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What essential oils do you relax with other than lavender?

Rose is in my own home-made foaming face wash. Its soft nurturing quality inspires me to take time for self-care.  Roman chamomile in nurturing argan oil is my new nightly ritual, I sleep and wake up again so wonderfully soothed, especially when paired with sipping a fragrant and flowering cup of herbal Chamomile tea. Do you have a nightly relaxation ritual?

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Janice M 666970482

March 26, 2018 - 2:43pm

Frankinsence

Melissa Lampl

March 28, 2018 - 10:15am

This is my husband’s favorite relaxing essential oil. Great for the end of a hectic day or to kick start a relaxation practice.

Melissa Lampl

March 19, 2018 - 10:44am

Yes. I love the holistic approach. Mona, Tea is part of my relaxation practice daily also. I have never had that blend, it sounds delicious.

Alexandria- Qi Gong has been calling me. I found a teacher last year who helped me get a littler deeper into it. Such stillness and beauty in our core, when we tap into and allow it. This is a great technique to open us to calm, subtle and potent energies within.

Melissa Lampl

March 19, 2018 - 10:40am

Strav. Yes! I tried the peppermint shower. Fantastic way to start the day. Peppermint helps my sinuses open. It is so important to get clear, open and refresh oneself regularly. Thank you for the tip, just when I needed a fresh start too.

Here’s another fun morning shower diffusion: Have you tried this? Buy or make your own shower tablets. I love eucalyptus for this. Plug the drain, turn on the shower, throw a shower tablet in and give myself a foot soak while I shower. Like a relaxing foot soak and diffusion all in one. It’s the best of both worlds. Can be done with any bath soak as well. Love to hear your experience!

Strav

March 15, 2018 - 2:34pm

I just started doing this… Turn on the shower, but with hot water only. When it starts to steam, leave a safe amount of peppermint oil drops on the walls and floor. When you can start to smell the peppermint oil you can then change the water temperature to what you’re comfortable with. You won’t physically notice the changes until you walk out of the bathroom. Let me know what you think!

Dawn M 1786107992

March 9, 2018 - 11:48pm

I love to take a bath with bergamot oil or even just earl grey tea bags.

Melissa Lampl

March 28, 2018 - 10:12am

Yes, these are wonderful scents, tea bags sound nice and gentle. I once discovered the hard way putting just 6 drops of bergamot in a warm bath was more than I bargained for (heat increases the action of essential oils) and it actually became quite irritating to my skin. Now I have used 3 drops diluted in a light carrier oil like grapeseed, after the bath is drawn and after I have climbed in I add the diluted EO, and stir the water well so it doesn’t float to one area of the body, lay back and relax.
Bergamot is also wonderful with neroli and rose. The aroma is like springtime awakened and most tranquil to the senses.

Judith D

March 8, 2018 - 11:54am

I am allergic to lavender oil. I like jasmine, damask rose, or vanilla in a base of jojoba oil. I especially like to use it to massage my arms and legs. These oils seem to help my restless limb syndrome.

Melissa Lampl

March 19, 2018 - 10:47am

Wonderful alternatives to lavender. Yes, more people seem to find they get “lavendered-out”. I have started tring those oils as well. Clary Sage is my other relaxation favorite, it is very strong so less than a drop per tsp of oil is needed and helps keep my calm in times of tension. I also started to diffuse or smudge with rose and sage. This shifts the energy of my whole space.

Mona M 578748300

March 8, 2018 - 7:10am

I drink a blend of hibiscus, chamomile and mint tea, do a 10 minute meditation, then journal my prayers

Alexandria M 1326764919

March 6, 2018 - 4:09pm

I do some sleep qi gong as it helps to calm my body and clear my mind.

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