In honor of our Real Genius Life Launch Gift-Away, I am featuring the Serenity Calming Blend in this week’s Essential Oil Spotlight feature. (The contest is open through December 21st – click the link for details on how to enter!)

Serenity is a powerful and synergistic blend of Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Vanilla Bean. While each component is known for its calming and supportive effects, together they combine to create something truly harmonizing and unique.

Lavender is a true powerhouse oil – it’s a traditional antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antidepressant agent. It supports stress and anxiety relief, more restful sleep, and healing of the skin (including everything from burns/sunburns to abrasions and acne to insect bites). It is often toted as a ‘medicine cabinet in a bottle’ – helpful in many situations and with a wide variety of ailments.

Sweet Marjoram is known for its ability to relieve nervousness, irritability, and insomnia, particularly as they relate to tension and anxiety. It is a noted antiseptic and disinfectant.

Roman Chamomile is a well respected healer with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and calming properties. It is one of the most potent skin healers, particularly for acne, eczema, and rashes. It is also known for its oral health support, often used to treat gingivitis, toothaches, and teething pain.

Ylang Ylang is known for its sedative and calming effects. It’s also a wonderful hypotensive, helping to relieve high blood pressure and tension. This oil is a powerful remedy for the heart – both physically and emotionally.

Hawaiian Sandalwood is a soothing oil with a potent ability to calm the mind and still the heart. It has been known to relieve nervous tension, anxiety, and depression.

And, together, these oils create a synergistic calming blend with holistic support for the body and soul. It can be diffused in the air (either by a diffuser or rubbed between the palms and inhaled), applied to the bottoms of the feet, or applied topically to any areas of need. I diffuse the oil during meditation and at bedtime to calm the mind and body and support deep, restful sleep. I combine with lotion or a carrier oil to treat any skin conditions. I also enjoy this particular blend so much that I use it as my signature scent and perfume. I keep a glass spray bottle on hand with several drops of Serenity blend and water (be sure to use distilled or sealed spring water for long-term storage) to use as perfume or to spray pillows or linens for an extra boost. Further, it can be used during stressful times at work or during travel to help calm tensions and refocus.

For more information on how to use and purchase essential oils, check out our Essential Oils page.


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