Plant-based remedies date back thousands of years in many ancient cultures around the world. Many families are reviving the use of essential oils in modern life as information comes to light supporting the adoption of more natural approaches to our health and wellbeing. It is becoming clear that man-made chemicals can create a toxic load in our environment and may take a toll on us mentally and physiologically (particularly our endocrine systems).
Pure essential oils act on the body and mind via the olfactory sense and through our largest organ, the skin. Impacts on both are proven to occur mentally and physically within seconds of contact.
Many including myself have experienced that particular oils have quite specific effects on various ailments or emotional states. These listed below may assist in easing anxiety.
Benefits include assisting with clarity of thinking, overcoming mental fatigue and aiding focus. Great for tasks when your attention is needed, it appears to blow away mind-fog as well as assist with digestion. I may even help to bring on menstruation. It is not advisable to use in the first trimester of pregnancy however other benefits may include to build hair-shine, repel mosquitos and uplift the mood.
Alena Turley is a founder, mentor, ethical content creator and mother of three based on Sydney's Northern Beaches. She is equal parts loved and fired up to support mums in making deep and lasting changes inside and out. We at the Soul Mama Hub acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we live, learn and create and invite you to feel deeply and tread lightly.