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Relieving Low Energy with Essential Oils

How to use essential oils to relieve low energy

There is a subtle difference between being tired and having low energy levels, although these two states do sometimes get confused. Whereas tiredness is caused by long and perhaps strenuous activity - whether mental or physical - low energy can affect you even first thing in the morning, before you start your day.

Low energy affects you mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as on the more physical level with
symptoms of reluctance and sluggish activity. It can have a simple physical cause, such as not eating proper nourishment or not eating enough, but there are often underlying causes as well. It is in this sphere that
essential oils can help. Low energy may be the body's way of telling you that you are chronically tired and need a proper rest. Although in this instance a vacation will help restore normal energy levels, you need to find ways to prevent tiredness affecting you so badly in the first place.

Useful remedies to relieve low energy with essential oils

  • Checking your sleep routine is helpful. Perhaps you go to bed late and overtired, so that you have difficulty sleeping or perhaps you suffer from insomnia and wake up feeling tired and lacking in energy. If so, you need to use calming, sedative oils in the evening to assist sleep and stimulating oils in the morning to boost your energy levels.
  • Lavender is excellent to help you sleep easily and well, and marjoram, roman chamomile and german chamomile, neroli, clary sage and sandalwood are all useful. Take an aromatic bath (not too hot) before going to bed, and put a drop or two of lavender on your pillow.
  • In the morning use stimulating essential oils to start your day with good energy, which may well sustain you throughout the day. If you start off with low energy, this will only deteriorate. Sprinkling essential oils on the floor of your morning shower just before you get in is a good technique. Rosemary and basil are stimulating and refreshing, and smell invigorating in combination with citrus oils.

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