Essential Oil DIY Blends for Deep Sleep, Better Focus, Increased Energy & Lower Stress
May 5, 2022
Did you know that a third of Americans and nearly a third of Brits report high levels of stress, anxiety, and feelings of overwhelming sadness?
And that 75% of Americans from age 20 to 59 report sleep trouble?
Many people report trouble focusing, low energy, and feeling low. While many of these aren’t diagnosed or treated, a remarkable number of people experience an imbalance in their emotional, spiritual, mental, and even physical well-being.
While we don’t recommend forgoing medical advice for severe cases of these ailments, we do have some DIY recommendations that can help rebalance and improve your holistic wellbeing with a gentle, natural approach.
Plant medicine refers to plant properties that are used therapeutically. In indigenous cultures, plants play an important role in the health and wellbeing of communities. They’re used to treat health conditions ranging from colds, cuts, headaches, menstrual symptoms, digestive issues, fatigue, sore muscles, and much more.
Plant medicine often isn’t mentioned when discussing mainstream approaches to health. However, plants play an essential role — for example, plant medicine is
used to treat malaria and asthma, provide safe form of anesthesia, and are found in 66% of cancer medications.
Decongestants, opiates, pain relievers, antibiotics, and antibacterial agents, like penicillin, all have their roots in nature. In fact, 118 out of the top 150 prescription drugs in the United States are founded on natural sources, with 74% coming from plants.
Essential oils, a specific type of plant medicine, are potent elixirs in nature’s apothecary.
They can address almost any ailment, including:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Concentration and focus issues
- Low energy
- Stress and anxiety symptoms
Essential oils help support our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being, in a way that’s gentle and healthy. They can be used in a variety of ways and blended for multi-benefit solutions.
If you don’t sleep well, you don’t do much of anything well.
Lack of sleep can make you cranky, groggy, and inattentive; it can cause procrastination, burnout, and sickness. Getting good sleep is instrumental to keeping your holistic health at its peak, yet, unfortunately, many of us don’t sleep as well as we should. In fact, around 20% of Americans take over-the-counter sleep aids.
Luckily, essential oils can help you relax and get deep, restful sleep — without the sleeping pill hangover feeling in the morning.
BEST OILS FOR SLEEP
If you find yourself awake with worry and restless thoughts, Jatamansi Essential Oil is an ideal sleep-promoting mental relaxant. Extracted from the roots of Himalayan Spikenard, Jatamansi Essential Oil is a dream for deep, restful sleep. It’s calming, grounding, and highly revered for its ability to support deep sleep and help you work through and release subconscious trauma.
Lavender is one of the most beloved oils in the world. Featuring a soothing and serene herbaceous and flowery scent combined with uplifting-yet-relaxing properties, it’s perfect for a sleep-deprived soul. Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgaria is ideal for cooling anger and promoting feelings of restfulness.
Blue Chamomile Essential Oil’s therapeutic profile includes a rare ability to sedate without depressive effects. It promotes feelings of well-being during all phases of life, and is even gentle enough for children.
Sweet Dreams Massage
Blend 3-4 drops each of Chamomile, Lavender, and Jatamansi into an ounce of your favorite carrier oil. (We love Jojoba Carrier Oil.) Dab your temples, then massage your hands and feet before bedtime.
For additional relaxation of the mind and spirit, add a couple of drops of jatamansi into your palms — or use the massage oil above, too. Rub them together and then bring your hands to your face. Cover your nose and mouth and take several deep breaths. This gentle palm inhalation creates a peaceful moment before bedtime.
Ever find your mind wandering when you’re at work?
Do you mentally drift off during conversations?
Is your to-do list growing but you keep finding yourself getting distracted?
You’re not alone.
While a lack of focus can stem from diet, poor sleep habits, hormones, hunger or dehydration, stress, a lack of physical activity, or a range of medical conditions — these frequent distractions can have major consequences. It can affect your productivity, job, and relationships, causing an increase in stress as obligations pile up around you.
These oils can gently return your mind to the present moment, and get your focus back on track...
BEST OILS FOR FOCUS
Peppermint Essential Oil sharpens focus and removes mental fog. As a cooling oil, peppermint is extremely effective for taking the edge off of tension, which can distract from the task at hand. Peppermint’s cool and clearing nature also makes it ideal for stimulating mental agility and improving concentration.
Rosemary Essential Oil, Verbenone is a mental re-energizer. Herbaceous and refreshing, rosemary verbenone has a more subtle scent than common rosemaries,
and is well-known for its regenerating and stimulating properties. Its ability to increase mental clarity, self-confidence, and feelings of self-worth can lead to higher productivity, confident focus, and motivation to get the job done and stay on task.
Workday Diffuser Blend
Combine Rosemary and Peppermint essential oils in your diffuser and run it throughout the workday at your desk. For a boost of sweetness that inspires a little creativity, add Ylang-ylang Essential Oil, Complete. For positivity, add a little Grapefruit Essential Oil or Lemon Essential Oil.
This blend can also be added to a carrier oil of your choice, dabbed on the wrists or temples, or used for massage.
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BEST OILS FOR INCREASED ENERGY
Chances are, if it’s a citrus oil, it will re-energize and rejuvenate your senses.
Lemon Essential Oil is bright and tangy, and will revitalize your senses.
Grapefruit Essential Oil, Red is a burst of fruity sunshine, sweet, zesty, and rejuvenating.
Bergamot Essential Oil offers a perfumey, bright sweetness, with a toned-down citrusy scent.
Mix Lemon, Grapefruit, and Bergamot oils with Rosehip Seed Oil. Add more bergamot for a flowery, soft scent, and more grapefruit for a pick-me-up that’s a little more on the zesty side.
Dab it on your wrists throughout the day to smell amazing and lift your energy and mood.
Stress is a normal response to life changes, and we all feel it from time to time. However, prolonged stress can wreak havoc on your health, resulting in physical, emotional, and mental issues. Before it gets to that point,, consult your organic apothecary and ease stress and anxieties gently and naturally with essential oils.
BEST OILS FOR STRESS
Clary Sage Essential Oil promotes peace and calm and can soothe rattled nerves and emotions. It offers powerful hormonal support and is known as “women’s oil” for this reason. Clary sage is useful when calm and relaxed states are needed in our high-stress, fast-paced society. It is thought to produce feelings of lucidity, equanimity, and tranquility.
Sandalwood Essential Oil, Australia quiets the mind and emotions, opens the heart, enhances concentration, and awakens intuition. Its spicy-warm fragrance is woody, earthy, and soft, grounding and calming a worried mind. It supports inner serenity, strengthens the vital health of the entire body, and gives satisfaction to the mind.
A floral-scented beauty, Jasmine Absolute Oil, Night Blooming is a powerful therapeutic oil and makes lovely perfumey blends. This aromatic treasure diminishes feelings of fear, sadness, and gloom, bringing confidence and optimism, and producing feelings of euphoria. When you smell this alluring aroma, you’ll experience feelings of love, peace, and tranquility.
Blending Clary Sage, Sandalwood, and Jasmine into a carrier oil, such as Argan Oil 4oz, can make a perfect stress-relieving massage oil. Not only will it smell amazing, and lighten your emotional state, it is an incredible skin-enhancing moisturizer.
A little self-care goes a long way to help reduce stress and offer relief for symptoms of anxiety.
Nature is Best
Although many medicines come from nature, over time, more synthetic chemicals and compositions are being added to common medicines.
We believe that nature provides many solutions to common ailments, and natural, organically-sourced essential oils can be beneficial to your health routine.
At Floracopeia, our oils are always organic, ethically sourced, and fresh when they get to you. We strive to provide environmental, social, and economic benefits to the communities where botanicals are grown, harvested, and distilled, so you can feel good about your beauty and health routine when you use your favorite Floracopeia products.
Living in alignment with nature and Mother Earth is easy with Floracopeia’s plant medicines. Right now, you can get our incredible essential oils for 20% off until Sunday, May 8, 2022, when use the code MotherEarth20 at checkout!
If you wish to gain a deeper understanding of natural medicine and receive personalized botanical and medicinal advice from David Crow, an expert in Chinese, Tibetan, Ayurvedic, and Western medicine, schedule a one-on-one consultation.