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Blend Recipe: No Worries

No Worries

As the name suggests, I like to use this blend when I feel anxious or worried about something and I want to stop obsessing about it and feel more grounded.

Ingredients

  • Rose Geranium – 4 drops
  • Cypress – 2 drops
  • Vetiver – 2 drops
  • Lavender – 2 drops

Instructions

I like to put one or two drops of this blend in an aromatherapy locket. You can also add 4 drops of the blend to 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil, as you did in the Geranium Bliss recipe, to make a roll-on perfume. Mix 5 to 6 drops in a tablespoon of whole milk and add to a warm bath for a relaxing soak.

Note

In my opinion, aromatherapy lockets and roll-on perfumes are under-utilized but very effective methods of using essential oils for effecting mood.

I like the fact that a properly made aromatherapy locket has a back on it to protect the skin from direct contact with essential oils and so this provides a way to use undiluted essential oils or essential oil blends without risking skin irritation (just don’t put too much essential oil on the pad or cotton ball in the locket or it will leak out – one or 2 drops is all you need – test by holding the locket up for a few moment to make sure it doesn’t drip; if it drips, you may need to use a tissue to blot the pad, then wipe off the locket before wearing).

Roll-on perfumes are a very convenient way of applying properly diluted essential oils to small areas of skin (along the arms, neck or throat, pulse points) without getting your hands greasy. They are also small and convenient to carry. Shake them gently for a moment before applying. Artisan Aromatics carries 10 ml roller-ball bottles and Jojoba oil for making roll-on perfumes and blends.

About Joie Power, Ph.D.

Dr. Power is a retired neuropsychologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. She was an Assistant Professor of Surgery/Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia before entering private practice and has over 20 years of clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. She is both a student and practitioner of alternative healing methods, including herbal studies, aromatherapy, and Chinese Medicine. Her training in the olfactory and limbic systems of the brain gives her a unique qualification for understanding the actions of essential oils and she is an internationally known writer and teacher in the field of aromatherapy. Her approach to aromatherapy weaves together her solid scientific training and strong clinical skills with a holistic philosophy that honors body, mind and spirit.