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Anger happens to the best of us. It’s often justified, and often triggered by inconsiderate people and circumstances. While it can be useful to express, it is an emotion that very easily gets away from us and can builds in intensity rather than deflate when the initial situation has passed. I found myself in this situation recently, where I just couldn’t stop being angry, and though I’d done my best to mitigate- I removed myself from spaces, threw my phone away, grabbed my most soothing blend of herbal teas, I was still feeling quite unnecessarily ragey, anger like a never ending geyser. Which just made me more frustrated with myself. Which made me angrier, and the cycle continued.
Close to giving up, I threw the following in the bath and went in for some good old fashioned aromatherapy. It worked! Almost as soon as the steam started dissipating the scents of the oils, I could feel my anger calm measurably, and the longer I stayed in, the better I felt. I confess that even after I was still a tad irritated, but that at least was actually proportional to the situation instead of a constantly building overreaction. So I count this blend as a success. As I wanted to eventually get some sleep, I dropped the blend in a carrier oil and applied on the soles of my feet, around my nose and upper lip, on my hands, my scalp and hair.
Here’s my calm the hell down recipe:
Hope this works for you as well as it did for me!
- Ylang Ylang
- Clary Sage
- Dried Jasmine Flowers (7 buds)
**Carry in Jojoba or your favorite carrier oil.
Place under full moon for the night, or three days beginning on the full moon.
There’s very little in this world as distressing and disruptive and regular as menstruation. For me it’s no walk in the park and I have gotten rather exhausted with turning to pills and the like to feel better. Here’s an essential oil blend I’m trying out in my diffuser and in a carrier oil for topical application. Intentions set are healing, clearing, and pain release and relief.
- Clary Sage
Is a space you’re often in (office, workroom, bedroom, bathroom, etc) feeling stuffy, chaotic, or draining?
I don’t mind a little chaos, but given enough time, it’s usually a signal that not only have I been letting things go, I also need to do some physical and metaphysical cleaning and clearing. I also find certain acts of cleaning particularly rewarding: I know that cleaning my bathtub means I get to take a bath sooner, alphabetizing my bookshelf makes me feel organized; changing my sheets is sometimes all I can do but sleep always comes easier; sweeping floors puts me in a meditative state and circulates mine and the room’s energy.
Good for when you’re doing some cleaning and clearing, material or metaphysical. This blend is composed of oils that work to clarify a space, moving out negative energy, protecting what’s left. It’s also meant to inspire and sustain the dynamic of a space, during and after the cleaning, useful as stagnancy easily breeds negativity. In fact the best way to clear a space of malcontent is to shake it up, even if it’s as little a movement as lifting objects in a room to dust beneath and around them.
This is also a good oil blend to diffuse in a space after saging/smudging. Carry in an oil of your choice (olive, jojoba etc) if you’d like to use it on your body not just your space.
Do not use a carrier oil in diffusers unless manufacture’s manual says it’s alright;
Do not use on body, internal or external, without a carrier oil.
Epsom salt is an absolute gift. Made of magnesium sulfate, it has a myriad of uses for our health and wellness. It has been used to remove splinters, lessen foot odor, and ease swelling. Personally I love throwing them in the bath, enriched when I mix them with essential oils. I find that a bath taken with epsom salts doesn’t even need bubbles to feel lush.
Here’s a favorite mix I particularly enjoy when I need to calm myself or when I’m suffering aches and pains, especially headaches. I also love that this sets me up for a great night’s sleep. Continue reading
Inspired by Oshun and the beautiful spirit of those who walk with her.
This is an oil blend created for relaxation with intention. It will calm you down, inspire sweetness, and excitement to create. Great for encouraging the spirit of peaceful energy spaces (as after yoga or meditation) to extend and activate creative energy spaces. Continue reading