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Using Essential to Create Confident Scents

Creating a confident scent with essential oils

Lack of confidence can be extremely debilitating and can manifest either as feelings of inadequacy on a personal level, such as lack of self-worth, or as a lack of trust in your own ability to accomplish the important tasks at hand. It can also manifest as shyness, not wanting to put yourself in the spotlight and therefore perhaps missing out on life's opportunities.

Confident mood scents can be an effective (although subtle) way to overcome the feelings of lack of confidence. A good way forward is to identify the feelings precisely and try to understand the causes and conditions that bring out your lack of confidence. Once you have a good idea of when and why these feelings sometimes arise, you can be prepared for them and can apply a confident mood scent shortly beforehand.

The shy person's best friend is jasmine. This rich, exotic essential oil is a powerful, relaxing anti-depressant that inspires confidence. If anxiety is present, then neroli, benzoin and marjoram are good choices. Ylang ylang, rose otto, rose absolute, clary sage, bergamot, frankincense, lavender, violet leaf, basil, coriander and ginger can all help boost confidence.

Fragrant Courage

  • 10 drops of lavender
  • 10 drops of basil
  • 8 drops of rose otto
  • 8 drops of neroli
  • 7 drops of bergamot
  • 5 drops of ylang ylang
  • 2 drops of narcissus

Indian Promise

  • 10 drops of jasmine
  • 10 drops of neroli
  • 10 drops of sandalwood
  • 8 drops of ginger
  • 7 drops of bergamot
  • 5 drops of benzoin

Scented Salvation

  • 10 drops of frankincense
  • 10 drops of lavender
  • 10 drops of marjoram
  • 10 drops of grapefruit
  • 6 drops of jasmine
  • 4 drops of violet leaf


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