I need a mental vacation! Rejuvenate your Mind with Essential Oils

I’m a Mom. A Wife. A Friend. I’m training for a new job. Sound familiar? Busy days drain me.

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This is how I feel at the end of the day (and sometimes in the middle) Totally KooKoo!!

With all the responsibility and worry that a person needs to juggle in today’s world, mental fatigue has become a hugely common. The fatigue that is suffered takes a toll on your energy and eventually even your mental health. Using essential oils in aromatherapy to help you fight mental fatigue will improve your memory, your health, and your overall mood. You will find yourself more revitalized and you will even sleep better after a few days of burning the essential oils.

Working life for many is usually more than the typical eight hours a day. Ten or twelve hour work days sometimes through the weekend are not uncommon for many people. The long work days and hectic schedule take a toll on your mental health and cause mental fatigue. The fatigue that is suffered can make you more irritable during the day especially at work. It harms your mood balance, your emotional state, and it can be seen by coworkers and customers.

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I have essential oil diffusers in my bedroom, kitchen, family room and in the living room. Love the Calily brand!

Using essential oils in aromatherapy in the office will help balance your mood and help you cope with the stress and struggles at work. Just diffusing a few drops during the day in the office will improve your mood almost immediately. You will be able to function better and concentrate on your work. Your stress will drop and you will be able to complete your job function more accurately with fewer mistakes due to the mental fatigue.

Not all mental fatigue comes from the work environment. Some stress and mental fatigue comes from home. A housewife or stay at home mom can also suffer from mental fatigue and stress of keeping schedules, taking care of the kids, and making sure the home is in perfect condition. Burning a few drops of essential oils in your home can help prevent mental fatigue from occurring. Aromatherapy can also be used if you feel the day’s stress getting the better of you. It can calm your nerves and help balance your emotions.
Using the below essential oils will help revitalize your memory and help remove the mental fatigue that plagues your mind. Using Lavender, Peppermint, and Rosemary will help you rid your body from the stress that creates the mental fatigue. You can use the essential oils separately for their individual effects, but they can also be used in combination for an extremely potent mental fatigue remedy.

Lavender is a relaxing essential oil that soothes your mind from the effects of mental fatigue. It is an exotic plant that is grown in France, and it has been long used for its relaxing fragrance. It has been used therapeutically for ages. It has been used in Europe to relieve tension, soothe aches and pains in the muscles, and help you feel more rejuvenated throughout the day.

Peppermint is a well known essential oil for its cool scent that revives the senses. The essential oil’s scent penetrates the senses and helps you regain your mental and physical energy. The aromatherapy is especially pleasing after a hard day’s work at the office. Just a few drops will soothe your mind and help you relax for a good night’s sleep. It is an extremely powerful oil that will cure you from aches and pains associated with work.

Rosemary is a good follow up essential oil to the others that relieve your stress and aches and pains. Although it is a stimulating essential oil, it is also a therapeutic way to clear your head and help you relax for a better night’s sleep. Rosemary is also said to help your short and long term memory helping you concentrate and focus on important work.
Use the above essential oils separately or in combination for an effective way to relieve yourself from mental fatigue. Just a few drops burned during the day will improve your mental health almost immediately.

Skip the chemical sunscreen…

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Lake Erie in Ohio

Hot, sunny day?  Check!

Off to the beach?  Check!  Sunscreen?  Check!

Are you concerned with the chemicals you’re putting on your body?  How about what you put on your child’s skin?

These oils have a natural SPF and no ingredients that you can’t pronounce. I’m guessing many of you already have olive oil in the house.  Give them a shot!

My suggestion is that you put them on first and let them soak in.  You can also mix them with a physical sunscreen, like Zinc Oxide powder.  Remember the white-nosed lifeguards?  Zinc Oxide!  Split a pound with 10 friend and for $1 you’ll still have enough to keep you slathered.

Mix the oil with Zinc oxide powder until it turns creamy.

These oils alone have SPF properties, but your best defense is to stay out of the sun for long exposures.  Wear a wide-brimmed hat, find some shade and don’t forget your sunglasses.  The Sun is GREAT for you…. in vitamin-D-getting doses:)

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#1 Son striking a pose in the shade

red raspbery seed oil (spf 30 to 50)
carrot seed oil (spf 30)
wheat germ oil (spf 20)
hazelnut oil (rumored spf 15; widely used in natural sunscreens)
soybean oil (spf 10)
olive oil (spf 7)
macadamia nut oil (spf 6)
castor oil (spf 6)
almond oil (spf 5)
jojoba oil (spf 4)

Check out your favorite sunscreen at The Environmental Working Group’s page, here.

*Note:  too much sun is damaging, no matter what products you use.  Use sunscreen people, diy it or buy it, but no matter what, Use It!

New to Essential Oils? Try a Diffuser!

If you are new to essential oils, there’s no better way to get to know them than through your diffuser.  I have this diffuser in my living room because it is “fancy”.  I keep the plain ones in the bedroom and a big one in the kitchen.    calilyI love diffusing citrus blends when we have company coming over. It makes my house smell happy and clean.  (Even if its not…. ha ha)

  • 2 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 1 drop lime essential oil
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop grapefruit essential oil

What’s the trick to SuperStar Skin??

Frankincense! No need to buy a super expensive moisturizer or serum. Find one you like, and add a few drops of Frankincense to it. I like to keep a bottle my makeup tray and I just put a drplant guruop or two when I moisturize my face.

I also have a small pump bottle of a great serum in my office.  Guess what I put into that bottle?  Yep! I added Frankincense!

Frankincense is great for all sorts of skin conditions, especially reduction of age spots and lessening wrinkles.

 

How to use:

Apply neat to uneven skin tone. (Neat means undiluted)

Add a drop of it to your moisturizer or serum with each use.

Apply neat to acne breakouts.

Heck, you can even use it with a carrier oil to reduce the look of stretchmarks!

One of the brands I like is Plant Guru, they have nice oils at a great price.

 

Fight Depression with Essential Oils

Depression can hit you at any point of your life.  For some people, depression develops later on in life.  For other people, they are chronically incapacitated from depression since they were children.  Regardless of when depression began in your life, it is important to do something to help boost your self esteem and rid your life from depression.  Depression can cause anxiety and it can ultimately cause you to become unhealthy and physically harm your body.

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Depression comes in all different types, forms, and it can be rare outbreaks or it can be a looming cloud over a severely depressed person.  Essential oils can help you overcome depression in your life, and it can give you a boost in attitude and a complete overhaul in how you view your life.  The aromatherapy is a natural way to help you balance mood swings and deal with debilitating depression.  Some people use drugs and other chemicals to deal with depression.  These drugs have unknown side effects, and they can occasionally become a negative impact on the mind.  Aromatherapy is completely natural and it is a safe way to battle depression which has been used for thousands of years.

Not only is depression bad for your mental health, but it can eventually affect your physical health as well.  Depression is also cause stress and stress is a well known killer for people who keep emotions inside.  Depression can cause social anxiety and health issues.  It can be the cause of a loss of appetite, mood swings, and you can lose your job over severe depression.  These are reasons why depression should be contained and dealt with quickly before it becomes out of hand.

Other natural ways to assist essential oils in eliminating depression is daily exercise, efficient nightly stress, and a boost in self confidence.  Essential oils in aromatherapy can help, but coupled with the above activities you can find your depression slowly fading.  Essential oils can help you fight off depression effectively without all the drugs and chemicals.   Aromatherapy penetrates the senses and helps you fight off the negative effects of depression with stimulating fragrances and scents.

The following essential oils in aromatherapy are powerful solutions to help fight off depression.  Jasmine, Lavender, and Neroli are three essential oils that will successfully boost your mood and help you balance your emotions.  The essential oils can be used separately for their individual benefits to help you fight depression.  Use them together as a potent solutions to help rid yourself from depression quickly and efficiently.

Jasmine

Jasmine is a sensual essential oil that helps you assert yourself.  It can relax you beyond the stressful day and it can lift your emotions.  It can also boost your confidence and your self esteem to help overcome the controversy from the day.

Lavenlavender-coconut-oilder French

Lavender French is a soothing essential oil that can help you mentally relax.  It is an herb from France that has become popular for its therapeutic uses.  It can help balance your mood and release the tension from your mind and your muscles.

Neroli

Neroli is a popular relaxing and rejuvenating essential oil.  Its fragrance is incredibly relaxing and it can help you dispel anger and irritability.  Use this essential oil to help you have a good night’s sleep and help you feel refreshed.