The name for this essential oil is perfect… not only does this really help you to calm down, but when diffused it creates a peaceful atmosphere. If you have some kids that are acting a little crazy (um…which is usually in my house on a daily basis) ….try diffusing some Peace and Calming oil and watch them settle down!
Peace and Calming is a blend of five essential oils that include:
Ylang Ylang– increases relaxation and can balance male and female energies
Patchouli– it provides general support for health and helps release negative emotions
Tangerine– contains esters and aldehydes that are sedating and calming, helping with anxiety and nervousness.
Orange- elevating for the mind and can bring feelings of joy and peace
Blue Tansy– is an anti-inflammatory and helps combat negative emotions like anger
**Since this contains Tangerine and Orange EO- you want to avoid putting this on exposed skin and going into direct sunlight for at least 12 hours. **
The amazing thing about essential oils is that they not only address physical symptoms, but emotional as well…
“When we inhale the fragrance of an essential oil, the odor molecules travel up the nose where they’re registered by the nerves of the olfactory membranes in the nose lining. The odor molecules stimulate this lining of nerve cells and trigger electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the brain. The olfactory bulb then transmits the impulses to the amygdala – where emotional memories are stored – and to other parts of the limbic system of the brain.
Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have profound physiological and psychological effects… Olfactory responses to odors induce the brain to stimulate the release of hormones and neurochemicals that in turn alter the body’s physiology and behavior.”
Essential Oil Desk Reference, 4th Edition
Peace and Calming is highly recommended for those who have ADD, ADHD and sensory disorders. Apply to their feet 2x daily.
There are so many amazing ways to use this blend…. and not only does this work well on children and adults– but horses love this stuff! And if you have pets that freak out during thunderstorms… you can rub this on the pads of their feet to help them relax. If you have an overactive dog you can rub this behind their ears.
Here are 5 great ways to incorporate this delicious smelling essential oil into your daily life:
1. Improving sleep
You can rub a couple drops on the bottoms of your feet or shoulders to help you sleep at night… I rub this on the bottom of my kid’s feet at night and they are out like a light! This also helps kids who wake up a lot in the night.
My secret bedtime weapon so my kids look like this puppy… Peace and Calming and Lavender oil applied to their feet.
2. Restless leg syndrome/leg cramps
You can rub this into your legs and calves for restless leg syndrome.
3. Teeth grinding
You can rub this on the bottom of the feet or diffuse to help with teeth grinding.
If you are having anxiety.. place a drop at the base of your skull. You can also rub on your wrists and inhale. Good for nervous tension and social anxiety as well.
5. Calming the atmosphere
Diffuse to help overactive children.
In addition to Lavender, this oil is one of our favorites to help reduce stress…. we all need more peace and calming in our lives and this would be a great addition to help you and your family!
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