An Aromatherapy Blend to Put Some ‘Zing’ and a bit of Zen into your Morning

Lemon, Neroli and Geranium.

Lemon oil has a real zing to it that uplifts us and yet it also relaxes us, so has a very Zen effect. Lemon is famed for its light, bright, clean and cleansing scent. It’s ideal if you need some energy or to brighten your mood, which in turn will brighten your day. If you aren’t keen on the scent of lemons, you can always substitute it with orange which has similar properties. Be aware that Lemon oil is phototoxic, which means that it can cause the skin to become hypersensitive to sunlight and may lead to skin burning more easily. So do not use these blends on areas that you’re planning to expose to sunlight. If this is an issue simple omit the lemon from the blend.

Neroli is another oil from the Citrus family; it’s produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree and has both floral and citrus tones to its scent. It has a happy, optimistic energy and like lemon can uplift and brighten our mood. It also acts as a deodorant and moisturizer for the blend.

Geranium is both uplifting and relaxing, so is a very Zen oil indeed. It is reputed to reduce stress and to help us reduce any negative thoughts, especially about ourselves. Geranium has a balancing and tonic effect on the mind and body, and is great for the skin. Its scent is floral, liberating and empowering.

Ways to use this blend:

Add to your morning bath. If you have sensitive skin or it is your first time using these oils use 1 drop of each only. Otherwise use 2 drops of lemon, 2 drops of Neroli and 1 drop of Geranium. Inhale deeply as you soak in the tub.

Put 1 drop of lemon, 1 drop of Neroli and 1 drop of Geranium onto a wash cloth. Place the washcloth in the shower cubicle with you somewhere safe, somewhere where you won’t trip or slip up on it, but where it will get the benefit of the steam coming from the water (I hang it from the caddy that hangs below my shower head or you can hang it from the cable from the shower unit to the shower head). Then enjoy the invigorating scent as you shower.

Pop a drop of each in your diffuser. Breathe in and feel their bright, zingy, optimistic energies being shared with you.

For a massage oil blend 3 drops lemon, 2 drops of Neroli and 1 drop of Geranium in 10ml of carrier oil (olive oil can be used as a carrier oil). If you have sensitive skin or it is your first time using these oils use 1 drop of each only. Always, always do a patch test somewhere inconspicuous first to check that you do not have a reaction. If the patch test is fine, then you can massage your blend thoroughly into your body and enjoy the scent throughout the day.

For a perfume oil blend 3 drops lemon, 2 drops of Neroli and 1 drop of Geranium with 5ml of your chosen carrier oil, or olive oil works just as well. Perfume blends are always stronger than other blends to emphasise the scent of the oils. If you have sensitive skin or it is your first time using these oils use 1 drop of each only in the blend. Always, always do a patch test somewhere inconspicuous first to check that you do not have a reaction. If the patch test is fine, then you can apply your blend to your pulse points and enjoy the scent as you get going on your day.

Obtaining Essential Oils

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Disclaimer

The information given in this post is strictly for educational and entertainment purposes. In absolutely no way is it meant as a substitute for proper medical diagnosis and treatment by registered Healthcare Professionals. It is always very strongly recommended that you consult a licensed Healthcare Practitioner for any physical or psychological ailments you may have. Always speak to your Health Practitioner and a Professional Aromatherapist before you use essential oils if you are pregnant, nursing or have an underlying medical condition.

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