Let’s face it: we all can lose our cool from time to time. This is the time of year where a most struggle with balancing being a work at home, homeschooling mom.
For years I just accepted it “as part of it” and knew that come January, I would feel better about things. Then I realized that to be my healthiest self I needed to make an effort to stay calm
Research suggests that social support is important in controlling anxious feelings. As someone who tends to turn in when things aren’t going perfectly, I have a hard time with this one.
Sleep is also key, but sometimes that is easier said than done when your mind is racing with all you have to do.
Mediation and exercise can also be effective at keeping your stress levels healthy.
The truth is that even with all these different options, there are days that I wouldn’t make it without my essential oils. I’ve got several different blends that I use throughout the day to help manage my emotions.
Essential Oils to Help You Stay Calm
Lavender is an amazing oil for promoting sleep, well being and calm feelings
Cedarwood is warm and gives a feeling of calmness and security. It helps to promote relaxation and help keep stress at bay. It is my favorite oil for sleep and is also said to help promote emotional stability.
German Chamomile helps to bring on restful sleep.
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Topical Blend for Calmness
2 drops lavender
2 drops cedarwood
Apply to the base of skull, neck and head as needed.
Oral Blend for Calmness
3 drops lavender
3 drops cedarwood
3 drops German chamomile
Place in veggie cap and take twice a day.
Inhalation Blend for Calmness
Diffuse cedarwood and lavender as needed.
Sources: Mother Earth Living, Aromatherapy Thymes