doesn't enjoy diffusing very much. So, I do it in the morning for a short time for my use or I have it turned on when we are all out of the house to just cleanse the space.
Now for the recipe adjustments!
3 drops each of the following essential oils
3 drops each of the following essential oils
Essential oils do tend to come out fast in the bottles. If you happen to go over by a drop or two, don't panic. See how you end up liking the blend you accidentally created. It may be something you like and want to put in your own notebook of blends. Just try to keep it at 10 drops or less. I find going over 6 drops, the blend gets stronger.
Thank you for reading!
Love and Nature,
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My studies through Aromahead Institute and ACHS clinical aromatherapy certification programs.
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