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Essential Oils to Banish Stress

Contributed by: Alannah Moore

Our sense of smell is one of the most powerful tools we have to combat the negativity of stress.

An ocean breeze, the fresh smell of the forest after a rainfall, the pristine scent of a crisp winter morning - all of these uplift our spirit.

Essential oils allow us to bring the exhilarating scent of the outdoors into our indoor lives. Try one of these combinations when you feel the hassle of modern day living getting to you.

Magical Essential Oil Combinations

To begin: Fill a mist spray bottle with purified water and then add the essential oils.

Tighten the cap well and shake the bottle. The longer the mixture remains in the bottle, the more the scent strengthens and improves in potency.

Essential Sunshine

  • 50 drops of Lime essential oil
  • 50 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops of Orange essential oil
  • 10 drops of Patchouli essential oil

Mix with 4 ounces of pure water

Essential Flower Garden

  • 75 drops of Ylang-Ylang essential oil
  • 25 drops of Orange essential oil
  • 20 drops of Clove essential oil

Mix with 4 ounces of pure water

Essential Rain Forest

  • 40 drops of Pine essential oil
  • 40 drops of Cajuput essential oil
  • 20 drops of Cypress essential oil
  • 20 drops of Sandalwood essential oil

Mix with 4 ounces of pure water

When you feel particularly stressed and need a little extra boost, place the following blended oils into an aroma lamp with a small bit of pure water. Inhale the vapors deeply for best results.

Essential Breathe Easy

  • 5 drops of Lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops of Pine essential oil
  • 5 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of Peppermint essential oil

Essential Room Freshener

  • 5 drops of Lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
  • 5 drops of Sage essential oil
  • 5 drops of Cajuput essential oil

Use these essential oil combinations in your daily life - just see the difference in how your mood changes!

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