Are you ‘swimming’ in stress, lately? Are bills piling up? Challenges sprouting up in your job, family, and home? You may be suffering from anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. and affect 40 million adults. Generalized anxiety disorder, on its own, affects 6.8 million adults, with women twice as likely to be affected as men. Read More
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Essential oils for anxiety with the scentsiblelife.
Sometimes our kids can get anxious and worried about things. Some more than others.
My daughter suffered anxiety quite often in her younger years, now it is occasionally. Nowadays when she is feeling a little worried over something even she knows what to do. She will go to the fridge for her “special perfume” which is just a roller bottle blend of calming oils diluted in a carrier oil. If any of my kids are worried about anything I also make them a personal inhaler containing any of the oils below.
Mums, don’t underestimate the power of inhalation. When it comes to emotional wellbeing, inhalation is actually considered the most effective.
The oils below are some commonly recommended oils in aromatherapy for children and anxiety. This is not an exhaustive list, there are other oils that are useful as well.
For example, cypress would be beneficial if the anxiety is due to transition of some kind.
Orange is extremely effective because it is a favourite with most kids and the more we like a smell, the better the effect.
If you are using a beautiful healing oil like frankincense, cedarwood or vetiver make sure you add a sweet smelling oil such as orange or geranium, because kids aren’t too fussed on the earthy smells.
These healing oils combined with breathing exercises, massage (even a hand massage is deeply calming) and talking with your child about their fears can have a wonderful, positive effect.
- always talk to your natural health professional before using essential oils on children.
- Do not use essential oils when pregnant or with infants with qualified advise.
Google apple cider vinegar and you’ll be drowning in articles singing its praises, bloggers blogging about the benefits of apple cider vinegar, and with good reason. Although let’s face it, it does not taste great. If you’re able to down it with water, cheers to you (and where did you get your secret powers?).
For those of us who need to disguise it a little, here are some delicious uses for that bottle of apple cider vinegar you’ve got already in your pantry or have been meaning to buy… read more
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