Uplifting Essential Oils

11:14 AM Posted by Jo Pedranti


After a long winter and with spring around the corner it seems like a good time to include some uplifting essential oils to feel more energized. The long and dark winters can make us feel tired, moody, and depressed. I can't wait for spring to get here, but it is still a few more weeks before it will nice and warm all the time.

SAD

Even though I've never really suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) I always feel the effects of the darker season. I'm more tired, have more cravings, and just feel sluggish. I used to live in Sweden where the winters are long and very dark, and I know several friends who suffer from SAD. SAD can be very devastating and cause a lot of problems. Fortunately there are things to do that may ease the symptoms, for example, in the Scandinavian countries some hospitals have light therapy rooms. You can also buy your own light therapy lamp. Supplements and herbs may also be of help, and of course, essential oils have traditionally been used as well. According to Valeri Cooksley, the use of essential oils for regulation and balance by stimulating the hypothalamus may help: frankincense, geranium and bergamot and citrus oils have an uplifting and sunny effect.


How I apply uplifting oils

Here are ways that I use my uplifting essential oils:

My favorite uplifting oils
I especially enjoy the flower oils since they are light in nature with an uplifting effect on the mind and the emotions. 

~ Jasmine, geranium, rose, orange, lemon, grapefruit, lavender, helichrysum and bergamot.

So enjoy spring feelings with some uplifting flower flower aromas even if you still have snow on the ground. 

Thanks for reading!


Before you leave:


I recommend that you always perform a skin patch test when you try a new oil.



Check out my safety page to make sure you are aware of any contrindications before you use essential oils. Some oils are not suitable when suffering from certain conditions. Also, Read this Before You Start Using Essential oils. Some oils should not be applied prior to sun exposure so make sure you check this list before spending time in the sun.

Not sure how to apply the oils? Visit these pages to learn how to apply the oils:
If you're new to essential oils you might want to check out my Getting Started Guide. 



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Johanna is an aromatherapist and she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives.  
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Sources:
Connie and Alan Higley, (Twelfth Edition, revised 2010). Reference Guide for Essential Oils. Abundant Health
Valeri Gennari Cooksley, R.N. (2002). Aromatherapy, Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal. Prentice Hall Press





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