Updated: Apr 12, 2020
As I wrote in my previous post 'Which essential oils are calming and soothing for your body?' essential oils are divided into different groups, depending on their effect on the mind and body.
If you are looking for essential oils that have grounding, balancing and renewing properties, then you should look at using any of the below (but not limited to only these). There are definitely many ways to blend essential oils, but will come back to it in the future post.
Helps to ease tension, clear your mind and relax the body- so great to use at the end of intense working day or week. Enhances also concentration.
For aromatic use diffuse 3-4 drops. You can also add other woody essential oil like Cypress or Clary Sage.
For topical use mix 1-2 drops with a carrier oil and massage into tense areas in need on your body.
Caution: Avoid using during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Improves focus and alertness, also aids with memory and concentration. Supports cognitive performance
For aromatic use diffuse 3-4 drops. You can also inhale straight from the bottle if you want to get a quick brain boost.
For topical use dilute 1-2 drops with a carrier oil and massage into your body. You can also take a bath, where you add Epsom salts along with 2 drops of Rosemary and 2 drops of Frankincense.
Caution: Avoid using during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Also if you are being treated for high blood pressure, bleeding disorders or epilepsy.
Sandalwood is known to treat both physical and mental issues, including anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia, fatigue, liver problems, gallbladder problems, sore throat, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, diarrhoea, indigestion, low libido.
It's often used also in spiritual practices as it maintains alertness and focus during meditation.
For aromatic use diffuse 3-4 drops.
For topical use dilute 1-2 drops with carrier oil of your choice. But please be weary as it is an intense oil. You can also add couple of drops to bath water for calming your mind and body.
Caution: Sandalwood is safe when used for aromatherapy and occasional topical use. It can cause allergy in some people and prolonged excessive exposure to sandalwood fragrance can trigger high heart rate and blood pressure. Avoid using during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Also if you are being treated for bleeding disorders or epilepsy.
The terpenes that are found in thyme essential oil– thymol, carvacrol, cineol, linalool, camphor, and borneol - are known to have a wide variety of health benefits.
When inhaling thyme essential oil or applying topically with carrier oil, it can help to lower your stress levels, balance hormones and improves overall energy. It boosts memory and increases concentration.
It's antibacterial and can therefore used for coughs and respiratory infections. People, who have atopic dermatitis (eczema), this particular oil can relieve the symptoms (do not use it to treat eczema on kids).
Thyme oil provide a purifying and cleansing effect on the skin and helps to heal surgical scars, acne, measles and sores.
It can also help with hair loss, when massaged with a carrier oil into the scalp and also encourages new hair growth.
Thyme oil is also a great mosquito repellent.
The oil can be taken internally to support the immune system and can be added to food for flavour.
For aromatic use diffuse 3-4 drops to increase blood circulation.
For topical use dilute 1-2 drops with carrier oil and rub on your abdomen to relieve menstrual cramps. But please be weary as it is an intense oil. You can also add couple of drops to bath water for calming your mind and body.
You can also add it to warm bath water or into hot water for steam inhalation.
Safety and Caution: Dilute with carrier oil prior to topical application. If you are being treated for a blood-clotting disorder, then avoid this essential oil.
Grounds both the mind and the body, plus alleviates feelings of overwhelm and supports mind with focusing. Also helps with kidney and urinary tract healthy function.
For aromatic use, diffuse 3-4 drops. Add couple of drops of Bergamot if you want to uplift your emotions.
For topical use, dilute 1-2 drops with carrier oil, and massage on the tense muscles on your body. You can also then deeply inhale from your palms to get additional benefit.
Supports concentration and helps with mental performance. Helps to calm intense emotions and supports with immune system.
For aromatic use, diffuse 3-4 drops.
For topical use, dilute 1-2 drops with a carrier oil and massage into your body and good to also rub underneath your feet before bedtime.