Creating an essential oil blend for deep relaxation and stress relief can be a wonderful way to promote a sense of calm and tranquility. Here's a simple blend that you can try along with a meditation that will help you ground and relax for the week ahead.
Lavender is well-known for its calming and soothing properties. It can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Chamomile is another excellent choice for relaxation. It has a gentle, calming scent that can ease tension.
Frankincense is known for its grounding and centering effects. It can help create a sense of inner peace.
Bergamot has a citrusy and uplifting aroma. It can help elevate your mood and reduce stress.
Ylang-ylang has a sweet and floral scent that can help promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.
You'll need a carrier oil to dilute the essential oils. Sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, or fractionated coconut oil are good options.
For a 2% dilution (recommended for adults), mix approximately 12 drops of essential oils with 1 fluid ounce (30 ml) of carrier oil. Adjust the ratio if you prefer a stronger or milder scent.
In a clean, glass container, add the chosen carrier oil and then add the essential oils one by one. Use a dropper for precise measurements.
Gently swirl the oils together to ensure they are well combined.
Store your essential oil blend in a dark glass bottle. If you like you can also use a clear vessel to have the aesthetic of showing the dried herbs, just be sure to protect it from light and keep it in a cool, dry place.
Here are a few ways to use your relaxation and stress relief essential oil blend:
Add a few drops of your blend to an essential oil diffuser and let it disperse throughout the room. Or add the blend into distilled water in a spray bottle for a morning mist on your bedsheets.
Apply the blend to your wrists, neck, temples, or the soles of your feet and massage gently.
Add a few drops to a warm bath for a luxurious and relaxing soak with epsom salts & flower petals.
Lastly - Inhale the scent directly from the bottle or by placing a few drops on a tissue.
Remember to perform a patch test before applying the blend to a larger area of your skin to ensure you don't have any adverse reactions to the essential oils. Additionally, pregnant women and individuals with certain medical conditions should consult with a healthcare professional before using essential oils.
Meditation to pair with the essential oil blend:
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