Saturday, November 12, 2011

Essential Oils to help Manage Anger

All of us experience anger at some point in our lives. Traditionally, anger is seen as a negative emotion that should be repressed rather than expressed. The problem with this of course is that when emotion is not allowed to flow freely, it becomes bottled up inside us and is then expressed inappropriately. Repressed emotion, including anger, is the source of dis-ease within the body. From a Reiki perspective, "letting out" our emotions in a healthy and constructive way is the best way to prevent illness.

Anger can be a positive influence in our lives. It can give us the motivation and drive to create social change or to help lift us from depression into action. It only becomes a problem when we no longer deal with it in a constructive way. If you find you are having problems controlling your stress and anger, then it may be time to develop a stress management routine.

Essential oils can do a lot to control anger. They have a calming and soothing effect that can help reduce stress and help calm and balance emotions. Some essential oils that are useful include Rose, Chamomile Roman, Orange, Bergamot and Jasmine. Try adding any of these oils, by themselves or blended together, to an aromatherapy diffuser. Or try some of the recipes below:

Blend #1
2 drops Rose
3 drops Orange
1 drop Jasmine

Blend #2
3 drops Bergamot
2 drops Chamomile Roman
1 drop Jasmine

Blend #3
1 drop Chamomile Roman
2 drops Bergamot
2 drops Orange

Rose oil on its own is considered a powerful tool against anger and other emotional wounds, instilling compassion and forgiveness. Add 1 -2 drops to a tissue and breathe in deeply all through the day for an anger management solution on the go.

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