How do I know what oil to choose?
If you already own essential oils, experiment with them and observe how you feel, both immediately afterward and 30 minutes later. Put a drop of oil in your hands, or hold the bottle under your nose and inhale slowly and deeply for 60 seconds.
Does inhaling wild orange essential oil make you smile? It’s known as the “happy oil”. Citrus oils in general are energizing, and can help you feel more optimistic.
What about lavender? When inhaling lavender do you notice a calmer feeling or a lessening of the tension in your shoulders? Florals oils provide a more tranquil feeling.
For me, deeply breathing in patchouli will immediately reduce the tightness I often carry in my back and chest. This allows me to breathe more fully.
When experiencing anxious feelings, tree oils like cedarwood and sandalwood tend to soothe me and help me feel more grounded. My niece used to feel anxious heading off to school, but discovered a blend with peppermint helped calm her and make her feel more confidence.