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Smell and Wellbeing

Author: Ixchel Leigh April 6, 2020

I use my sense of smell to create “Perfums with Purpose.” I also compose formulations of essential oils that promote and encourage wellbeing. Changing the outside world actually begins by first making changes inside of you. As you turn any angst and frustration with what is happening outside of you into a more peaceful inside of you, your body and psyche can heal from anxiety. Doing this for yourself will have a far greater effect on the larger outside realities.

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of the oils from plants and botanicals. It can be used for humans and some animals. Living in our world can be quite challenging for many of us. Everywhere, you are bombarded by disastrous news. How can you help soften your anxiety?

Meditation helps ease mental and emotional anxiety. Exercise and yoga will help you alleviate stress from your physical body. Massages are also great for relieving tension. You can receive a massage from your favorite professional, or massage your feet after a long day.


Essential Oils For Anxiety

Essential oils are known for their calming and sedative properties. When you drink a cup of chamomile or verbena tea, the healing properties innate in the herbs soothe your insides and your psyche.

For massages or room sprays, the formulas forthcoming can help. The italisized words following the common name of the essential oil are called the Latin binomial or botanical name of the plant species from which the essential oil derives. There are often many species of one plant, and different species will vary in their healing properties. It is also important for aromatherapy to use ONLY therapeutic-grade essential oils, NOT perfume or fragrance oils. In “therapeutic-grade” you find the purest quality that has no synthetic chemicals, which may interfere with the healing process. Usually they are also organic or wild-crafted.


Anti Anxiety Formula

  • Roman Chamomile Anthemis nobilis, 3 drops
  • Sweet Orange Citrus sinensis, 3 drops
  • Lavendin Grosso Lavandula x intermedia, 6 drops

Ease Stress Formula

  • German Chamomile Matricaria camomilla, 4 drops
  • True Lavender Lavandula augustifolia, 6 drops
  • Vetiver (Khus Khus) Vetiveria zizanoides, 2 drops

Put above mixture into 60 ml bottle (2 ounces). You can blend the above with organic sunflower oil (or any other vegetable oil) and use for massaging the whole body or just the feet. Alternately, place the above oils in a bottle, add a tablespoon of coconut oil, and fill bottle with either distilled or purified water. You can spray the environment or mist yourself. Dissolve away anxiety!