Do you need a lift in the morning?… Aromatherapy to start your day…

morning kitchenFor some people, early morning is the best part of their day. For others, it is a grind to wake up feeling chirpy and happy as they may be night birds and only gotten to sleep a few hours earlier. Whichever person you are, here are some wonderful ideas to get you up and going and ready for work or school.

For most of us, our mornings are busy and we don’t have time to wake up slowly and carefully. Many of us jump (or crawl) out of bed, depending on whether we’re morning people or not, and then it’s “go…go…go!” until we run off to work.

How can we help ourselves make a happier transition of sleep to awake?
We need to prepare the night before for that good morning start.
1. Choose the oil you want and put the dropper bottle next to your bed. I would suggest that you keep it simple and just have single oils. If you have some experience with mixing different oils, then you can mix a synergistic blend which suits your needs.
2. Also, mix up some of the same oil in a spray bottle with some distilled water which you can spray around the house as you move from room to room.
3. You can also put some of the oil into your burner in the main room of your home where everyone traipses through during their morning routine.

What fragrances will help me most in the morning?
basilBasil (Ocimum basilicum)
It is uplifting and mind-clearing. It has a beneficial effect on the nervous and digestive systems.

lemon oilLemon (Citrus limonum)
This oil has a stimulating, clean tang which is helpful in feeling awake and invigorated.

peppermintPeppermint (Mentha piperita)
This oil is a good mind-clearer. It can also help relieve headaches, especially at the onset. For reluctant morning eaters, this oil helps to stimulate the digestive system.

pine needlesPine (Pinus sylvestris)
This classic fragrance helps impart a sense of health and well-being. It helps to clear a muzzy head.

rosemaryRosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
This oil is vitalizing and uplifting. It clears the head and is also a digestive and nerve tonic.

orangeSweet orange (Citrus sinensis)
This has a happy, youthful aroma, making it an excellent choice for lifting the spirits in the morning. It soothes the nerves and has a beneficial effect on the digestive tract, helping to alleviate minor problems and stimulate the appetite.

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