Sandalwood Oil – Grounding and Calming

Sandalwood Oil – Grounding and Calming

Why Sandalwood Oil is grounding and calming for the nervous system. Used widely for its therapeutic properties in ancient and traditional medicine such as ayurveda and chinese medicine for thousands of years. Why sandalwood is mentioned in ancient scriptures for its spiritual uses and has a high vibrational frequency.

Learn some of the various ways you can use sandalwood essential oil at home for you and your family, your meditation practice, in your business, clinic or spa.

What is Sandalwood Oil?

Sandalwood oil has a woody and grounding scent and is extracted from the heartwood of the Sandalwood Tree. Also known as Genus Santalum which used to grow in southern India, the forests of Karnataka. “Santalum genus belongs to the family of Santalaceae, widespread in India, Australia, Hawaii, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia, and valued as traditional medicine, rituals and modern bioactivities.” Santalum Genus: phytochemical constituents, biological activities and health promoting-effects From the journal Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C

Commercially extracted Indian sandalwood oil can only be extracted when the tree is at least 15 years old though the highest grades are grown up to 80 years before extraction.

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History Of Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood was traded as a rich commodity in the Indian sub continent by 700 BC. From early on it was widely used in Hindu Rituals, weddings and births valued for it’s meditative and grounding fragrance and as an insect repellent. The highest grade of sandalwood oil is Santalum album

Sandalwood has been widely used In Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). for centuries.

The sandalwood in herbal form has been used for centuries to improve qi in the Lung, Spleen and Stomach. It is regarded as having yang properties

Sandalwood In Traditional Medicine

Sandalwood In TCM ( Traditional Chinese Medicine)- Sandalwood as a herb has been used for centuries to improve qi in the Heart, Stomach, Spleen and Lung. It is regarded as having yang warming properties aid to support those with too much cold in their system.

In Ayurvedic Medicinal system, Sandalwood is regarded as a very sacred herb and oil, which has many uses. Used to help treat Vatta and Pitta constitution imbalances. Sandalwood oil is widely used as as a diuretic, as an aid to treat coughs, cold, skin inflammation, fever remedy and so much more.

Medical and Therapeutic Properties Of Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood Essential Oil is said to have a frequency of 98 mhz and has shown to have two main molecular components, known as alpha- and beta-santalol. Sandalwood Oil is one of the essential oils in research shown to demonstrate ” Inhibition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by essential oils”. Sandalwood oil is widely used to treat urinary infections. In various clinical research and studies it has demonstrated or suggested to be

  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-proliferative
  • Anti-Viral

Skincare Properties Of Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood essential oil is widely used in the perfumery and skincare industry, sandalwood is widely used not just as an essential oil but also as a balm and incense. Sandalwood oil is widely used to help heal variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, one of the reasons sandalwood soap has been commercially so popular for over 100 years. Sandalwood was widely used in ancient traditions for embalming alongside frankincense and myrrh.

Sandalwood To Soothe The Nervous System

Sandalwood is widely used by aromatherapists and therapists to help calm and soothe nervous system. It can act as a sedative, a relaxant, to help with grounding or to support a trance or meditative state. One of the most effective ways to use sandalwood to calm the nervous system is by adding pure sandalwood essential oil to the bath or by blending a few drops to a massage carrier oil to apply to the body and face.

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High Vibration Of Wild Rose For Sensitive Souls

High Vibration Of Wild Rose For Sensitive Souls

High Vibration Of Wild Rose For Sensitive Souls, Empaths And Lightworkers

High Vibration of Wild Rose Essential Oil and as a skincare product for sensitive skin. Why wild rose and rose oil is a great essential oil for the highly sensitive person or lightworker. Why rose has been so widely used throughout time spiritually and cosmetically. Learn the main difference between rose, wild rose, and rosehip.

What is Wild Rose?

Wild rose is the most commonly used name for certain species of flowering shrubs known as roses that occur naturally. Wild roses are much stronger, healthier, and more vibrant than hybrids that have been cross-bred. The wild rose is well known for its much deeper and rapid root system that seems to survive extreme erosive environments. Rosehip is the fruit of the rose plant.

Vibration Of Wild Rose and Rose

Rose is stated to have a frequency of approximately 320 MHz, wild rose medicine is known for its uplifting and soothing ethereal vibrations.Rose colour is also known for its deeply healing and heart healing qualities. Frankincense Essential Oil is said to be approx 147 MHZ, Myrrh Essential Oil: 105 MHz.

How To Identify Wild Rose

True wild roses grow without any chemicals or pesticides. According to the Royal Horticultural Society “Wild roses (also known as species roses) mostly have thorny stems, single, often fragrant, early summer flowers, usually in one flush, followed by fruits (‘hips’) if flowers are not deadheaded…”

Roses And Spirituality

Wild Roses in ancient mythology are regarded as a symbol of love and adoration. The sacred use of roses and rose oil has been used by saints and many different religions it is mentioned in Ancient Sanskrit and Chinese scripts and in ancient Greece was said to be associated with Aphrodite. During the Middle Ages roses were used for medicinal purposes.

Roses have been associated with Mother Mary from early times, in the catholic church rose serves as a symbol of the rosary, but roses has also been associated with St Therese also known as the little flower. The Rose is also regarded as highly spiritual in Islam, by some it is regarded as a sacred symbol.

Muhammad declared the red rose to be “the manifestation of God’s glory” (Schimmel 1975, p. 299)—in particular, the marvelous red rose—as the divine presence that reveals divine beauty. The rose is also known as the flower of Heaven

Healing Benefits Of Wild Rose Essential Oil

Therapeutic Benefits Of Wild Rose

Rose Essential Oil has a variety of therapeutic benefits. Wild roses support us mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The ayurvedic and medicinal use of rose has been documented for thousands of years.

Physical Benefits Of Wild Roses: Rosehips which are from the seeds of roses are high in essential fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Rose oil from petals is widely known for being highly anti-inflammatory, and helpful in the regeneration of skin cells that is why both rose and rosehip are widely used in cosmetics and skincare products used to treat and reduce scarring, and stretch marks.

Psychological Benefits Of Wild Rose: The soothing and comforting scents of all rose oil’s are said to help reduce sadness and low mood associated with grief.

Mental Benefits Of Wild Rose Oil: Both the scent of Rose and its wild species are reputed to help one overcome apathy, and help encourage increased motivation.

Emotional Benefits Of Wild Rose Oil: Brings in the energy of love and a gentle form of joy. It is emotionally and spiritually uplifting.

Spiritual Benefits Of Wild Rose Oil: Roses and its oil are widely used in meditation, prayer, and spiritual and religious celebrations. Roses are said to represent god at work. Many people smell the strong scent of roses during both angelic and other spiritual experiences and find it soothes their soul.

 

My Favourite Wild Rose Products

Wild Rose Balm For Sensitive Skin

Wild Rose Beauty Balm

This is one of my, my mum’s, and most of my sister’s favourite so it tends to be one of those little extras I put in for birthdays and Christmas. This is not just a beautiful balm to soothe nourished skin but can be used as a cleanser or to add some finishing touches to your lips, eyebrows, or cheeks.

The wild rose balm is made with 99% organic ingredients it includes lots of beautiful natural ingredients which include Rosa canina (Wild Rose) fruit oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter)*, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) seed oil*, Borago officinalis (Starflower) seed oil*, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil*, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa) herb oil*, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) leaf oil*, Ascorbyl palmitate, Tocopherol, Citral, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool. *Organic. From essential oils. You can buy this product in the larger version or smaller jars. 

Wild Rose Beauty Serum

Wild Rose Serum For Nightime Skincare for Sensitive Skin

This is another amazing rose oil product from NYR Organics, it is a bit lighter and fluid than the balm. It gives a nice nourishing radiance boost that leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. The combination of organic wild rosehip seed oil which is provitamin A-rich and the ultra-moisturising hyaluronic acid and balancing blend of organic geranium and patchouli essential oils, all leave the skin feeling supple with a natural radiant healthy glow.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cetearyl olivate, Palmitoyl tripeptide-5, Rosa canina (Rosehip) fruit oil*, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) root extract, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil*, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil*, Cymbopogon martinii (Palmarosa) herb oil*, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) leaf oil*, Sodium hyaluronate, Ascorbyl palmitate, Sorbitan olivate, Levulinic acid, Xanthan gum, Potassium sorbate, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool. *Organically produced ingredient; Natural constituent of essential oils listed Made with 82% organic ingredients.

Wild Rose Glow Facial Oil

I love this rose glow facial oil as a night time treat for the skin. But since I tend to have slightly dry skin that easily gets dehydrated, I also use this as a base before makeup during the colder months. Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triheptanoin, Vitis Vinifera – Grape Seed Oil*, Sunflower Seed Oil,* Ethyl Olivate, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil,* Boswellia Sacra Resin Oil*, Rosemary Leaf Oil*, Cymbopogon Martini Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil*, Olive Leaf Extract*,  Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Farnesol.
*ORGANICFROM ESSENTIAL OILS. Of total ingredients: 100% natural origin, 30% organic.

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Wild Rose Soap Bar

This lovely rose soap bar leaves not only your skin more soft and smooth, it is soothing scent is extremely comforting, uplifting whilst relaxing, perfect after a busy, stressful or tiring day. This is another one of NYR Organic products that makes a lovely gift.

Ingredients: Sodium Cocoate**, Aqua/Water, Glycerin**, Coconut Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Sodium Citrate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil*, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil*, Sodium Chloride, Boswellia Sacra Resin Oil*, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate.

*Organic. **Organic Origin. From Essential Oils. Of total: 100% natural origin, 71% organic.

 

Organic Rosehip Oil

Organic Rosehip Oil nourishes delicate, dry, or sun-damaged skin. Organic Rosehip Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, which encourage the production of the prostaglandins involved in tissue healing and regrowth. EFAs also help to promote cellular development and collagen synthesis, which is important for keeping skin smooth and supple.

This Rosehip oil 50 ml is made from the fruit seeds of the Rose Canina it is 100% organic

Rose Essential Oils

And of course, I have to mention the Rose Absolute Essential Oil and Rose Otto Essential Oil gorgeous rose essential oils you can use to add to your bath, blend as a massage oil, or use to make your own skincare products.

Wild Rose and Rose products are beautiful gifts not just for sensitive and empaths but they are great for healers and therapists who want to wear something light and uplighting that helps them radiate the vibration of compassion in their work without suffering from compassion fatigue.

Healing Benefits Of Rose Oil And Rose Absolute Oil


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Noise Sensitivity – The Challenges Of Hyperacusis

Noise Sensitivity – The Challenges Of Hyperacusis

Noise Sensitivity –The Challenges of Living With Hyperacusis

When most people talk about noise sensitivity they often think of simply an annoyance to specific noises. But noise sensitivity can be an extremely painful and a huge disabling challenge for many sufferers. I know as I began suffering from a severe form of hyperacusis over the last three years, which has made me mostly housebound.

Slight Noise Sensitivity

As someone who is highly empathic and sensitive, I have slight noise sensitivity as long as I can remember.  I always had challenges sleeping with even the slightest noise around me. But this started to become a much bigger problem when it developed into a painful and debilitating severe form of hyperacusis. Specific frequencies began to trigger extreme pain in my right ear, major balance issue and a complex movement disorder including non-epileptic seizures that leaves me with no control over my body.

Noise sensitivity and late stage lyme disease

Chronic Lyme Disease And Chronic Sound Sensitivity

My noise sensitivity issues appear to be caused by at least 30 years of bacterial/viral implications. But the cause is not clear with a complex medical history; M.E./CFS, suspected untreated chronic lyme at 14 years of age, head and face trauma, a rare cranial condition and survivor of sepsis. Although according to Anthony Williams book the Medical Medium  Many of these neurotoxicity symptoms are simply the fourth stage of very a rare form of Epstein Barr Virus. But I am unsure if I will ever know for sure.

However the reality is noise sensitivity seems to be triggered by a variety of causes, diseases, accidents, trauma and stressors. Sound intolerance also appears to be a common problem in those who are highly sensitive or have sensory processing disorders. Many clinicians used to assume noise sensitivity has a purely psychological basis. But more research and evidence is demonstrating many of the physiological causes behind various types of noise sensitivity.

Noise sensitivity challenges are very common for those with sensory processing challenges on the Autism/Asperger Spectrum.  Which can seriously impact their quality of daily living, education and their careers.

Noise sensitivity is something that is certainly misunderstood and misdiagnosed by many medical practitioners.  Especially as there is so many different classifications and causes of sound sensitivity.

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Hyperacusis – is usually linked with amplified sensitivity or auditory increase in the central auditory system which is the hearing pathways of the brain. A “collapsed tolerance to normal environmental sound” The Hyperacusis Network. It is suggested that unexpected exposure to deafening noise can sometimes trigger hyperacusis. But there are some medical conditions associated with hyperacusis which include Bell’s palsy, Lyme disease, migraine, post head injury syndrome and William’s syndrome. Also many people with hyperacusis have tinnitus and many with tinnitus have hyperacusis.

There are two forms of hyperacusis; cochlear hyperacusis and vestibular hyperacusis

Cochlear Hyperacusis; annoyance, distress, ear pain and to very quiet or high-pitched sounds.

Vestibular Hyperacusis; balance, postural control and vertigo problems, nausea, fatigue. Known sometimes as Audiogenic Seizure Disorder and Tullio’s syndrome

Hypersensitive Hearing – where someone is born with a hyper sensitivity to frequencies above 70 decibels normally viewed as problematic frequencies. This is common in the autism spectrum.

Misophonia – is when someone hates a particular sound but it is not collapsed tolerance to sound. Usually there is an atypical limbic and autonomic nervous system response ( fight or flight response) which is related to the auditory system. Examples are repetitive sounds, consonants, sniffing, lip smacking which can often trigger emotional rage.

Phonophobia – is a sub-category of misophonia where one suffers anxiety/fear of events related to their noise sensitivity. Which triggers isolation in the outside world.

Recruitment – is when there is an increased perception of noise sensitivity when someone is suffering from a type of hearing loss where they cannot hear certain pitches but can hear others. Which is perceived as too quiet to dramatically loud.

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Tips And Support For Noise Sensitivity Issues

Ear Plugs or Ear Phones: For most types of noise sensitivity challenges recommendations are that ear plugs should not be relied on for day to day living. As there is suggestions that in the long run this may reduce tolerance to every day sounds. But it certainly would depend on the type and degree of noise sensitivity. I personally do not use ear plugs in my home doing most tasks. But because my noise sensitivity triggers severe balance challenges and a violent movement disorder. I choose to use ear phones outside otherwise I have very limited control over my bodily movements.

Noise Cancellation Ear Phones: Some people find noise cancellation useful, I find for long car drives they can cancel out and reduce some noise and can help reduce general over stimulation.

Pink Noise Devices: For some types of noise sensitivity pink noise devices are used as a form of sound therapy.

Meditation– helps you access that inner calm, peace inside despite what is happening around you. It helps you become more mentally, emotionally and physically resilient. Meditation has helped keep me so mentally strong over the last 25 years. It has helped me find my own equivalent to a power nap, when I can’t sleep due to noise issues.

Craniosacral Therapy – can be helpful where there has been noise sensitivity after trauma to the head and neck. Also bowen and osteopathy is useful for again alignment issues due to trauma.

Healthier Thinking – it is important with any condition or life challenge that a person has the ability to look at their life challenges and focus on what they can do, rather than what we feel disabled by.

Stress Management – generally reducing and manging your anxiety and stress can seriously help reduce any hyper sensitivity to external stimuli. And can be a great cushion at helping you remain as emotionally, mentally and physically strong against noise stressors.

CBD Oil: Cannabis derived oil and paste is used by many who’s noise sensitivity appears to be related to their medical conditions. It is widely uses by lymes and now more popular in ME/CFS sufferers.Many people with noise sensitivity issues including those with sensory processing issues seem to be benefiting from CBD or marijuana in some component.

 

On Guard Blend: Another product that I have found helpful in my building my sound tolerance is the essential oil blend by doTERRA . These are highly vibrational essential oils which appear to strengthen our energetic boundaries, boost the immune system and protect our body against viruses and microbes.

Manging Your Noise Sensitivity Issues

These are just some of the ways you can help manage your noise sensitivity issues. If like me travelling in a car is a huge problem because you can actually feel a lot of vibrations through the nerves of your body. I find sitting and placing my feet on memory foam cushions and a duvet helps to cushion me from the impact. Some cars are more better than others in relation to the seat and height design

I am fortunate enough to start seeing slowly but surely a reduction in the severity of my symptoms. Having lived with chronic health challenges that have disabled me in various ways for many years. I choose to focus daily on my abilities, strengths and gifts. I am very fortunate to be able to do my work online. Although it can have its challenges.

But when we focus on the things we can change and accept those we can’t. We come from a much stronger, calm and happier place. Noise sensitivity can be extremely challenging, it needs more research/awareness especially on the actual conditions that cause it. But meanwhile the healthiest thing you can do is look after your own health and wellbeing, especially your anxiety and stress levels. As anxiety and stress will certainly make you more hyper-sensitive .

If you are looking for help and support in managing your sensitivity challenges. I share lots of tips and resources in my free facebookcommunity Soul Care For Sensitives

Essential Oils For Empaths And Highly Sensitive People

Essential Oils For Empaths And Highly Sensitive People

Essential Oils For Empaths And Highly Sensitive People

The many benefits of essential oils for empaths, highly sensitive people and healers. As a qualified aromatherapist for many years in many ways, I take for granted how versatile essential oils are. As I have used essential oils for nearly 30 years to support my own physical, mental and emotional well-being.

But what are some of the best blends and essential oils for empaths and HSP’s?

Essential Oils For Health And Healthy Boundaries

There are so many essential oils for empaths to choose from today, it is important you choose the right essential oil that is therapeutically safe and right for you.

Many people assume all essential oils are completely safe because they are natural but like every herb or essence each has unique properties and effects so it is important to choose essential oils suited to your specific needs.

Some essential oils have analgesic or anti-inflammatory properties, some like peppermint which is used in mainstream medicine can be a digest aid. Some essential oils like tea-tree and thyme have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

But pure essential oils don’t just support us physically, but mentally and emotionally. Essential oils like Clary Sage and Geranium are used to help balance hormonal imbalances in females. Some are safe when you are pregnant some are not, some are unsafe if you suffer from epilepsy, and some essential oils should never be used on children or infants.

Quality Essential Oils For Empaths And Highly Sensitive People

If you are using essential oils therapeutically you also want to choose a high-grade quality pure essential oil especially if your are highly sensitive and/or empathic.

Highly Sensitive People tend to be not just sensitive emotionally and mentally but physically to both allopathic and natural medicine. Empaths often struggle with grounding and often have a much porous energetic field. So it is important if you are an aromatherapist to choose high grade quality essential oils for empaths and highly sensitive people.

As someone with rare and chronic health challenges for over 30 years,  essential oils have been an essential part of my health and self-care. I have found essential oils a great replacement for so many allopathic treatments normally in one’s medicine cabinet.

In fact recently as someone who became completely housebound due to extreme noise, vibration, and light sensitivity which would trigger seizures. I was looking for anything to support me after Neurologists told me nothing could be done and any medication would cause further complications.

But when I started to use a variety of Doterra’s high vibrational essential oils including the product On Guard which I mention below. I couldn’t believe how much physically stronger and more energetically resilient and boundaried I become.

Those of us who are more sensitive and or empathic tend to have a more finely tuned sensory and central nervous system. Which can make us much more vulnerable to a variety of environmental stressors such as EMF Electro Magnetic Frequency, noise, light, other people’s emotions, trauma, and physical pain.

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Essentials Oils For Empaths Who Are Hyper Sensitive

As someone who has had rare neurological complications from suspected bacterial and viral complications for approx 30 years.  I have used a wide range of high-quality essential oils and blends. One that has been really supporting me energetically and as a support to my immune system has been the On Guard Blend. Which instantly made me feel more energetically stronger and protected.

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So What Are The Perfect Essential Oils For Empaths And HSPs?

Balance – The Ultimate Grounding Blend– A blend of Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil.  Empath and HSP struggle to feel grounded. This can be added directly to the skin or added to a diffuser for cars, homes, and the office. Frankincense is deeply grounding and Spruce  was used by the Native Americans for various spiritual and medicinal purposes ( spruce tree regarded as sacred)

Frankincense  – is deeply relaxing, calming very popular to assist meditation, and deeply grounding. Also helpful in supporting healthy cellular function and great rejuvenator for the skin. So it is one of the most commonly used nurturing essential oils for empaths and hsp’s.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree)is an extremely versatile oil for your home first aid kit. It is also an anti-viral, anti-bacterial oil, that supports the immune system. It is also useful for creating stronger boundaries

On Guard –  Can help support your immune system. Can help strengthen and protect your energetic field to create stronger energetic boundaries. and psychic protection especially if you are a healer or some sort of lightworker. So is one of the popular blends with empaths and sensitives. Helpful to protect against environmental threats. Safe for use on countertops, as a non-toxic cleaner, or to purify the air through diffusion

OreganoVery powerful for boundaries and can help stop parasitic energy.  Can assist with healthy digestion and supports healthy respiratory function. May help support a healthy immune system. Useful as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent.

Patchouli Essential Oil – Provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions • Promotes a smooth, glowing complexion • Add to your daily moisturizer to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Purify –Protects against environmental threats such as EMFs and toxins. Can help clear the air and negative, stagnant energy in your home.

Sandalwood – is another favourite pure essential oil of mine, deeply grounding, and great for the skin. For those of us who tend to avoid or reject our masculine energy. This can be a great balancer, it can also be useful as a soothing rub on the chest or neck with chest and throat infections.

Serenity Restful Blendcan be a useful aid for those struggling with anxiety, stress, and overthinking. It also can help you connect more with the self, and connect with your own inner calm. So great aid for those of you who struggle to meditate, be still.

Whisper Blend For Women – a gorgeous blend of jasmine and ylang-ylang ( I adore ylang ylang) patchouli, vanilla, cinnamon, and cocoa.  Useful to support any unresolved issues you may have with your femininity, mother, grandmother, or other close women figure in your life. Useful at helping ease unreleased anger.

Wild Orangeone of Doterra’s most popular oils, this has a gorgeous sweet scent. It is uplifting, energising, and stimulating. Helpful when you are feeling flat from others’ negative emotions.

Ylang Ylang – I  have always been a huge fan of ylang-ylang which is known by some as the oil of the Inner Child. As a qualified aromatherapist, I would recommend it to clients who suffered from nightmares. I find it helps support you to have a much more soothing sleep often with sweet dreams. It is also a reputed aphrodisiac.

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8 Ways To Help Reduce Teenage Exam Stress

8 Ways To Help Reduce Teenage Exam Stress

8 Ways How To Reduce Teenage Exam Stress And Anxiety

Top tips on helping reduce student and teenage study and exam stress, hep your teen feel more calm, confident and relaxed when exam time and study time comes around.

Sadly Exam Stress And Anxiety Is A Big Problem For Many Students And Teenagers. Especially with such increase in mental health challenges in young people, especially chronic anxiety and depression.

Exam stress for many is actually stress anxiety, for some it is more anxiety performance. Most students and teenagers are suffering from both exam stress and exam anxiety, so it is important to approach both.Most of us when we hear the word exam get a feeling of panic.

But there is so many simple things your young adult or teenager can do to reduce exam stress and anxiety. With the right approach and the right tools you can help increase calm and confidence.

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Top Tips To Reduce Teenage Exam Stress And Anxiety

Create A Suitable Study Space:

Make sure your child or teenager has a suitable comfortable space to study where they wont be disturbed or distracted. A space that is ideal to encourage more calm and focus. For teenagers who lack focus or suffer from ADHD, the NYR Study Remedies roller ball is ideal to fit in a pocket, purse, or bag. Lemon essential oil improves focus and concentration.

Encourage A Balanced Study Routine:

Help or encourage your teenager to create a healthy and balanced study timetable. It is so important your teenagers prioritise their time effectively. It can be so easy for them to want to avoid subjects they struggle with or are concerned over.

Reduce External Stressors: 

Help take the pressure off your teenager by reducing external stressors as much as you can. If your child normally has a lot of household chores, a job, try reducing them temporarily during study and exam time. So they are not overwhelmed, overstressed and over exhausted

Boost Your Teens Confidence And Self-Worth:

Support your teenage by boosting their confidence, self-worth and self-esteem. Focus on their strengths, praise them, be kind to them reduce criticism and help them understand that their worth does not equate to their exam results. Teenagers  today are put under extreme pressure from all angles, especially peer and educational pressure. It is important to do what you can to encourage healtheir confidence, self-worth and self-esteem

Encourage Time Out:

Make sure your teenager takes plenty of breaks between study time and exams. It is important they take time to switch off and have fun.

Reduce Technology Overload:

We use technology for so much in our lives that we forget how over-stimulating and energy-depleting it can be. Also, most computers and mobile devices such as iPads emit blu ray technology which can play havoc with our nervous system and sleep patterns. So ensure they spend time off computers, phones, facebook…

Teach Them How To Meditate And Relax:

Meditation and relaxation techniques can be really helpful at helping anxious teenagers switch off. Teenagers love my less than 5 Minute Meditation (included in the Exam Stress Kit) is the most popular tool I have taught for 20 years. Muscle relaxations are great at reducing anxiety, muscle tension and sleep challenges, all in my Exam Stress Toolkit For Teens And Students.

Encourage Deep Quality Sleep:

Good quality sleep can make a huge difference to our concentration, focus, and memory recall. Guided meditations designed to support sleep can be really helpful so can muscle relaxation techniques. Lavender oil is a great essential oil that can encourage a deep restful sleep. One product many clients and friends love is the NYR Organics Night Time aroma ball 

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Why Lavender Essential Oil Should Be In Every Family First Aid Kit

Why Lavender Essential Oil Should Be In Every Family First Aid Kit

Why Lavender Essential Oil Should Be In Every Home First Aid Kit

Lavender essential oil is one of the most widely known and used popular essential oils for the whole family’s health and wellbeing. Learn why lavender should be in every home first aid kit is widely used by families of the world, even kids and infants. Especially when Lavender is so versatile, in its therapeutic properties, extremely calm, soothing, and generally safe.

Why Your Lavender Essential Oil Should Be Pure And High-Grade Quality

Lavender essential oil is distilled from the lavender plant which grows in rural areas and gardens all over the world. But it is important when buying lavender oil to check it is 100% pure essential oil and of high-grade quality. If you want to use lavender essential oil for therapeutic use you want to know it has a high therapeutic level unfortunately not all brands of essential oils have the same quality. I personally buy from NYR Organics and dOTERRA and the reason why I am a consultant for both.

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The Use Of Lavender in The Pharmaceutical Industry

Lavender is widely used in the pharmaceutical, skincare, and holistic industry. It is often used in burns treatments and a lavender-oil preparation in gel capsule known as Silexan is used to reduce anxiety. It is also used in a variety of ways in mainstream medicine. One clinical study demonstrated the benefits of Lavender in helping reduce blood pressure and pulse  in those undergoing a Coronary Angiography.

I began studying aromatherapy over 25 years ago and found it fascinating how much you can treat with essential oil Ins. I loved the fact that aromatherapy gave families a more holistic and safer option than many over the counter prescriptions. Very quickly my family and friends began to replace their medicine cabinet and first aid kit with essential oils, especially pure lavender.

The Main Benefits Of Pure Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Fir Every Home First Aid Kit

Relaxant

It is well known as a relaxant, for its use in supporting the nervous system. So lavender can be ideal for highly sensitive children who quite like the scent.

Sedating:

It can be sedating for most people, the reason why it is so widely used in sleep therapy products, especially bedtime sprays and nighttime oil and bath blends. And some parents find it helpful for ADHD

Antimicrobial:

Lavender has been shown in some situations to help reduce microbial activity

Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory:

 This explains why lavender can be useful for bumps, bruises, burns, sport, and other muscular injuries.

Generally, lavender essential oil is used as an aid to reduce anxiety, bumps, bruises, bites, burns, eczema, emotional lability, exhaustion, fear, hot flushes, hyperactivity, insomnia, low mood, panic attacks, PMT, restlessness, stings, stress, sunburn swollen joints, tantrums, temperatures, worry…

How to Use Pure Lavender Essential Oil

  • Bath: Add one-two drops of pure essential lavender oil to your child’s bath, 2- 3 drops for older kids 12+.
  • Massage Blend: Blend one drop of lavender oil with 15ml of carrier oil or unscented pure massage oil and apply to the skin. Infants and toddlers love baby massage it is a great way to encourage healthier bonding and as long it’s done gently for about 5-10 minutes it can help them relax or fall asleep. Use 2-3 drops of essential oils for 7-12 years. Most suitable for children over 2 years.
  • Spritzer: Add a few drops of lavender oil to water in a large spray bottle, this can be used to help children cool down or calm down.  So great for holidays
  • Compress: Add a drop of lavender to a wet compress for bums, bruises, bites, headaches or a high temperature.
  • Aromatherapy Diffuser: Diffuse lavender oil to help your child off to sleep. it can also help reduce some type of bacterial infections.

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