Using Essential Oils to manage COVID emotions
Undoubtedly, essential oils have the potential to alleviate negative feelings and uplift our mood during challenging times. Their aroma can redirect our olfactory senses to happier memories and help us manage unpleasantness, worry, and anxiety.
At present, with the ongoing pandemic, it's understandable to feel overwhelmed, confused, or agitated. We all are sailing in the same boat, uncertain if we are out of the woods yet. However, we can take precautions and follow recommended safety guidelines to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.
To cope with these challenging times, here are a few tips that might help:
Add a drop of your favorite essential oil to the outer layer of your mask before heading out. Let the droplets disperse evenly before covering your face.
Before leaving your home, take a moment to inhale and exhale three times, clearing your mind and calming your nerves.
Listen to affirmations or repeat positive affirmations to yourself, such as "I am thankful that I am safe and healthy in my mind and body."
Some of the popular essential oils and their benefits are:
Lavender: Known for its sedative properties, lavender oil can help calm emotions and promote relaxation.
Peppermint: Peppermint oil is an excellent remedy for improving respiratory function, relieving sinus congestion, and promoting digestion. Its stimulating scent may also relieve nausea and improve brain function.
Orange: The aroma of orange oil can help alleviate anxiety and stress, soothe the nervous system, and promote healthy lymphatic flow.
Lemon: Lemon oil is known for its mood-lifting properties, improving circulation and lymphatic flow.
Essential oils have a range of benefits, from skincare to stress relief. You can inhale them using a diffuser or humidifier, wear an OYL'E Pendant infused with your favorite oil, or dilute them with a carrier oil and apply them to your skin. However, it's crucial to be cautious when using essential oils, especially if you're new to them. Always dilute them before using them on your skin and watch out for any adverse reactions.
In conclusion, taking care of our physical and mental health should be a top priority, especially during challenging times. Hopefully, these tips and essential oils can help alleviate your worries and uplift your mood.