As some of you already know, my little Finn, who is 7, was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder when he was 5. Over the past 2 years, we have seen huge improvement in how he deals with his anxiety, but we still have a long way to go.
Warm 4 tablespoons of shea butter in a saucepan until it melts. Into your storage container add:
- 30 drops lavender essential oil
- 25 drops bergamont essential oil
- 10 drops geranium essential oil
Add the melted shea butter. Stir. Cap. Let sit for 24 hours.
Makes about 1/4 cup and stays good for about 1 year (keep it away from heat and light)
To use, either inhale deeply a few times, or (as I like to do), take a tiny (less than pea-sized) amount and place it either on the wrists or behind the ears.
Although I don't think this is a cure-all that has saved our family, I have felt a sense of ease when I used it and I have seen small, yet positive results, when used on Finn as well. Plus, it just smells nice.
Do you have any favorite herbal remedies? Anything that works to curb your anxiety?