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					Aromatherapy Formulas for Emotions, Moods and Memory
    Lyn Belisle (prepared for PSYC 2380 Brain and Behavior)

More and more people are experiencing for themselves the effect aromatherapy has on their moods and
emotions. Certainly, as studies show brain wave changes with particular aromas, and science can “measure”
the effects, aromatherapy is becoming increasingly accepted among the general population.

                        ~Valerie Gennari Cooksley, Aromatherapy: A Lifetime Guide to Healing with Essential Oils

Essential oils for relieving anxiety and depression: bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, cypress,
geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, marjoram, neroli, orange, sandalwood, rose, ylang ylang

Uplifting Formula
     6 drops bergamot oil
     3 drops petitgrain oil
     3 drops geranium oil
     1 drop neroli (very expensive, so optional)
     2 ounces vegetable or sweet almond oil
    Combine all the ingredients. Use as a massage oil, add 1 or 2 teaspoons to your bath, or add 1 teaspoon to a foot
bath. For an equally uplifting room or facial spritzer, substitute the same amount of water for the vegetable oil in this
formula. Put the water formula in a spray bottle, and spritz or sniff throughout the day as needed.

Essential oils for insomnia: bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, marjoram,
rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Sleep Formula
     15 drops bergamot oil
     10 drops lavender oil
     10 drops sandalwood oil
     3 drops frankincense (expensive, so optional)
     2 drops ylang ylang oil
     4 ounces vegetable oil
    Combine the ingredients and use as a massage oil, or put 2 teaspoons in your bath. Feeling extravagant? Then add
2 drops of your choice of an expensive essential oil such as jasmine or rose. Without the vegetable oil, this recipe is
suitable for use in an aromatherapy diffuser, simmering pan of water, or potpourri cooker.

Essential oils for memory: rosemary, clary sage

Memory Formula
       10 drops rosemary oil
       6 drops lemon oil
       1 drop clary sage oil
       2 ounces distilled water

   Combine ingredients, and use as a spray. Without water, this formula can be used in an aromatherapy diffuser or
dabbed on a tissue to smell while you are studying. The lemon oil provides both alertness and a pleasing scent.

				
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