quarta-feira, julho 02, 2008

Aromatherapy Spray to Ease Your Mind

Aromatherapy Spray to Ease Your Mind - Formula More
Body, Mind & Spirit Solutions
Adapted from Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by
Gabriel Mojay (Inner Traditions, 1997).
Most of us go through periodic bouts of worry and
stress, or times when our thoughts seem to go round
and round like a hamster wheel. Fortunately, there is
sweet-smelling relief close at hand.

Simple Solution:
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Find out which essential oils can help to settle your
mind, alleviating worry, obsessive overthinking, and
muddled anxiety. We'll also tell you how to make a
simple and effective spray that you can use just about
anywhere for soothing and comfort. You can even add it
to your house-cleaning sprays!

Essential oils of marjoram and chamomile help to quell
the worry of a mind under pressure and in need of
comfort. Camphoraceous and clarifying, yet sweet and
reassuring, marjoram oil is useful for hazy, fretful
states of mental fatigue. It helps to settle those who
feel they have no one to talk to, and must
consequently struggle with their worries on their own.
It's also good for those who tend to worry incessantly
about others.

Roman and German chamomile oils are for the
overthinking of the tense perfectionist, and for the
person who finds it difficult to "switch off" from

Clary sage is recommended for the type of overthinking
that seems from a tense and changeable search for
ideal solutions. Even when such a person has actually
made a decision, they worry if it is right and whether
they should change their mind.

Fennel oil's ability to encourage self-expression
benefits those whose tendency to worry is exacerbated
by a difficulty with communication. Thoughts and
concerns "ferment" because they have no positive

Patchouli oil, like vetiver, is rich and grounding,
restoring awareness of the body and senses. Earthy and
sweet, it is supportive to the Spleen, and always the
worry that comes of excessive mental strain. Like
coriander seed oil, patchouli gently stimulates the
Mind, and through its spicy warmth uplifts and
arouses. Patchouli and coriander are suitable for the
worry of the depressive, remote individual.

Lemon oil clears mental "congestion" -- the plethora
of thoughts that "bog down" the mind. Grapefruit
disperses the worry that comes from tension and

Geranium essential oil increases one's awareness of
the senses, helping to settle a restless and scattered
mind. It's indicated for people whose overthinking
stifles and obscures the emotions. It may be used to
encourage the capacity for receptivity and intuitive

Cardamom oil is effective for worry in all its forms,
grounding and inspiring contentment and tranquility.
Cardamom is uplifting and clarifying, benefiting
anxious, muddled, and depressive types.

Calming Mind Sprays

Place the oils in one cup of water in a spray bottle
and shake well. Spray in the air or on non-staining

For Obsessive Overthinking
4 drops sandalwood
2 drops vetiver

For Those Over-Preoccupied with Detail
3 drops frankincense
2 drops vetiver
1 drop lemon

For Those who are Over-Analytical and Detached
3 drops geranium
2 drops sandalwood
1 drop patchouli

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