It is no mystery that essential oils can and do help us in moments of heightened negative feelings. They can uplift our mood and re-route our olfactory system to pave a way towards happier memories.
Right now you may be feeling overwhelmed, confused or agitated. Maybe even super excited that you can meet loved ones but unsure if it is still too early?
The thoughts in my mind take me through on a merry-go-round too.
'COVID is far from over, work, school, businesses and homes are restructuring to allow for continuity within recommended safety guidelines. We have been through ups and downs similar to the visible waves on a heartbeat monitor. Unsure if we are out of the woods yet.'
'We have been told it is mandatory to wear a facemask in the UK on all public transport. Aside from the battling opinions of their necessity and while adhering to these recommendations, we should allow ourselves to take precautions. '
Here are some tips that I am using to help me manage unpleasantness, worry and anxiety. I do hope that these can bring little relief to you too.
1. Add a drop of your favourite essential oil to the outer layer of your mask, allow a few seconds for the droplets to disperse evenly, before covering
2. Take a moment to inhale and exhale 3x, clear your mind when leaving to head outdoors
3. Listen to affirmations and repeat them to yourself, like ' I am thankful that I am safe, I am healthy in my body and in my mind.
Here are the benefits of some popular essential oils:
Lavender. Lavender oil’s sedative properties make it a useful oil for calming both emotions.
Peppermint. Peppermint oil is a potent oil that’s used in improving respiratory function and relieving sinus congestion. It also has properties that help to improve digestion. The stimulating scent of peppermint may relieve nausea and improve brain function.
Lemon. This oil is used for uplifting mood, help circulation, and lymphatic flow.
Essential oils have a variety of health benefits, from skincare to stress relief. The most common way to use essential oils is to inhale them, whilst wearing your OYL'E Pendant or by using a diffuser or humidifier.
You can also dilute essential oils with a carrier oil and apply it directly your skin. Or you can get creative and add the mixture to a body wash, shampoo, or bath. Our essential oil blends are 100% pure, therefore you must always dilute them carrier oils before applying to the skin.
Remember to always use caution with essential oils, especially when you first start trying them. Keep your eye out for any adverse reactions and be mindful of potency.