Sometimes, it can be hard to keep your energy levels up. So you’d be surprised at how much essential oils can help. “Smell is a very powerful sense that we take for granted. We don’t appreciate how it impacts our emotions and state of being,” says Robert Young, Founding Executive of doTERRA. These six oils are perfect for every 20-something, whether you’re having a tough time at work or planning for a big gym session.
When you’re feeling sluggish: Citrus
“Oils from lemon or orange tend to be refreshing and uplifting. When they’re diffused, they create a very uplifting environment. It purifies the air while giving a refreshing boost to your day.”
When you need some energy: Peppermint
“Just smelling peppermint can help open the airways, which can result in a sensation of having a little bit more clarity and mental awakening. It’s minty, fresh scent helps promote easy breathing.”
When you’re feeling stressed out: Lavender
“Just smelling lavender can elicit feelings of peace and calm. If you find lavender too floral, there’s also Petitgrain, which is less floral and feminine but equally calming.”
When you’re feeling nervous or worried: Frankincense
“When inhaled or infused, Frankincense promotes feelings of relaxation. It also helps to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically.”
When you’re feeling run down: Litsea
“This oil comes from China’s Yunan province. It’s very powerful and has antimicrobial properties. It’s particularly good for those who live in cities where there’s pollution or haze.”
When your skin needs a little perk-up: Manuka
“Manuka is well-known for its healing and antiseptic properties. It’s also great for the skin and can work as a beauty tonic or serum.”
Tip: A drop or two will do
Dilute one or two drops of oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimise any skin sensitivity. Rub the drops in your palms to release the scent, then apply to the back of your neck, forehead and temples, avoiding the eyes. Finally, cup your hands together, and breathe in and out.
You can purchase doTERRA essential oils at #04-01, Suntec Tower 3, 8 Temasek Boulevard. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 12pm to 8:30pm, and Saturday, 12pm to 4:30pm (closed on Sundays and Public Holidays). For more information, call 6801 6900 or e-mail email@example.com.