Essential oils to calm the crazy

Running a house…  Building a career…  Looking after the kids… Chasing your tail…

Sound familiar?

Yep, that’s my world, and I need BALANCE.  I try to exercise 2-3 times a week, I try to eat healthy and clean food every day.  I try to spend quality time with my kids and husband every day.  AND… I use my oils every day.

So I wanted to put together a quick list for you of 5 oils that can help support you so you don’t feel so overwhelmed.  Depending on the oil you can apply topically, internally or diffuse them for best results.



1.) Ylang Ylang – pronounced (eeelang, eeelang), is well known for centuries and has been used as a fragrance and in perfumes for many years. It can help manage stress and is a wonderful emotional support for depression.  You can throw a few drops in an epsom salt bath or place a few drops on your wrist too.

2.) Lavender – a very popular oil that has been known since ancient Roman and Egyptian times to help with promoting relaxing and calming effects.  You can use lavender in so  many ways…placing on your skin, in your food, a couple of drops in your mouth, diffuse or even in your cooking.  One of my favourite oils.

3.) Geranium – the oil of ‘Love & Trust’ and it’s also known as ‘the emotional healer’ – it’s a wonderful you can use over the heart chakra for emotional support and healing.  It’s been used in many different forms, whether it is the flowers for decoration, being used as a fragrance or in hair care products…but it is a great oil to provide a calming affect, especially when diffused.  You can also add to your shampoo or moisturiser for great hair and skin.

4.) Bergamot – the oil of ‘Self-Acceptance’ – this is an oil frequently used in massage therapy for it’s calming benefits.  This is a fantastic oil that can help uplift those sad feelings and have a calming affect on heightened emotions. 

5.) Wild Orange – the oil of ‘Creativity & Abundance’ – a popular citrus oil that is known for elevating the mind and body and helping us with a boost of energy.  This is another one of my favourites that I put in my water, use in many of my raw food treats – it’s also gorgeous diffused on its own or with other oils, such as Lavender and Frankincense.  Those 3 oils blended or diffused together are simply magical.

Well there are enough oils here to get you started and to bring more calm into your life.

Essential oils work with our body’s chemistry in a very natural and beautiful way.  They’re a true gift from nature.


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