I love essential oils. Add them to the bath, in creams, in the burner... and sometimes mixed spirits.
the Beauty of essential oils is that they combine pleasant scents and effective therapeutic effects. Which are transmitted and spirits. Of course, we are not talking about those spirits that are usually sold in stores – most of the flavors are artificial, and mean do not contain those nutrients and compounds found in natural essential oils.
However, we're about psychology, right? As it will help essential oils?
orange essential Oil is uplifting and helps fight depression. As, incidentally, and oil of bergamot, which I like a little more.
lavender Oil soothes, helps to cope with stress and combats insomnia.
the Oil of geranium balances the nervous system and elevates mood.
oils of rose, Jasmine, ylang-ylang are powerful aphrodisiacs. The more Jasmine calms and relieves anxiety, and ylang, on the contrary, tones and gives strength (and not just for sex).
cinnamon Oil stimulates mental activity, helps to concentrate, improves memory. It smell quite strong and sharp, not everyone will like. In this case, you can take peppermint oil with similar properties or tea tree oil.
At the same time to achieve the effect enough to smell the oil from the jar. Not necessarily to do the massage, apply on the skin or something. In shops you can buy oils in small jars with 1-2 ml Of them are very convenient to make a mini-first aid kit.
I Offer a short list of oils that can be used in one way or another psychological problem. But first a few points:
Aromatherapy does not replace the work of the psychologist, and by itself does not solve the problem. just as the sedatives do not eliminate the causes of stress. However, they can simplify the work on himself, to give strength and the ability to overcome difficult periods.
in Any case do not apply undiluted essential oils to the skin! From the oils they have, in fact, only the name. This is a complex and very active chemical substances that in undiluted form can cause strong chemical burns. Especially cinnamon oil: I accidentally spilled it on himself a little, the skin peeling like a snake.
the Effect should be expected only from natural essential oils. See the ingredients: the only ingredient should be an essential oil. No solvents! Efficiency depends not on the smell, and from the many chemical substances contained in the oils. They getting into our body, have a therapeutic effect, as an antibacterial, and antidepressant.
When choosing the scents I always follow one rule: take what I like right now. Oils I have a lot, a whole collection. But even the smell of my beloved Jasmine is pleasant to me not always. You always have the option to choose the flavor that will please and give the desired effect.
Selected oils can be added to the bath, aroma lamp or just a little smell from the jar – it depends on your preferences and circumstances.
Fear: geranium, patchouli, sandalwood, ylang-ylang.
nightmares: lavender, neroli, petigrain, sandalwood. Of course, it is better to use a diffuser so you breathed the aroma in REM sleep about an hour after falling asleep. During REM sleep we see the most disturbing and vivid dreams, as well as the main processing information received over the day. The oils will soothe the nervous system and create a sense of security while increasing the efficiency of the brain.
Anxiety. I will make it separately, it's one thing to be scared of something accomplished, and more – worrying about what can happen and screwed myself. Here to help you lavender, neroli, mint, Basil. While mint and Basil will help to gather and prepare for further action, give strength and concentration.
Nervousness. Not only about fear, General condition, when any trifle can discompose. Bergamot, lavender, sandalwood.
Hesitation -- eucalyptus, sage, rosemary, lemon.
Nervous and physical exhaustion. Peppermint, rosemary, lemon will help to recover faster. When physical exhaustion is better to a cream or massage oil add a few drops of oil of marjoram, clove, juniper and cinnamon. In addition they improve blood flow, thereby helping to recover faster and reduce the-most-muscular-blocks.
Apathy – the thyme, lemon, lemongrass.
Depression. Here oils a lot, the most common are bergamot, orange, geranium, Jasmine, Melissa, rose, ylang-ylang, lemon, cedarwood, neroli. Depression is a prolonged state, so oils need to breathe regularly. By the way, oil from citrus and pine to the easiest. They need less raw material, therefore, they are much cheaper than floral.
Depressed mood – lavender, Jasmine, ylang. But if these oils add to a warm bath and relax a bit – the result will be the magic
Inability to concentrate – rosemary, Basil, Myrtle, peppermint, lemon, cinnamon
Irritation geranium, lavender, lemon, Mandarin, Melissa, rosemary, neroli, cedar.
Shame – patchouli, rose, ylang-ylang can help not only to soften the experience, but also to find the resource in this situation.
Stimulation of mental abilities and memory improvement – rosemary, Basil, mint, lemon