best essential oils for stress and anxiety

Best essential oils for dealing with stress and anxiety

best essential oils for stress and anxiety

Best essential oils for dealing with stress and anxiety

What are the best essential oils for dealing with stress and anxiety, and is it ok to admit you feel anxious?

I get a lot of messages quietly from friends who don’t want anyone to know that they are feeling anxious. There seems to be a sense of shame about it, to admit that you are not coping. You know what? I can’t find many people who live in this modern day and age who haven’t found themselves in a situation at one stage or the other who haven’t felt anxious.  Change produces anxiety becuase we stress and mull over what might happen in the future.  Change happens very quickly thanks to modern technology.

Our modern lives are so busy and filled with deadlines and activities that it doesn’t take much to begin to feel stressed and a little anxious. The number of families who are now dealing with an absent parent due to FIFO (fly in fly out) roles, is incredible. Add the divorce statistics on top of this, and you’ll realise that the world is actually filled with couples and families experiencing distress from physical and emotional distance based separation. We’ve never had to deal with it on such a scale before. One person is left to stay at the “fort” and carry on as usual and the other one is permanently feeling like they are splitting themselves in two.

Couple this with our expectations of perfection, exacerbated by our friend’s seemingly perfect lives on Instagram and Facebook, and it doesn’t take long to feel like our family is the only one which is disorganised, shouty and messy, and that we should be doing a better job with the kids, our marriage and our lives.  Heck it feels stressful just writing those sentences.

We look back at previous generations and think “What am I doing wrong?”. Actually nothing. Your perception of your life as a child is different than the reality of how your parents coped at the time. One of my closest friends told me yesterday that she was given a stack of her mother’s personal letters to her family to read, by her mother, for the express purpose of understanding that she was doing nothing wrong. The reality of being human is that we all wear a mask of coping and confide in those closest to us when we need help. We don’t necessarily broadcast it to our children and the world.

Some people cope with 5pm wine.

Or a wine whilst cooking and another with dinner.

Or emotional eating.

Or sex with strangers via online dating sites.

Smoking. Doing drugs.

Shopping.

Bingeing on tv, that they don’t even really want to watch.

Never ending scrolling on Facebook

Or over exercising

Or simply retreating emotionally and distancing themselves.

 

What I would like to propose is that anxious feelings and stress are a normal part of life, and I would like to show you some tools that I use to help me cope. What I have taught myself is how to reach for essential oils and to supplement my diet, rather than repress my feelings or let myself get overwhelmed.  I believe that all emotions are healthy, but the key is to act on them as they arise, and make sure that we don’t get stuck in one particular emotion.

Based on my personal experiences over the past few years, I highly recommend every family examine implements a sensory routine in their lives. I believe a sensory routine is actually a recipe for sanity!

Here’s what we do in our household, and it helps! Why not try it in yours?

Here is the power combination:

  1. Create a daily sensory routine  (see images below)
  2. Use DDR Prime supplementation  The Frankincense helps reduce inflammation in your body, which is what is caused by stress. Inflammation is one of the prime causes of disease in the body. It also helps with elevating mood and making you feel grounded and calm. Since taking the DDR Prime, my immunity has been at an all time high!
  3. Carry the one essential oil you find is your “rescue remedy” with you at all times. I used bergamot when I had panic attacks. These days I am more likely to carry Balance or Peace with me in my handbag or put it on a lava bead necklace or bracelet.
  4. Investigate your gut health by participating in a gut health reboot program (we run one every three months, or you can do your own version here) or starting on the Life Long Vitality Supplements. Understand the link between your gut and your mental health.

 

Trust me it works! I have experienced anxiety and this is the protocol that I discovered worked best for me!

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Here’s a Facebook Live that I recorded earlier about the Mood Management Kit- which I recommend using as the basis of your sensory routine.

 

If you would like to find out more contact me, or if you are ready to purchase these wonderful essential oils and a diffuser click here.  Please do not use a tea light candle diffuser as the heat destroys the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils and you are left with just a pretty smell.

 

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Spotlight on Peppermint Essential oil: For focus and nausea relief

 

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Spotlight on Peppermint Essential Oil

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+ An obsession with Peppermint
I LOVE Peppermint. It’s my favourite flavour of ice-cream (choc mint please!). I love it as a biscuit (Arnott’s Mint Slice anyone?), and my childhood memories are filled with those wafer thin “Entertain-mints” I think they were called. My parents had them with coffee when they entertained clients for dinner at their house (a common feature of our weekends in the 1980’s).
So today, I thought I’d share with you a little about how peppermint essential oil is created, and more importantly what you can do with it! It’s one of the most versatile oils you can have.

Emotional benefits of Peppermint:

“Peppermint brings joy and buoyancy too the heart and soul. It invigorates body, mind and spirit and reminds individuals that life can be happy and there is nothing to fear. It lifts the individual out of their emotional trials for a short reprieve. When an individual uses Peppermint, they feel as though they’re gliding through life. It assists in staying on the surface of emotional issues, like a water skier on a lake”.
“The power of Peppermint can be felt most in times of discouragement or depression. When the individual is disheartened, they may use Peppermint to discover the joy of being alive”.   Source: Emotions & Essential oils by enlighten.
The above video show you how Peppermint essential oil is made- I find these videos fascinating.
“Spiders and ants do not like the smell of Peppermint oil… Put some in a spray bottle with water, and spray in areas you don’t want ants and insects to live inside your house.”

How to use Peppermint Essential Oil

Description

The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content—like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil—distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene, Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.* Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils.

Uses

  • Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
  • Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
  • Add two to three drops to your favourite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
  • Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
  • Use topically for nausea and digestion issues (perfect for those facing end of life discomfort).
  • Use topically to reduce body temperature.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Statements with asterisks refer to internal use. All others refer to aromatic or topical use.

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing*
  • Promotes digestive health*
  • Repels bugs naturally

Aromatic Description

Minty, fresh, herbaceous

Collection Method

Steam Distillation

Plant Part

Whole Plant

Main Constituents

Menthol, Menthone, 1,8-Cinene

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Soundtrack of a divorce

http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/confidential/adele-brisbane-concert-star-says-hello-in-first-of-two-shows/news-story/4233a7c47e1aefa2cd5f57c316a1c3b2

There are songs that haunt us, by the very fact that they seem to look right into our hearts, and upon inspection, rip them apart. How is it, that someone you have never met, can understand exactly how you feel? How can the universe present you with a song, at a pertinent time in your life, that mirrors exactly how you feel, captures your raw emotions, and yet also helps with a little piece of healing, in the mere fact of the recognition of your suffering.

Adele was in Brisbane this weekend. It seems that everyone went, including many of my friends, and their daughters. A beautiful moment for mothers and daughters celebrating a rite of passage; a first concert together, and a shared love of a gorgeous and talented, emotive musician.  I watched with envy the Facebook and Instagram posts. But tonight, I realised, an Adele concert even now, is still too raw for me.

You see 21, was the soundtrack of my separation and divorce. Just like millions of others, who identify with the raw pain and heartbreak that Adele captures so magnificently, Adele captured my heartbreak.

21 was the first album that I purchased after leaving our marriage. We moved to a tiny house overlooking a lake, which was surrounded by rolling hills, mist and green dairy pastures. And as we drove each day from our lake house, to town, and down the long windy road to kindy we sang. My two year old, four year old, and I sang out loud to the words of Rolling in the Deep.

My children knew the song, by the first few beats. They looked forward to it, knowing somehow, that mummy loved the song, that it was the only time that she sang out loud, and that somehow, it brought a release.  Somehow, the words of a song, sung by someone else, gave flight to the emotions contained within.

I stayed until I could no more. I unravelled to my very core trying to save that marriage. I gave birth to the guilt that accompanied leaving.

He found solace in another woman’s arms fours weeks later, and has had partners ever since.

I never wanted to go back, it was done. But my heart has been sticky taped ever since.

I have hated him, forgiven him, embraced his new partners, gone out of my way to be the perfect ex-wife, and mostly, not forgiven myself.

We could have had it all.

But we didn’t.

It’s time to find a new song, to open my heart again, and create a future which has it all, this time, with a love song.

 

 

Douglas Fir Essential Oil: The oil of Generational Wisdom

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Douglas Fir Essential Oil

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Douglas Fir Oil Product Description

From Christmas trees to telephone poles to a refreshing essential oil, Douglas Fir has a wide variety of uses and benefits. This bristly conifer tree is filled with revitalizing compounds that can purify the skin and help maintain a sense of focus. When used aromatically or topically, its fresh green aroma reflects the tranquility of its native New Zealand forests, creating calm feelings and encouraging an uplifted mood. The unique chemical composition of Douglas Fir essential oil can also promote feelings of open airways and easy breathing.
Sourced from evergreen fir trees in New Zealand, Douglas Fir oil possesses a unique chemical composition that gives it a purifying, uplifting, refreshing fragrance. The Douglas Fir is often used in the Christmas tree industry because of its fresh, woody aroma reminiscent of the outdoors. Along with an inviting, refreshing scent, Douglas Fir oil can help purify the skin when applied topically.
 

Douglas Fir Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. Because Douglas Fir trees are often used in the Christmas tree industry, the aroma of Douglas Fir essential oil has many uses around the holidays. You can create your own holiday room spray, and invite the smells of the season into your home. Simply combine 15 drops of Frankincense, 15 drops of Grapefruit, and 30 drops of Douglas Fir into a glass spray bottle. Top with water and spray!
  2. Many people use Douglas Fir oil for skin, because it holds cleaning and purifying properties when applied topically. Due to its chemical makeup, Douglas Fir essential oil is very useful for cleaning—whether you are wiping down counters or purifying your skin when you wash your face in the morning. To enjoy the benefits of Douglas Fir oil for your skin, add a few drops of the oil to your facial moisturizer to help cleanse and purify the skin.
  3. With a combination of citrus and wood notes, Douglas Fir oil’s aroma can help promote an uplifting and positive environment. When you want to create a positive mood at home, at the office, or in a child’s bedroom, diffuse a few drops of Douglas Fir essential oil. Because of its unique chemistry, Douglas Fir oil blends well with citrus, wood, and spice essential oils. Along with creating a positive mood, diffusing Douglas Fir oil will also freshen and purify the air—an added bonus!
  4. Bring an invigorating aroma to your daily hygiene routine by adding a few drops of Douglas Fir essential oil to your favorite cleansers and soaps. Add one drop of Douglas Fir oil to your facial cleanser, and enjoy the purifying and cleansing properties this oil has to offer. Before you get in the shower, add a drop or two of Douglas Fir oil to bar soap or body wash to experience added cleansing benefits with a refreshing aroma.
  5. For a relaxing, cooling massage experience, consider combining Douglas Fir essential oil with one or two drops of Wintergreen oil. Remember, doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil makes a great carrier oil for massages because it is safe and high quality. Diluting oils with Fractionated Coconut Oil can help you avoid skin sensitivity, particularly when using oils that are especially potent.
  6. Want an invigorating diffuser blend that will uplift your mood and help you focus? Combine Douglas Fir, Wild Orange, and Lemon or Bergamot oil in your diffuser for a blend that will freshen the air, uplift the mood, and promote a sense of focus. Need extra help focusing? Inhale Douglas Fir oil directly from the bottle.

Looking for additional uses for Douglas Fir essential oil? Take a look at these helpful posts about Douglas Fir:
Make Over Your Cleaning Routine
Essential Cologne
Potpourri 

Fun Fact: The Douglas Fir tree gets its name from David Douglas, a famous Scottish botanist. However, the tree’s scientific name, Pseudotsuga menxiesii, was named after Archibald Menzies, one of Douglas’ rival botanists.

Plant Description
Native to North America, the coniferous Douglas Fir is a large, sturdy species with the potential to grow hundreds of feet tall. While Douglas Fir is a commonplace species in North America, it has become an invasive species in New Zealand because it keeps other native plants from growing in the surrounding soil. The second tallest conifer tree, Douglas Firs are characterized by their fir needles, which are known for their distinct aroma.

Chemistry of Douglas Fir Oil

Main Chemical Components: B-pinene, a-pinene, 3-carvene, sabinene

The chemical makeup of Douglas Fir essential oil is rather unique, because it combines beta-Pinene, a constituent found in Lemon and Lime essential oils, with monoterpenes that are commonly found in wood essential oils. This combination creates a distinct aroma similar to wood essential oils like FrankincenseJuniper Berry, and Cypress, while maintaining a citrus note. By combining these chemical components, the result is a woody, lemon-scented aroma that holds renewing and uplifting properties for the user.

 

Sourcing

Though the Douglas Fir is native to North America, it has become an invasive and aggressive species in New Zealand, where it threatens the surrounding landscape. Due to the climate and other environmental factors, the Douglas Fir tree grows 25 times faster in New Zealand than it can in North America, making it difficult to contain. While it is fast-spreading and uncontrollable, this tree causes more serious problems for the landscape in New Zealand. The roots of the Douglas Fir cause the ground around the trees to become barren—making it impossible for other native New Zealand plants to grow. Originally brought to New Zealand for the lumber industry, the Douglas fir is now an environmental threat to the landscape.

Using Douglas Fir trees for essential oil provides a more environmental alternative to simply cutting trees down. Through a responsible sourcing partnership, doTERRA is able to keep these trees from going to waste—making good use of an otherwise invasive species. Working closely with the New Zealand government, doTERRA has provided an environmentally friendly solution to a very serious problem by harvesting Douglas Fir trees for the use of essential oil.

– See more at: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-douglas-fir-oil#sthash.APUUkENd.dpuf

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Sourcing Douglas Fir Essential Oil

 Emotional properties of Douglas Fir:

Douglas Fir essential oil is the oil of Generational Wisdom.  It has many similarities to White Fir as they “both address generational issues by inviting individuals to break free from destructive traditions passed dow  through their families….assists individuals to live according to their own conscience and values by letting go of harmful patterns….teaches that each generation can be a gift of new life, new growth and new beginnings….can assist with increasing the bond within one’s family….encourages healthy family dynamics where people and meaningful relationships are valued over blind loyalty traditions”.  Source: Emotions and Essential Oils by enlighten.

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