Ever wondered which essential oil is what and what does it do? Well, I’m here to explain what some of them do, how they can help you and why you should start using them.
The use of essential oils is nothing new. In-fact the art of apothecary has been around for centuries, if not for a thousand years. With most ancient doctors treating their patients using a concoction of mixed herbs and spices, flowers and other plants, as a way of healing wounds, the mind and other illnesses for their time.
When searching on the history of apothecary, it’s an interesting tale to be told for sure. Pre Christianity, it was considered the best form of medicine for all sorts of troubles. Post Christianity, unless you were approved by the church it was outlawed as witch craft, with many developing nations, such as the colonisation of the America’s even outlawing it entirely for more modern treatment of chemical based and electric shock types of treatment.
Anyone seen using herbs for any form of treatment, was either outcast, or worse, convicted of witch craft, tried and hang. And this went for men apothecaries too, not just women.
Now in the 21st century, having come a long way from those vastly times (in some small part anyways), many of us; including varying modern doctors, are exploring new natural ways of healing minor illnesses and wounds, and using essential oils as a way of easing the mind and helping the soul.
Though still not recognised by many Associated Boards of Health in the government as a way of treating anything, you are free to explore essential oils and use them (the right way) for any form of treatment you feel necessary.
Of course, I am no doctor. I just need to be very clear on that. And although I do use essentials oils for many different things in my personal life; such as boosting the immune system, helping me sleep and even to help me be headache free. I also understand the importance of medicine (to some degree) and realise, that the following recommendations are just what works for me, and I hope they may work for you too.
Here are some of the most important essentials oils you can use for helping ease stress and worry in the uncertain world of today.
To help you stay focused and make the mind more clear and aware, oils such as cedarwood, sandalwood, frankincense, geranium, back pepper and lavender are all great for creating a peaceful mind to inspire hope and happiness in the day.
When you feel lost and up in the air and need a little help settling back down to earth when busy and stresses, m the following oils work best to lift your mood, settle the mind and help you embrace the day with purpose: frankincense, vetiver, Siberian fir, Douglas fir, coriander and grapefruit.
To Lift Spirits:
If you are feeling lost and alone, or perhaps down and out from life and other stressful circumstances, try using these oils to life your mind: frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, patchouli, ylang Klang, basil, spearmint, grapefruit and lemon. These will calm the mind and relax any stressful thoughts, to help left your mood.
To help you rest and feel at ease after a long day, or even to help settle the mind at the beginning of the day when you have a big event or something important to attend to, try using vetiver, sandalwood, clove, clary sage, lavender and arborvitae to help bring some peace to your mind and out you into a state of bliss.
Amplify your Senses:
Most of important of all, when you are ready to elevate your mind and free your spirit from any stress and worry, try using cedar wood, sandalwood, frankincense, copaiba, rose and cinnamon. All of which will recharge the body, warm the senses and free the mind for greater awareness and a more focuses mind.