ANXIETY + AROMATHERAPY REPORT

ANXIETY QUOTE

 Hi 
this is for you as promised.

ANXIETY  + YOU

5 AROMATHERAPY BLENDS
TO DEAL WITH 

ANXIETY

anxiety
aŋˈzʌɪəti/
noun
noun: anxiety; plural noun: anxieties

  1. 
a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.

Mirriem +Webster


Anxiety is usually based on some FEAR – False Expectations Appearing Real

 


May be triggered by a past trauma, a fear perceived in our minds about something or someone, or even an inappropriate response to a situation.

There is so much unknown about this condition and the extent that it affects each individual varies, from a mild case where you may feel ‘butterflies’ about going out to meet some friends or a more severe case that debilitates you from not engaging in daily life, you may  even get anxious getting on an airplane for the fear of flying.

The increased tension, apprehension, worry and fear are very real for someone who suffers from anxiety .

Physical symptoms include palpitations, sweating, insomnia, increased perspiration, muscle tension, nervousness and increased blood pressure are experienced to varying degrees.

AROMATHERAPY & Essential Oils  

Aromatherapy works  via  2  main systems-
1 the integumentary  system (skin) through massage and topical applications of Essential Oils ,
2 the olfactory system – (smell) is via the  limbic system which is a part of the hypothalamus in the brain that deals with moods, emotions, anger, sex, fear, memories, hunger and hormones.

ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential Oils are made up of chemical constituents that indicate their therapeutic effects on the body and mind.

Selecting Essential Oils with higher amounts of Esters as they create a relaxing effect on the para sympathetic nervous system.

An aromatherapy strategy would be to select Essential Oils with the following therapeutic properties-
Anti- spasmodic, up-lifting, relaxants


*MY TOP 5 
1.Bergamot
2.Lavender
3.Neroli
4.Roman Chamomile
5.Frankincense

 


*Keep in mind this is not a definitive list but a guide to begin with. I also use oxygenating, ‘opening’ and ‘expansive’ oils as to assist with the breath, deepening and lengthening the breath allows for graeter relaxation  by releasing stress in the body.


 

AROMATHERAPY RECIPES

A place to start.
Here are some suggested Essential Oil Recipes incorporating the top 5 essential Oils and others that assist with some of the emotional and physical conditions.

1.UPLIFT 
This is a blend for when you wake up in an anxious state and your nervous system needs some lovin.
Bergamot                                3
Lavender                                2
Neroli                                      5
10 drops total

2.SOOTHE 
This is a wonderful blend  if your anxiety is running a muck and affecting your daily to do list.
Bergamot                                    4
Roman Chamomile                     3
Frankincense                               3

10 drops total

3. B-R-E-A-T-H-E   N   GO
This blend when you gotta get sh*t done and feeling nauseaous and need to B-R-E-A-T-H-E and Gooooooooo….
Frankincense                         4
Peppermint/Ginger                 2
Bergamot                                4
10 drops total

4. YOU CAN DO IT 
This blend is a good one if you have to do some thinking and decision making amongst the fears and expectations.
Basil                                         2
Sandalwood                             3
Lemon                                      5
10 drops total

5. HEART
Use this blend if you are feeling fragile and sensitive and trying to reconnect with your heart and soul. Helping with those pesky heart palpitations and nervousness preventing you  from having a good nights sleep.
Ylang Ylang                             3
Marjoram                                2
Bergamot                                5
10 drops total


METHODS OF USE 
PERSONAL PERFUME

An easy way to use the Essential Oils TO COMBAT ANXIETY when it raises its heart pumping symptoms Add 1 drop of selected essential Oil on your pulse points  with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil like Jojoba. ( wrists and behind the ears like dabbing on  perfume)  and  massaged around your neck area.
“I find breathing these exquisite oils directly from the bottle is therapeutic

Neroli (Citrus aurantium) 3 % in Jojoba , Rose Otto  (Rosa damascena) 3% Jojoba Jasmine (Jasminus grandiflorum) 3% Jojoba
As they are diluted you can safely use directly onto your skin.

BODY MASSAGE BLEND

Make a body blend
by adding
10 drops Essential Oil
to
20 mls of Cold Pressed Vegetable Oil.

Examples – Jojoba. Coconut Oil, Apricot Kernel, Evening Primrose Oil, Rose Hip

Once you create this blend, sit down somewhere and massage your body from your neck down to your feet to help ground you and relax your nervous system.

BATHING 
An option is to then get into a full bath of warm to hot water and relax for up to 20 minutes adding a cup of magnesium salts.

‘You will increase your relaxation levels by breathing in the aromatic vapours, lowering your blood pressure, relaxing your muscles and decreasing the emotional unwanted symptoms’ 


 

 LIFESTYLE TIPS  FOR ANXIETY
  1. Make smaller meals  and  have more often if desired.
  2. Reduce sugar and soda drinks
  3.  Increase warm water intake, try herbal teas like Chamomile, Peppermint or Ginger.
  4. Meditate every day
  5. A light walk for 30 minutes every day to release some of the body stress.
  6.  Reach out and talk with someone who won’t pass judgement and you feel safe to talk to either it be a health professional, friend or family member.
  7. Sit n Breathe. Find a chair and when the feelings start to rise  sit n breathe for at least 30 counts . In and out nice and slow deep and full breaths.

If you are experiencing anxiety and would like to set up an Aromatherapy Consultation or discuss which health program would suit you
schedulean IGNITE Session with me
directly via the link below.
https://calendly.com/simmireitberger/discoverysession.
So if you feel you are alone experiencing anxiety or any other issue  that is affecting your day to day life.
And looking for some support join me in my REFRESH  PROGRAM.   A 3 month program that takes you through 5 elements of health to ensure you find balance and routines that work for you.

This  is a fantastic program if you are feeling like ‘life’ is taking over and you have lost your way, lacking energy as toxic food or friendships are weighing you down, wanting to learn how to take care of yourself naturally and without blowing the budget, then this could be for you.

Book in for a FREE IGNITE Session if you want to chat and ask any questions  or even to just get to know me and see if we want to work together.  via
https://calendly.com/simmireitberger/ignitesession

Let’s  begin an aromatic lifestyle.

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This information is not to replace medication or advice from your medical practitioner.
It is advised you speak to a qualified Aromatherapist / Health professional. to seek further advice and to have a thorough health consultation.

Research Papers
Citrus bergamia essential oil: from basic research to clinical application
http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fphar.2015.00036/full

Lavender  http://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/article_content.asp?article=289

ANXIETY + SIMMI

ANXIETY QUOTE

Hi
Last month we had a family evening function for around 130 people in Melbourne.
The event involved a hell of a lot of organizing, also a lunch for 30 people, the ceremony itself and a dinner for the family (20 people with many dietary requests – gluten free, coeliac, vegetarian amongst the crew.)
Basically, 4 days of events one after the other.

It was all systems go for the last 6 months to organize the various events. What was meant to be an exciting time for my family, celebrating a rite of passage for my son slowly turned into an emotional and nauseating process.  

‘The thought of organising these events started to absolutely freak me out!’

Nothing was going to match the fabulous ideas I had in my head.  Especially with a budget to stick with. Money can be so creatively challenging if you just don’t have an limitless bank account.

Now I love a party and usually love to organize events but somehow this is when it happened to me – full blown ANXIETY like I have never experienced before. 

‘The anxiety was both paralyzing and physically a blow to my ‘to do’ list each day.’

I would wake up with a feeling of dread, heart palpitating, a constant feeling of nausea, headaches and sense of drowning as my ‘to do’ list grew, making things worse.

I was embarrassed and felt like a failure as a mum and wife, I felt ridiculous as a person from the wellness world to be experiencing this sick, debilitating sensations. Usually so confident, positive and relaxed to becoming a nervous, sensitive victim.
How the hell did this happen ?

I wanted everything to be perfect for my guests, many coming from interstate that we felt so excited to see after a long break.  The expectations for each event grew, (in my head), they grew so much that they took the joy out of the experience.
It’s difficult enough when you are a perfectionist and control freak, then adding to that is the self expectation of wanting everything to be just brilliant, to really WOW the crowd.
I had to start delegating jobs to various people, which REALLY rocked my INNER control freak. ‘She’ (lets name her Mildred)  was definitely NOT happy. I had to learn to surrender to being imperfect.  
Getting things done in this state was far from appealing and what I expected.

 ‘I had to treat each day, each symptom, each mind set as they came and visited.’

I realized I had so many tools in my toolbox for my clients and needed to use on myself. You forget how much you know until you are at low point and have your back against the wall.

Use the tools that suit the situation.

And this is where I utilized my life experiences, my aromatherapy, my mindset and of course my nutrition knowledge to deal with this constant state of anxiousness.

When expectations for your self are just waaayy to unrealistic to be real, well that’s why they are just that- UN- REAL –ISTIC.  

This is what worked for me and hopefully you, if you ever experiencing ANXIETY.
 
 I began each day in quiet meditation, to connect to myself and body scan my physical aspect. Then going quietly within to watch what was happening with my mind chatter. I would utilise my selected oils depending on where and what was being experienced.
This helped so much along with my daily chai latte. (Never underestimate a bloody good Chai).

 There are many, tools that combined helped me through this period and I will share some with you that stood out.
  
  I found my groove and  the functions were amazing, the guests had a ball and memories were made for a lifetime.
Everything was imperfectly perfect.  And that was OK. 
 
 And to top it off my son remarked, “It was the best night of my life evarrrrrrr !!!!!
Thank you Mummy for everything. “

Can’t ask for more than that.
Happy mummy.
xx
 PS 

I’m just putting the finishing touches on my 5 Top Essential Oils Recipes for Anxiety report.

In this report, I give you exactly what I use for myself and for my private clients when we are feeling anxious and like everything is getting on top of us.If you want this report, just send me a reply email and I’ll send it to you in the next day, as soon as it’s done.

Daikon Cleanse Salad

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 This salad is fresh, crisp and zesty.

 It adds a splash of crunch and the coriander and Daikon provide a cleansing salad for your liver.  This is a fantastic way to impress friends easily. 

PREPARATION : 20 MINUTES

MARINATING TIME: A few hours to overnight.

SERVES: 5-7 people.

INGREDIENTS

  • 650g daikon radish (1very large organic daikon radish or a few small ones).
  • 3 tablespoons (60ml) lemon juice, lime juice or Apple Cider Vinegar.(or a mix of all 3)
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1 tablespoons (30ml) coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (20ml) finely-chopped, fresh coriander leaves

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Peel the radish
  2. Cut into julienne strips by slicing into 5 cm( 2 inches) sections then slicing again into strips lengthwise.
  3. Combine the lemon juice,sesame oil,salt and sugar.
  4. Pour the dressing over salad and leave to marinate for minimum few hours to overnight.
  5. Before serving add dressing Mix well.