A zen essential oil recipe with oils rich in soothing ingredients
Zen essential oils can help you relax your mind and find a state of peace that anchors you in your surroundings.
You can relieve stress and worries and settle into the silence that is available to you in every moment.
There are different ways to experience zen. But in essence, Zen means being present – mindful and connected with yourself and your whole life.
Essential oils for Zen help us appreciate the NOW.
The Science of Essential Oils for Zen
The three essential oils in this diffuser blend contain components that have been researched and shown to have profound calming effects on the nervous system.
The components are:
Studies have shown that linalool and linalyl acetate relax both the body and the mind.
You work individually. And when they are combined, they create a “synergy” that amplifies the mutual effects.
Oils rich in linalool and linalyl acetate are widely used in recipes to soothe anxiety, aid deep sleep, relieve daily stress, and even relieve tension in muscles.
Here is the recipe!
Lin & Lools Zen diffuser blend of essential oils
- 6 drops of bergamot essential oil (Citrus bergamia)
- 3 drops of lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 2 drops of petitgrain essential oil (Citrus aurantium var.Amara or Bigaradia)
Mix with me in this video!
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Why plant parts are important
The part of the plant from which an oil comes transfers its energy to this oil.
For example, a plant's roots anchor it in the ground and provide abundant nourishment from the soil.
Essential oils distilled from roots can have a similar effect for us. They help us to feel grounded and connected to ourselves in our environment, so that we feel safe.
The three essential oils in this Zen recipe come from different parts of the plant.
Bergamot essential oil
Bergamot is cold-pressed from citrus peel.
The fruits of a plant provide food, refresh our energy and give us essential nutrients for health. It also offers us a bright, fresh, sunny view.
Like other fruit oils, bergamot helps us express ourselves openly and warmly. Citrus oils are especially important for people who are dealing with chronically low energy or sadness.
When applied topically to the skin, bergamot oil can cause phototoxic reactions (such as burning or blistering). None of these risks exist in a diffuser mix.
Lavender is distilled from flowers.
Flowers enable a plant to attract pollinators. They stand for new growth and an expansive relationship with the world.
We humans often use flowers to show affection, calm our hearts, bring beauty into our surroundings, and open ourselves to more love and compassion.
Lavender oil is distilled from flowers and can help you let go of feelings of fear, resentment, and dissatisfaction. It can help you see the beauty in your life. The presence of lavender in your zen diffuser blend can also relieve tension in the body as it allows your muscles to relax.
Petitgrain essential oil
Citrus aurantium var.Amara or Bigaradia
Petitgrain is distilled from leaves and has a citric, sensual aroma.
The leaves of a plant let them "breathe". Petitgrain oil can also help us breathe clearly. Deep, even breathing is important for staying calm and experiencing zen.
An interesting note about petitgrain oil is that EVERY oil distilled from citrus leaves is called petitgrain. If you see the word "Bigarade" or "Bigaradia" in the Latin name of the oil, you know that it was distilled from the leaves of the bitter orange tree.
Enjoy your Zen diffuser mix whenever you want to unplug, or just take a break in the middle of a busy day!