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Try Me Recipe: Making Your Own Calming Lavender Essential Oil

Stress is very commonly associated with health issues. And stress comes from many sources. But meditating isn't the only way to relieve stress. There are so many things you can do, including aroma therapy to help your mind and body relax and cope better with stress.

Although this recipe isn't your typical "relaxing tea" recipe, it brings relaxation to a whole other level. In fact, you can have your relaxing tea along with this recipe chock full of options that smell absolutely amazing.

Instructions to inhale directly:

Add up to 6 drops of undiluted essential oil to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale occasionally. Use up to 3 times per day.

Instruction for steam inhalation:

Add 3 - 12 drops of undiluted essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Inhale slowly and deeply for 5 - 10 minutes. Use up to 3 times per day.

Tip: Lavender isn't the only calming essential oil. You can also use angelica, balsam, benzoin, bitter orange, cedar wood, celery, chamomile, cornmint, cumin, curry, frankincense, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, labdanum, laurel, lemongrass, marjoram, nutmeg, palmarosa, parsley, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosewood, sage, sandalwood, scotch pine, spearmint, star anise, sweet basil, sweet orange, thyme, or ylang ylang.

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