I get a lot of emails from people regarding fatigue and exhaustion and I have also received quite a bit of mail on which oils work to help these conditions. Some people have fatigue problems and that can be debilitating. One woman wrote and told me that she actually took a nap in her chair everyday at lunch time while her co-workers were out of the office, she just couldn’t make it through the day without a nap. This is more common than I knew and so I did some research on it and our essential oils. In my essential oils book, addressing exhaustion, it says to use one or more of the following nervous system oils to help calm and relax: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense and Clary Sage. Rub on the bottom of the feet, the wrists and the neck. Secondly, use an energizing oil such as: Lemon, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Lime, Basil or Grapefruit. Apply the same way. For nervous fatigue try using Rosemary both topically and aromatically. For general fatigue try using Thyme the same way. If you suffer from mental fatigue, try using our Calming blend, Lemongrass or Basil. All can be applied topically and diffused in the air. If you suffer from physical exhaustion, try diffusing Lemon, Cinnamon or Bergamot in the air as you relax. And here’s a tip I learned from my own experience; get outside when you can and take a walk or hike up a mountain. Put an energizing oil on your chest and wrists and just go. It helps so much when you can just get outside and breathe fresh air. When I was growing up my mom used to go out in the backyard every morning and take long, deep breaths, about 10 of them, and then she would come back in and get breakfast ready and start her day. I remember watching her out there thinking she was nuts. How in the world could this help anything? Now in my adulthood, I get it. It’s kind of like giving your body a jumpstart on the day…and the funny thing is, it actually works!
Have a great day! Jana