Winter can be difficult; long, cold, gloomy and dark. Most people are trying to decide on a New Year resolution - generally trying to lose weight, eat healthy, give up smoking, and start to exercise. The list goes on.
Aromatherapy can help to boost energy and relieve fatigue.
There are several essential oils that can be used alone or in blends in a variety of applications to raise energy, aid determination and lift the spirits. You find yourself feeling tired much of the time or have a lack of energy. Lack of motivation may even be the problem. You may feel it most around 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. So, how can we increase energy naturally?
Essential oils offer a natural way to boost your energy levels keeping your body and mind focused and energized throughout the day. We have compiled a list of the most effective essential oils for warding off fatigue and boosting energy levels.
Rejuvenate your body by using Peppermint essential oil. This fabulous oil can be used in a variety of ways.
Apply directly to the skin (make sure to mix with a carrier oil). Rub on temples, forehead and back of the neck.
Take a bath. Add some peppermint oil with Epsom salts for a relaxing bath.
Add a few drops to an inhaler, tissue or cotton ball. Inhale the oil.
Diffuse the oil throughout your home or work space.
Citrus oils are great at increasing energy. They make you feel energetic, focused and productive due to their therapeutic properties. They are great at helping to reduce sadness and depression.
Citrus oils offer a fresh, sweet aroma that instantly boosts energy. Try it today in one of the following ways:
Add a few drops to water, makes a great cleaning solution.
Diffuse throughout the room to improve both mood and energy.
If you don’t get enough sleep, you will be tired. That’s a fact. What if you can't sleep? There is an oil to help you with sleep loss. The most popular and effective oil for insomnia is without a doubt, Lavender. Also helps with anxiety and stress. This is a great bedtime oil.
Sprinkle a few drops onto your bed linens.
Add a few drops to your warm bath before bed.
Run in your diffuser while you sleep.
Working as a natural sleep aid, Lavender aromatherapy helps you get to sleep faster, while helping you to stay asleep throughout the night.
A wonderful oil that raises energy and helps to clear the mind. Also a great oil for memory retention.
Try a few drops on a tissue or cotton ball. An inhaler also works well. A great oil to use for the afternoon blahs – try it in a diffuser by your workstation.
A strengthening and earthy oil. Cedarwood offers a woody scent that helps to stabilize and bring stamina.
Try it in your diffuser or add some to a carrier oil and rub onto your wrists. Try it in a blend with peppermint oil for an added treat!
All these oils are empowering and have great properties that help boost energy of body, mind and spirit. Essential oils are easy to use whether you are at home or work, or even out on the road. Make sure you are using pure essential oils for maximum effectiveness.
The Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists recommends against the use of essential oils by ingesting. Also, be mindful when using around children.
Written by: Marian Grande Simone, IPHM
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