Melanie is an avid vegan homemaker who has been researching and implementing natural home remedies for over 15 years.
Take Care of Your Temple
I have been interested in herbalism since I was a child. I love finding natural ways of healing and restoring the body and the mind. God has given us so many beautiful plants on this earth so that we could heal and care for the bodies He has given us. Being that the human body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, we should care for it in a way that is honoring to the Father. Although it has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, following Messiah is a driving force behind my desire to learn about herbalism and veganism for that matter. I trust God, and I believe that He designed our bodies to function optimally by using the natural elements that He has provided. The medicines that are promoted by Big Pharma all have side effects, some of which actually require the use of more medication to alleviate them. Of course, all herbs also have the potential to be harmful if used improperly. For example, certain herbs cannot be used during pregnancy, some can be harmful in large doses, and others cannot be given to children. However, on the grand scale, herbs are superior both in effectiveness and safety.
The following blends are ones that I have personally created and been using for months now to ease my own anxiety. I had an apartment fire a couple of years ago and struggled with crippling anxiety for a long time afterward. Naturally, it has gotten better just with the course of time, but the discovery of essential oils shortly after the event has definitely helped me cope in difficult moments. The oils used in these blends have all been proven to contain compounds that assist in relieving anxiety and/or depression. Aside from that, they smell simply amazing. So even if you are not necessarily looking for that kind of relief, these blends will certainly relax and uplift your mood just due to the blissful fragrance alone.
Please be aware that these blends are meant to be used in an essential oil diffuser. Essential oils must be diluted in a carrier oil if being applied to the skin, so please do your due diligence in researching the ratios if you'd like to use them topically. Essential oils can be extremely harmful if taken internally, so please do not ingest these. Thank you!
Grounding Earth Blend
- 10 drops Virginia Cedarwood
- 8 drops Sage
- 4 drops Juniper Berry
With it being winter time, I find this blend to be very relaxing and inviting because its fragrance is reminiscent of being in a snowy forest. The cedarwood is incredibly grounding, and the sage has a way of brightening up a room with its warm, sweet, and herbaceous profile. Combined with the woody freshness from the juniper berry, this aroma can make you feel as though you're in the midst of a forest flurry with not a care in the world. I highly recommend giving this one a try.
Feminine Balance Blend
- 8 drops Clary Sage
- 8 drops Sage
- 6 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Ylang Ylang
This blend will be especially helpful for my female friends, though men can certainly use this as well. Clary Sage has been proven to ease symptoms of PMS and regulate your monthly cycle. I began using this oil a couple of years ago because my symptoms were so bad and I am deeply against using medication. Through regular, daily use, my symptoms began to fade away to the point that I barely experience any symptoms at all. Everyone is different, and this may not be the case for you, but I can say without hesitation that it has helped me in a miraculous way and that I would not want to be without it.
Morning Harmony Blend
- 10 drops Patchouli
- 6 drops Sage
- 4 drops Grapefruit
- 3 drops Ylang Ylang
This one is excellent to diffuse in the morning, or even in the afternoon because the grapefruit really awakens the senses and stimulates the brain. Citrus oils are not recommended at night for this reason, but if you'd like to, you can remove the grapefruit oil from this blend to use at nighttime, and it will smell just as wonderful. Patchouli and ylang ylang are both excellent for relaxation and for sleep, so it would be wonderful for this purpose with the grapefruit oil removed.
Deep Sleep Blend
- 5 drops Valerian
- 13 drops Lavender
- 10 drops Patchouli
- 1 drop Ylang Ylang
I grew valerian in my garden for years and would make tinctures from time to time to help me sleep. It really does work wonders for those who struggle with insomnia or sleep issues, which is why I was drawn to it in the first place. However, there really aren't any words to describe how particularly awful the taste is, so I was quite relieved to find that the essential oil works just as beautifully. While valerian essential oil does not necessarily smell pleasant on its own, when it's combined with other essential oils, it perfectly complements its counterparts. Combining valerian with the other oils in this blend allows it to take on a sweet and comforting scent allowing for relaxation and tranquility.
I truly hope that these blends make a difference in your life and your overall well-being, and that you can find some relief from whatever it is that is causing you to feel stressed out or just feeling the blues. Your body and your life are gifts from above so take care of them as best you possibly can. Relax, take time for yourself, and try not to waste time stressing about things that are out of your control. Cry out to Yeshua. He knows your life, He knows your heart, and He knows how to get you through this.
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Blessings and Shalom
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2020 Melanie
Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on March 27, 2020:
I am eager to try the blends you describe. I will pass this article with its timely information along since I know there are several anxiety-ridden moments in this strange place in time. Shalom!
The Spa of life on February 10, 2020:
Blessings and shalon unto you Melanie. I find this article really useful for me! Thank you.