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Postpartum Lift: Mood Boosting Scents

The individually or a combination of lavender, bergamot and lemon essential oils are commonly recommended as a postpartum mood-booster.

Bergamont is one of the best known essential oils used to enhance one’s mood, depression and to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Lemon is a clean, sharp, citrusy, mood uplifter and enhancer.

Lavender is known for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.

Using individually:  Rub 2 -3 drops into your hands and cupping your mouth and nose. Breathe in the oil slowly for 10 seconds, hold for 10 seconds and breath out for 10 seconds. You can also rub oil directly on (should be high-quality) the stomach and bottom of the feet.

Combination Ratio: Bergamont – 3 drops, Lemon – 2 drops, Lavender – 4 drops

In a Diffuser

Blend your preferred essential oils in a 5ml dark bottle and mix well. Roll the bottle swiftly between the palms of your hands to ensure that the essential oils blend well with each other. Use a larger bottle for more ingredients. Add 5 – 6 drops of the blend to a diffuser and enjoy the wonderful aroma that is released.

Bath Oil

Add up to 18 drops of your preferred blend of essential oils to your bath water and soak for up to 20 minutes.

Bath Salts

Mix up to 15 drops of your essential oil blend with a cup of Epsom salt and add it to your bath water. Relax in the bath for a period of between 20 – 30 minutes.

Massage Oil

Add 4 – 5 drops of your essential oil blend to a carrier oil like jojoba or sweet almond oil and massage it into your body. Concentrate on reflexology points under the feet and the temples for best relief.

 

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