It was my first purchase in 1997 and it’s still an essential oil I’d never be without; Lavender. I love Lavender not only for its aroma but for its calming properties. When I’m having trouble sleeping because my mind is racing, I put some Lavender on my pillow and it slows my mind so I can get to sleep. I’ve used Lavender for sore throats, or even for that little tickle which makes you cough and keeps you awake. Lavender has been used on burns around here too. It’s our go-to first aid essential oil for this.
Peppermint shares the stage in my home with Lavender. Peppermint is amazing for indigestion or even a slight nausea feeling. I put a drop in a glass tumbler and then fill with water. I use it for headaches and mental clarity. Peppermint wakes your mind and helps you to think more clearly.
Cassia is my #3, though this doesn’t mean it’s third. Cassia smells like Cinnamon on steroids. When I breathe it in I can’t help but feel happy. It’s as if I smell and taste it all at once. I believe I heard once that Cassia is the essential oil used to flavor those tiny cinnamon hearts we see in the stores around Valentine’s Day. Maybe this is partly responsible for the good feeling I have when I smell it.The way I use Cassia is to diffuse it on my Terra Cotta Pendant
To me, aromatherapy is all about feeling good – physically, emotionally, and mentally. This trio; Lavender, Peppermint and Cassia, covers all the bases.
What are your favourite three essential oils – and why?
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This post reminded me that it has been a VERY long time since I have used aromatherapy. I started it years ago when I met a woman who used it during massages and I loved it. It seems that I ran out of my essential oils (lavender is also my favorite) and just forgot to replenish. I love using lavender fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. I also put the lavender oil in dryer sheets. Sometime I dab a little under my nose when my day gets a bit stressful.
This for this reminder and the education.
Hi, it's Carola the aromatherapist from Australia. Here is a blend I prescribe for anxiety. Get a small dark glass bottle and put in 10 drops frankincense and 20 drops lime essential oils. Roll the bottle in hands the mix. Pop a few drops on your favourite terracotta pendant and wear it long as you don't want the oil on your skin. You will find yourself taking deep relaxing breaths and feeling balanced and happy. People near you will benifit as well. Keep your little bottle on you and refresh regularly as lime has a lot of top note and will evaperate fast. Never leave oils in car/sun. Heat ruins citrus oils. Lime is photo toxic. Meaning it will make your skin get bad sun burn if you go in the sun or any uv light within 24 hours of applying it on skin. Lime is awesome. Worth adding to your collection, very uplifting. Enjoy!!!
@RachelLavern Hi Rachell!
What a great idea to use Lavender on dryer sheets - especially when washing sheets! :-)
Yes, I forget, even after years, how powerfully essential oils can impact my life and how wonderful Lavender is for calming!
It's nice to see you here Rachell!
@Carola Attard Hi Carola! I'm so glad you came over and shared this! I'm anxious to try this blend! I've never tried lime oil before but this combination sounds wonderful! All the citrus oils are so uplifting. Are these two of your favourite oils? Do you have any other single oils you enjoy diffusing?