The holiday season is coming to a close and for many people it is a magical time of year. But to others, that magic never happens. And when it doesn't, you are left with a feeling of sadness or emptiness. While we can't fill that void for you, what we can do is share some thoughts on what essential oils we like to use when our spirits need a lift.
Lavender emits a light calming scent that relieves stress. Wearing a few drops around your wrist on a aromatherapy bracelet can help you feel calm during the day and diffusing it at night promotes restful sleep. And we all feel better after a peaceful night of sleep.
Have you ever seen Bergamot oil but weren't sure what it was? Let us help you out - Bergamot is a citrus fruit. The oil comes from the skin and it is believed to increase sluggish blood circulation, which can create feelings of happiness. It can also stimulate certain hormones and cause you to feel mellow and relaxed. Sounds like a good oil for everyone to have on hand!
Really, just about any of the citrus oils are uplifting! Lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit...give one of these instant mood boosters a try when you are feeling a little down during a gray winter day after the holiday euphoria has passed. Inhale the refreshing scents with your eyes closed and pretend you are laying on the beach with the warm sun kissing your skin.
While your eyes are closed, another sweet scent wafts past your nose. It's jasmine, and it smells good. Like really good. You can't help but feel less anxious with this divine aroma around. It's not considered an aphrodisiac for nothing after all! Make sure and try some jasmine oil on a aromatherapy necklace.
You will be thrown back into this daydream when this fragrance unexpectedly hits your nose throughout your day. Not such a bad daydream to get lost in for a minute from time to time.
If sweet and uplifting scents aren't quite your thing, maybe you would enjoy Rosemary oil. It has a more earthy and grounding scent that may calm you. For some people, gardening and putting their hands in the dirt is very peaceful and relaxing and rosemary oil can elevate your mood by reminding you of these kinds of moments.
Whatever scents make you feel happy, or calm, or relaxed, there is most likely an oil that can complement that. These just happen to be a few that we like to use when the post holiday blues hit.
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Essential oils can be used as aphrodisiacs? Do your own exploration, but here are some suggestions we have to get you aimed in the right direction.