I’ve been playing a bit with essential oils and how my body (and mind) responds to them. I invested in a decent diffuser for my home and a mini battery-operated version for my desk at work.
Here are a few combinations I’ve come across while researching oil blends to battle depression, fatigue, anxiety and all of the symptoms that generally accompany.
Anti-Anxiety: Lavender + Marjoram + Ylang Ylang + Sandalwood + Vanilla + Roman Chamomile
Balance: Wild Orange + Patchouli + Ginger
Be Happy: Wild Orange + Peppermint + Lime
Breathe Easily: Peppermint + Eucalyptus
Calm the Funk Down: Lavender + Clary Sage + Geranium + Bergmot Stop
Concentrate: Rosemary + Peppermint + Lemon
Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Sandlewood + Ylang Ylang
Energise: Grapefruit + Bergamot + Peppermint
Fatigue Fighter: Basil + Bergamot + Clary Sage
Good Morning: Orange + Peppermint
Happy Thoughts: Wild Orange + Clary Sage
Have a Good Day: Lavender + Lemon + Rosemary
Let it Go: Grapefruit + Bergamot + Geranium
Mood Boosting: Bergamot + Lemon + Orange
Overthinking: Bergamot + Clary Sage + Frankincense
Relax: Lavender + Lemon
Release the Anger: Bergamot + Helicrysum + Roman Chamomile
Self-Esteem: Spruce + Rosewood + Blue Tansy + Frankinecence
Sleep Easily: Lavender + Chamomile
Stress Relief: Rosemary + Lavender + Clary Sage or Lemon + Lavender + Clary Sage
Wake Me Up: Peppermint + Frankincense + Lemon
Winter Blues: Wild Orange + Ylang Ylang
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Note: If you are a pet owner, be mindful that some essential oils are considered dangerous for animals, particularly tea tree, cinnamon, lemon, lavender and mint. This list is not complete and further research is recommended.