Posted on Feb 24th, 2006

In a world where hustle and bustle is normal and expected, it is no wonder you often find yourself stressed, worried and sicklier than normal. More importantly, you sort of just forget about yourself. Now, that might be okay if forgetting about “you,” did not involve every other aspect of your life, as well as your loved ones in your life.

Think about it, how often do you find yourself “on edge,” moody, unhappy, stressed and teetering on the brink of breakdown?

Again, this is normal in today’s society, but it should not be and “you: surely do not have to allow it either.

Remember, when you make yourself happy, everyone else around you is happy also.

First, read and study the chart below. It is a list of ailments and therapeutic fragrance oils / essential oils that will aid in the reduction of stress, worries, sickness and just everyday mishaps.

Anger
Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Petit grain, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Anxiety
Bergamot, Cedar wood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Confidence
Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Cypress, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Orange, Rosemary

Depression
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Fatigue, Exhaustion and Burnout
Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lemon, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Fear
Bergamot, Cedar wood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Roman Chamomile Sandalwood, Vetiver

Grief
Cypress, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Happiness and Peace
Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Insecurity
Bergamot, Cedar wood, Frankincense, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Irritability
Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood

Loneliness
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Roman Chamomile, Rose

Memory and Concentration
Basil, Black Pepper, Cypress, Hyssop, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary

Panic and Panic Attacks
Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Neroli, Rose

Sensuality:
Rose, patchouli, the fresh scent of orange, the fresh scent of vanilla and Jasmine

Stress
Benzoin (Benzoic), Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Now, what about the remedies?

1) A bath: Use essential oils in the bath by adding three to eight drops to the tub, depending on the oil. Add it just before you get in and soak for at least 10 minutes.
2) Candles: Candles can be a great to enhance the romance in your life. In the evenings, take about five or so candles and place them in safe places around your bedroom. Turn off the lights and add some soft and light sounds of music. Try mixings scents like vanilla and rose. You may try the same thing in your restroom for a nice, sensual and romantic bath with your loved one.
3) Inhalants:
a) Diffuse: Use either an electric or a tea light simmering pot to diffuse the essential oil into the air.
b) To treat congestion (try eucalyptus) or stress (try peppermint or sandalwood). Put four drops in a bowl of hot, almost boiling water. Drape a towel over your head to make a tent and breathe in the steam for a few minutes.
4) Feet soak: You may either use your tub or an electric foot soaker found in any store. You need only add five to seven drops of oil per each quart of warm water used; soak for about 10 minutes. You might try scents such a mint and lemon or tea tree.
5) Put a drop of oil on a hot light bulb. Do not use oil drops on halogen light bulbs.
6) Meditate: You may use Scented Incense, which are made from the above oils, find a quiet corner, put on some light music and just mediate 5 to 10 minutes out of your day

Warnings & Tips:

• Keep actual oils away from eyes, nose and mouth
• Keep away from children and pets
• Keeps candles away from drafts and unstable fixtures
• Use caution and care if using remedies on small children, pregnant women, elderly or adults with health problems
• These tips are not meant to heal any health problems you may have. Please consult your physician for illnesses
• Do a patch test on skin for sensitivity to the oils. Put a little bit of diluted oil in the bend of your elbow and wait 24 hours to see if itching or redness develops.

So, what are you waiting for? It is Time for you to Relax and Unwind.

Written and compiled by
Angel Lopez

Residing in the beautiful Menifee Valley, California And mother to two beautiful teenagers. She has Been selling home interiors and decorating for Several years before opening her business, The Aroma Shoppe, A fun and lively shop full of high quality aromatic and decorative products for the home and office.
http://www.thearomashoppe.net
aromangel66@stressmanagementarticles.com

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