Time to Relax with Essential Oils

Today I want to talk about essential oils for relaxation. I’m sure we all know someone, if not ourselves, who can use a little relaxation time in their lives. Whether it be a nice long bath, a nap or just some alone time reading a book. Here are some oils that can help with your relaxation.

This oil is all things calming. Diffuse or add a few drops to some Epsom salts in a bath to help you relax and unwind. You can also make yourself a nice pillow spray by adding some water and a few drops of lavender to a glass spritz jar.

 

Juniper Berry is a very calming oil, very good for to freshen and purify the air and it blends well with Grapefruit, Bergamot or Cypress. It can also be used to help relieve joint pain.

Balance is a grounding blend that is excellent to use before bed while thinking positive thoughts to promote peaceful dreams. Great to add to Epsom salts for a comforting bath. Also amazing to use while meditating or doing yoga.

Take one sniff of these three oils and you will be in heaven! Anchor, Align and Arise are all part of the new Yoga collection released this month and are a great addition to your Yoga practice. You can read more about them here.

Super grounding. Apply to feet, neck to help relax after a long day. It has an earthy base for all of your diffuser blends.

Arborvitae is my favourite oil, with good reason…it’s Canadian! 😉 Not only does it smell amazing, it also provides a sense of peace and calm. Like most tree oils, it is very grounding too.

Very calming, helps relieve headaches. Diffuse or apply to neck and shoulders to help relax. You can create an at home spa experience by filling a bowl with hot water and applying a couple drops of Sandalwood to your face. Cover your head with a towel and place your face above the steaming water to help your skin feel nourished and rejuvenated.

This is the restful blend. I call it the “big guns” for sleep. Apply to the bottoms of feet before bed. Creates a perfect escape with its renewing fragrance. Diffuse to help promote relaxation or add to Epsom salts for a relaxing bath.

 

 

Try some of these Calming Diffuser Blends*

Ocean Waves
3 drops of Lavender
3 drops of Lime
1 drop of Spearmint

Relax and Refresh
3 drops of Lemon
2 drops of Lavender
1 drop of Rosemary

Inhale and Exhale
2 drops of Juniper Berry
2 drops of Grapefruit
1 drop of Douglas Fir

Cedar Dawn
3 drops of Cedarwood
3 drops of Elevation
2 drops of Cinnamon Bark

 

Blends are from the doTERRA Natural You book on p. 48 and 49

For more information about Essential Oils and to find out how to purchase, check out our Essential Oils tab or click here.

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