As the seasons change and the days get shorter, darker and cooler, this can have an impact on our moods. Essential oils can be a powerful tool in your arsenal to get you through the transition. Why? Because essential oils can have a powerful effect on your limbic system.
The limbic system is the part of the brain involved in our behavioral and emotional responses. When we breathe in an essential oil, the vapors enter the nose and the receptors send a signal to your limbic system. An example of the limbic system at work would be smelling apple pie and it conjuring up childhood memories of your mother baking or the smell of a certain perfume taking you back to an event in your life. Scents can have a profound effect on our mood. For example, Lavender can promote relaxation while peppermint can be energizing.
We’ve rounded up some simple DIY’s for you with essential oils that uplift you, promote relaxation when the stress of the day has been too much, and empower you when you’re feeling down.
Morning Sunshine Diffusion Blend
Tranquil Nights Bath Salts
*The Jojoba in this recipe helps keep skin moisturized while you soak in the tub, while Lavender, Black Spruce and Frankincense calm the mind and prepare you for bed.
In addition to these DIY ideas. Here are a couple things you can add into your week to help your mood:
• Take a relaxing stroll in nature
• Do some meditative art
• Take a long warm shower
• Get a message
• Read a book
• Do some light yoga
• Schedule some time away from technology
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