It can be a real challenge to stay balanced with the busy lives we lead today. We're not only trying to juggle our work and home lives, but somehow we manage to find time to exercise, eat right, maintain important relationships, and enjoy our social lives. With all this stress, it's important to take regular short breaks to revitalize and replenish our energy. We need to make time to put our daily stresses aside and remind ourselves of those things that are most important to us, and most of all to enjoy the moment. By doing so on a regular basis, we will enhance inner happiness.

There are two key points to remember, though, if you wish to attain perfect balance and peace of mind. You'll want to practice these two tips regularly to help you gain equilibrium more easily and efficiently.

1. Shut down your "chatting" mind

Your mind can quickly become overworked, and thus less balanced. Each day, you face a constant flow of unworthy information that can take away much of your energy and time. With such busyness running through your mind, how is it possible to find inner peace while releasing useless and negative thoughts? You can do exactly that by simply preparing the following aromatic blend.

Ingredients:
-4 drops of Sandalwood essential oil
-3 drops of Lavender essential oil

Add these oils to a 10-ml bottle, and fill with vegetable oil. Anoint your third eye area (the 6th chakra) as well as your neck. Breathe it in deeply.

Try to stay totally silent for at least 1 hour, or even better, try it for an entire day. Don't watch TV, read, listen to music, work on the computer, etc. Instead, enjoy your environment by taking a walk or soaking in a warm bath. You will be amazed by all the thoughts that come to your mind. Simply acknowledge them and--more importantly--let them go.

After this exercise, you will feel more refreshed, rejuvenated, peaceful. The more often you practice this ritual, and the longer you can do it, the better you will feel.

2. Be centered and "in the moment"

Like most people, you probably spend so much time thinking about what you need to do, as well as what you've accomplished, that you're left with little energy to appreciate the here and now. The following aromatic blend will give you inner balance and strength while allowing you to enjoy the precious moments of your life right now.

Ingredients:
-5 drops of Sandalwood essential oil
-3 drops of Patchouli essential oil

Add these oils to a 10-ml bottle, and fill with vegetable oil. Anoint the sacrum, solar plexus and third eye. Pour up to 10 drops of the blend into your bathtub. Breathe it in deeply anytime during the day.

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Visit http://www.aromalchemy.com/aromatherapy/sandalwood.html to purchase or read more about the Sandalwood essential oil. Visit http://www.aromalchemy.com/aromatherapy/lavender.html to purchase or read more about the Lavender essential oil. Visit http://www.aromalchemy.com/aromatherapy/patchouli.html to purchase or read more about the Patchouli essential oil.
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In Good Health,
Francoise Rapp
Melusine-Arom'Alchemy
Healing through your senses
http://www.aromalchemy.com
francoise@aromalchemy.com

This article was originally published by Fran?ise Rapp in "The Arom'Alchemy Newsletter," an electronic publication dedicated to educating and inspiring people to live a life of total harmony through the use of aromatherapy and flower essences. Fran?ise was formally trained in aromatherapy and perfumery by priests and alchemists in France, and her talents have been featured in RedBook Magazine and New Age Journal. To have her free newsletter delivered to your email, visit www.aromalchemy.com/education/index.html.

Author's Bio: 

Francoise Rapp's talents in aromatherapy and perfumery originated in France more than 10 years ago, where she was formally trained in aromatherapy and perfumery by priests and alchemists. She now lives in San Diego and, as an inspirational teacher, she is renowned in the U.S. and in France for leading dynamic workshops and classes about aromatherapy. She is considered a pioneer in her field as an alchemist and an exceptional fragrance designer. She holds an international license in aromatherapy, her talents have been featured in RedBook Magazine and New Age Journal. Visit http://www.aromalchemy.com or email francoise@aromalchemy.com for more information.