Aromatherapy for Relaxation
It is commonly accepted that scents trigger reactions in our brains. A whiff of your favorite food (or Grandma’s Cookies) can make you hungry. Everyone has at least a few scents that will bring up memories of people or activities from their childhood.
So, how can you use this knowledge to help you get back in balance?
The study of aromatherapy teaches you which scents are helpful in specific situations, so that you can choose the best pure essential oils & resin incenses for your current situation.
What is the mental, emotional, spiritual,
or physical response that you desire?
Today, I’m sharing my Aromatherapy for Relaxation list.
These essential oils and resins are commonly used to help you unwind, relax, meditate, and even sleep.
~ Let’s get back into balance! ~
Essential Oils for Relaxation
Please take note:
*Avoid during Pregnancy
^ Phototoxic. Avoid the sun if applied to the skin
Bergamot^ – Sedative for anxiety. Antidepressant. Relieves melancholy. Stabilizer. Uplifting. Refreshing. Protection. Strength. Success. Wealth. Love. Balancing. Encouraging.
Cedarwood* – Warming. Calming. Sedative. Aphrodisiac. Relieves nervous tension and stress. Enhancing Spirituality. Clairvoyance. Consecration. Divination. Prosperity. Strength. Success. Healing. Protection. Purification.
Chamomile* (1st Trimester) – Mildly sedative. Calming. Soothing. Helps with sleep, which helps with depression, anxiety, irritability, anger, nervous tension, and mood swings. Meditation. Inducing peace. Determination. Good luck. Tranquility. Gentleness. Harmony. Modesty.
Clary Sage* – Helps with insomnia. Relaxant. Aphrodisiac. Euphoric. Antidepressant. Calms paranoia, panic, hysteria, nervous tension, and anxiety. Clairvoyance. Consecration. Divination. Harmony. Inspiration. Peace. Prosperity. Psychic development, Wisdom.
Cypress – Cooling. Calming. Soothing. Relaxing. Restorative for the nerves. Helps with anxiety, confusion, indecision, impatience, and irritability. Purification. Blessing. Consecration. Protection. Stimulates healing. Eases pain of loss. Mental powers.
Juniper* – Uplifting to the spirits. Warming. Calming. Refreshing. Stimulant. Aphrodisiac. Antidepressant. Dispels apathy, paranoia, confusion, anxiety. Can assist with nervous states of paralysis and trembling. Protection. Purification. Healing. Strength. Centering.
Lavender– Uplifting. Calming. Refreshing. Restorative. Relaxing. Euphoric. Stress relief. Assists with impatience, nervous tension, irritability, extreme panic, and hysteria. Antidepressant. Sedative. Health. Love. Peace of mind. Conscious mind to the forefront. Gentleness. Luck. Harmony. Psychic development & growth.
Mandarin^ – Soothing. Uplifting. Cheery. Mild stimulant, but sedative. Helps with nervous tension, insomnia, depression and melancholy. Power. Strength. Joy.
Myrrh* – Head clearing. Warming. Sedative. Fortifies the energy body. Helps deepen meditation. Protection. Enlightening. Enhance spirituality. Healing. Brighten disposition. Compassion. Consecration. Exorcism. Luck. Happiness. Prosperity. Transformation. Cools emotions.
Rosewood – Gentle. Calming. Evokes a feeling of well-being. Clears the mind. Sensuous aphrodisiac.
Sandalwood – Calming. Assists meditation. Antidepressant. Aphrodisiac. Sedative. Mentally awakening. Spiritually uplifting. Protection. Exorcism. Healing. Honesty. Divination. Consecration. Contact other planes. Success. Harmonizing. Aligns chakras.
How do I use Aromatherapy to Relax?
- Pure essential oils and blends can easily be made into wearable oil by dilution with a base or fixed oil.
- You can use them straight (neat) in a diffuser or diluted in a wax burner.
- It is common to create room sprays by adding them to water and using a fine mist sprayer.
- You can burn resins like frankincense, myrrh, and sandalwood on charcoal tablets for similar effects.
- Simply adding the herbs to a sachet can release the wonderful aromas when it is crushed a bit!
Where can I find Essential Oils and Incense Resins?
If you are interested in relaxation oils and blends, but need them to be ready to go… Check out:
Resins, Incense & Supplies for Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood, and other Incense Burning Supplies. Don’t forget your charcoal, tongs, and censer.
What are your go to relaxation scents?
I’d love to hear from you.
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The focus of this information is the psychological, mental, emotional, spiritual, magical, and mood altering effects of essential oils. Many of the essential oils listed below have medicinal properties. There are reference books available to research these properties.
Please remember that medicinal herbs and essential oils are “drugs.” There may be interactions with other over the counter or prescription medications that you are taking. Always consult a healthcare practitioner about proper use and dosage. At Transformational Healing we do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe in any way.