It’s only 12am you already feel like you can’t make it till the end of the day. Don’t you just wish you had something natural and invigorating to help you through the rest of your day?
We have good news! Nature has provided us with wonderful herbs which may give you energy, improve your concentration and open your mind to knowledge!
What are essential oils
Essential oils are volatile oils which are directly distilled from a plant. Many different molecular structures make up volatile oils. They are mainly responsible for the scent of a plant. The power of your scent is significant. When you breath in essential oil, you are inhaling the volatile molecules released into the air.
How Essential oils work
These molecules enter your nose and gets stuck in your olfactory membrane. This membrane contain highly specialised nerve endings called Olfactory receptors. Once these receptors recognise a scent molecule, they send signals to your olfactory bulb which signals your cortex and limbic system of your brain. Your brain then releases neuro signals (chemicals) and hormones based on the effects from the scent into your body. For example, if you inhale the calming scent of lavender, your brain will release calming neuro signals and hormones into your body. This will result in you feeling more calm and relaxed.
Your emotions, hormones and healing responses are all influenced by essential oils. This makes essential oils a powerful tool for optimum health and returning to a balanced body state.
4 Invigorating Essential oils to get you through the day.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
The essential oil of grapefruit is refreshing with stimulating and energising properties. It’s the boost you need to take on your day. Grapefruit has the power to revitalise your state of mind and emotions.
It is believed that grapefruit helps to restore the complex connections between your mind, body and spirit. These connections help you to find inspiration, self-acceptance and true happiness. Grapefruit encourages the feeling of self-love and approval for both your mind and body.
This zesty, bright and uplifting scent has the ability to lift us out of stagnation leading to anxiety, depression and nervous exhaustion. Emotionally, this scent is used to promote the release of resentment or anger for those who tend to keep things bottled up inside.
Grapefruit is high in antioxidants, particularly Vitamin C. This protects you from free radicals and boosts your immune system. It’s great for the skin as it promotes a smooth texture and a bright, radiant appearance. Cleanse and purify the lymphatic system and help to release toxins from the body with grapefruit. When added to a massage oil, grapefruit is wonderful to release stagnant energy and relieve muscle fatigue and stiffness.
Some individuals may experience irritation or an allergic reaction when applying grapefruit essential oil to the skin especially if they are sensitive to citrus.
Bergamot Essential Oil
This invigorating essential oil helps you to relax and “let go” by sending positive energy into the body. Bergamot helps to release negative emotions of self-judgement, despair, hopelessness and low self-esteem. Instead, it helps to develop confidence, self-acceptance and improve optimism making you feel hopeful and good enough.
This intellectual oil sharpens your senses, improves mental clarity and strengthens alertness.
Bergamot creates the feeling of positivity and elevates your state of mind as well as provides you the courage to share your inner self with the world. It has the potential to ease anxiety, depression, fatigue, grief and stress. The cooling effects of bergamot helps to cool down hot emotions like anger, frustration and irritability.
Bergamot oil balances oil production of the skin, and cleans it which may reduce acne. It’s cooling effects on the skin combats inflammation and reduces the appearance of cellulite. It alleviates sore and uncomfortable joints, muscle spasms or cramps.
Caution: It increases the skin’s photosensitivity and should not be applied before sun or UV light exposure as it may cause irritation.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary has cognitive stimulating properties which improves your central nervous system. This helps to improve memory retention, focus, concentration and alertness. It creates mental stability and opens your mind to knowledge. Rosemary also helps to promote the birth of innovative ideas and conclusions as well as allows you to tune in with your intuition.
This supportive oil provides the confidence to handle difficult or confusing situations as well as help you to overcome psychological barriers and excessive shyness.
Rosemary is invigorating and refreshing. It improves circulation, promotes cell regeneration and replace damaged tissue when applied to the skin. It’s astringent properties help to hydrate and tone the skin. This helps to keep the skin tight and healthy as well as reduce scars, spots and wrinkles.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Another wonderful oil to help you let go of negative and stagnant energy. Lemongrass is believed to cleanse out old, toxic and limiting beliefs. By providing clarity, it allows you to move forward without hesitation.
Lemongrass promotes a positive outlook on life, heightens your awareness and improves focus. It eliminates mental fatigue, allows you to master the feelings of nervousness, and allows you to commit to the path of growth be it emotionally, physically as well as spiritually.
Lemongrass purifies and tones the skin and helps to increase suppleness. Enhance and energise the skin and balance the body with lemongrass.