This article is all about essential oils for calming yourself, of course any oil you use should fit you, if you don’t like the smell of a particular oil use a different calimg essential oil. Only if the oil and you like each other you have found the best essential oils for calming yourself.
German chamomile has a calming presence. It can shine in the blends composed to soothe irritation and anxiety and especially in topical blends to relieve pain. It has an intense aroma, and it is rather precious oil that is why it should be used in moderation. One or two drops in a diffuser can calm a child into sleeping. To create a calming diffuser blend, mix 1 drop of German chamomile with 4 drops of green mandarin and 2 drops of cedarwood atlas essential oils.
I want to mention that cedarwood atlas essential oil shows amazing not only calming qualities but can also instill strength in times of crisis, it can help us ‘resist powerful emotions that threaten to undermine our confidence’. (Salvatore Battaglia)
Green mandarin is calming, bright and uplifting, especially when you are going through a time of change. It welcomes you to appreciate you. Mandarin blends well with centring cypress and reassuring geranium especially in a body oil to support you after morning shower. Mix 5 drops of mandarin with 5 drops of cypress and 2 drops of geranium in two spoons of jojoba base oil.
Patchouli essential oil has deep earthy aroma which is known for inspiring peace. Its bigger molecules give patchouli a grounding scent, which make us feel present and secure in our element, able to avoid worries and distractions.
Roman chamomile is one of the oils of serenity: stress relieving and relaxing. It’s calming property can be applied in a stress calming body oil to use in the morning to keep you calm and allow your life flow beautifully. Add 2 drops of Roman chamomile and 6 drops of sweet orange essential oil to two spoons of jojoba base oil.
Beautiful rose geranium essential oil contains natural calming component linalool. Its floral heart note is soothing stress and anxiety, is very comforting.
A relaxing bath without overpowering your senses will calm stress and anxiety.
Bergamot essential oil is wonderfully rich in linalool, a component famous for calming working on stress. Mix a spoon of sea salt, a spoon of avocado oil and 2 drops of bergamot essential oil.
Many essential oils induce relaxation, reduce irritability, and overcome sleeping problems. Here are the essential oils with calming qualities:
- Roman and German chamomile
- Clary sage
- Rose geranium
- Sweet marjoram
- Sweet orange
- Ylang ylang
The best ways of calming yourself with the best essential oils for calming is through inhalation using a diffuser and a relaxing massage using your favourite calming essential oils.
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