Exploring Mental Health – 08/11/2020

Palava Tree Resource

It is possible to enhance the atmosphere within the home by using essential oils. 

Considering some of the current challenges we face this can only be beneficial.

Essential oils stimulate the olfactory system. When they are inhaled the oil particles travel to the area of the brain which manages emotions.  

The following are a few methods by which essential oils can be used to create a relaxing calm environment: 

1)Via diffuser(oil burner) 

2)Adding a few drops to your pillow can assist in creating restful sleep. 

3)A drop of oil on a warm radiator can fill the air with a wonderful aroma. 

4)A few drops added to a carrier oil e.g. Olive, Coconut, Sunflower, Jojoba, and you have a unique massage oil. 

5) Add a few drops to bathwater before you get in, swirl the water around so that oil is widely dispersed.


Geranium oil promotes relaxation and alleviates feelings of stress and low moods. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities

Lavender evokes comforting feelings of serenity and also self-awareness while easing tension. Some studies suggest that the chemical properties of Lavender may make it useful for reducing sad feelings.

Orange can be used for lifting mood and reducing stress by adding a fresh, citrusy aroma to a room. Research has shown that orange essential oil may have several benefits. e.g., pain relief.

Oils can be obtained from many outlets including Boots, Amazon, Holland, and Barrett.

*Do not ingest essential oils or apply directly to the skin without diluting with a carrier oil.
If you have sustained a burn, Lavender can sometimes be used on burns to reduce scarring, but generally essential oils should be mixed with a carrier oil or other base product.
If you have any adverse to oil e.g. massage oil or skin becomes irritated stop using it immediately.*


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