Essential oils are becoming quite popular and are being used to treat a variety of ailments. In a nutshell, essential oils have aromatic, fragrant molecules that can pass through the blood-brain barrier having an effect on various parts of our brain. These can include the nervous system, immune functioning, heart rate, blood pressure, stress levels and other biological factors.
The oils are made up of "compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants" according to Doterra's website. Essential oils can be used singly or in combination with others to help with a wide range of physical and emotional issues. They can be used internally, topically or aromatically.
After doing a bit of research I've come up with a list of 10 oils that would be beneficial for those struggling with tackling an organizing project. Now that's not to say that any of these oils will inherently make you tidier or more organized, but rather these suggested oils can help to alleviate some of the barriers that get in the way of organizing such as depressive thoughts, poor focus, and even physical pain.
Improves mental concentration, reduces stress, calms agitation and alleviates insomnia
2. Cinnamon Leaf
Acts as a disinfectant, effective at killing bacteria, helpful insect repellant. (Think about all the grungy places that need organizing!)
Boosts energy, acts as an effective antidepressant, odor-fighting disinfectant
Relieves stress and anxiety, decreases menstrual cramps, helps with menopausal symptoms, promotes a sense of peace and relaxation
5. Clary Sage
Improves memory, relieves stress, improves circulation, has antidepressant effects, boosts alertness
Manages depression, helps with insomnia, increases concentration, reduces arthritis pain
Promotes mental clarity, decreases depression, alleviates asthma symptoms, increases concentration, antibacterial and antifungal properties
Decreases stress, promotes a healthy cardiovascular system, positive effect on the nervous system, numerous calming properties
Improves cognitive functioning, relieves nervous tension, balances emotions
Improves ADHD symptoms, controls anxiety, used in trauma to aid in self-awareness and stabilization, enhances focus and concentration
I'm all about finding unique supports and out of the box strategies for helping people overcome their organizing challenges. The next time you have a project to tackle, employing the use of one or a combination of these oils may be beneficial in helping you meet success!
Do you use essential oils? What are some of your favorites?