Essential Oils To Help Keep Your Spirits Up!
We have finally started to see some positive results reported in the news recently about the declining numbers of deaths and infections of Covid-19 here in the UK.
Thankfully, this brings us hope for the future and helps to improve our general outlook in life while the last few months of lockdown plays out. The end is now in sight!
And this hope is vitally important because our outlook and attitude to life in general plays a huge part in determining how happy our lives will be, both now and in the future. Our attitude ultimately influences how successful we become in life.
If you look closely you’ll find that the happiest and most successful people in the world are those that hold a positive attitude, and that can’t be coincidental. It is mostly because people who think positively about everything are more relaxed, calm, and smile much more than people who focus only on the negative aspects of life. Holding this type of mindset creates its own stress and can lead to illness if allowed to continue.
The overwhelming disruption to our daily lives caused the ongoing pandemic obviously can’t be avoided, but you can improve your mental attitude and create a ‘coping strategy’ to help survive it. And because your attitude towards life plays a huge part in determining your levels of happiness, you need as many tools as possible to sustain you through this extremely difficult time.
Uplifting and balancing essential oils
Essential oils can be a great help when you are trying to deal with the various adversities in life, particularly when things start to get really difficult, such as during a 12 month pandemic! Bergamot essential oil is ideal for uplifting dampened spirits and developing a more positive attitude since it can help strengthen determination and willpower too.
This oil is also good for dispersing negativity and indecision which contributes towards improving your state of mind when you’re having to deal with adversity. Bergamot oil is often the first choice of aromatherapists when they are treating the long-term effects of stress, low morale and adversity.
Another really dependable oil for maintaining a positive attitude is geranium essential oil, since it has a well-documented stabilising and balancing effect on the emotional system – especially when you are feeling really down.
This is an effective oil for calming irritability and frustration as well as helping to lift the spirits, so it is the ideal oil to include in blends for fighting the lockdown blues, and it blends perfectly with bergamot, lavender, and many other of the uplifting oils.
Some essential oils can be used to empower your will determination, and these can be combined with the uplifting oils for a wide-ranging boost on the emotional system. Essential oils that help to strengthen your resolve and determination when dealing with difficult times include cedarwood atlas, cypress, frankincense, palmarosa, rose and ylang ylang – plus these oils also help to relieve anxiety during troubled times too.
If you find yourself obsessing about things that are totally outside of your control then any of these essential oils can be used in a relaxing aromatherapy bath, diffuser, or best of all in a relaxing massage to help you regain a sense of normality. Remember when you are adding essential oils to a bath use no more than 8 drops in total and agitate the water well to ensure the oils disperse evenly. Ideally you should use a bath dispersant of some type. Use these essential oils to help calm your worries and fears so that you can think more clearly and make better decisions during all the chaos and disruption.
Essential oils for disrupted sleep
A common problem caused by long periods of lockdown living has been disrupted sleep patterns, or even insomnia. Not being able to see family and friends has caused a lot of worry and fear for many people who are then unable to get a good night’s sleep. Disrupted sleep patterns interfere with normal physical, mental, and emotional functioning, which easily leads to negativity and mood swings.
Some of the best essential oils to help you stop worrying and relax enough to get a refreshing night’s sleep include roman chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, lavender, sweet marjoram, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang. When combined together in the correct proportions, these essential oils will produce a powerfully relaxing remedy you can use in either a vaporiser or a hot bath before retiring to bed.
Remember that your quality of life is determined by how you think and feel from moment to moment, every day of your life. Simply changing the way you think can dramatically affect how well you cope with life’s adversities, especially during challenging times like these. Essential oils and aromatherapy treatments can help calm your fears, strengthen your resolve to get through all this, and uplift your spirits.
Now that the vaccine for Covid-19 is being rolled out there is finally an end to all this in sight. So carry on using your essential oils to support you all the way through the pandemic until we get back to some sense of normality.
Copyright © Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd 2021. Written by Geoff Lyth