Everyone suffers from anxiety and melancholy from time to time. For some it’s a constant battle via Bipolar disorder. When I have high stress levels I will suffer from panic attacks, and they are absolutely terrifying. I have discovered a wonderful doTERRA oil called Balance. It has a warm, woody aroma, which creates a sense of calm. It’s a mixture of spruce, frankincense, rosewood and blue tansy and the smell reminds me of a my grandmothers quilts she kept stored in a cedar chest. As soon as you wrap yourself in her hand crafted blankets you just felt at home.
There are a few different ways to use this oil, and the best is diffusing it. The aroma fills your house with an inviting calmness and I have found that it helps me sleep soundly. Defusing oils is simple and effective, but make sure you have a diffuser made for essential oils. All it takes it a few drops mixed in with water and your home is not only filled with moisture, but you take the oil into your skin, and respiratory system. I have also recommended this oil to a client who has a boy with ADHD. She makes sure he has the oil with him throughout the day and has him put a few drops on a cotton ball to inhale while he’s at school. She has told me it helps to keep him calm and his teacher is very supportive of his use of the oil in the classroom.
At night you can also rub the Balance oil into your feet. Besides defusing, this is the second fasted way to get the oils active throughout your body. The feet have very large pores as well as many pressure points for relaxation. If you don’t know specific pressure areas you can use a few drops and just coat the entire foot. Essential oils are highly concentrated and some are pricier than others, so make sure you wipe the edge of the bottle off with your hand to avoid waist.
This oil has worked wonders helping me sleep and my overall stress level. It’s one of the oils I keep in my carry kit at all times. It’s simple to rub some on my hands, neck and behind my ears to get rid of the stress of the day. Once home, I run it in my diffuser for added relaxation. Everyone could benefit from this oil, since we all go through those times in life that fill us with worry, or just combating a bad day.