The first two oils that I came to know personally were Lavender and Geranium. It was a perfect beginning for me, because I was a single mom raising two boys, and all three of us carried a high level of anxiety and insecurity (due to economic uncertainty and a new environment, new life on our own). I was a school psychologist and knew about meditation and biofeedback, but I had no idea that anxiety, stress and headaches could be relieved by smelling essential oils.
I immediately loved the Lavender, smelled it frequently and anointed myself with it. I wasn’t so sure about the Geranium, but it grew on me over time, and now when I introduce others to Geranium, I always refer to it as the most comforting of all the oils.
When you find something wonderful, it is natural to share. I kept a small bottle of Lavender in my desk at school, and sometimes teachers would complain of headaches. I began to invite teachers to anoint their necks and brow to relieve headaches, and much to everyone’s surprise, it worked!
I didn’t suffer from headaches myself, but I will always remember the relief that I felt when anointing myself with Lavender. A drop behind the ears, and I could feel the stress melt away!
Other essential oils that I have come to treasure for their powerful stress relieving capacities are Bergamot and Marjoram. Also, Basil helps relieve irritability and negativity, and activates empathy and wellbeing.
One of the most famous of the Earth Angel Oils blends is the Anti-Stress, Pain & Panic Relief blend, which contains Lavender, Marjoram and Basil; and this combination is our first choice for stress relief for both people and animals.
As a psychologist, I was shocked when I realized that the oils are effective in alleviating stress. I have been devoted to letting others know the wonderful benefits of this natural remedy, ever since my first exposure to the oils 25 years ago.
Have the oils helped relieve stress in your life? Please let us know your experiences with the oils and your favorite ways to use them.
Early Aromatic Experiences in a Growth Center, early 70’s, and years later, my first essential oils.
I have been passionate about essential oils ever since I discovered them 25 years ago.
Before I knew about essential oils, I had been exposed to exotic aromas through candles and incense, particularly the scents of Sandalwood and Patchouli, while living in a humanistic growth center as a resident psychology student during the early 1970’s. But I had never heard of essential oils. It was a memorable occasion for me, and once I learned about them, I couldn’t imagine how it took me so long!
I learned about essential oils from books. I enjoy fresh herbs and liked to try to grow them. While visiting my two favorite herb shops, I began to notice books on essential oils. My curiosity aroused, I asked the shop owner to introduce me to the two most important oils to start with. She sold me Lavender and Geranium, and the books.
Do you remember your first essential oils? If you do, please comment and tell your stories. What was it like? Did you share your discovery with others?