Living Magazine Fall 2015 Living Magazine - Page 12

HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS Using essential oils aromatically can influence you in a myriad of ways. Traditionally, aromatic usage has been aimed at improving a person’s mood. A better and more stable temperament can have countless benefits on your life, every single day. Direct inhalation of do-TERRA’s Elevation or Citrus Bliss first thing in the morning can help you wake up and motivate you to take on the day’s tasks. Diffuse essential oils with distinct top notes such as Eucalyptus and Basil throughout the day to keep you productive at work. A quick breath of Peppermint can give you the boost to make it through a tough workout. Diffusing Lavender or Vetiver at night, or adding a few drops to your pillow, can help you prepare for the restful sleep you require to get through the ensuing day. Using essential oils aromatically can be the boost you need to get through the normal stresses of day-to-day life. 1 2 3 4 5 Diffuse a few drops in the morning, throughout the day, or right before going to bed. Place a drop in your palm, rub the palms together, and inhale. Drip 2–3 drops onto the floor of the hot shower, away from the water path, and breathe in. Add to household surface cleaners, or to a load of laundry. Add a couple of drops to pillows and bed linens. Studies show convincing evidence that simply inhaling the aroma of an essential oil is effective for calming nervous or anxious feelings in a variety of settings. Fight the Afternoon Slump 2 drops Lemongrass 4 drops Wintergreen 3 drops Wild Orange 12 / SUMMER 2015 LIVING MAGAZINE Kick Back and Relax 3 drops Lavender 3 drops Vetiver 4 drops Cedarwood Feel Good Blend 3 drops Bergamot 3 drops Wild Orange 1–2 drops Ylang Ylang 2 drops Spearmint