Recipe: Lavender Essential Oil
Stress is very commonly associated with health issues. And stress comes from many sources. But meditating isn’t the only way to relieve stress. There are so many things you can do to help your mind and body relax and cope better with stress.
I’ve outlined 9 non-meditation relaxing (and fun) ways to help alleviate the health effects of the all-too-common health buster, stress.
In the meantime, here’s a calming recipe to get you started:
Recipe (calming): Lavender Essential Oil
Instructions to inhale directly
Add up to 6 drops of undiluted essential oil to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale occasionally. Use up to 3 times per day.
Instruction for steam inhalation
Add 3 – 12 drops of undiluted essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Inhale slowly and deeply for 5 – 10 minutes. Use up to 3 times per day.
Tip: Lavender isn’t the only calming essential oil. You can also use angelica, balsam, benzoin, bitter orange, cedarwood, celery, chamomile, cornmint, cumin, curry, frankincense, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, labdanum, laurel, lemongrass, marjoram, nutmeg, palmarosa, parsley, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosewood, sage, sandalwood, scotch pine, spearmint, star anise, sweet basil, sweet orange, thyme, or ylang ylang.
To your health!