Our curated guide to calming essential oils

Written by: Nina Martí

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Our curated guide to calming essential oils

Close your eyes. Breath in. Calm your mind.

Everyday life can sometimes become a little overwhelming, leaving us feeling like things are completely getting out of control. Work gets too busy, children are bouncing off the walls, social events (even Zoom ones) have become a daily habit. 

There are so many elements that can impact our mental health and keep us from recharging our batteries. One crucial action to make it through this hustle and bustle is to remain calm. Take it as it comes and let go as much as possible. 

When the brain is having a hard time navigating stressful moments and fast-paced lifestyles, essential oils offer a rapid solution to come down from the effervescent environment around us. Through their individual chemical profiles and unique properties, they bring serenity and tranquility to put the mind at ease.

stressful day

Here you have the best organic essential oils to smooth your day:

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) - Grounding essential oil

Made from Middle Eastern trees, Frankincense essential oil presents a woody and musky aroma praised to bring the mind to a tranquil and reassuring state. Its earthy scent is known to deepen the breath, slowing down emotions and grounding the mind. 

Apply a few drops at the bottom of your feet. Let the aroma travel through the body and promote a balanced and calmer mood.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) - The most popular calming essential oil

Notoriously calming, lavender essential oil is commonly used to soothe the mind and ease any tensions.

The distinct sweet scent is a perfect choice to create a peaceful environment and promote comforting and positive emotions.

 

Our MĀ Secret: Mix five drops of lavender essential oil to a carrier oil. Take this little bottle with you for a soothing break on the go. Gently rub two drops on your wrists or behind the ears. Let the aroma calm your mind.

Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) - Escape to an exotic paradise

Sweet, spicy and floral, ylang ylang essential oil is the essence of yellow, star-shaped tropical flowers. Native from Indonesia, this unique elixir is known for its many qualities including its calming and balancing effects. Through its tropical scent, it triggers positive emotions and helps you focus, bringing confidence and composure.

Our MĀ secret: Dilute two drops of Calm Master Blend into a carrier oil. Apply on your wrists in the morning. Enjoy this natural and calming aroma which will last and ground the mind throughout the day.

Bergamot (citrus bergamia) - Zesty and calming essential oil

Part of the citrus family, Bergamot essential oil is an excellent choice when looking to pacify the mind and bring a more positive outlook on things. Light and zesty, this delicate aroma also helps balance hormones to bring mental clarity and help the mind feel lighter and the body less tense. 

Our MĀ secret: Add ten drops into your favorite diffuser. Place it close to your desk. Close your eyes and allow the aroma to calm the mind whenever stress levels start to bubble up.

bergamot fruit essential oil

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) - Essential oil for calming moments 

Floral, sweet and rosy, Geranium essential oil is made of the plant’s distilled fragrant leaves. Used since Ancient Egyptian times, it presents many benefits including its effects on hormones, especially for women. 

Its vibrant scent is known to regulate emotions and enhance the mood. Rubbing your hands together with this sweet aroma will release a unique scent and calm the mind instantly.

Hemlock spruce (Tsuga canadensis) - a breath of fresh air

Crisp and fresh, Hemlock Spruce essential oil helps open up the mind and allows the body to let go of any tensions. Distilled from needles and twigs of the hemlock tree which is native from Canada, the invigorating aroma stimulates positive feelings and mitigates stress to establish a confident mindset. 

Our MĀ secret: Dilute two drops in a carrier oil and rub directly on the chest. Take a few deep breaths allowing this cool scent to bring peace to your mind.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana L) - Essential oil for a peaceful mind

Described as the herb of happiness when used by the Greeks and the Romans, marjoram essential oil is known for its tranquilising properties and its power to bring calm to any difficult situation. Through its delicate and floral aroma, it helps regulate emotions, allowing the mind to soften and the body to loosen its muscles. 

 

Our MĀ Secret: Dilute two drops in a carrier oil and apply on any pulse points. Gently breathe in the aroma. Let the scent guide and centre the mind.

marjoram plat for calming

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