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Essential Oils for the Nerves

Essential Oils for the Nerves

When there is too much to do and too little time, when it feels as though you are pushing a boulder up a hill, when your reserves are low and the slightest thing sets you on edge, then you really need aromatherapy. There are essential oils for the nerves that can be used.

Slow down

We become aware of nervous tension through feelings of being on a short fuse through insomnia, or through shooting pains like migraines. It is vital, at such fimes, to stop. One of the best ways is to:

  • Take aromatherapy baths, especially at night, using combinations of wonderfu destressing oils such as 4 drops of Lavender and 2 drops Vetiver, or 4 drops Bergamot and 2 drops Ylang Ylang. If your routine is hectic, try to give yourselt 30 minutes in the evening to unwind in the bath.
  • Use a vaporizer in the bedroom especially if you suffer from insomnia. Leave it burning for 15 minutes beforeyou go to bed so the fragrance is in the room when you settle down to sleep.
  • Migraines and headaches can be helped by applying 4 drops of neat Lavender to the forehead, temples, and the back of the neck.
  • A relaxing bath with 3 drops Sandalwood and 3 drops Neroli will also calm anxiety or worry that may underlie the headaches.

By consciously choosing to use your favorite essential oils and simple aromatherapy techniques such as baths or vaporizers, you will find that your lifestyle begins to shift to allow you more time and space to spend on yourself.

Jet Lag

Aromatherapy is increasingly being used to help with jetlag symptoms. Essential oils can be used to help you stay awake, or relax you into sleep at
times that are local to where you are, so that your body clock can adjust to the change in environment.

  • Use a relaxing blend of 4 drops Sandalwood, 4 drops lavender, and 2 drops Neroli in 4 teaspoons (20 milliliters) of carrier oil, applied alter a bath or shower, to help you sleep.
  • Or smell fresh zesty oils like Rosemary or Lemongrass; 2 drops of either oil on a tissue will help you stay awoke until you can adjust to local time.
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