Contributed by April A., Ball, LA, on June 9, 2013
There's nothing like being jerked out of sleep by a horrible sense of panic. This is what would happen to me when I was experiencing anxiety attack symptoms. I would go to bed, read, say my prayers and drift off. Then, BAM! I would sit up, wide awake and in fear!
Sometimes, it was so bad, that I would have to turn the light on and go sit in the living room for a while.
This was driving me crazy! I was tired, crabby and couldn't think straight. It reached the point that the fatigue was even driving me to tears.
I did all the calming things recommended as natural remedies for anxiety: warm bath, no excitement in the evenings, no caffeine or sugar...and it STILL happened to me! I actually started to dread going to sleep.
Balance is an essential oil blend that was specifically formulated for anxiety, nervousness and ADD/ADHD. This was me in a nutshell!
I started using it twice a day. 2 drops in the morning and 3 drops at bedtime. These little drops of oil have changed my life.
I've never been a morning person...always a little grumpy when my feet first hit the floor. Sometimes, the grumpiness can turn into moodiness, which doesn't win me any popularity contests.
Now, I just reach for my bottle of Balance and in a few minutes, everything's changed. It's amazing!
At night, I either repeat that process, plus put a drop on the bottom of my feet. Or, I put 3 drops in a diffuser in my bedroom. My diffuser can be set to run through the night, so I'm able to constantly inhale the oil.
If I'm having a really stressful day, I just put a few drops on the back of my neck, inhale and keep going.
This has an almost immediate calming effect for me. It's kind of like melting...all my tension and worries just kind of slip out of me.
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