Feeling listless, not enough energy to get through the day? Sometimes it’s not even about being tired because you can definitely have trouble getting to sleep during these low times too.
It. Feels. Like. You. Just. Can’t. Do. Stuff.
I’ve been feeling a bit like that lately as our late summer in Sydney has been a hot, wet, heavy earth summer. Not much sun, but loads of humidity. Some of my friends have been complaining about having no energy, and I suppose as we count down to the equinox (Autumn equinox for the southern hemisphere and spring equinox for the north), we can take time to adjust.
All the obvious regimes apply here like making sure you have good nutrition, good sleep and make yourself get out and exercise. A daily routine can help get you back on track and by this I mean waking at the same time, eating dinner and breakfast at the same time, going to bed at the same time. Use your alarm and plan ahead. It may only take you a week to reclaim your energy. But what if you are doing all that and still feel blah? Cutting down on stress in all forms will help but sometimes we need a bit of nature’s medicine. Cue essential oils.
Try these oils and recipes –
1. Open The Bottle and Take a Huge Whiff
This is the easiest and fastest way to wake up your brain which can be enough to then stimulate your body into action. The oils with strong aromas will automatically wake you up.
Rosemary – stimulates your mind, particular to helping you remember
Basil – energetically open upper chakras to the universe and is stimulating to your brain
Eucalyptus – wake up, deconstruct over thinking
Lemongrass – gently helps your mind fall into action
Tea Tree – release negative thinking
2. Put A few Drops Of Oil into the bottom of the Shower
This works in a similar way to just taking a whiff but if you’ve got an extra minute, it will give you a completely different experience. Your whole body will have an essential oil steam.
Use any of the oils above plus –
Palmarosa – gentle hint at being more flexible in your daily life
Lime – a zesty zingy way to wake up
Thyme – could blow your head off with its strength but great for a complete mind cleanse
Cypress, Pine, Black Spruce, Juniper – like waking up in a beautiful forest, clean, fresh, inspiring
3. Nourishing Body Oil Blend
For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil.
***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.
For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”
If you’ve got a couple of extra minutes up your sleeve THE BEST way to wake you body up and get energy flow going is to make an oil blend for your body. By massaging the oil into your skin you are physically creating warmth and energy directly, then the oils will go to work silently and softly. Get up, shower, oil yourself, put on a robe for 5 minutes to let the oil soak in. Get dressed. Go!
“I am A Robot”
When you need to get gong and do loads of things without having to think about it –
Rosemary 2 drops
Lavender 1 drop
Cardamom 1 drop
Lemon 4 drops
“Ok That’s It I’m Going For a Walk”
Get vibed up for some exercise –
Orange 4 drops
Black pepper 2 drops
Juniper 2 drops
“Anything is Possible”
The universe rewards action –
Tea Tree 3 drops
Mandarin 3 drops
Ginger 2 drops
Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.