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Stressed Out? 7 Essential Oils to Help You Feel Better

Here's how to use these fragrant mixes to ease your mind 

In such unpredictable times, is stress or despondency getting the best of you? Well, you may need to calm down with the help of fragrant fumes the natural way. We spoke to Dr Blossom Kochhar about her pick of essential oils to use in your diffuser or mixed with your massage oil to help you heal:
 
•      Jasmine  
 
Jasmine essential oil is popular floral aromatic oil, which provides a sudden whiff of freshness and peaceful thoughts. It helps in easing anxiety, depression and nervous chills. Jasmine is a strong aphrodisiac and is extremely helpful in building confidence and enhancing skin elasticity.

How to use
Massage: Jasmine essential oil can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into a carrier oil and blend it well.
Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Jasmine essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three-quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with an incinerator.
Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Jasmine essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to your bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil.
 
 
•    Lavender
 
Also known as “Universal Oil”, the Lavender essential oil has multiple qualities, which soothes nerves, eases pains and fights palpitation. It regulates high blood pressure and counteracts stress and relieves fatigue and depression which the new age brides tend to get easily. It helps heals burns, insect bites, helps falling hair, eczema and acne.

How to use
Massage: Lavender essential oil can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into a carrier oil and blend it well.
Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Lavender essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to your bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil.
Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Lavender essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three-quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with an incinerator. 
 
 
•      Neroli
 
Neroli Essential Oil is extracted from orange blossom petals. Neroli helps in relieving insomnia and anxiety and is a very gentle & subtle aphrodisiac. It calms palpitation and uplifts the mood. Neroli also acts a very good skin rejuvenator which is an excellent recommendation for brides to be.
How to use
 
Massage: Neroli essential oil can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into a carrier oil and blend it well.
 
Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Neroli essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to your bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil.
 
Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Neroli essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three-quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with an incinerator.
 
  
•      Orange

Orange essential oil is produced mainly in Spain, Israel, the United States and India. This helps in refreshing our mood and infusing happiness. This essential oil eases depression, insomnia and anxiety. It helps in curing digestive disorders and prevents travel sickness. The benefits include Reinforcement of natural immunity, helpful in the treatment of fever and eases constipation. It also prevents wrinkles and dermatitis. 
 
How to use
 
Massage: Orange essential can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into a carrier oil and blend it well.
 
Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Orange essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to your bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil.
 
Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Orange essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three-quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with the incinerator.
 
 
•    Rose

One of the most expensive essential oils, Rose is considered to be the ‘Queen of Flowers’. It is also known as a traditional symbol of Love. It is considered to be a very good astringent. It also helps in treating anxiety, mental fatigue and premenstrual tension. Rose essential oil helps in rejuvenating tired muscles. With its beautiful fragrance, one can use Rose essential oil as a perfume. It relieves premenstrual tension, eases depression and mental fatigue, tones up the entire system, has aphrodisiac properties and cures eczema, thread veins and acne
 
How to use
 
Massage:
Rose essential can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into a carrier oil and hair oil blend it well.
 
Baths:
Add 4-5 drops of Rose essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to the bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil.
 
Diffuser:
Use 4-5 drops of Rose essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three-quarters of water. 
 
 
•    Sandalwood
Sandalwood essential oil is produced in India, Indonesia and China. It is famous for its use on ceremonial occasions. The sandalwood has amazing natural qualities, which helps in moisturizing and purifying the skin. Sandalwood also acts as a strong antiseptic. It calms depression, nervous tension, redness and inflammation. Sandalwood essential oil can be used as a perfume or as a deodorizer.
 
How to use
Massage: Sandalwood essential oil can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into a carrier oil and blend it well.
 
Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Sandalwood essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to the bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil.
 
Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Sandalwood essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three-quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with the incinerator. 
 
•    Ylang-ylang
 
Ylang ylang essential oil is known as ‘flower of flowers’ and is a very powerful aphrodisiac. It helps in pepping up older people as it eases high BP, nervous tensions and palpitation. Ylang-ylang also helps in rejuvenating skin and hair.  It acts as a Hair perfume adds shine to dull dry hair. 
 
How to use
Massage: Ylang ylang essential can be used for massages. Mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil into hair oil or carrier oil and blend it well.
 
Baths: Add 4-5 drops of Ylang ylang essential oil to your bathtub or 3-4 drops to the bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil.
 
Diffuser: Use 4-5 drops of Ylang ylang essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three-quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with the incinerator.