Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Essential Oils for Job Interviews
We all know that job interviews leave us a nervous wreck. That's where I was last week as I prepared for my first-ever official interview at a nearby elementary school. I knew I was going to need to slather myself in oils to get through it. The essential oils listed below are what I used to calm my racing heart and mind, as well as focus my thoughts.
1. A drop of Valor on bottom of each foot, rub it in gently. Then, place a drop on back of neck. Valor contains Frankincense, Spruce, Blue Tansy, and Rosewood. I usually use this one for back and pain issues, but every now and then I find it incredibly strengthening for emotional purposes.
2. Practice deep, slow, rhythmic breathing as you are applying these oils.
3. Apply some drops of Cedarwood on bottoms of feet and then along your temples. Place a drop in palm of hands and cup them near your nose breathing it in 10 times.
4. Apply a drop of two of Stress Away along neck, temples, and wrists. This blend contains Cedarwood, Lime, Vanilla, Lavender, Copaiba, and Ocotea. It is sweet smelling and helps reduce tension.
5. Lastly, place a drop of Lavender on forehead and on wrists.
During the interview, although still naturally nervous, I felt more grounded and clear-headed. I have a habit of needing to fidget when I am wrestling with anxiety. This time, I wasn't fidgeting at all, but I felt relaxed and focused enough to even look the ladies who interviewed me in the eye. I also managed to speak in complete sentences, which is rare for me when I am riddled with nervous energy! These essential oils are definitely in my cabinet for any future interview experiences.
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By the way, I am not a doctor. I just a woman who uses essential oils in her daily life with family and friends. The information provided on Ancient Essentials is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.