In today’s post, I want to talk a bit more in-depth about one of my favorite essential oil blend: the Peace and Calming.
The other day I had a milk allergic reaction after eating a piece of fresh pineapple. I don’t know why but it happens sometimes to me after eating fresh fruit. It’s never that serious but the itchiness around my mouth and the feeling of puffiness cause discomfort that’s hard to ignore. I usually wait for it to pass on its own but this time, I decided to experiment with my essential oils to see if they would help.
I first used lavender essential oil on the spot above my lip where I was feeling the strongest itchiness, hoping the lavender would soothe the skin there. I can’t say I felt any effects.
I then tried Stress Away (in my roll-on) and applied some of it on my wrists and temples. It didn’t do much (although the fragrance is always nice!).
Then I reached for Peace and Calming. In just a few seconds I knew I had found what I had been looking for. My body clearly reacted to it. So I put the Peace and Calming blend in my diffuser and spent a few minutes inhaling it. The puffiness went away and the itching got much weaker. I felt so much better!
I again realized the importance of listening to one’s body. I know that my body is smart and if it’s craving certain essential oils then that’s because it knows what it’s doing. I trust my best to tell me what it needs.
Once again, I was astounded by the amazing power of essential oils. It was exactly the same sense of epiphany I felt when I used Deep Relief which worked better than any OTC pain medicine I know.
I feel grateful to the power of nature for giving me a chance to combat my ailments without reaching for modern medicine. I would do it if I had to but I definitely prefer using natural methods. From now on, Peace and Calming is going to be one of my most treasured remedies in my medicine cabinet.
Choosing the right essential oils
If you aren’t using essential oils yet, I highly recommend you give them a try. They don’t work for everyone but contrary to modern medicine, they also don’t cause any negative side effects.
You will have the best results if you choose essential oils from a reputable company. I purchase mine from Young Living because I know that their products are of high quality. They use the best sources to ensure that each bottle is filled with only the safest and the purest essential oils possible. They really are someone you can trust!
For beginners, I always recommend getting the Premium Starter Kit. It’s the best value and contains everything you need to start your journey of familiarizing yourself with essential oils. With the Premium Starter Kit, you will get ten basic essential oils and a beautiful looking diffuser. Here is the full list of the essential oils it contains (three singles and seven blends):
- Peace and Calming (my fave!)
But how do you even use essential oils? It’s simple. There are three main methods of medicating with essential oils:
- It basically means inhaling the essential oils. Using a diffuser is the most effective way of doing this, but you can also put a few drops onto a cotton ball or a small cloth and keep it under your nose. If you don’t have anything with you, just sniff the open bottle!
- Direct application. You can also dab some of the essential oils directly on your body using your fingers or a roll-on. This is helpful at those times when you have a particular spot that is hurting you, like muscle pain or a strained ligament.
- Internal use. Essential oils can be also ingested but in very small amounts. I sometimes put a few drops in my tea or a glass of water. You can also put them in an empty capsule and swallow them like a pill. But be careful that this is only possible if your essential oils are 100% pure. I can vouch for Young Living but I do not advocate you do this with other brands.
PEACE AND CALMING – A GUIDE
Peace and Calming, just like Deep Relief, convinced me of the power of essential oils blends. I have used single essential oils in the past and while I have heard of essential oils blends, I never really knew how to go about them. I mean, how do you know which ones go together? There are so many possible combinations!
But because Young Living prepares the blends for you, you can be sure that they are effective. Peace and Calming worked better for me than any allergy drugs and I don’t think I will ever go back. If you’re wondering, it’s a blend of orange, tangerine, patchouli, ylang ylang, and blue tansy.
Here is the official description of Peace and Calming:
…promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace and emotional well-being, helping to dampen tensions and uplift spirits. When massaged on the bottom of the feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night’s rest. It may calm overactive and hard-to-manage children. It also reduces depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia. (source)
And here’s how you can use your Peace and Calming blend (besides treating allergic reactions):
- Massage: Dilute several drops in another carrier oil (like coconut oil) and give your muscles a nice relaxation session.
- Tension headache: rub a few drops onto your temples and behind the ears for best effects.
- Yoga: put some Peace and Calming into a diffuser and use during yoga practice to increase its effectiveness.
- Meditation: similarly, use a diffuser when meditating to help you focus and relax.
- Bath: add Peace and Calming together with some Epsom salt to your bathwater and close your eyes as you feel your body relax.
- Soothing babies: rub one drop on each foot of a fuzzy baby to calm it down.
- Soothing dogs: calm down a hyperactive pet by rubbing a drop of Peace and Calming behind its ears.
- Insomnia: diffuse at night together with lavender oil to aid falling asleep.
- Teeth grinding: diffuse at night to prevent jaw tension.
- Stress: dab a few drops on the inside of your wrists and behind your ears to calm down after a stressful interaction.