Tame Those Blues
Tame Those Blues
Ever woken up and wished you could crawl back into bed? Whether its Monday blues, that time of the month or just a really sucky day, we all get the blues at some point and sometimes, it can be hard to shake it off.
On days like this, we like to put some ‘happy’ oils in the diffuser and allow the aroma to help lift us. There is a close link between scent and mood. When inhaled, the chemicals in essential oils travel via olfactory (smell) receptors to the part of the brain that controls mood.
One of our favourite blues buster blends is an uplifting combination of Sweet Orange, Frankincense and
If there is one word to describe the smell of our Sweet Orange, it would have to be happy! Like the cheery appearance of the fruit, this essential oil has a sweet, joyful aroma like a burst of sunshine. The oil is extracted from the peel and have stimulating, sedative, anti-depressive and anti-anxiety properties (among a long list of others!) – all of which make Orange energizing and refreshing yet relaxing and calming. Not only is it great for giving the boot to those dreary blahs, it also enhances the immune system and cognitive function, boosts libido (yes!), balances hormones and detoxifies.
The king of essential oils, Frankincense, has been prized since ancient biblical times when it was used for sacred ceremonies. The oil is extracted from the resin of the Boswellia sacra tree, a process that yields small amounts of a sap-like substance that is then distilled. Anti-depressive, anti-infectious, anti- inflammatory, immune stimulating and sedative, Frankincense is a wide-reaching oil that benefits all of the body systems. The woody, spicy aroma has a grounding effect that calms, relaxes and enhances mood while dispelling negativity and restoring emotional balance. But the effects are not just emotional; studies have shown it also reduces high blood pressure and the heart rate when inhaled!
And of course, no mood-lifting blend will be complete without the most well-known essential oil in the world of aromatherapy, Lavender. Is there anything this oil cannot do? From beauty to digestion, Lavender is a go-to oil for just about everything, top-to-toe. But of course, one of its most common use is for relaxation. You can find its familiar floral scent in bath gels, body lotions, perfume, candles, eye pillows and more. And for good reason too! Many studies and clinical trials have confirmed the soothing, calming and relaxing properties of Lavender. Its light, floral scent – which is derived from the petals of the lavender flower – is a fix for tension, anxiety, stress, depression and other emotional distress.
So, when life gets you down, we hope you will hit right back with this beloved combo!
Blues Buster Diffuser Blend
3 drops Orange
2 drops Lavender
1 drop Frankincense